Originally Posted by ABwhitetail
What the Deal on the B&C Panel having to look at it? I know with that type of palmation, this is normal course...
My understanding is the panel meets every three years.....I think they met last year, so next time will be 2010...
Does this mean this buck won't be 100% official until then, or is the panel more of a formality?
B&C often requires animals that score very high in the books to be panel scored before their score becomes official. They will be listed in the books with an * until the panel gives them an official score.
The strange thing is, if you refuse to send it for panel scoring, it is removed from the books all together. I had a buddy that shot the world record mountain caribou and it was listed with an * for a number of years but as he refused to send it for panel scoring, they eventually removed it from the book.