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

2020: The Brian Butcher Buck
2020: The Brian Butcher Buck

By Josh Honeycutt

Going into the 2019 season, Brian Butcher had taken only three bucks in 13 years of bowhunting. News of his fourth spread far beyond his native Kansas. Few whitetails can compare with the one that wound up wearing his tag. “I’m still proud of the other deer I’ve taken, but this hunt will always b... READ MORE


2019: The Luke Brewster Buck
2019: The Luke Brewster Buck

By Ed Waite

Luke Brewster might live in Bristow, Virginia, but the 30-year-old former marine returns to hunt whitetails in Illinois whenever he can take a break from his current job. The almost 10-hour drive is grueling, but worth every mile behind the wheel. “I am a deer hunter from the Land of Lincoln, living elsewher... READ MORE


2018: The Fort Campbell Buck
2018: The Fort Campbell Buck

By Dale Weddle

When wildlife biologist Brad Wheat and Gene Zirkle, program manager for Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife, heard that a monstrous buck had been hit and killed by a vehicle on post, they pretty much knew which deer it was from the description. It didn’t take long to confirm their suspicions. After all, few whit... READ MORE


2017: The Steve Davis Buck
2017: The Steve Davis Buck

By Ed Waite

Steve Davis doesn’t have a place of his own to bowhunt deer, so he must rely on the kindness of others. In 2016, he had permission to hunt a very small lot. Though the property had little to offer deer, Steve returned at every opportunity to sit in his stand with fingers crossed. He got lucky eventually, but... READ MORE


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


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Copyright 2020 by Buckmasters, Ltd