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position statements OF THE BOONE AND CROCKETT CLUB

Where the club stands on topics relative to
wildlife, conservation, and hunting.


Last updated: February 11, 2012

The Mission of the Boone and Crockett Club has remained relatively unchanged for nearly 125 years. Over time the Club has seen many challenges to the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, which it helped to create, as well as to the traditions of hunting. When and where necessary, the Club has taken action to protect this Model, our wildlife resources, the habitats that support them, and hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation. As a part of this process the Club has developed positions that support its beliefs and Mission.

Included here are official position statements adopted by the Boone and Crockett Club's Board of Directors.

boone and crockett club MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of the Boone and Crockett Club to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game, and its habitat, to preserve and encourage hunting and to maintain the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship in North America.*

*Language adapted from the Certificate of Incorporation of the Boone and Crockett Club, May 23, 1923, Washington, D.C., as presented by Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Sheldon, Kermit Roosevelt, George Bird Grinnell, et al.

The Boone and Crockett Club publishes position statements to inform and educate people about conservation and hunting issues. Thus, there is no charge for personal and non-commercial use of its position statements, but reprinting or re-use of any portions of a position statement shall credit the Boone and Crockett Club as the source. Any such use shall remain subject to all rights of the Boone and Crockett Club

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