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Trophies, Indicators of Successful Conservation

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - The Boone and Crockett Club, the oldest hunter-conservationist organization in North America, reinforces their position statement on big game trophies and hunting to help clarify and educate the public on the misconceptions being circulated on the conservation benefits of hunting and what a mature, trophy animal represents. The position statement expresses the Club's belief that the term "trophy hunting" is ambiguous, subjective, and is not something that can be singled out as if there are good and bad forms of hunting.

The Club has encouraged the selective hunting of mature male animals for over a century for a variety of reasons, which are further delineated in its position statement. Early wildlife management efforts in North America were aimed at recovering decimated game populations. These efforts were aided by laws designed to protect the young and females of a breeding population by allowing sportsmen to only harvest male animals and birds.

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How long has the Club been keeping track of North American Big Game Trophies?


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