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Animal Scoring Overview

  • The scoring of the animals follows real life scoring guidelines such as that of Boone & Crockett.
  • You can find the detailed scoring information on the score sheet of every animal. The table below is a simplified description. Click on the animal's score in your hunt statistics or personal best lists to see the scoring details.
  • All "lengths" are in inches.
  • The "Weight to Score Relation" shows how strong the animal's weight is related to the score, i.e. how likely a heavy weight animal will also have a high score.
  • Females of some species have a score, but they will usually score lower. Rabbits are an exception, their females get heavier than males and thus score higher.
  • Harvest Value has nothing to do with the scoring of the animals.
  • The Cross Species Score ("CSS") value on the harvest screen is explained here.


The following factors do not influence the score of an animal:

  • the player's membership status (guest vs. member)
  • where you hit the animal (e.g. you cannot damage antlers and thus reduce the score)
  • whether you hit a vital organ or not
  • the weapon
  • the number of hits
  • the Harvest Value or any of its components (trophy integrity, wound time)
  • the shooting distance
Species Scoring Score Deductions Weight to Score Relation Females scored
Mule deer male common
Mule Deer
Antlers
  • Spread of main beams
  • Lengths of main beams
  • Length of each point (up to 4)
  • Beam circumferences between points
  • Differences between all measurements from the scoring

See also Scoring Mule Deer

  • Total lengths of abnormal points
Some
Whitetail deer male common
Whitetail Deer
Antlers
  • Spread of main beams
  • Lengths of main beams
  • Length of each point (up to 7)
  • Beam circumferences between points
  • Differences between all measurements from the scoring

See also Scoring Whitetail Deer

  • Total lengths of abnormal points
Some
Blacktail deer male common
Blacktail Deer
Antlers
  • Spread of main beams
  • Lengths of main beams
  • Length of each point (up to 4)
  • Beam circumferences between points
  • Differences between all measurements from the scoring
  • Total lengths of abnormal points
Some
Sitka deer male common
Sitka Deer
Antlers
  • Spread of main beams
  • Lengths of main beams
  • Length of each point (up to 4)
  • Beam circumferences between points
  • Differences between all measurements from the scoring
  • Total lengths of abnormal points
Some
Roosevelt elk male common
Roosevelt Elk
Antlers
  • Spread of main beams
  • Lengths of main beams
  • Length of each point (up to 7)
  • Beam circumferences between points
  • Differences between all measurements from the scoring

See also Scoring Elk

  • Total lengths of abnormal points
Some
Rocky mountain elk male common
Rocky Mountain Elk
Antlers
  • Spread of main beams
  • Lengths of main beams
  • Length of each point (up to 7)
  • Beam circumferences between points
  • Differences between all measurements from the scoring
  • Total lengths of abnormal points
Some
Moose male common
Moose
Antlers
  • Greatest spread
  • Number of normal points
  • Width of palms
  • Length of palms including brow palms
  • Circumferences of beams at smallest place
  • Number of abnormal points on both antlers
  • Differences between all measurements from the scoring
Some
Red deer male common
Red Deer
Antlers
  • Lengths of main beams
  • Lengths of brow and tray tines
  • Circumferences of coronets
  • Circumferences lower beams
  • Circumferences upper beams
  • Weights of dry antlers
  • Length of inside span of both antlers
  • Number of tine ends
n/a
Medium
Roe deer male common
Roe Deer
Antlers
  • Lengths of main beams
  • Weight of dry antlers
  • Volume of antlers

Beauty Points

  • 0-4 points for inside span
  • 0-4 points for color
  • 0-4 points for pearling
  • 0-4 points for coronets
n/a
Medium
Reindeer male common
Reindeer
Antlers
  • Inside spread of main beams
  • Spread credit
  • Number of points on each antler excluding Brows
  • Number of points on each brow
  • Length of main beam
  • Length of palms
  • Length of all points
  • Circumferences at various places
n/a
Medium
Alpine ibex male common
Alpine Ibex
Horns
  • Length of horns
  • Circumferences of horns
  • Greatest spread

