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Boone & Crockett: What's In a Number?

Updated: August 6, 2009, 5:30 PM ET
By Lynn Burkhead | ESPNOutdoors.com

B&C official scoring calculator

"What does he score?"

Deer hunters across North America will ask that question as much as any other this autumn.

And with good reason — saying that a hunter has shot a 10-point doesn't tell anyone around the campfire just how good of a 10-point buck has been tagged.

But saying "I shot a 125 class 10-point" or "I shot a 170 class 10-point" gives a good mental image of just how big a buck truly is.

So what's in a scoring number ...

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