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Boone and Crockett Club

The Boone and Crockett Club is North America's oldest wildlife conservation organization. The club was formed in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell as they were worried that big game in America was being hunted to extinction.

The club was named after Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett who were avid American frontiersmen. The mission of the Boone and Crockett Club is to conserve and manage wildlife including big game along with its habitat. The club also worked towards encouraging hunting while maintaining the highest ethical standards to ensure Fair Chase (pioneered by the club) and sportsmanship across North America.

Membership to the Boone and Crockett Club was restricted to only a hundred men and one needed to have shot at least three large game such as bison, bear, cougar, caribou, and moose in order to qualify. Club members pledged to collect statistics on hunting and animals as well as promote hunting as a sport.

The Boone and Crockett Club was instrumental in the creation of several National Parks that include Yellowstone, Denali, Glacier, and others. The club also championed for various conservation bills including the Yellowstone Protection Act, Timberland Reserve Bill, Lacey Act, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, among others.

If you are a wildlife enthusiast and wish to help conserve big game in North America, visit the website of the Boone and Crockett Club at The website provides all required information about the club as well as provides tips on hunting ethics and wildlife conservation.

You may also visit the online Boone and Crockett Store to buy clothing, DVDs, books, ebooks, the Fair Chase Magazine, hunting gear, measuring items, and their online Trophy Database Search program.

If you are an enthusiastic hunter and want your scores to feature in the records of the Boone and Crockett Club then you need to know about the minimum entry scores for qualification. The club website offers help on measuring different game such as elk, deer, bear, cougar, etc. Each trophy shot by you needs to be measured in specific ways that could include measuring the skull, horns, etc.

The club provides the Awards minimum score as well as the All-Time minimum score. In case your trophy meets only the Awards minimum score, your score will be listed in their Awards book. In case your trophy scores meet the All-Time minimum score that may be higher or same as the Awards minimum score (based on the club's chart), then your score will be listed in the Awards book as well as in the "Records of North American Big Game".

You also need to follow prescribed procedures related to trophy entry requirements to ensure your scores are officially listed in the records of the club. The Boone and Crockett Club accepts scores for trophies hunted with a bow, hand gun, rifle, etc.

As a hunter that believes in ethical hunting and conservation you should visit to lend your support in any of the many ways as displayed by this iconic club. You can also get listed in the club records in case your hunted trophies meet the stipulated scores.

Posted November 30, -1 by Justin Ott

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