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Idaho Fish and Game big game measuring day April 9

From the Idaho Department of Fish and Game

-- April 9 is Big Game Scoring Day at the southeast regional office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Measuring methods will include Boone & Crockett, for rifle and pistol hunters, Pope & Young for archery hunters and Longhunter's Society for muzzleloader hunters. Measuring will be conducted for entry into the big game record books at the office location, 1345 Barton Road, Pocatello.

Interested hunters must bring antlers, horns and skulls to the regional office by 5 p.m. April 8. Items being brought for measuring must be free of flesh and skin, and must have been air-dried for 60 days. Please note that air-drying is not the same as freezer storage.

"It is so exciting to see such great Idaho trophies come through the office doors for scoring. Each year brings its own surprises," said Jennifer Jackson, regional conservation educator for Fish and Game. "The service is free, so even if you are not sure your item is a record-worthy trophy, bring it by anyway. We will be happy to rough score it."

Information required at the time of drop-off includes the hunter name, date of harvest, location of harvest, including big game unit, county, and state; the owner’s name address and telephone number and the guide’s name and address if applicable.

All items must be picked up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 12. For more information, contact the Pocatello Fish and Game office at (208) 232-4703.

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