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The major features that make up a B&C score for mule deer and blacktails are: F - main beam length, G - point lengths, H - circumferences, and D - Inside Spread. Mule deer may not have as much going on above their heads as other members of the deer family, like elk and moose, but judging them...
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The first thing you will notice about a large whitetail buck’s rack is the overall height and width, followed by the number of points, and mass. When assessing a potential trophy’s score, we need to look at the lengths of the main beams, lengths of the points, the inside spread of the main beams, and the mass or circumference of the main beams at four locations. Learn more about the different components that contribute to the overall score for a whitetail and other big game animals recognized by B&C.
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Only two measurements make up the final score for a bear skull: A - Length and B - Width (not shown). By Jim Shockey Though some may disagree, black bears are one of the most sought after of all the big game species. Who hasn’t desired a black bear rug? Next to whitetail deer, there is an argument...
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The major features that make up a B&C score for a Rocky Mountain goat: C - Length of Horn and D - circumferences It would be hard not to classify any mature Rocky Mountain goat as a trophy considering all that goes into a successful hunt for these cliff dwellers. Nevertheless, as with all...
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The major features that make up a B&C score for a pronghorn: C - Length of Horn, D - circumferences, and E - Length of Prong. The unique pronghorn, its population reduced to some 15,000 head in the early 1900s , is one of America's greatest conservation success stories. Now legally hunted in...
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The major features that make up a B&C score for moose are: Greatest Spread, D - Width of Palm, and Length of Palm. By Craig Boddington Of all the living members of the deer family, moose have the greatest amount of antler material. They also show great variation in size, with the smallest racks...
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The Boone and Crockett Club maintains the records of native North American big game as a vital conservation record in assessing the success of wildlife management programs. Read about the history of how our program came into existence.
The Mule Deer Foundation adds their name to the growing list of sponsors for one of North America’s longest-running celebrations of big-game conservation and management -- the Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards, scheduled for July 14-16, 2016, in Springfield, Missouri.
Attention big-game hunters: Dec. 31, 2015, is the deadline for entering your trophies into Boone and Crockett records, if you'd like to be included in the Club's 29th triennial Big Game Awards book, banquet, exhibit and conservation data. The Boone and Crockett scoring and records-keeping program was the first data collection system designed to measure and evaluate the population health and habitat quality of native North American big-game species. This historic info has been used for decades to improve state and federal wildlife polices and management strategies, and to recognize those sportsmen and women who were fortunate enough to take a record book animal.
Four classics in outdoor literature, all digitally re-mastered and newly available from Boone and Crockett Club, top the summer reading list for hunters, adventurers and conservationists. The paperback series includes: A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa by Frederick Courteney Selous Camp-Fires in the...

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