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Hornady Joins B&C's 'Trailblazer in Conservation'


The Boone and Crockett Club welcomes leading ammunition brand Hornady to a growing list of partners in Trailblazers in Conservation, an initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.

If sporting lifestyles—and the conservation successes long funded through hunting—are to thrive in the future, then today’s sportsmen must find a way to balance climate change, increased energy development, unmitigated urban sprawl, wildlife disease outbreaks, conflicting policies and a host of other challenges.

Through Trailblazers in Conservation, Hornady is sponsoring the Club’s work for better scientific wildlife management, balanced policies, hunter advocacy and broader understanding of the applications and benefits of sustainable-use conservation.

“The Club has stood for sound environmental policy since Theodore Roosevelt founded Boone and Crockett in 1887,” said Marc Mondavi, vice president of communications for the Club. “Looking forward, we see a need for hunting, wildlife and conservation to have even stronger representation in Washington D.C.”

Boone and Crockett members have been instrumental in many of America’s milestone conservation measures: Pittman-Robertson Act, Lacy Act, federal Duck Stamp program, Farm Bills, National Wilderness Preserve Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Farm Bills dating back to the 1930s, and many others.

Hornady was founded in 1949 by Joyce Hornady, a Nebraska sporting goods retailer and marksmanship instructor. Disappointed with the accuracy of surplus ammo available to citizens following World War II, Hornady set out to develop something better. His 30-caliber, 150-grain spire point remains one of the company’s most popular bullets to this day. Over time, and with many more innovative products added to its line, Hornady would grow to become one of the largest independent bullet producers in the world.

“We are honored to support the work of Boone and Crocket Club and the initiatives supported by its members,” said Steve Hornady, company president. “Our hunting heritage faces ongoing challenges and we want to ensure the stability of tomorrow’s wildlife and habitat."

Hornady joins Boyt Harness Co., Buck Knives, Bass Pro Shops, Swarovski Optik, and Nosler as the initial partners in Trailblazers in Conservation. Learn more about the Trailblazers in Conservation corporate sponsorship program by contacting Boone and Crockett at (406) 542-1888, ext. 208, or

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