BTR

Buckmasters Trophy Records

Since its foundation in 1994, more than 1,000 official scorers have been certified for the BTR scoring system across the United States and Canada, with the numbers growing yearly. This means there is likely an official scorer near you. Whitetail enthusiasts who have a basic understanding of how whitetail antlers are scored and who wish to become involved, please read the Become A BTR Scorer section.
Please address all correspondence to:
Mike Handley, Trophy Chairman,
P.O. Box 244022, Montgomery, AL 36124.
Call (334) 215-3337 ext. 232.

BTR Golden Laurel Citation Winners

2016: The Doug Laird Doe
2016: The Doug Laird Doe

By Mike Handley

When Doug Laird of Russellville, Missouri, talks about the deer he shot in 2014, pronouns appear to jump the tracks. “A big buck came through at 9 a.m., about an hour before I normally leave the woods,” he says. “It had a small doe with it, and an 8-pointer was chasing her. The 8-pointer stopped ... READ MORE


2015: The David Howard Buck
2015: The David Howard Buck

By Dale Weddle

The story behind Kentucky’s winner of the 2015 Golden Laurel Citation. The story about David Howard’s 2013 Kentucky buck, then a new runner-up to the state’s compound bow record, appeared in the winter (2014/2015) issue of Rack magazine. The ink had barely dried when word began circulating that... READ MORE


2014: The Jim Cogar Buck
2014: The Jim Cogar Buck

By Ed Waite

Long after most of Ohio’s deer hunters had either tagged out or quit because of the bone-chilling cold, 33-year-old Jim Cogar of Powell was still climbing into stands, hoping to see the rambling buck he’d been after since October. It was almost as if he couldn’t live with the thought of the deer ... READ MORE


2013: The Thad Cartwright Buck
2013: The Thad Cartwright Buck

By Thad Cartwright

When my dad, Todd, and I retrieved the first trail camera photograph of a giant buck in Sept. 2011, it was a typical 10-pointer with a considerable amount of junk sprouting from the bases of its antlers. It wasn’t the only decent buck photographed, but it was definitely the most unique. We put out several Wi... READ MORE


2012: The Audrey Sharp Buck
2012: The Audrey Sharp Buck

By Audrey Sharp

I didn’t sleep well on the Friday night before Indiana’s 2011 firearms opener. My husband, Jerry, had agreed to stay home with our daughters so I could go hunting with my dad, Tim Ostrander, and I was excited. I awoke at 4:30 a.m., got ready and was at my parents’ home an hour later. Dad asked m... READ MORE


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