Weiser Weight & Tusk Trophy Wild Boar Record Book
Re-printed with permission from Weiser Weight & Tusk
WWT was developed by, Cody Weiser and is maintained by Wild Boar USA/Ugly Dog Ranch. WWT
became official on January 1, 2005 and has since become the standard for scoring trophy class
wild boars. A minimum score of 400 points is required for a boar or barr hog to be entered into the
record books. Once the trophy has been entered it will remain logged forever. This assures the
hunter a place in wild boar hunting history and is the ultimate respect for the animal. To learn how
WWT scores a trophy boar read below.
In developing a fair and simple method to score wild boars, we focused on the basic and most
popular characteristics that all hunters look for in a trophy or "record book" wild boar. These two
attributes are body weight and tusk size. We developed a scoring system to rank wild boars that
gives both characteristics "separate but equal" representation. The WWT scoring system does
figured into the score. In scoring, every inch of bottom tusk has been made equivalent to 50
pounds of body weight. The main focus in developing this scoring system was simplicity and
equality among genetically different boars. This was accomplished by separating boars into two
different classes. These two classes are the "Weight" class (W) and the "Tusk" class (T). The W
class is designed to group all boars who get the majority number of points due to body weight,
while the T class groups all boars together that receive the majority number of points from tusk
length. Here is an example:
The first boar we are going to score weighs 310 pounds and has a total bottom tusk length of 4
inches. (Each bottom tusk was exactly 2 inches long.) Each tusk also has a base circumference Of
First, we would write down the weight of the wild boar (in pounds). Next, we would measure the
circumference of each tusk at the base and add both tusk circumferences together. Last, we
would add the length of each bottom tusk together (in inches) and multiply that number by 50. By
adding these three numbers together we come up with the WWT score. It's that simple! For the
boar we just scored the formula should look like this:
W + C + (T x 50) = WWT Score
310 + 4 + (4 x 50) = WWT Score
310 + 4 + 200 = 514
This boar scored a 514. Now to classify
the boar into the "Tusk" or "Weight"
category just look at which score was
greater before you added the two
together. This particular boar obviously had a greater W score so his final score would be 514W.
This places the boar in the "Weight" category. The tusk circumference does not play a factor in
whether the boar is placed in the "Tusk" or "Weight" category.
Let's score a wild boar that weighs 240 pounds but has a total of 5.5 inches of bottom tusk and a
total of 6 inches of tusk circumference. Using the WWT formula we get:
240 + 6 + 275 = 521
This boar's greater score came from the tusk measurement, so his final score would be 521T.
European Sow The W and T classes allow for all boars to be ranked by their greater physical
characteristics. It equalizes the differences in physical attributes caused by differences in
genetics, environment, and nutrition. Much like Boone and Crockett uses typical and non-typical
classes to separate genetic differences, the WWT system uses the "Weight" and "Tusk" classes to
separate genetically different boars for fair ranking purposes. The circumference is figured into
the equation to be used as a tie breaker in close scoring situations.
Let me make a comparison to illustrate how two boars with the same WWT score differ from the W
and T classes. Both of these hypothetical boars scored a 706, each in their respective class. The
boar in the W class weighed in at a whopping 500 pounds but only had a total of 4 inches Of
bottom tusk. The boar in the T class weighed in at 300 pounds but had a grand total of 8 inches Of
bottom ivory. Both boars have a total of 6 inches of bottom tusk circumference. These boars'
numerical score is equally impressive. I doubt anyone would say that one boar is a far greater
trophy than the other. It all comes down to personal preference when deciding which is favored. If
both boars were standing down range at 200 yards, which one would you pull the trigger on? This
is why the WWT scoring system classes the two boars separately, so they can compete against
other boars that are physically similar. This makes the WWT scoring system the most fair and
accurate way to score and classify all wild boar taken in any part of North America or the world for
All scoring must be done by an official scorer. Wild Boar USA/Ugly Dog Ranch has official scorers
throughout different regions of the United States and hopefully soon in different parts of the
world. It is the hopes Of all involved that the scoring system will help boar hunting surge forward
in both popularity and respect while at the same time allowing documentation and competition
between all giant boars taken. We encourage all hunters to include a WWT score with any photos
sent to various magazines and websites. By doing this the popularity and understanding of the
system will grow. It will also allow for readers to be able to compare trophy values of boars.
Please contact Wild Boar USA/Ugly Dog Ranch with any questions. 1-866-307-1999
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