OCTOBER 13, 2020
 
 
 

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Wow – the 2020 hunting season is off to a great start around America! We here at The Hunting Wire hope you are having a safe and enjoyable experience afield this season. We are pleased to share the mission of Safari Club International (SCI) and hear from our Voice of Leadership Panel via the team at Delta Waterfowl. We look forward to sharing some exciting stories about hunts for elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, black bears, pronghorn, and a few surprises along the way from our team in the field now. So, look for their updates - win, lose, or draw in the next few issues of The Hunting Wire. We have staff writers working with rifles from HS Precision, Nosler, CZ, and Remington, a crossbow from Barnett, and optics from Leupold, GPO, Swarovski, and Meopta plus world-class ammunition from Hornady, Norma, Barnes, Nosler, and Fiocchi, so stay tuned! As always, thank you for your support and feedback about The Hunting Wire, Jay Pinsky jay@theoutdoorwire.com

FEATURED CONSERVATION PARTNER

Who is SCI and Why Hunters Everywhere Should Care

For 50 years, Safari Club International (SCI) has led the fight to defend hunting and wildlife conservation worldwide. With 180 membership chapters around the world and a legal advocacy team based in Washington, DC, SCI is uniquely positioned to champion the freedom to hunt everywhere. No other hunting-based organization has the reach, influence, legal know-how and track record of SCI. Whether it’s hunting doves, deer or Cape buffalo, SCI has and will continue to defend your right to hunt, while also funding conservation projects for the species you love.

A Leader in Hunter Advocacy

Safari Club International is headquartered in Washington, D.C., just blocks from the United States Capitol, which means SCI is perfectly positioned to build effective relationships with Congressional leaders and federal agencies on behalf of the hunting community. SCI employs a full-time staff solely dedicated to monitoring legislative issues that affect hunters and wildlife conservation on a global scale. But SCI isn’t just active at the federal level of government; we have a political presence in all 50 states as well, be it through our chapters or our Government Affairs staff. SCI has established a deep network of connections with pro-sportsmen elected leaders throughout the country thanks to collaboration with individual state sportsmen’s caucuses. So, we have all the connections to defend hunters and the outdoor lifestyle.

One of the few hunting or conservation organizations with an in-house legal staff, SCI’s premier legal team specializes in hunting and wildlife conservation litigation. The attorneys of SCI’s Government Affairs Department have represented SCI and SCI members as a whole in district and federal courts throughout the country. And with our international chapters and conservation partners in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the Pacific Rim, SCI defends your freedom to hunt no matter what, where, or how you hunt. Some examples of our most recent advocacy include:

A Leader in Worldwide Conservation

When it comes to conservation, SCI Foundation, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit, funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. SCI Foundation (SCIF) ensures that the best available science is used in wildlife policy and management in North America and abroad. SCIF’s many projects demonstrate the constructive role that hunting, and hunters play in conserving biodiversity around the world. The organization is “First for Wildlife,” investing millions of dollars into wildlife conservation and education every year. SCIF’s Conservation Department partners with national, state and provincial governments, university researchers, and conservation non-governmental organizations to complete wildlife research and management projects worldwide. Since 2000, we have put over $70 million in hunter dollars to work on over 100 conservation projects in 30 countries. Some of our programs include:

North America

Africa

Asia

Hosts of the World’s Premier Hunting Show

For 50 years, SCI has hosted the original worldwide international hunters’ show. Considered the “Ultimate Sportsmen’s Market,” the SCI Annual Convention showcases hunting opportunities from six continents, alongside world-class taxidermy, wildlife art, firearms and all things hunting. Our convention brings hunters from around the globe together with hunting operators and manufacturers. The SCI show is often the platform where manufacturers introduce and demonstrate new products directly to consumers.

With more than 1,000 exhibitors, hunters can find anything they need or dream about at the SCI convention. The show also offers dozens of educational seminars and opportunities to meet hunting celebrities. Several hundred hunts, fishing trips, firearms, works of art, jewelry and other items and services are offered at our live and silent auctions, helping us raise funds for hunter advocacy and conservation. The 2021 convention, to be held February 3-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be the 50th anniversary of the SCI show, and the venue for our biggest celebration ever.

