Conservation

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Trophy Points

By David Hewitt - Boone and Crockett Club Professional Member Trophy animals represent many things. For hunters who harvest an exceptional animal, trophies are the culmination of planning, dedication, and hard work. A trophy is a reminder of all the experiences enjoyed, and sometimes tolerated,...
By Emily Latch – Purdue University and now at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Gene Rhodes – Purdue University Jim Heffelfinger – Arizona Game and Fish Department and Boone and Crockett Professional Member Rocky Mountain mule deer by David Hewitt Throughout the geographic range of mule deer and...
B&C elk
By Kevin L. Monteith (B&C Official Measurer), Jonathan A. Jenks (Distinguished Professor, South Dakota State University), R. Terry Bowyer (B&C Professional Member) Although only one subspecies of white-tailed deer ( O. v. dacotensis ) inhabits South Dakota, deer occupying the Black Hills of...
By Vernon C. Bleich Steep, rocky terrain is widely recognized as an important component of bighorn sheep habitat. Visual openness, however, also is important because it enhances the probability that bighorn sheep can detect and evade predators. In southern California, some populations of bighorn...
By Steve Côté In most instances, a confrontation between a white-tailed deer and a black bear would be decided in favor of the bear. Dr. Steve Côté , a scientist with the Université Laval in Quebec, has indentified a situation which defies this conventional wisdom. Dr. Côté and his colleagues have...
By David G. Hewitt, B&C Club Professional Member The rut can be a particularly exciting time to be afield. Bucks and bulls have one thing on their mind. The intense focus on breeding dramatically changes their behavior. Bachelor groups break up, feeding becomes a distraction, and being...
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Greater Appreciation Through Increased Knowledge Theodore Roosevelt was a hunter and a naturalist. Knowledge gained from his time afield fueled TR’s zeal for conservation and elevated his appreciation for nature. One of the missions of the Boone and Crockett Club is to disseminate knowledge to...

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-Theodore Roosevelt