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Conservation

SCIENCE BLASTS By John F. Organ, B&C Professional Member Excerpt from Summer 2016 issue of Fair Chase Occasionally I go to my bookcase and pick an issue from the first volume of the Journal of Wildlife Management , published in 1937, and peruse it. The wildlife conservation movement in North...
SCIENCE BLASTS By John F. Organ, B&C Professional Member Excerpt from Winter 2016 issue of Fair Chase Steve Williams, in his “Capitol Comments” article titled “Relevancy of Conservation” (Fair Chase Spring 2016), stated, “Conservation will remain relevant if we design agency structures and...
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SCIENCE BLASTS By John F. Organ, B&C Professional Member Dr. Kevin Monteith of the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Migration Initiative uses ultrasound to check the pregnancy status of a mule deer doe after affixing it with a GPS collar to document its migration movements. Excerpt from...
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SCIENCE BLASTS By John F. Organ, B&C Professional Member Gordon Batcheller still hunting for moose in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Excerpt from Fall 2019 issue of Fair Chase In the last issue of Fair Chase , I wrote about how we may transform the way we communicate the results of hunting...
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SCIENCE BLASTS By John F. Organ, B&C Professional Member Julie Tripp (left) and Karlie Slayer (right) staffed the Boone and Crockett Club booth this past October in Reno at the annual conference of TWS and the American Fisheries Society.​​​​​​​ Excerpt from Spring 2020 issue of Fair Chase The...
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Effective Date: November 29, 2017 Situational Overview Conservation and preservation are the two primary approaches by which natural resources are managed. They are terms everyone has heard of, but for many people they remain loosely defined and not well understood. Conservation and preservation...
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An Essay by Dr. Valerius Geist From Winter 2008 Fair Chase (Part 3 of a 3 part series) Investigations into the death of Kenton Carnegie unearthed matters that are deeply troubling (see “Death by Wolves” from the Winter 2008 issue of Fair Chase). Under the guise of scientific authority, political...
Boone and Crockett Club Helps Form Alliance In 2001, the Boone and Crockett Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Mule Deer Foundation formed a partnership alliance to address chronic wasting disease (CWD). The organizations agreed to pool resources and collaborate on ways to positively address...
WASHINGTON - Today, President Donald J. Trump proposed a $12.8 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget for the Department of the Interior, including a new, innovative $50 million initiative that would begin to transform and build a more stable and permanent wildland firefighting workforce to better...
Where Hunting and Fishing Happen, Conservation Happens ® For the past 133 years the Boone and Crockett Club has focused its efforts on key initiatives that led to the establishment of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Today, the Club is engaging its network of conservation...
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In 2001 Craig Kirkman took this 163-1/8 typical whitetail deer in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A legal antlered deer at that time had to have one antler longer than three inches, or had at least one antler with two or more points, and 80% of harvested antlered deer were only 1.5 years old. In 2002...
According to the Boone and Crockett Club, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) should be fully and permanently funded as intended when this law passed in 1964. Two Montana Senators with a track record of supporting active and healthy forest and rangeland management, public lands and public...
According to the Boone and Crockett Club, one of the most significant pieces of legislation in the history of wildlife conservation, now almost 50 years old, is undergoing much-needed steps toward modernization to improve efficiency. Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, today signed new...
The Boone and Crockett Club today endorsed the nomination of Aurelia Skipwith as the new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director. Skipwith, an attorney and scientist, currently serves as deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife, and parks at the U.S. Department of the Interior. "This is a...
The Boone and Crockett Club applauds the U.S. Congress for passing a new Farm Bill featuring reformed Conservation and Forestry titles. With broad bipartisan support, the newly approved Farm Bill is a win for conservation in America. “The successes in conservation and wildlife management we have...
October 3, 2008 By Jodi Stemler | American Wildlife Conservation Partners TASKS HUNTING AND CONSERVATION COMMUNITY TO CARRY POLICIES FORWARD Reno, NV: The historic meeting to launch the next century of wildlife conservation concluded today with an announcement of a new program to increase access...
In December 2008, the Sporting Conservation Council (a federal advisory committee) and diverse partners from agencies and conservation organizations released a 10-year plan, “Facilitation of Hunting Heritage and Wildlife Conservation.” The plan was a product of executive order 13443, issued by...
Working Draft prepared by the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy PROBLEMS Wildlife habitat management activities on federal lands are affected by sometimes conflicting statutory and regulatory priorities (endangered species act, clean water act, national environmental policy...
Working Draft prepared by the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy PROBLEMS Fish and wildlife conservation in America has been funded primarily by user fees (hunting and fishing licenses; migratory bird stamps; and excise taxes on arms, ammunition, archery, and fishing equipment...
Working Draft prepared by the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy PROBLEM We believe that the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation can only be sustained with effective collaboration between federal, state, and tribal wildlife resource agencies. Wildlife conservation...
Working Draft prepared by the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy In almost all surveys conducted about hunting participation in the United States, the lack of access to hunting and shooting areas for firearms and bows is one of the top constraints to participation. The access...
Working Draft prepared by the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy Hunter numbers have been on a slow and steady decline for the past thirty years. Numerous factors have contributed to this trend. Our nation has shifted from a rural to an urban culture. Competing interests such...
Robert Model of Cody, Wyo., has received the Boone and Crockett Club's Sagamore Hill Medal--the organization's highest honor. Model is only the ninth individual to receive the award since its creation in 1948. A special honor given for distinguished devotion to the objectives of the Club, founded in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt, the Sagamore Hill Medal is given by the Roosevelt family in memory of past members Theodore, Theodore Jr. and Kermit Roosevelt.
