I. LENGTH OF SKULL
Measure the length of the bear skull parallel to its longitudinal axis. This measurement may include the lower jaw and normal teeth, if that will increase the measurement.
II. WIDTH OF SKULL
Measure the width of the bear skull at a right angle to its longitudinal axis. This measurement is taken across the zygomatic arches, or cheek bones.
III. TOTAL SCORE
Total the measurements. When measuring in inches, record fractions in 1/16ths of an inch. Metric measurements are recorded to 0.1 cm.
Damaged skulls: Only existing bear skull material may be measured. Missing skull material must not be estimated or allowed for. Details of any skull damage should be noted on the entry form.
Repaired skulls: Only original bear skull material from the same animal may be measured, either in its original state, or acceptably put back together so as not to increase any measurement. Any other material, either natural or taxidermic, that has been added to the skull is not to be measured. Details of skull repair must be noted on the entry form, and photographs clearly showing the repair will be required. The Trophy Records Committee reserves the right to require a repaired trophy to be submitted for inspection.