Worldwide Membership Base

SCI’s advocacy and conservation work would not be possible without our global chapter network of nearly 50,000 members and 4 million affiliate members. SCI chapters are the backbone of our organization. Unlike with other organizations, SCI chapters are not subdivisions. They are freestanding corporations tied to SCI by a form of licensing. Chapters support SCI and SCI’s mission through various fundraising efforts that contribute to SCI’s advocacy and conservation efforts. However, chapters also have the freedom to conduct their own projects supporting local and international conservation, humanitarian/community development, and outdoor education. Together they perform the majority of SCI’s on-the-ground work with our support and backup.

Chapters are the local face of this international organization. They are key when it comes to the success of membership recruitment and retention, often providing innovative ideas and best practices and playing a major role in raising funds for SCI.

To learn more about SCI, how you can benefit from our programs and how you can help defend hunting and support conservation in your preferred neck of the woods, visit the SCI website at www.safariclub.org or call 888-HUNT-SCI. We can also put you in touch with the SCI chapter nearest you. And don’t miss our 50th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, February 3-6, 2021, where you can experience SCI first hand.

As the hunting population ages, new approaches are needed to bolster our ranks

By Paul Wait, Senior Director of Communications, Delta Waterfowl

“Take a kid hunting.”

It’s a slogan we’ve all heard countless times. When we take an eager youngster along on a hunt, we’re doing our part to introduce a new potential hunter to the ducks, the calls, the decoys, the dogs, the blind. And it makes us feel good, because we believe we’re helping to create “the next generation of hunters.”

For decades, nearly all hunter recruitment programs — whether for deer, turkeys, upland birds or waterfowl — have focused on youth, and are usually held on special days designated by the state or province as youth-only hunting seasons. The premise has been that if we get those youngsters hooked on hunting early, we’ll have them for life.

But is the youth-driven, “take a kid hunting” approach really working?

Strong evidence suggests it is not. Or at least that it’s not working well enough to sustain the ranks of our hunting population in North America.

Declining Hunter Numbers

Despite what you might encounter on opening day or a Saturday morning at your local public hunting grounds, the number of hunters in North America is declining.

The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation shows that 11.5 million people aged 16 or over hunted at least once during the year. That’s down from 13.7 million people in the same survey in 2011. The survey has been conducted every five years since 1991 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Only 4.4 percent of adults in the United States hunted in 2016. In 1991, it was 7.3 percent.

“The level of hunting in 2016 is at its lowest level in at least the past 25 years,” the survey’s authors concluded.

The number of waterfowl hunters has followed the same trend. After peaking in the 1970s at about 2.5 million, the number of active waterfowlers in North America dipped to 1.2 million in 2015.

Alarmingly, many people in the conservation community are worried we’re headed for another huge drop in hunter numbers when the Baby Boomer generation ages out of hunting participation. Statistics show that as many as one-third of hunters in North America will be hanging up their shotguns and mothballing their decoys within the next decade or so.

Some people welcome a world with fewer hunters. “Less competition for hunting spots” and “more ducks for me” are the standard rationale offered up in support of the idea that fewer hunters afield is a good thing.

Why does it matter if we lose hunters?

Simply put, hunters are the lifeblood of funding for conservation.

In the North American Model of Conservation, which is lauded worldwide for its amazing success at restoring and maintaining healthy populations of game and non-game animals, as well as for providing important environmental benefits, we — the hunters — are paying the bill.

Hunting generated $26.2 billion in 2016, money that fuels public lands hunting, habitat restoration and the entire suite of wildlife conservation work across North America. It’s a user-pay system, and because the sportsmen and women have been willing to buy licenses and stamps, and to voluntarily fund conservation work, we all get to enjoy the benefits of hunting.

But right now, an ominous cloud hangs over our future as the number of hunters continues to shrink across North America.

The equation is simple: Fewer hunters equals less ducks in the sky and fewer places to hunt them.

“If you care about the future of hunting, we need more hunters,” said Joel Brice, vice president of waterfowl and hunter recruitment programs for Delta Waterfowl. “As the number of hunters drops, we’re flirting with being irrelevant.”

