Exotic Scoring Systems:
Safari Club International (SCI)
“…the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide.”
The Safari Club International measuring system initially was developed by SCI founder and chairman emeritus C.J. McElroy in 1977 for use in the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals and the various awards programs. Although a number of changes have been made since then, it remains a consistent, universal system under which similar trophies from all parts of the world are measured and scored in the same way.
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Trophy Game Records of the World (TGR)
After 35 years of data collection and research Joe Burkett, DVM, developed this scoring system. This system was aquired and further developed by the Exotic Wildlife Association and coined the “Trophy Game Records of the World”. This system utilizes metric measurements in efforts to be most accurate approach to scoring. Under TGR’s scoring system each animal is measured on it’s own merits, with no deductions for lack of symmetry, and is given full credit for the trophy status it has attained.
To learn more about this system visit www.exoticwildlifeassociation.com/tgrscoring
Records of Exotics (ROE)
The ROE scoring system and record book was originated in 1976 by Thompson Temple of Ingram, Texas. Thompson realized a need for competition among exotic hunters as well as recognition for the really great exotic trophies taken in the United States.
In 1984, qualifying entries into the record book were divided into bronze, silver, and gold categories, according to score. Also in 1984, special awards were originated for the Texas Slam (the taking of a Corsican ram, mouflon ram, Texas dall ram, and Hawaiian black ram) and the Super Slam (the taking of an axis deer, fallow deer, sika deer, blackbuck antelope, mouflon sheep, aoudad, Corsican sheep, ibex, red deer, and Catalina goat).
The Records of Exotics record book is now published on an annual basis. To learn more about the ROE scoring system, view score sheets and to find out how to submit a trophy entry, visit www.exoticsrecordbook.com. **Note: Printable ROE Score Sheets will be available on AAE species pages very soon!
Texas Bowhunting and Bowfishing Records (TBBR)
Established in 1975 by the Lone Star Bowhunting Association (LSBA) for the purpose of collecting and recording the data of various species of mammals, fish, and fowl, taken by legal and ethical standards within the State of Texas with bow and arrow.
To find printable score sheets or to learn more about the TBBR scoring system and the LSBA, visit www.texasbowhuntingrecords.com.