Over 20 million hunters take the field each year in the U.S. according to American Sports Data. The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that recreational shooting sports and hunting continue to rank high in the outdoor category for participation and gross dollars spent on equipment. In fact, more Americans hunt and target shoot than go skiing or canoeing and kayaking combined. Boone and Crockett Club, which was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, has long been the recognized authority for keeping records of the quality of big game trophies throughout North America. Our newest field guide on measuring and judging big game is the one source that hunters use to learn the techniques for scoring the big game they harvest each year. Readers will also garner the knowledge needed to make well-informed decisions about the trophy quality of the game animals they see while they are out in the field. This second edition of the field guide includes the most up-to-date text on scoring big-game animals taken from the recent publication of the manual our Official Measurers use. We’ve also upgraded this edition to include lay-flat binding, plus rounded corners, which make this an extremely sturdy and convenient field guide. Complete with scoring instructions and field-judging techniques, A Boone and Crockett Club Field Guide to Measuring and Judging Big Game is essential for today’s hunter whether or not they’re searching for a trophy-class animal. Other important sections of the field guide include:A chapter on general measuring techniques for native North American big game Scoring instructions for all 38 categories of North American big game recognized by the Club Boundary descriptions for species such as elk, blacktail deer, grizzly and Alaska brown bear, whitetail, and caribou List of minimum scores for all 38 categories of North American big game recognized by the Club Table of the quarter locations for easy reference when measuring all big game categories with horns General policies that govern the Boone and Crockett Club’s Awards Program Reproduction of the score charts for all the categories A chapter on understanding the dynamics of hunting and spotting optics.
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