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A Photographic Collection of Days Gone By We’ve all heard it before…a picture is worth a thousand words. This couldn’t be truer with the release of Boone and Crockett Club’s book on the history of hunting featuring page after page of remarkable photographs of our hunting heritage dating back to the late 1800s .
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This 728-page volume is the most up-to-date big game records book available with a complete listing of over 4,400 trophies accepted in the 30th Awards Program. Each listing includes the B&C gross score along with the B&C final score, selected measurements, location and date of kill, hunter and owner, as well as the rank based on the B&C final score in the 30th Awards Program.
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Individual Chapter PDFs Now Available! Boone and Crockett is pleased to offer individual chapter PDFs of our comprehensive reference and textbook about wildlife policy and law in North America. Each chapter is available as an individual PDF download $10 each. Here's what included with each Chapter PDF: Dedication, full table of contents, foreword, preface, introduction, key terms used in the book, full text, images, and literature cited for chapter, and a special offer to buy the full book at a significant discount.
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Individual Section PDFs Now Available! Boone and Crockett is pleased to offer PDFs of individual sections of our comprehensive reference and textbook about wildlife policy and law in North America. Here's what included with each section PDF: Dedication, full table of contents, foreword, preface, introduction, key terms used in the book, full text, images, and literature cited for section, and a special offer to buy the full book at a significant discount.
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Naturally Healthy Game, Fish and Fowl Recipes for Everyday Chefs Looking for new ways to prepare the wild game you harvested this season? Do you want recipes that produce unique and delicious results? Do you need tips for processing your venison that will all but guarantee top-notch flavor?
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The Boone and Crockett Club is pleased to announce they are releasing the sixth edition of their most popular record book -- Records of North American Whitetail Deer! This greatly expanded sixth edition features over 17,000 trophy listings for whitetail and Coues’ whitetail deer dating back to the late 1800s up through December 31, 2019. Along with the state and provincial listings, readers will also enjoy the hunting stories of 37 of the top whitetail deer taken in the 21st Century.
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Acclaimed wildlife artist John Seerey-Lester takes you on a historic journey in words and paintings that will make you feel as though you were there, sharing the exciting adventures with the former president in this limited edition book, The Legendary Hunts of Theodore Roosevelt .
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Follow Boone and Crockett Club member William T. Hornaday on his month-long expedition in November of 1907 to the uncharted lavascape of southern Arizona and northern Mexico to an area known as the Pinacate region. Hornaday is joined by John M. Phillips who had accompanied him two years earlier in the Great North, chronicled in Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies .
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Follow B&C member W. Douglas Burden and his wife on their expedition to the Dutch East Indies in the 1920s in search of what many considered direct descendants of dinosaurs and what others thought a be true dragons—the impressive and fierce Komodo dragon. Not only did their party find the giant lizards, they were able harvest many for display in museums as well as capture live specimens, which became a tourist attraction in New York City. Much like the movie King Kong, which was inspired by Burden’s book.
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Follow B&C member and explorer Frederick Courteney Selous on his hunting adventures for moose and caribou, and a vast array of other game, primarily by traversing rivers and lakes by canoe. Experience a first-hand account his first moose hunt in Canada, along with adventures in caribou hunting in Newfoundland and the Yukon Territory. He was accompanied by B&C members, Charles Sheldon, William Osgood, and Carl Rungius throughout his adventures.
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A Joint Official Measurers Manual for the Boone and Crockett Club and Pope and Young Club While the definition of a successful hunt is left to its participants, the Boone and Crockett Club scoring system remains the benchmark for identifying mature big-game animals and healthy big-game populations...
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Vintage Photos and Memorabilia from the Boone and Crockett Club Archives Sportsmen with an eye for the good ol’ days of big game hunting will delight in B&C’s visually stunning book focusing on the iconic mule deer of the West with hundreds of vintage photographs and score charts.
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Edited by Bruce D. Leopold, Winifred B. Kessler, and James L. Cummins – A basic understanding of wildlife law and policy is essential knowledge for anyone who aspires to work in wildlife management and other natural resource fields. Now students and professionals have all the information they need in one comprehensive volume. The book’s extensive coverage makes it an excellent reference for anyone interested in natural resource management, public policy, or environmental law. Available in hardcover and e-book editions.
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B&C Classics By Theodore Roosevelt Relive Roosevelt’s account of his African wanderings as an American hunter-naturalist in African Game-Trails . This edition includes over 100 refined photographs, drawings, and maps from the original publication as well as bonus images not found in other editions.
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B&C Classics By William T. Hornaday Readers will join early B&C members William T. Hornaday and John M. Phillips as they travel through the mountains in British Columbia by horseback on an expedition to collect museum specimens and to hunt for the region’s various big game animals. Readers will find 70 high-quality photographs taken more than a hundred years ago to complement Hornaday’s prose, which is highly entertaining. The authors’ adventures take them among mountain goats, grizzly bears, and bighorn sheep. Hornaday also provides detailed natural history on the various species—big and small—they encounter along the way. Readers will also enjoy numerous camp-fire tales from the many colorful characters they meet on their trip.
