America's premiere big-game hunting historian, Boone and Crockett Club, has announced a new book that traces the evolution of elk hunting and records keeping from the late 1880s through the 1970s. An American Elk Retrospective features hundreds of vintage photos, historic score charts, records correspondence and portraits of some of the most significant elk ever taken.
Readers can revisit legendary elk hunts and trophies such as:
- The famous Dark Canyon bull taken in 1899 by John Plute, which stood for decades as the World’s Record
- Fred Mercer’s typical American elk harvested in Montana during the 1950s that resulted in a Sagamore Hill Award from Boone and Crockett Club
- William D. DeWeese’s non-typical giant taken over 120 years ago in Colorado
- Many other truly outstanding but lesser-known trophies
The book is hardcover with dust jacket, 8 x 10 inches, with 272 pages and over 250 B&W photographs.
An American Elk Retrospective retails for $34.95 (Boone and Crockett members receive a discount) and is available in stores or directly from the Club. Order at www.boone-crockett.org or by calling 888-840-4868.