"To make absolutely certain of the score, I made a 200-mile trip to have a Master Measurer with 35 years of experience also measure the stag. The Master Measurer got a score of 322. Luis' reaction to the 316 score was that the US SCI measurers do not know how to measure stags."
Indeed, in an email to Gregg dated November 2, 2011, Bertone asserts that Gregg had the stag measured by an Official Measurer who had probably seen "two red deer in his entire life&one when he made the course by mail and the second one now&" In various emails, Bertone continued to assert that US measurers do not know how to properly measure this species.
Gregg also submitted a complaint to SCI about the matter, which ignited a veritable firestorm. In the February 2012 issue of Safari Times, published monthly by Safari Club International (SCI), Chairman of the SCI Record Book & World Hunting Awards Committee (and longtime Hunting Report subscriber) Herb Atkinson wrote that some SCI members who had taken trophies in South America would be asked to have them rescored (due to an unspecified incident that sounded an awful lot like Gregg's). An ad hoc committee was appointed to review hundreds of Record Book entries from South America, comparing their total scores and measurements with photographs received with the entry forms. According to Atkins this investigation identified dozens of entries that had possibly........(continued)