America's oldest and most prestigious North American conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club, which was founded in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt, will be recognized during the January 8th Saturday Night Gala of the Dallas Safari Club 2009 convention as the recipient of the Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award ( PHCHHA ).
One of the nation's leading outdoor magazines has for the second straight year identified 25 exceptional individuals for their prestigious Conservationist of the Year Award.
Ninety years after his death, Theodore Roosevelt remains an American outdoor icon. His hunting adventures are among the best known. His ethics are among the most championed. And he remains among the most often quoted visionaries in all of conservation. But no illustrated biography of Roosevelt as the consummate hunter, outdoorsman and arms enthusiast has existed until now.
Outdoor Life and its 5.5 million readers have selected Boone and Crockett Club President Lowell E. Baier of Bethesda, Md., as the top conservationist in the third-annual “OL 25” list of people who’ve had the greatest positive impact on hunting, fishing and conservation.
It is with sadness that the Pope and Young Club shares the news that our founder, Glenn St. Charles, has passed away. Glenn St. Charles, passed away September 19 th at his home in Seattle, Washington, after a short illness. He was 98.
The Boone and Crockett Club has presented its Theodore Roosevelt Legacy Award to an organization commemorating 100 years of conservation leadership and partnership, the venerable Wildlife Management Institute (WMI). WMI received the award and recognition during the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, March 16, in Kansas City, Mo.
Controversy surrounded a fundraiser and hunt for a black rhinoceros, but the Boone and Crockett Club praised both as positive moves for the future of a critically endangered game species.
Legislation to be introduced today in Congress could axe what has amounted to federal subsidies for environmental extremist and animal rights groups making big business out of suing the U.S. government.
The Boone and Crockett Club has announced its support for changing the name of Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi to the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in honor of the late director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In the summer 2011 issue of Fair Chase , I bemoaned the fact that the House of Representatives had offered a fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget that posed draconian cuts in conservation funding. Wiser heads eventually prevailed and federal conservation programs did receive reduced appropriations that limited agency programs; however, the budget did not eliminate programs as submitted by the House. As promised, the fight associated with the FY2011 budget was only a sparring match compared to the fisticuffs associated with the FY2012 budget. However, during this round of budget negotiations, a powerful, new entity has entered the ring.
A new initiative from Boone and Crockett Club is giving the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry a new way to partner with sportsmen for better scientific wildlife management, balanced policies, hunter advocacy and broader understanding of the applications and benefits of sustainable-use conservation.
Boyt Harness Co. is the first company to join Trailblazers in Conservation, a new Boone and Crockett Club initiative to unite the hunting community and help it rise to the challenges of a changing world. If sporting lifestyles—and, by extension, the successful conservation programs 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.
Buck Knives is lending its name and support to Trailblazers in Conservation, a Boone and Crockett Club initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world. If sporting lifestyles--and, by extension, the successful conservation programs 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.
Optics icon Swarovski Optik has officially announced its participation in Trailblazers in Conservation, a Boone and Crockett Club 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.
Bass Pro Shops has joined the Boone and Crockett Club's new Trailblazers in Conservation initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world. If sporting lifestyles--and the conservation successes 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.
Bullet, ammunition and rifle maker Nosler (R), Inc. has joined Boone and Crockett Club's "Trailblazers in Conservation" 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 increased energy development, unmitigated urban sprawl, wildlife disease outbreaks, conflicting policies and a host of other challenges.
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.
Smith & Wesson, a leader in firearms designed and made in the U.S., has joined the Boone and Crockett Club's "Trailblazers in Conservation" initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.
Remington, the iconic maker of firearms, ammunition and accessories, has stepped up as part of the Boone and Crockett Club's "Trailblazers in Conservation" initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.
Boone and Crockett Club professional member John Organ has been appointed to lead a key science engine behind the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation . U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS ) Cooperative Research Units provide most of the applied wildlife and fisheries management research funded through the Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson Acts. Conservation luminary and Boone and Crockett member Ding Darling established the program in 1935. Currently there are 40 units at universities in 38 states, together staffed by some 120 scientists with graduate faculty appointments.
InterMedia Outdoors, whose hunting, fishing and shooting magazines, radio show, consumer events, Sportsman Channel TV network and programming reach more than 80 million sportsmen, is partnering with the Boone and Crockett Club on an initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Sept. 17, 1876) - Soon on newsstands in all 38 states, an upcoming edition of Forest and Stream will feature a report by editor George Bird Grinnell on a poaching crisis still plaguing Yellowstone even in its fourth year as a U.S. national park.
Four Boone and Crockett Club members are serving on a panel charged with developing new funding mechanisms for conservation. The goal is bridging the funding gap between game and nongame species - a concept heartily endorsed by the Club.
SIG SAUER , the long established and well-known firearms company now entering the sporting arms and hunting optics marketplace, is partnering with the Boone and Crockett Club on an initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.
Sitka Gear, the hunting apparel and gear company that launched in 2005 and quickly became a household name among sportsmen, is partnering with the Boone and Crockett Club on an initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.
Kimber Mfg., Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of 1911-style pistols and manufacturer of fine American sporting rifles, is partnering with the Boone and Crockett Club on an initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world. The initiative is called "Trailblazers in Conservation."
"Federal public lands were among the first accomplishments of the Boone and Crockett Club and remain a priority for us today" said Club President Morrie Stevens. We need all available tools at our disposal to be sure Federal lands are secure, well cared for, and accessible for multiple uses."

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