A triennial record 4,921 big-game trophies were accepted into Boone and Crockett Club records during 2010-2012. These latest records are included in a new book that hunters can use to pinpoint North America's hottest areas for trophies ranging from whitetail to walrus.
"Boone and Crockett Club's 28th Big Game Awards, 2010-2012" also celebrates the conservation efforts and remarkable hunts that combined to produce so many trophies during the three-year period. Stories about 95 of the top new trophies are featured.
The book is part of a collectible series that stands as the Club's most popular, historic, complete and continuing archive of trophy listings. Each listing includes B&C gross score, final score, county and date of kill, hunter, rank and more.
Wisconsin entered the most new trophies with 412. That total includes typical and non-typical whitetails plus black bear, but each state and province (as well as Mexico) boasts its own combination of trophy species and categories entered. Here's a Top 25 list:
Biologists use trophy data to gauge outstanding habitat, strong recruitment of game animals into older age classes, sustainable harvest objectives and other elements of sound wildlife management and fair-chase hunting. Hunters use trophy data to research destinations for their next big-game hunting adventure.
In addition to record entries and hunter-submitted stories, "Boone and Crockett Club's 28th Big Game Awards, 2010-2012" also includes hundreds of photos, winning entries from the Club's youth essay contest, and more.
The 704-page hardcover book with dust jacket retails for $49.95 (Boone and Crockett members receive a discount) and is available directly from the Club by shopping online at www.boone-crockett.org or by calling 888-840-4868.