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B&C Classics By Frederick C. Selous Follow noted adventurer Frederick Courteney Selous as he spends nine years amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa as a professional hunter beginning in 1871 at the young age of 20.
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B&C Classics By Theodore Roosevelt Follow B&C founder Theodore Roosevelt during his time in the Dakotas and Montana beginning in 1884. Upon his return from this particular sojourn out west he promptly organized a formal dinner with his friends and colleagues in December 1887 and formed the Boone and Crockett Club. In Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail , Roosevelt records his experiences from his hunting adventures, the people and animals that he encounters, the excitement of the round up, to the everyday life on the ranch.
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B&C Classics Series By Charles Sheldon Join Sheldon on his two years of field experiences while engaged in studying wild sheep of Yukon Territory from 1904 to 1905. This detailed account is strictly from the point of view of a hunter interested in natural history. Sheldon traveled by steamboat, canoe, pack horses and on foot as he was accompanied by other well known explorers of his generation such as Frederick C. Selous , William H. Osgood, and Carl Rungius . The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon is profusely illustrated with nearly 100 photographs and paintings from the trip including four detailed maps of his travels.
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Vintage Photos and Memorabilia from the Boone and Crockett Club Archives A fascinating, comprehensive look at the story of elk hunting in America from the nation’s premiere big game hunting historians.
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The Pursuit of Big Game for Life, Profit, and Sport, 1800-1900 By Richard C. Rattenbury Experience the grandeur, excitement, and peril of the quest for big game in the West from 1800-1900 in this vivid interpretation with engaging narrative, direct quotations, and historic imagery.
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Published in 2017. Long considered “The Book” of big game records, Boone and Crockett Club’s newest edition of its All-Time records book—Records of North American Big Game—is the most complete big game records book cataloging the greatest big game ever taken in North America.
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Chronicles of Sheep Hunting and Legendary Sheep Hunters By Robert M. Anderson Boone and Crockett is excited to offer the fourth installment of Bob Anderson’s Great Rams series. With nearly 500 images—vintage and contemporary field photos from decades of sheep hunting, plus a special photo essay of rams in the wild—and twelve captivating chapters, Great Rams IV will keep readers enthralled every time they turn the page!
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By James B. Trefethen Here, in one volume, is the definitive history of wildlife conservation in America. James Trefethen is a professional conservationist who has spent a lifetime studying the history of wildlife laws and population trends.
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Short Stories from the Boone and Crockett Awards Legendary Hunts offers a unique glimpse at the apex of our hunting culture -- everyday hunters who defied the odds to take an exceptional trophy. You will feel the emotion, pride, care, dedication, and excitement as you enjoy the stories of the men and women who have taken these outstanding trophies.
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By R.L. Wilson Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist reflects the zest for life that was so powerfully characteristic of TR. For decades, Roosevelt's big game hunting books have been among the most often quoted and reprinted of works in that genre. But no illustrated biography of Roosevelt as the consummate hunter, outdoorsman, and arms enthusiast existed until this pioneering work.
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The definitive field guide for anyone wanting to learn B&C's world-famous big game scoring system and apply this knowledge to effectively judge big game in the field.
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The second book in B&C's Acorn Series Published in 1895. Originally published in 1895. This second volume in the Club's Acorn series features unique hunting adventures from around the world by members of the Boone and Crockett Club.
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By Craig Boddington Not since the legendary Jack O'Connor has one outdoor writer captivated readers the way that Craig Boddington has. His delightful anecdotes that accompany vital tips for hunting all species of North American big game make this book a powerfully exciting read for new and seasoned hunters.
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Robert D. Brown, Ph.D. and Leonard H. Wurman , M.D. A Brief History of Wildlife Conservation and Research in North America describes the changing climate and role conservation played throughout early North America, during times of destruction and war through to education and restoration.
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The fourth book in the Acorn Series. Originally published in 1904. This fourth book in the acclaimed Acorn Series includes a collection of unique hunting adventures by Members of the Boone and Crockett Club.
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The fifth book in the Acorn Series. Originally published in 1913. This fifth book in the acclaimed Acorn Series includes a collection of unique hunting adventures by Members of the Boone and Crockett Club. Read about accounts of unique hunting expeditions and adventures in the Rocky Mountains, Mongolia, Turkestan, Cuba, and Alaska.
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The first of three modules that will provide practice for students to test their wildlife identification skills while viewing a full set of trail camera photographs. This module features images from The Grove camera and highlights topics such as identifying different species of deer and elk,...
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The second of three modules that will provide practice for students to test their wildlife identification skills while viewing a full set of trail camera photographs. This module features images from The Hightower camera and highlights topics such as monitoring deer movement, antler growth, extreme...
