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Dallas Safari Club Adopts Boone and Crockett Scoring


By unanimous vote of its board of directors, the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) has officially adopted the Boone and Crockett Club scoring system for measuring North American trophies taken by DSC members.

DSC will use the system for its trophy competition held annually since the 1980s. The formal adoption of Boone and Crockett scoring represents a major switch for the club, which has always used the Safari Club International system.

"The major difference between the two scoring systems is that Boone and Crockett rewards symmetry, even in non-typical specimens. It also was the first scoring system ever developed and it has been used since the 1920s to help track the effectiveness of North American conservation programs. Also, Boone and Crockett scoring is strongly associated with fair chase. Our club wants to be a part of all that prestigious history and tradition," said Ben Carter, executive director of DSC.

Carter added that official Boone and Crockett measurers will be available to score North American heads and horns at the DSC annual convention, Jan. 7-10, 2010, at the Dallas Convention Center.

"We’re pleased to have the endorsement and partnership from DSC and we look forward to working together for the betterment of conservation and hunting," said Tony Schoonen, chief of staff for the Boone and Crockett Club.

The Boone and Crockett Club’s scoring system was initially conceived to record details of North American big game species thought to be vanishing. With determined leadership and stewardship from hunters, most big game species are flourishing today.