Missoula, Mont.–The most popular and collectible book series in the Boone and Crockett Club library, “Records of North American Big Game” is now available in its 13th edition. It is the most complete records book available from the world’s foremost authority on native North American big game records keeping.

Since 1932, this historic title has offered a statistical celebration of wildlife management and conservation in North America. The new edition continues that trend with more than 5,000 new entries (entered between 2004 and 2009), including new World’s Records for grizzly bear, non-typical American elk, tule elk, mountain caribou and musk ox.

All together, the new 768-page book contains detailed tabular listings of nearly 28,000 trophies ranked according to their all-time scores in 38 different categories of North American big game, from whitetail to walrus.

The book includes hundreds of field and portrait photos of top-ranking trophies. A special color section features stunning photography of game species that have flourished over time with improved management and conservation practices.

Also included are chapters written by top authorities on current issues such as fair chase in the modern era of hunting, facts on lead ammunition, reforming federal laws to benefit conservation, and emerging science and management strategies for declining populations of mountain caribou.

Founded by Theodore Roosevelt, the Boone and Crockett Club maintains the highest standards in fair-chase sportsmanship, habitat stewardship and wildlife management–and has documented the impacts on conservation through big-game records that date back to the late 1880s.

“‘Records of North American Big Game’ is much more than a book of records. It’s a history of all native big game animals in North America and an exceptional resource for all hunters and conservationists,” said Julie Houk, director of publications for the Club.

“Records of North American Big Game” is hardcover with dust jacket, 8-1/2 x 11 inches, with 768 pages, 500 B&W photographs and 16 color photographs. The book retails for $49.95 (Boone and Crockett Club members receive a discount) and is available in stores or directly from the Club. Order at www.boone-crockett.org or by calling 888-840-4868.

About the 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, Mont. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.

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