The Broken Chain

Throughout history, hunting has been a tradition passed down from one generation to the next. Somewhere along the line, however, the chain of hunters was interrupted, or at least, altered.

“The age composition of existing hunters shows a large cohort of people who have 5 to 15 years of hunting participation left,” Brice said, pointing out that license sales data consistently shows most hunters quit at about 70 years old.

At the same time, the other end of the hunter age spectrum shows that not enough teenagers are becoming hunters to replace those who are quitting.

“If the older generation of hunters right now had replaced themselves one-for-one, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” Brice said.

So, what happened to the children of the Baby Boomers? Why haven’t they joined their parents in duck blinds and goose pits?

No one knows for certain, but most experts blame urban drift in society as a strong culprit, pointing out that today’s youngsters are far more likely to grow up in a city or suburb than the kids of previous generations. Young people are less connected to landscapes where hunting occurs, and demands on their time for sports and other school activities are arguably stronger than ever, too.

Take a Kid Hunting

No one will argue that taking a kid hunting is a bad thing. Exposure to hunting is positive.

However, we should not expect a young person to immediately become a self-sustaining hunter. That urban or suburban boy or girl who tagged along during the special youth-only season has huge hurdles to overcome to repeat the experience, even if they loved every moment of their first taste of hunting.

“A 12-year-old is dependent on parents for money, can’t drive, doesn’t have the necessary gear — including access to a shotgun — and probably doesn’t have a place to hunt,” Brice points out.

Most hunter mentorship programs are a one-and-done experience, and therein lies a problem.

“The reason most groups or people do a one-and-done hunter recruitment event is because it’s easy, it makes them (the adult mentors) feel good and they believe it works,” Brice said. “But in many cases, you might have created a hunter, but you’re not retaining that hunter.”

Clearly, the exception is a child growing up in a hunting family who conceivably would have multiple opportunities to hunt again.

Another downfall of many hunter recruitment efforts is that often, the kids who sign up for the programs are children from hunting families. In effect, a lot of hunter recruitment programs are catering to young people who are already well along the pathway to becoming a hunter.

“The average participant is young, and a large percentage of them already have hunting experience,” Brice said. “They are going to become hunters anyway without the benefit of a hunter recruitment event. There is value in keeping a kid hunting, but we’re not adding a new hunter.”

Targeting a Different Age

The application of the R3 model, which stands for “hunter recruitment, retention and reactivation” is changing.

Government and non-government agencies relying on the critical revenue hunters provide are emphasizing a new target for recruitment: Young adults.

Non-hunters in their 20s to early 30s — particularly those who come from social groups with an open mindset toward hunting — are much better equipped to become waterfowlers.

Young adults who are into eating “clean” foods, have peers who hunt or have some connection to outdoor activities such as canoeing, rock climbing, hiking or biking, make good candidates to take up hunting.

“The rate of hunting adoption of a 20-something is much, much faster than that of a kid,” Brice said. “The young adult probably has a vehicle, has money to buy hunting gear and has the time to go hunting.”

While a kid who participates in a mentored hunt might have to wait a full year or longer for another opportunity — and could easily lose interest — the young adult can likely go again the following weekend. By introducing hunting to a person with the means to repeat the experience, you truly are creating a new hunter this season, and for next season, too.

“And when they have kids, they can recruit their own kids into hunting,” Brice added.

Delta-style Hunter Recruitment

Delta Waterfowl’s First Hunt is the largest waterfowl hunter recruitment program in North America. Since 2003, Delta’s chapters have introduced nearly 80,000 prospective new hunters to the ways of duck and goose hunting by conducting mentorship events using guidelines set forth by The Duck Hunters Organization.

Although First Hunt was originally focused on mentoring youth waterfowl hunters, it has expanded in scope to serve hunters of all ages. Chapters have hosted women’s hunts, family hunts and university student hunts.

A few Delta chapters have developed year-long mentorship programs where each participant is immersed in several aspects of the waterfowl hunting lifestyle, including shooting clay targets, carving decoys, building and installing duck nest structures, fixing up duck blinds and going on waterfowl hunts.

Delta Waterfowl believes the key to increasing the number of waterfowl hunters in North America — and replacing the massive number of Baby Boomers who are aging out — is to recruit larger numbers of young adults.

