Boone and Crockett Club

Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana.

Areas of Expertise: Conservation and Wildlife Management. North America Big Game Records Keeping

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Springfield, Mo., Tabbed for Boone and Crockett Exhibit

One of the longest running public celebrations of wildlife and conservation will be held in Springfield, Mo., in 2016. Three partners recently announced the event: organizer Boone and Crockett Club, host Wonders of Wildlife and logistics coordinator Bass Pro Shops. The event is Boone and…

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Yellowstone elk poached by Fredrick and Philip Bottler 
near Mammoth Hot Spring during the spring of 1875.

Yellowstone Plundered by Market Hunters

Soon on newsstands in all 38 states, an upcoming edition of “Forest and Stream” will feature a report by editor George Bird Grinnell on a poaching crisis still plaguing Yellowstone even in its fourth year as a U.S. national park. Grinnell, back from an expedition…

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Dan Dessecker

The Sportsmen’s Voice in Forest Management

Boone and Crockett Club professional member Dan Dessecker will represent the interests of hunters and anglers on a federal advisory committee that helps guide management of 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands. Dessecker works as director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse…

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Mike Gallo and his record New Mexico Pronghorn.

Record Pronghorn Certified by Boone and Crockett

The largest pronghorn ever recorded has been certified by Boone and Crockett Club as a new World’s Record. The huge buck, hunted in Socorro County, N.M., in 2013, scores 96-4/8 B&C points. The new record breaks a tie between two specimens from Arizona. One was…

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