HUNTING ETHICS

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ENTRY AFFIDAVIT FOR ALL HUNTER-TAKEN TROPHIES

In effect beginning March 15, 2017

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TROPHY ENTRY
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For entry submission, the original score chart, signed and dated by the Official Measurer, must be sent to the Club’s office, along with:

  • $40 non-refundable fee.
  • Entry Affidavit either witnessed by an official measurer or notarized.*
  • Clearly focused photographs of trophy front, right side, and left side of horns or rack. For skull, include photographs of front, top, right side, and left side.
  • Completed Hunter, Guide and Hunt Information form.*
  • Copy of hunting license/
    big-game tags used to take the trophy.*

*Only required for hunter-taken trophies.


For the purpose of entry into the Boone and Crockett Club’s® records, North American big game harvested by the use of the following methods or under the following conditions are ineligible:

I. Spotting or herding game from the air, followed by landing in its vicinity for the purpose of pursuit and shooting;
II. Herding or chasing with the aid of any motorized equipment;
III. III. Use of electronic communication devices (2-way radios, cell phones, etc.) to guide hunters to game, artificial lighting, electronic light intensifying devices (night vision optics), sights with built-in electronic range-finding capabilities (including smart scopes), drones/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), thermal imaging equipment, electronic game calls or cameras/timers/motion tracking devices that transmit images and other informationto the hunter;
IV. Confined by artificial barriers, including escape-proof fenced enclosures;
V. Transplanted for the purpose of commercial shooting;
VI. By the use of traps or pharmaceuticals;
VII. While swimming, helpless in deep snow, or helpless in any other natural or artificial medium;
VIII. On another hunter’s license;
IX. Not in full compliance with the game laws or regulations of the federal government or of any state, province, territory, or tribal council on reservations or tribal lands;


Were dogs used in conjunction with the pursuit and harvest of this animal?
Yes No

If the answer to the above question is yes, answer the following statements:

1. I was present on the hunt at the times the dogs were released to pursue this animal.
True False

2. If electronic collars were attached to any of the dogs, receivers were not used to harvest this animal.
True False

To the best of my knowledge the answers to the above statements are true. If the answer to either #1 or #2 above is false, please explain on a separate sheet of paper. I certify that the trophy scored on this chart was not taken in violation of the conditions listed above. In signing this statement, I understand that if the information provided on this entry is found to be misrepresented or fraudulent in any respect, it will not be accepted into the Awards Program and 1) all of my prior entries are subject to deletion from future editions of Records of North American Big Game 2) future entries may not be accepted. I also certify by my signature that the information I have provided on this form is accurate and correct. I also understand that all my entry materials, including photographs, as well as any additional photographs taken by Boone and Crockett Club® (our representatives or agents) during Awards Programs or Judges Panels, or likenesses rendered from these photographs become the property of the Boone and Crockett Club® and may be used to promote the Club, and its records-keeping activities. I agree to make my trophy available for DNA analysis or other testing if deemed necessary by the Club to determine eligibility. I hereby acknowledge that my entry fee is not refundable, except at the discretion of the Club, and that the Club’s review of my trophy may take months to complete subject to staff availability and nature of the entry.

All trophies entered must have been taken in fair chase. 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 North American big game animal in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper advantage over such game animals.

The Boone and Crockett Club® may exclude the entry of any animal that it deems to have been taken in an unethical manner or under conditions deemed inappropriate by the Club. The Club has the sole authority over the application and interpretation of its scoring system, fair chase rules, eligibility requirements, and the final score of a trophy. In consideration of my voluntary trophy entry in the Boone and Crockett Club® records program, I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, successors, and assigns release and relinquish all claims, demands, or damages arising from the processing of my entry or any actions or decisions made by the Boone and Crockett Club®, its officers, employees, members, agents, Official Measurers, and Judges Panels.

Signature of Hunter
(Signature must be witnessed by an Official Measurer or a Notary Public.)

Signature of Notary or Official Measurer


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