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About Boone and Crockett Club - Research

Chronic Wasting Disease. Migration corridors. Predation. These are hardly topics of typical household banter, but they are what keep us up at night at the Boone and Crockett Club. These issues, along with many others affecting big game conservation, form the nucleus of our research programs. Our Professional Members and B&C Fellows conduct cutting-edge research on everything from climate change to calf recruitment. And in all the aspects of this research, we believe in using sound science to guide future wildlife management. 

B&C Fellow - Ellen Pero's research focuses on the ecology and management of the restored elk population in Missouri

Trophy Points: Big Game Research

Theodore Roosevelt was a hunter and a naturalist. Knowledge gained from his time afield fueled TR’s zeal for conservation and elevated his appreciation for nature. One of the missions of the Boone and Crockett Club is to disseminate knowledge to ensure that many are passionate about wildlife conservation. Click for more information about current research being conducted by B&C Professional Members. Read More

Science Blasts

A complete collection of articles about conservation, hunting, and wildlife research by John Organ, Director Emeritus of the USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units, and current B&C professional member. Read More

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) may define the legacy of our generation to conservation. The occurrence of CWD and its continuing spread challenges the foundations of wildlife conservation, both in the short term and perhaps more significantly in the longer term. B&C considers CWD research a major part of our current commitment to conservation. Read More

B&C University Programs

The Boone and Crockett Club University Program is designed to provide science-based knowledge from seasoned wildlife professionals and educators to college graduates in the wildlife field to better prepare the graduates for the responsible and wise management of wildlife in the future. Read More

William I. Spencer Conservation Grants

The Boone and Crockett Club’s Conservation Grants Program, supported by endowments honoring conservation leaders William I. Spencer and Tim Hixon, contributes to this goal by assisting researchers or graduate students who have chosen to pursue careers in the wildlife profession. New knowledge, applied in creative ways by competent and committed professionals, is essential to the future of wildlife conservation and management. Read More




Ever the naturalists, Boone and Crockett Club founders understood the need to study and understand wildlife in the name of conservation. Here’s how we continue those efforts.


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"The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak. So we must and we will."

-Theodore Roosevelt