Currently, about 36 percent of Delta’s chapters host a First Hunt event. It’s a number Brice would love to see at least double.

Another statistic he hopes will rise is the average age of First Hunt participants.

“I’m challenging our chapters,” Brice said. “We need more chapters to host First Hunt events. We also want the average age of participants to go up. We want to focus on young adults, and people who are interested in hunting, but who do not already have hunting experience.”

Instead of hanging a flyer announcing the event at the local sporting goods store and taking people on a first-come, first-served basis, Brice suggested displaying the event announcement at a grocery store, CrossFit gym or local university.

“Target places where outdoorsy people who don’t hunt will frequent,” he said. “If you’re going to invest time in mentoring a new hunter, let’s make sure that person has the means to continue hunting after the First Hunt event.”

Paul Wait is senior director of communications for Delta Waterfowl.

The Voice of Leadership Panel is an appointed seven-person group of outdoor industry leaders who have volunteered to contribute their voices on key hunting and outdoor recreation issues to inform, inspire, and educate participants within our community.

  • Jim Curcuruto, Director, Research & Market Development, National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Mandy Harling, National Director of Hunting Heritage Programs, National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Jenifer Wisniewski, Chief, Outreach and Communication, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  • Jess Johnson, Legislative and Advocacy, Wyoming Wildlife Federation
  • Joel Brice, Vice President, Waterfowl & Hunter Recruitment Programs, Delta Waterfowl
  • Donny Adair, President, African American Hunting Association
  • Makayla Scott, Montreat College Shotgun Team

Facilitators:

  • James “Jay” Pinsky, Editor, The Hunting Wire
  • Peter Churchbourne, Director, NRA Hunter Leadership Forum

 Fiocchi Ammunition teaches shooters about the basics of shotgun ammunition and how to use it.

By Fiocchi Ammunition

Editor’s Note: Today’s feature was sent to the Wires by the USFWS.

It seems odd to say this, but Ohioan Joseph List may have lived much of his adult life without ever seeing a white-tailed deer. This first-generation American, born in 1860, experienced his spring of life at the dawn of the Civil War. This son of German immigrants was Everyman from Anytown, USA—and he was a hunter.

He called Sardinia home, a small town a short distance from the Ohio River, nestled amid the gentle hummocks and hills left behind by retreating mile-thick glaciers many millennia ago. It was then as it is now, a small town servicing agriculture.

By Larry Weishuhn and Luke Clayton

 

Luke Clayton and Larry Weishuhn

Radio File: Hunting Wire Radio - Episode 10

Hunter Recruitment Series

A collection of bowhunting training videos and written content on how to help you become a better bowhunter.

By Easton Bowhunting

Video: How Long Should I Sit In My Treestand?

Mark Oliver with Buckmasters gives his professional advice along with some tips and tricks about bowhunting in a treestand.  

ANOKA, Minnesota – October 8, 2020 – If you are a passionate waterfowler or just getting started, this episode of “It’s Federal Season” is a must listen. Chad Belding, host of the top-rated waterfowl television show “The Fowl Life” on Outdoor Channel, chimes in with tips and tactics on how to be successful in the field this season.

“Chad is so passionate, and his knowledge is undeniable,” says Federal Ammunition’s Vice President of Marketing Jason Nash. “He is a diehard waterfowler and his advice is backed with decades of hunting experience from all the major flyways from east to west coast,” says Nash. Belding delivers a ton of waterfowl information during this high energy episode including proper concealment, essential gear to get started, shot size preference for ducks and geese and how to get a new hunter involved and into the duck blind.

In the Tech Talk segment, Belding, sponsored by Federal Ammunition, talks about the importance of the Black Cloud ammunition from Federal found exclusively in his blind bag. “I remember the very first time I went on a spring snow goose hunt with Black Cloud,” said Belding, the veteran waterfowl hunter. “There were no cripples and the dogs had an easy job that day,” continued Belding. Since that day, there is no other choice for Belding and his Benelli shotguns based on patterning, pattern consistency and lethality of the system that combines the FLITECONTROL FLEX wad and the pellet combination of Premium Steel and FLITESTOPPER Steel.

