Originally Posted by feedemsteel
Can someone explain the differences of these two classes of scoring deer such as is P&Y only for bow hunting and B&C is for Gun or is it where in the country you shoot your buck? Ive asked this to many people and they all have different ideas of what they mean. Thanks
I think, perhaps, the major additional differences (besides one being bow and the other typically for gun) is the minimum qualifying scores needed for each. I may be mistaken, but I believe the minimum score for P&Y is 120" and for B&C 170" for net
typical whitetails (for instance). I believe that as far as scoring and trophies eligible, I think they must be harvested in North America.
As for bow hunting and P&Y scoring, there is also a maximum let-off allowed for compound bows too, I believe. Cross-bow harvests are not allowed either, as far as I know.