Beauty Points

  • 0-3 points for color
  • 0-3 points for age rings and ridges
  • 0-3 points for horn curve
n/a
Medium
Bighorn sheep male common
Bighorn Sheep
Horns
  • Lengths of horns
  • Circumferences at the four quarters
n/a
Medium
Bison male common
Bison
Horns
  • Spreads between horns
  • Lengths of horns
  • Circumferences at various places
n/a
Medium
Polar bear male common
Polar Bear
  • Sum of head width and length
n/a
Strong
Brown bear male common
Brown Bear
  • Sum of head width and length
n/a
Strong
Grizzly bear male common
Grizzly Bear
  • Sum of head width and length
n/a
Strong
Black bear male common
Black Bear
  • Sum of head width and length
n/a
Strong
Wild boar male common
Wild Boar
  • Weight
  • Length of bottom tusks
  • Circumference of bottom tusks

The final score is the sum of weight and tusk score. If the weight part is bigger a "W" is added, if the tusk part is bigger a "T" is added.

n/a
Medium
Feral hog male common
Feral Hog
  • Weight
  • Length of bottom tusks
  • Circumference of bottom tusks

The final score is the sum of weight and tusk score. If the weight part is bigger a "W" is added, if the tusk part is bigger a "T" is added.

n/a
Medium
Red kangaroo male common
Red Kangaroo
  • Weight in kilograms
n/a
Direct
Grey wolf male common
Grey Wolf
  • Skull length and width
n/a
Direct
Coyote male common
Coyote
  • Weight in pounds
n/a
Direct
Red fox male common
Red Fox
  • Weight in pounds
n/a
Direct
Arctic fox male common
Arctic Fox
  • Weight in pounds
n/a
Direct
European rabbit male common
European Rabbit
  • Weight in grams
n/a
Direct
Cottontail rabbit male common
Cottontail Rabbit
  • Weight in grams
n/a
Direct
Snowshoe hare male common
Snowshoe Hare
  • Weight in grams
n/a
Direct
Turkey male common
Turkey
  • Weight in pounds
  • Length of beard
  • Length of spurs

See also Scoring Turkey

n/a
Some
Pheasant male common
Pheasant
  • Length of longest tail feather
  • Length of spurs

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Strong
Canada goose male common
Canada Goose
  • Weight in grams

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Direct
Mallard male common
Mallard Duck
  • Weight in grams

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground/water surface) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Direct
American black duck male common
American Black Duck
  • Weight in grams

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground/water surface) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Direct
Northern pintail male common
Northern Pintail
  • Weight in grams

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground/water surface) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Direct
Gadwall male common
Gadwall
  • Weight in grams

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground/water surface) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Direct
Rock ptarmigan male common
Rock Ptarmigan
  • Weight in grams

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground/water surface) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Direct
White-tailed ptarmigan male common
White-tailed Ptarmigan
  • Weight in grams

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground/water surface) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Direct
Willow ptarmigan male common
Willow Ptarmigan
  • Weight in grams

The score qualifies as "A" if shot in air (about 1m above ground/water surface) or as "G" if shot on ground.

n/a
Direct

Scoring History

Changes over time

  • Antlered species: mostly due to improvements in the racks (various and then TruRACS)
  • Generation 4 was introduced for Mule Deer and Blacktail Deer mainly to bump up the racks due to public demand
  • Turkey: double bearded birds would consider the length of both beards at first, and was then changed to count the longer beard only
  • Coyote: The scoring never changed, but the probability for finding the max weight (27.000kg / 59.525lbs) was greatly reduced in season 9
  • Feral Hog and Wild Boar: real size representation of tusks (TruRACS)
  • Black Bear: 24.000 was set to be the max after season 8
  • In seasons 1-7, there were no decimals in the scores calculated but fractions of eighths. For example the best Blacktail scored 245 6/8. Since season 8 all numbers are calculated with three decimals, and the old numbers are also displayed with three decimals.


Notes to the table

  • TruRACS is a technology that ensures that what is seen in the game is exactly reflected in the score. It is used for most animals, not just for antlered species (racks).
  • The best scores for each animal and generation are in bold numbers.
  • You can look up when every season started under Seasons.
  • The current season is not shown until it ends and a new one starts.
  • Season 18 lasted a few minutes only and is irrelevant for this table.

Click to enlarge ScoringHistoryWiki

TruRACS: Simplified Guide for Deer Scoring

The deer scoring in theHunter uses the official Boone and Crockett (B&C) scoring system. This simplified guide from community member MonacoSteve is limited to the major contributing factors which you can well evaluate while out in the field, if you observe your prey carefully. With this guide in mind you should be able to make educated guesses about the value of your trophies.

TruRACS scoring guide

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