Before signing off, find out what promotions are available for consumers to buy Federal products and merchandise. Look for more information at www.federalpremium.com or where you find your favorite podcasts.

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Press Release Contact: JJ Reich

Senior Manager – Press Relations

E-mail: VistaPressroom@VistaOutdoor.com

About Federal Ammunition

Federal, headquartered in Anoka, MN, is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. From humble beginnings nestled among the lakes and woods of Minnesota, Federal Ammunition has evolved into one of the world's largest producers of sporting ammunition. Beginning in 1922, founding president, Charles L. Horn, paved the way for our success. Today, Federal carries on Horn's vision for quality products and service with the next generation of outdoorsmen and women. We maintain our position as experts in the science of ammunition production. Every day we manufacture products to enhance our customers' shooting experience while partnering with the conservation organizations that protect and support our outdoor heritage. We offer thousands of options in our Federal Premium and Federal® lines-it's what makes us the most complete ammunition company in the business and provides our customers with a choice no matter their pursuit.

About Chad Belding:

Born in 1974 in Reno, Nevada Chad Belding is a lifelong sportsman and outdoors enthusiast whose love of the lifestyle was instilled at a very young age by his father Orville Belding. Orville ensured that both Chad and his brothers Clint and Clay were encouraged to evolve an appreciation of the outdoors at every turn, teaching them to camp, hunt, fish, crawdad trap and even cut down their own Christmas trees. Their mother, Faith Belding, was with the family every step of the way. He is the host of “The Fowl Life”, as well as the co-founder of Banded, a video production and merchandising company that specializes in waterfowl hunting gear and accessories as well as a selection of turkey hunting products. Chad also hosts the podcast “This Life Ain’t For Everybody” podcast in, created in 2018.

MONA, Utah — Sierra Bullets, L.L.C., the Bulletsmiths®, a dedicated manufacturer of one of the highest quality, most accurate bullets in the world, has acquired certain assets relating to the Barnes Bullets brand of specialty hunting bullets.

Founded in 1932 and headquartered in the Rocky Mountains just outside of Mona, Utah since 1967, Barnes is an industry leader in manufacturing environmentally sound, lead free bullets. Known for its superior quality, terminal performance and accuracy, Barnes enjoys an almost cult like following among western big game hunters, shooters, and handloaders.MONA, Utah — Sierra Bullets, L.L.C., the Bulletsmiths®, a dedicated manufacturer of one of the highest quality, most accurate bullets in the world, has acquired certain assets relating to the Barnes Bullets brand of specialty hunting bullets.

“We are super excited and honored for the opportunity to be working with the Barnes Brand. Our strategy is to be the leader in specialty premium bullets and ammunition, and Barnes adds an additional uniquely positioned “Super Fan” brand to the Sierra portfolio,” said Keith Enlow, President of Sierra Bullets. “We want to let the industry and Barnes’ consumers know we are devoted to ensuring the quality of Barnes products, and understand the importance of continuity. We are committed to Barnes’ wonderful employees and the people of Mona, Utah where the brand is based and will continue to operate.

The acquisition of Barnes presents multiple strategic and financial benefits, most notably the addition of a stand-alone brand featuring a comprehensive lead free, all copper offering of premium component bullets and ammunition. Industry leading ammunition products such as the VOR-TX and TAC-XPD will continue to be a primary focus for the brand, in addition to further developing and innovating Barnes’ award-winning line of component hunting and target bullets.

“Barnes is the innovator and leader in lead-free, copper bullets — providing unmatched terminal performance, accuracy and dependability for hunters, shooters, and heroes on the frontlines protecting our nation” Enlow continued. “Our plan is to invest in and grow the Barnes brand as the category leader in premium bullets and ammunition, right here in the great state of Utah.”

For media inquiries or more information please contact: James B. Lawson (jlawson@idearanch.comidearanch.com

About Barnes Bullets 

Headquartered in Mona, Utah, Barnes Bullets has been an industry leader in bullet technology and innovation since 1932. The company manufactures some of the world’s most technologically advanced lead free bullets and premium hunting, self defense and tactical ammunition. Barnes has earned its strong reputation through unrivaled performance and results. This reputation is defined by innovative design, advanced manufacturing techniques and a core focus on the end user. As a result, Barnes has generated a strong consumer following supported by its globally recognized brands Barnes® TSX®, X Bullet®, Varmint Grenade®, Expander®. With its products being sold through its online store, a variety of retailers and international distributors, Barnes’s customers include hunters, range shooters, military and law enforcement professionals around the world. For additional information, visit www.barnesbullets.com.