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The third of three modules that will provide practice for students to test their wildlife identification skills while viewing a full set of trail camera photographs. This module features images from The North Fork camera and highlights topics such the variety of wildlife that occupies different...
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Buy all three Trail Camera Lesson Plans and save $5! The bundle includes the following lesson plans – Trail Camera 101, Trail Camera – The Grove, Trail Camera – The Hightower, Trail Camera – The North Fork. Bundle downloads as 1 PDF with all four plans included.
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Deer Hunting Tips Guaranteed to Improve your Success in the Field Learn the secrets to bag more and bigger bucks from the best-known names in big game hunting. Today’s whitetail hunter needs the most up-to-date tactics and information in order to succeed in the field.
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George Bird Grinnell, co-founder of the Boone and Crockett Club and son of a New York merchant, saw a different future for a nation in the thrall of the Industrial Age. With railroads scarring virgin lands and the formerly vast buffalo herds decimated, the country faced a crossroads: Could it pursue Manifest Destiny without destroying its natural bounty and beauty? The alarm that Grinnell sounded would spark America’s conservation movement. Yet today his name has been forgotten―an omission that John Taliaferro’s commanding biography now sets right with historical care and narrative flair.
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A Conservationist's Trek to the Pinnacles of Natural Resource Leadership By Jack Ward Thomas When Jack Ward Thomas was named chief of the U.S. Forest Service in 1993, only twelve men had ever known the staggering responsibility, political pressure—and extraordinary opportunities to influence the future of America’s natural resources—that came with the job.
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Wandering the High Lonesome By Jack Ward Thomas Wilderness is smooth sippin’-whiskey for the outdoorsman’s soul. But it’s also espresso for those determined to keep America’s wildest places untrammeled by man. For Jack Ward Thomas, it was both.
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Fair Chase Pursuits from Backcountry Wilderness to the Scottish Highlands By Jack Ward Thomas Hunting nourishes human bodies, minds, and, in some cases, careers. Like many rural Texas youths in the 1940s , Jack Ward Thomas learned to hunt early on. It provided food for his family and a lifetime of enjoyment. But hunting also brought Thomas to his life's work in conservation, highlighted by his 1993 appointment as chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Hunting Around the World offers the best accumulated stories, nostalgia, and wisdom of a quintessential hunter-conservationist.
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Chronicles of Sheep Hunting and Legendary Sheep Hunters By Robert M. Anderson With over 400 images—historical and modern field photos from decades of sheep hunting, plus B&C score charts—and ten captivating chapters about sheep hunting history and adventures, Great Rams III will keep readers enthralled every time they turn the page!
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True Tales of Self-Guided Adventure Sometimes, the big ones don’t get away! North America’s most dedicated hunters recount the tales of how they harvested legendary trophy animals. Learn what it takes to make your own mark in the record book.
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The Club is pleased to offer this limited edition reprint of the first scoring manual published by the Boone and Crockett Club. Game Book of the Boone and Crockett Club was originally published by Club member James Hathaway Kidder in 1906. There are only two known copies of the 1906 edition in existence today.
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More Short Stories from the Boone and Crockett Awards Legendary Hunts II chronicles the heart of our hunting culture—the accounts of everyday hunters who defied the odds to take exceptional big game trophies. Sportsmen love a good hunting story and Legendary Hunts II delivers with over 40 unforgettable tales about some of the top trophies taken in our lifetime.
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The third book in B&C's Acorn Series Published in 1897. Reprinted in 1988. The third volume of the Club's Acorn series, Trail and Camp Fire , follows suit with its predecessors featuring hunting stories and adventure in North America as well as Africa.
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Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats LOWELL E. BAIER - WITH CHRISTOPHER E. SEGAL The only hope for successful conservation of America’s threatened, endangered, and at-risk wildlife is through voluntary, cooperative partnerships that focus on private land, where over 75% of at-risk species can be found. Private landowners form the bedrock of these partnerships, and they have a long history of rising to meet the challenge of conservation. But they can’t do it alone.
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Published in 2011. Long considered "The Book" of big game records, Boone and Crockett Club's newest edition of Records of North American Big Game is the most complete big game records book cataloging the greatest big game ever taken in North America.
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A Graphic Itinerary by Prentiss Gray A book of the Boone and Crockett Club containing the hunting and exploration travels of Prentiss N. Gray as he crosses Kenya, Tanganyika, Belgian Congo, and Angola on his Safari in Africa in 1929.
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Newly Discovered North American Hunting and Exploration Journals, 1900 to 1930 By Prentiss N. Gray Come with Prentiss N. Gray, first editor of the Boone and Crockett Club's famous all-time records book, Records of North American Big Game , as he fords rivers, climbs 1,000-foot cliffs, hunts for big game, maps uncharted landmarks of the Canadian Rockies and explores Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Northern California and many Canadian provinces in the early 20th century.
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Published in 1990, this book contains the complete records for trophies entered during the Club's 20th Big Game Awards Program.

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