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See if your big game broke a record


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POCATELLO– Want to know if you measure up? On March 4, the Southeast Idaho Fish and Game will host Big Game Measuring Day, where you can bring air-dried skulls, antlers and horns to see if you’ve set a record.

This event will include measurements for rifle/pistols, archery and muzzleloaders. These measurements must be done by those that are certified to be considered for the record books, and depending on the weapon of choice determines which society or club will be measuring.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the time and effort of the volunteers doing the measuring, Regional Communication Manager Jennifer Jackson says. Boone and Crockett will be there to measure animals killed with a rifle or pistol, Pope and Young measures archery, and Longhunter Society will measure the muzzleloaders.

If you’re not from Pocatello but are interested in seeing how your animal measures, you’re welcome to join this event.

“Anybody can come to the region,” says Jackson.

The SE Idaho Fish and Game considers an elk, deer, moose, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, mountain lion and black bear as “big game.”

“We see a lot of deer, elk, moose occasionally a pronghorn or mountain lion,” Jackson says.

This event rotates from the Upper Snake region to South Eastern region every year.

They are accepting skin-free, 60-day air-dried items during business hours March 4 until 9 a.m. March 5.

All items must be picked up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 6. When you pick up your item and scoring sheet, you will be able to see if you have qualified for a record. Minimum qualifications are listed on the sheet as well. Each society should provide those details.

For more information, contact the Fish and Game office in Pocatello at (208) 232-4703.