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World's Records

We all know there is more to hunting and conservation than the final score of a big game trophy. However, it is important to take a look at the history of records keeping and celebrate those big game trophies that hold the top spot in their respective categories.
T he new World's Record bighorn sheep was found on Montana's Wild Horse Island and is owned by the state. WORLD'S RECORD! By Clay Brewer, Kevin Hurley, Kurt Alt and Gray Thornton – The Wild Sheep Foundation Three of the top five Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep recorded by the Boone and Crockett Club...
Mike Gallo donated his new World's Record pronghorn to the Boone and Crockett Club's National Collection while attending the Club's 29th Big Game Awards Banquet in Springfield, Missouri. In 2013, I bought the New Mexico enhancement pronghorn tag. I have purchased that tag each of the eight or so...
Today the Boone and Crockett Club and Pope and Young Club announced that an elk from Montana taken on public land during the archery season in 2016 is a potential new archery World's Record typical American elk. After the mandatory 60-day drying period, the elk's official entry score was confirmed at an astounding 430 inches. The bull was taken on a solo hunt early in the Montana archery season by a resident hunter, Steve Felix who then brought the bull to the attention of the Boone and Crockett Club, headquartered in Missoula, Montana.
World's Record Pacific Walrus
Pilot Ralph Young found the World's Record Pacific walrus tusks in 1997 while beachcombing—"Alaska style"—over the shores of Bristol Bay. In 1997, while searching the shores of Bristol Bay, Alaska, Ralph Young picked up a big-game world’s record—the colossal tusks of a Pacific walrus ( Odobenus...
World's Record Atlantic Walrus
The world's record Atlantic walrus tusks were generously donated to the National Collection of Heads and Horns. Unfortunately, they were stolen in the 1970s, likely for the ivory's value. The story surrounding this world’s record cannot be traced further back than the early 1950s. At that time Roy...
World's Record Jaguar
In the dark of night, C.J. McElroy briefly became the hunted before he made a fatal shot on the World's Record jaguar. In 1965, C.J. McElroy returned home from the jungle of Sinaola, Mexico, with a world’s record jaguar ( Felis onca ) that scored 18-7/16 points. Hunting under the cover of night,...
World's Record Cougar
Douglas E. Schuk shot the World's Record cougar in British Columbia, Canada, in 1979. The World’s Record cougar ( Felis concolor ) has held its spot in the records book for more than three decades. The animal was taken on a wintry February day, in British Columbia, Canada, back in 1979. The skull...
World's Record Polar Bear
Shelby Longoria (left) and his guide, John Swiss, with the World's Record polar bear, which was taken nearly 100 miles offshore on pack ice. In 1963, on hunt far from his home south of the border in Matamoros, Mexico, Shelby Longoria braved potentially deadly weather and pack ice to take the World'...
World's Record - Alaska Brown Bear
The world's record Alaska brown bear was taken during a scientific expedition in 1952, for the benefit of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Alaska’s Kodiak Island rests about 250 miles south of Anchorage and just below the mouth of Cook Inlet. Kodiak supports some of the largest land-...

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