BOONE AND CROCKETT COUNTRY
PRESENTED BY LEUPOLD
2012 programming details
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. est
thursday: 10:30 a.m. est
Sunday: 10:00 A.M. EST
Pilot- Welcome to Boone and Crockett Country – june 27, 28, july 1& AUGUST 15, 16, 19
Why a series on North American hunting and conservation? If our systems of conservation and wildlife management, and the opportunities to freely hunt, fish, and shoot that these systems provide are to survive the mounting pressures against traditional outdoor recreation, we need informed and engaged sportsmen like you.
The Public Trust Doctrine – July 4, 5, 8 & August 22, 23, 26
Wildlife belonging to the people and not government or nobility was fundamental to the American notion of democracy and liberty. It is also what ultimately saved wildlife in North America. To sportsmen, the Public Trust Doctrine is everything. It is why we can freely hunt and fish to this day.
Theodore Roosevelt – July 11, 12,15 & August 29, 30, SepTEMBER 2
America’s first conservation minded president and sportsmen gave us much of what all citizens enjoy today. Few U.S. Presidents were hunters. Some helped advance conservation, but only one put conservation and sportsmen together in the same sentence. Who Roosevelt was, what shaped his opinions and policies, and the legacy he left us is worth discovery.
Bison – July 18, 19, 22 & SepTEMBER 5, 6, 9
From over 6 million to less than 300 animals in less than 40 years – what the plight of the bison taught us about large mammals and ourselves. One of our Nation’s darkest hours gave us our brightest ideas.
Our Enhanced Influence – july 26, 27, 29 & SepTEMBER 12, 13, 16
The challenges that face wildlife and our hunting heritage demand that sportsmen and the conservation organizations they support, are as unified and organized as possible. The good news is we are now more organized than ever before and our voices are being heard. The proof is in how we got here and what we now are able to accomplish with this newfound strength.
Pennsylvania Elk – August 1, 2, 5 & SEPTEMBER 19, 20, 23
Completely eliminated to a recovered and huntable population – the conservation success story of Pennsylvania elk is a celebration of what is possible. Follow one lucky elk tag lottery winner as he fulfills a dream to hunt the “new” elk of his home state.
Big Game Records – August 8, 9, 12 & September 26, 27, 30
Some people care about trophies, some don’t, but with so much attention and emphasis today being placed on bagging the big one, trophy is beginning to define hunting. This was never the intention of keeping records, yet most sportsmen think record books are only about someone else’s success. The history behind big game records keeping and its relevance to our hunting culture and future game management efforts.
The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation – October 3, 4, 7 & NoVEMBER 14, 15, 18
Based on seven principles, the North American Model is a unique system of the sustainable use of wildlife resources, few sportsmen, and even fewer non-hunters are fully aware of. This system works because everyone has access to wildlife and the outdoors, and those who use these resources pay for their protection and maintenance, to the benefit of all the people. There has not been a better system devised by man. This is the part anti-hunters don’t seem to quite get.
The Whitetail Deer – October 10, 11, 14 & November 21, 22, 25
Boone and Crockett Club member, Fred Bear, the iconic woodsman, facilitator and bowhunting pioneer, may have been the first to notice the whitetail’s brilliantly rising star, proclaiming decades ago that as the whitetail went, so went the popularity of hunting in North America. We can never learn enough about this treasured big game animal.
Hunting and Land Ethics – October 17, 18, 21 & NOVEMBER 28, 29, DECEMBER 2
The foundation of the systems that manage our lands and wildlife resources is our conservation ethic, something originally fostered by sportsmen. Few people recognize sportsmen as the first environmentalists, but history shows sportsmen care deeply about wildlife and the environment, and lead the first revolt that saved wildlife in North America.
Predators – October 24, 25, 28 & DecEMBER 5, 6, 9
Top predators living on shared landscapes with man have become a conservation, wildlife management, and social challenge. Some people want predators, some don’t. Some want them managed in concert with all other wildlife and others want them left unmanaged. Which is right and is there a balance?
The Black Bear – October 31, November 1, 4 & DecEMBER 12, 13, 16
Widely distributed, North America’s only spring hunted big game animal has been flying under the radar as a species unique to this continent. British Columbia is one place that has lots of bears and to hunt them, you must spot and stalk.
The Wilderness Act – November 7, 8, 11 & DeCEMBER 19, 20, 23
We are approaching the 50th Anniversary of this important piece of legislation - important to sportsmen and anyone who enjoys unspoiled wildernesses. Join a Montana High Adventure Base troop of Boy Scouts as they access the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex through the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch on the Rocky Mountain Front of Montana and learn what the Wilderness Act has given us and what challenges and changes are in store for our designated Wilderness areas.