Records of North American Big Game

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Boone and Crockett Club, Oct 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 904 pages
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This is the one collectors of big game hunting books have been waiting for!

Records of North American Big Game is a one-of-a-kind big game records book that lives up to its longstanding reputation as "The Book" of native North American big game trophies. In its twelfth edition since the original book was published nearly seventy-five years ago, this latest edition has over 800-pages filled with valuable information for today''s hunters, outdoorsmen, and game managers.

A total of thirty-eight different categories of North American big game are recognized and, as a testament to the success of today''s conservation and big game management efforts, a record-setting twelve new World''s Records are featured in this edition. Photographs and the stories behind these new World''s Records are included along with the photographs and stories about the other twenty-six World''s Records that the Club currently recognizes.

New to this edition is a focus on showing as many of top-scoring trophies dating back to 1932 as possible. We''ve raided the Club''s records-keeping archives and found hundreds of photographs of top-scoring trophies that haven''t been published for decades. Before each category''s trophy list, readers will be delighted to view these photographs from history and track their individual measurements in the listings that follow. The Boone and Crockett Club has also put together an image-packed CD-ROM that includes desktop pictures featuring the top trophies, screen savers, downloadable score charts and more.

Along with the detailed listing of over 22,000 trophies ranked by their all-time scores, this book also includes eight chapters by some of today''s most popular outdoor writers including Bob Robb, Gordon Whittington, Wayne Van Zwoll, and Jim Shockey. Hunters who pick up this book will enjoy reading about memorable hunting experiences, why and how antlers grow, along with chapters about the Sagamore Hill Award (the highest award given by B&C), the National Collection of Heads and Horns, and more.

Records of North American Big Game is much more than a book of records-keeping statistics, it is a history book of big game animals in North America. Informative chapters, hunting stories, and hundreds of portrait and field photographs make this book an exceptional resource for hunters and sportsmen and provides hours of reading enjoyment.
 

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About the author (2005)

Eldon L. "Buck" Buckner is the current Chairman of the Boone and Crockett Club's Records of North American Big Game Committee. He was first appointed an Official Measurer in 1968 while serving as a U.S. Forest Service range conservationist in Arizona. He has served as Judges Panel Chairman, Consultant, and Judge for Boone and Crockett Club Awards Programs since 1990. He lives in Baker City, Oregon.

Jack Reneau is a certified wildlife biologist who has been Director of Big Game Records for the Boone and Crockett Club since 1983. He was responsible for the day-to-day paperwork of the Boone and Crockett Club's records-keeping activities from 1976 to 1979 as an information specialist for the Hunter Services Division of the National Rifle Association (NRA) when NRA and Boone and Crockett Club cosponsored the B&C Awards Program. Jack earned a M.S. in Wildlife Management from Eastern Kentucky University and a B.S. in Wildlife Management from Colorado State University. He resides in Missoula, Montana.

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