A Boone and Crockett Field Guide to Measuring and Judging Big Game

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Boone and Crockett Club, 2003 - Reference - 288 pages
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A compact field guide that includes judging big game.
This first-of-its-kind field guide includes detailed instructions on how to score each of the North American big game species recognized by the Club, including numerous illustrations to clearly demonstrate techniques for proper measurement. Also included are techniques for evaluating and field judging the most popular species of North American big game.

As most hunters know field judging big game before you decide to take an animal goes hand-in-hand with knowing how to score an animal. Other important sections of the field guide include:
o General measuring techniques
o Boundaries definitions
o Reproduction of all the score charts
o General policies of the Club's Records Committee

Philip L. Wright, one of the original Official Measurers of the Boone and Crockett Club, served as the Chairman of the Records of North American Big Game from 1987-1994.

William H. Nesbitt is an Official Measurer and a Professional Member of the Boone and Crockett Club.
 

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Contents

General Measuring Techniques for North American Big Game
27
Measuring and Judging Whitetail and Coues Deer
53
TABLE OF CONTENTS
59
Measuring and Judging Mule and Blacktail Deer
73
Measuring and Judging American Roosevelts and Tule Elk 93
91
Measuring and Judging Moose
121
Measuring and Judging Sheep
153
Measuring and Judging Pronghorn
167
Measuring and Judging Bison 189
213
General Procedures
227
General Policies
237
Reference Section
253

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About the author (2003)

Philip L. Wright was appointed as one of the original Official Measurers by the Boone and Crockett Club in 1950. He became a Regular Member of the Club in 1971 and served as the Chairman of the Records of North American Big Game Committee from 1987-1994. Wright received the coveted Sagamore Hill Award, the Club's highest honor, in 1996, and served as an Honorary Life Member of the Club from 1984 until he passed away 1997 in Missoula, Montana.

William H. Nesbitt became an Official Measurer of the Boone and Crockett Club in 1974 and later became a Professional Member in 1977. Nesbitt has served the Club in many capacities including recording secretary for the Records of North American Big Game Committee, Administrative Director, and, Executive Director. Nesbitt currently resides in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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