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best of 2013

All field photos from accepted trophy entries were eligible. Editor's picks were published in 2013 issues of Fair Chase and narrowed down to 20. The editors voted on these top-twenty independently and the top three voted were selected to win optics donated by Swarovski.

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FIRST: Mountain caribou taken in 2011 from Aishihik Lake, Yukon Territories by Debra E. Stuchlik, scoring 384 B&C.

SECOND: TPronghorn antelope taken in 2010 from Coconino County, Arizona by Erik W. Swanson, scoring 87-4/8 B&C

THIRD: Cougar taken in 2011 from Idaho County, Idaho by Craig D. Martin, scoring 15-3/8 B&C.

10 Tips for Great Field Photos

Helping hunters honor special animals and special adventures—and inspiring the special conservation efforts needed to produce more of both—is the goal of a Boone and Crockett partnership with Swarovski. The renowned optics company is a three-year sponsor behind a Field Photo Contest and field photo tips section in each issue of the Club’s magazine, Fair Chase.

With a file of more than 42,000 big-game trophies dating back to 1830, perhaps no organization sees more field photos, from wow to meh, than Boone and Crockett Club.

Boone and Crockett President Bill Demmer said, “Trophy data is vital for conservation because it gauges species, population and habitat health. Outstanding field photos are a perfect opportunity for hunters to share this fact and demonstrate respect for the wildlife we hunt.”

Dean Capuano, Director of Communications for Swarovski, added, “Our company is proud to contribute to conservation by providing tools sportsmen need to locate and objectively evaluate game in the field. And we’re proud to partner with the Boone and Crockett Club to build the photography skills needed to preserve memories to last a lifetime.”

 

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See the 'best of 2013' from the spring 2013 issue of Fair chase

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