Statistics say it won't be windy when you shoot your Boone and Crockett whitetail. Neither will it be raining. Nor cloudy. Nor warmer than 50 degrees.
A new book, "Boone and Crockett Club's Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails," includes detailed analyses of weather conditions reported by hunters when they finally tagged a buck big enough to qualify for North America's premier big-game records book.
More than 8,000 recent Boone and Crockett record entries were reviewed. The most common trophy-day weather data:
93 percent - No precipitation
85 percent - Winds calm to 5 mph
81 percent - Temperature 50 degrees or less
51 percent - Sunny/clear
Boone and Crockett records also revealed the best odds for taking a massive whitetail occur during the week of Nov. 13 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Along with more details and charts on weather, dates, times, firearm calibers, ammunition and other behind-the-records statistics, "Boone and Crockett Club's Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails" includes extensive, informative chapters on proven trophy-hunting strategies and learned insights from noted whitetail authorities.
"Boone and Crockett records today are offering data and trends that are brand new even to seasoned deer hunters," said Julie Tripp, director of publications for the Club. "We set out to publish a resource that would be helpful for all whitetail hunters, regardless of experience level, and we think this book is one of the definitive sources of new info on hunting America's favorite big-game species."
The book, a paperback with 272 pages and hundreds of photos, illustrations, charts and graphs, is $19.95 (plus shipping and handling) and can be purchased directly from Boone and Crockett by clicking here, visiting www.boone-crockett.org or calling 888-840-4868.
Boone and Crockett Club members ($35 annual dues includes subscription to "Fair Chase" magazine) receive a discount on books purchased directly from the Club.
"Boone and Crockett Club's Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails" also is available as an eBook from leading booksellers.
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