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First Time Successful Bowhunters and NBA Big Game Trophies
Deadline: February 15

By Steve Woitaszewski of Lincoln
NBA Records Chairman

The 2021 NBA banquet is a go! If you were successful in tagging one of those big game animals that met the NBA minimum score, the NBA would like to honor the animal and hunter at this year’s banquet. Also, if you were one to kill your first big game animal with a bow, the NBA would like to celebrate your milestone.

Please send your information to the NBA even if you can’t make it to the banquet this year. I will make sure all certificates and plaques are mailed out to those not able to attend the banquet, especially this year with all that is going on. I do need all this information by February 15, so I can get everything printed and made by the banquet. I and the club don’t want what is going on in the world to short-change this year’s member successes or leave a year gap in the NBA records for 2020. I know the time is short and if you need more information or have any questions please get back to me.

The minimum scores are listed in the back of the newsletter and at the bottom of this page, along with a list of official measurers across the state. Note the newly added categories for velvet deer, elk, and mountain lion. The NBA follows all Pope & Young Club scoring rules for measuring. If by chance you harvested your trophy late in the year and the 60-day drying period is going to be hard to meet for you to get your final score to me, give me a call and we’ll work something out. And don’t forget about TURKEYS. They are considered big game in the NBA.

You do not need to be an NBA member to receive a certificate and have your trophy listed in the NBA record book, but being an NBA member is highly encouraged.

The NBA also recognizes the largest big game animal in each category taken by an NBA member with a Big Game Award plaque and traveling trophy each year. For this award, you have to be a member at the time of kill. This year I would like all score forms to me by February 15, 2021, so I have time to get the awards printed, the earlier the better. The NBA would also like to recognize all those who were fortunate to tag an out-of- state P&Y animal. All I need is a copy of the score form signed by an official measurer. You can mail it to me, or send it by email, either will work. Don’t forget to send a picture in for the banquet slideshow too. Any questions...please give me and call or email me.

For those first-time successful bowhunters, what I need is a success picture and a very brief story of your hunt. Make sure you include when, where and with whom into your story. Young or old, male or female, all bowhunters reaching this milestone need to be recognized. You can send me this information by mail or email. If possible I do prefer email, because the information and pictures are easier to work with. If you know someone that reached this milestone, make sure they get it turned in or send it in for them. This is a first time EVER bowhunting success, not a first deer, or a first turkey, etc. award. I need these by February 15, so I can have the plaques made.

Again, any questions give me a call or email.

Steve Woitaszewski 528 Keating, Lincoln 68521 402-450-3427 swoit@allophone.com

Minimum Scores and Official Scorer Information  

COVID-19 NOTE: Kearney has implemented a mandatory mask law, so everyone will be required to wear a mask while they are inside the hotel in a public area (everywhere except your room). If you forget a mask, extras are available. There will be hand sanitizer stations set up throughout the hotel and we will follow all other directed health measures and health department recommendations. Tickets non-transferable but are refundable this year if the banquet is cancelled or if you don’t feel comfortable attending. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well or if you have been exposed to COVID-19) 


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