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Why doesn’t the Boone and Crockett scoring system count all those points? A great way to get into an argument around the campfire is to tell a hunter their animal’s antlers or horns aren’t going to score as high as they think. One better, tell them that some of those points are going to be deducted...
Lead, copper, water and time conspire to sabotage accuracy. You can save it. But first….
PREDATOR EDITION! Snow-covered grizzlies, lions (with kittens), curious coyotes, and more. Welcome to Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. On the Boone and Crockett Club’s 6,500-acre Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch, herds of elk, mule deer, and cattle share the same landscape with North America’s most...
Healthy animals need healthy habitat. Where you find healthy animals, you find monstrous antlers. Take Pennsylvania.
How do some hunters always seem to find the big ones? Guides and fancy tags are one way, but there’s another, less expensive option thanks to the Boone and Crockett Club. Ohio archery hunter Brandon Clark harvested this record-book typical whitetail during the 2018 season. Ohio is currently one of...
As the poster child of waterfowl market hunting of the 1800s, the punt gun was incredibly effective, sometimes killing up to 100 birds with one blast. So, why can't we use punt guns anymore?
If They Qualify, the Boone and Crockett Club Accepts Archery, Crossbow, Shotgun, Handgun—and the Randomly Deceased Entry. Recent non-typical whitetail deer entries highlight the Boone and Crockett Club’s 100-year record-keeping history
More to the Score Why are you here? Is it for stickers and kickers? Claws and capes? Perhaps you’re here to see Oregon’s largest Rocky Mountain goat killed by a young lad who isn’t yet old enough to drive. Or maybe you want to know more about a beastly Indiana non-typical whitetail. No matter. For...
It’s a matter of history that one of the first sporting uses of the .30-06 Springfield cartridge was by Boone and Crockett Club founder, Theodore Roosevelt, on his epic 1909-1910 safari. Except Roosevelt’s famous Springfield wasn’t actually a .30-06! Some time back I actually held that rifle at the Springfield Armory Museum, and the truth is it was chambered to the original 1903 version and never modified; thus, was actually a .30-03!
Why deer have non-typical antlers—and why the Boone and Crockett Club keeps track of them. If a big set of typical antlers were human, I’d like to assume they would be concerned about pairing their wines properly with their entree. Then perhaps they would retire to the study for a discussion of geopolitics in Equatorial Guinea. As for their non-typical cousins, I’d like to think they’d most likely settle for the Miller Lite that’s been rolling around the back of the truck all summer, and then they would attempt a backflip dismount off a rope swing. In other words, there might be something a little wild and unsettling about old Uncle Buck. In a way, that’s precisely the case.

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