Blaser and Boone and Crockett want to know...
What does Fair Chase mean to you?
Tell us by submitting a short essay or video and you could win the new Blaser R8 Professional S rifle, a Leupold VX-6 rifle scope, and two VIP passes to the Boone and Crockett Club's 29th Big Game Awards in Springfield, Missouri, July 2016.
How To Submit Your Fair Chase Entry
Submit a short essay up to 350 words or a video up to 2 minutes long telling us what Fair Chase hunting means to you and you could win the new Blaser R8 Professional S rifle, a Leupold VX-6 2-12X42mm rifle scope, and VIP passes for two to the Boone and Crockett Club’s 29th Big Game Awards in Springfield, Missouri.
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All submissions must be received by December 1, 2015.
Fair Chase Hunting
Fair chase is a principle that has guided the ethical conduct of sportsmen in the field for over a century. It was first promoted by the Boone and Crockett Club as a way to separate legitimate sportsmen from being wrongfully associated with commercial market hunting where ethics and a level of respect for the game did not apply. Fair chase became the code of the sportsmen and closely tied to the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife natural resources that belong to all citizens. Over time, and where necessary, many game laws were established on this same principle.
Fair chase, as defined by the Boone and Crockett Club, is the ethical, sportsmanlike, and lawful pursuit and taking of any free-ranging wild, native big game animal in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper advantage over such animals.
Beyond the laws established to protect game, private property, and human safety, ethics in hunting are very personal. How an individual chooses to hunt and conduct himself or herself is personal. These choices are important, however, in that they collectively reflect the public images of all hunters and hunting.
Fundamental to all hunting is the concept of conservation of natural resources. Hunting in today's world involves the regulated harvest of individual animals in a manner that conserves, protects, and perpetuates the hunted population. The hunter engages in a one-to-one relationship with the quarry, and his or her hunting should be guided by a hierarchy of ethics related to hunting, which includes the following tenets:
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This newly introduced rifle retails for $2,895 and includes an R8 Professional Success stock, a short tracking barrel, three receivers for sling swivels (butt stock, forearm and barrel), a specialty trigger, a straight-pull bolt-action rifle, plus optional upgrades. Impressive handling is assured with the elastomer inlays featured in the traditional brown/black stock. All existing barrels, bolt assemblies and scope mounts will function flawlessly in the new platform. With a rifle like this, your biggest concern will be where to put your next trophy. Available in calibers from .222 Remington to .375 H&H.
The VX-6 takes all the advantages of our Quantum Optical System and multiplies it times six. You get virtually every feature you can imagine—legendary ruggedness, stunning optics, and a huge 6x zoom ratio that shortens the distance to your next trophy. With a VX-6 atop your favorite rifle, the advantage is all yours.
One of the longest-running public celebrations of wildlife and conservation will be held in Springfield, Mo., in July 2016. The Boone and Crockett Club’s 29th Big Game Awards is a triennial trophy exhibit and gala that has taken place at various sites around the country since 1947. Three partners recently announced the event would be in Springfield: organizer Boone and Crockett Club, host America’s Wildlife Museum and Aquarium (link), and logistics coordinator Bass Pro Shops (link). The Boone and Crockett Club’s exhibit is a public-welcome display of World Records and other recent high-ranking records-book big-game specimens from North America. In addition to the trophy display, the Boone and Crockett Club’s 29th Big Game Awards will include banquets, presentations, seminars and an auction.
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