About Sierra Bullets a Subsidiary of the Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR)

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Sedalia, Missouri, Sierra Bullets has been dedicated to manufacturing one of the highest quality, most accurate bullets in the world. From local and international shooting competitions to sport and hunting, Sierra offers best in class accuracy and precision that hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts have come to depend on. This performance is born from a proprietary manufacturing process that enables the achievement of the tightest tolerances in the industry. Sierra’s bullets are used for precision target shooting, hunting and defense purposes. In addition to a wide base of retailers, Sierra's customers include distributors, law enforcement and industry OEMs. Sierra's products have cultivated a significant consumer following recognized by its iconic "green box" packaging and include globally recognized brands such as Sierra® MatchKing®, Sierra® GameKing®, and Sierra® BlitzKing®. For more information, visit www.sierrabullets.com.

About Idea Ranch

Idea Ranch is a full-service advertising, PR, and consumer insights firm with offices in Oklahoma and Kansas. The firm has a diversified list of clients across the country and is an industry-leading marketing-communications company building brands in the outdoor recreation and passion sports sectors. For more information, please visit www.idearanch.com.

Agency Contact:
James Lawson
Vice President
jlawson@idearanch.com, (918) 743-8522 ext. 221

MISSOULA, Mont. (October 7, 2020) - Prestige Imports LLC and General Wholesale Distributors have partnered with the Boone and Crockett Club to create, produce and nationally distribute a line of premium whiskeys with the help of Anheuser Bush distributor network in Maryland. The partnership serves to celebrate the rich tradition of the outdoors and provide support to preserve Maryland's hunting and fishing heritage with fundraising opportunities.

"The distributors benefit Maryland's hunting and fishing traditions by raising funds locally across Maryland by donating items to hunting and fishing clubs, which then use the money for local conservation projects," said Ryan Luz of Katcep Brothers, master distributor in Maryland. "We are very excited to partner with Boone and Crockett Club Craft Whiskeys."

The whiskey offerings include a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Straight Rye and American Blended Whiskey, which are handcrafted in a time-honored heritage.

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is 86 Proof, aged for two years and handcrafted. A responsibility to conserve nature and drink responsibly is a responsibility of all citizens.

Straight Rye Whiskey combines small town, time-honored tradition for a rich and balanced taste at 86 Proof and aged for two years. Please always enjoy the great outdoors responsibly.

American Blended Whiskey uses 30 percent Straight Bourbon Whiskey and 70 percent Bourbon Distillate to produce our 80 Proof Whiskey, which reflects our commitment of more than 130 years of conserving wild places.


"Wildlife and wild places are abundant today because of the traditions of sportsmen," said Timothy C. Brady, president of the Boone and Crockett Club. "American-made spirits exemplify similar traditions. The camaraderie built at hunting camp or on a stream, and stories shared, are all part of this heritage and outdoor lifestyle. With 133 years of shared conservation success and stories, the Boone and Crockett Club is excited to offer a label that represents the North American sportsmen and be a part of the stories that will one day be a part of our shared legacy."

"Our strategic partnership with Boone and Crockett Club and Maryland AB Distributors represents our continued conservation and a shared set of values," said Tom Cleaver of Prestige Imports LLC.

Of the many accomplishments the Club has contributed, a few that stand out including: the establishment of our national forests and the National Forest Service; many national parks and the National Park Service; the national wildlife refuge system; the Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; structured hunting seasons and game laws; and the funding mechanisms for conservation including the Federal Duck Stamp and Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson).

The Club is most widely known among sportsmen for its scoring system and as the keeper of the record books for North American big game, as well as the ethical code of conduct of sportsmen, known as fair chase.

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, Montana. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.

For Immediate Release. For more info, contact Greg Duncan, Blue Heron Communications,
405-364-3433 or greg@blueheroncomm.com. This news is posted here.

 
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