CWD Measurement Revision 2023

A revised formula and new scoring levels for the evaluation of Chinese Water Deer has been approved by the International Trophy Evaluation Board of the CIC at its 2023 meeting. This will be implemented from 1 November 2023, the beginning of the new Chinese Water Deer season.

Long established in Eastern England, British Chinese Water Deer now account for a significant percentage of the world total and represent a genetic variation sadly now long extinct over its native range.

In the UK the Chinese Water Deer has become increasing popular with home based and visiting stalkers. However, the current formula has increasingly produced a surplus of gold medals, particularly amongst juveniles, in direct contradiction to all the other CIC formulas which are designed to favour mature animals above immature specimens.

The new formula retains the key parameters from the original, with tusks being measured for length and circumference. Three additional scoring parameters will now be applied however, with points being awarded for elements which are indicators of maturity. These are:

a. Thickening and calcification of the tusk roots,

b. Presence of the incisal nerve in each tusk, and

c. An addition for both tusk roots being fully closed.

There will no longer be a deduction applied for differences between tusk lengths and circumferences.  Juvenile bucks, those with with hollow tusks/open roots, will no longer be eligible for evaluation.

With the increase in available points, the score levels have been increased to Bronze 220, Silver 250 and Gold 280.  

CIC UKTEB

26 Sep 23

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The CIC UKTEB will be in attendance at this year's Yorkshire Shooting Show to provide an evaluation service. The show will be held at Doncaster Racecourse & Exhibition Centre the 23rd & 24th September 2023.

Stand location - National Gamekeepers Organisation

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Day 2 complete at the Moy Country Fair.

The following trophies were selected by CIC judges as the most unique.

Name - Mr R MacLeod
Species - Roe Deer
Score - 150.18 CIC

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Name - Mr A Fiear
Species - Roe Deer
Score - 153.28 CIC

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We have a winner !

Day 1 complete at the Moy Country Fair.

The following trophy was selected by CIC judges as the most unique. 

Name - Mr R Petch 
Species - Roe Deer
Score - 141.7 CIC 

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Attention - all Scottish Game Keepers Association members !

Are you a SGA member looking to submit a trophy at this year's Moy Country Fair?

Your first evaluation will be FREE of charge.

Each additional scoring trophy will receive a £15.00 discount.

Conditions.
  1. Proof of membership will be required on the day.
  2. Any trophy submitted MUST belong to a SGA member.
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In it to win it !

Thinking about having your trophies evaluated at the Moy Country Fair this year? Would you like to own a limited edition CIC UKTEB Roe Buck display plaque?

Each day, CIC judges will select a number of trophies presented which they consider eye catching and unique.

Conditions
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  1. Trophies MUST be submitted by 12.00pm to be eligible.
  2. Winning trophies will be announced and displayed by 1.00pm.
  3. All species will be considered each day.
  4. Winning trophies will NOT incur a measuring fee.
  5. All judging will take place on the Scottish Gamekeepers Association stand.
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Announcement - May Country Fair 2023

The CIC UKTEB will be in attendance at this year's Moy Country Fair to provide an evaluation
service. The show will be held at the Moy estate on the 4th & 5th August 2023.

Stand location - Scottish Gamekeepers Association 

Announcement - Highclere Show 2023

The CIC UKTEB will be in attendance at this year's Highclere Show to provide an evaluation service. The show will be held at Highclere Castle on the 28th & 29th May 2023.

Stand location - British Deer Society.

Announcement - Northern Shooting Show 2023

The CIC UKTEB will be in attendance at this year's Northern Shooting Show to provide an evaluation service. The show will be held at the Yorkshire Event Centre on the 6th & 7th May 2023.

Stand location - 345.

Annual Rankings - Wild Boar 2022

Published - 2022 Records for Wild Boar (PDF file).

Location - CIC UKTEB website (Annual Reviews & Rankings page).

Other species will be published shortly.

Annual Rankings - Carnivore 2022

Published - 2022 Records for Carnivore (PDF file).

Location - CIC UKTEB website (Annual Reviews & Rankings page).

Other species will be published shortly.

Annual Rankings - Sika Deer 2022

Published - 2022 Records for Sika deer (PDF file).

Location - CIC UKTEB website (Annual Reviews & Rankings page).

Other species will be published shortly.

Annual Rankings - Red Deer 2022

Published - 2022 Records for Red deer (PDF file).

Location - CIC UKTEB website (Annual Reviews & Rankings page).

Other species will be published shortly.

Annual Ranking - Fallow Deer 2022

Published - 2022 Records for Fallow deer (PDF file).

Location - CIC UKTEB website (Annual Reviews & Rankings page).

Other species will be published shortly.

Annual Rankings - Roe Deer (Scottish) 2022

Published - 2022 Records for Roe deer (Scottish) (PDF file).

Location - CIC UKTEB website (Annual Reviews & Rankings page).

Other species will be published shortly.

Annual Rankings - Chinese Water Deer 2022

Published - 2022 Records for Chinese Water deer (PDF file).

Location - CIC UKTEB website (Annual Reviews & Rankings page).

Other species will be published shortly.

Annual Rankings - Muntjac Deer 2022

Published - 2022 Records for Muntjac deer (PDF file).

Location - CIC UKTEB website (Annual Reviews & Rankings page).

Other species will be published shortly. 

Announcement - Stalking Show 2023

The CIC UKTEB will be in attendance at this year's Stalking Show to provide an evaluation service. The show will be held at the Staffordshire County Show ground on the 15th & 16th April 2023.

Stand location - B13.

New UK Muntjac Record

The holy grail of Reeves Muntjac has for many years been a head measuring more than 80 CIC points. At 79.9 points, a buck from Buckinghamshire with exceptionally long antlers taken in 2009 was tantalisingly close, that is until now, when this very unusual example was hunted in Hampshire. Evaluated during the recent training held in Oxford it scored 81.88 CIC points after very careful consideration. Going by the structure of the antlers, the excessive tooth wear, and the bone overgrowth on the upper skull this leviathan was certainly over 10 years old, a unique specimen.