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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Designed for both resident and out-of-state hunters, this comprehensive travel/hunting guidebook has information on hunting tactics and techniques, shot placement, habitat and habits, hunting on public and private lands, and caring for meat and trophies. Also includes essential travel information on restaurants, meat processors, gunsmiths, and more.
Provides an overview of big game hunting, discussing weapons, preparations, legal and ethical issues, safety concerns, and common types of big game animals.
Since its inception, paleoanthropology has been closely wedded to the idea that big-game hunting by our hominin ancestors arose, first and foremost, as a means for acquiring energy and vital nutrients. This assumption has rarely been questioned, and seems intuitively obvious—meat is a nutrient-rich food with the ideal array of amino acids, and big animals provide meat in large, convenient packages. Through new research, the author of this volume provides a strong argument that the primary goals of big-game hunting were actually social and political—increasing hunter’s prestige and standing—and that the nutritional component was just an added bonus. Through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary research approach, the author examines the historical and current perceptions of protein as an important nutrient source, the biological impact of a high-protein diet and the evidence of this in the archaeological record, and provides a compelling reexamination of this long-held conclusion. This volume will be of interest to researchers in Archaeology, Evolutionary Biology, and Paleoanthropology, particularly those studying diet and nutrition.
Young hunters will be excited to learn about the various hunting techniques they can use to pursue large prey, such as bears, elk, moose, crocodiles, and pronghorns. This great book has sound advice, useful safety tips, and interesting sidebars.
The most up-to-date big game records book available – includes nearly 5,000 trophies accepted in the last three years and dozens of stories about the top trophies.
A compact field guide that includes judging big game. This first-of-its-kind field guide includes detailed instructions on how to score each of the North American big game species recognized by the Club, including numerous illustrations to clearly demonstrate techniques for proper measurement. Also included are techniques for evaluating and field judging the most popular species of North American big game. As most hunters know field judging big game before you decide to take an animal goes hand-in-hand with knowing how to score an animal. Other important sections of the field guide include: o General measuring techniques o Boundaries definitions o Reproduction of all the score charts o General policies of the Club's Records Committee Philip L. Wright, one of the original Official Measurers of the Boone and Crockett Club, served as the Chairman of the Records of North American Big Game from 1987-1994. William H. Nesbitt is an Official Measurer and a Professional Member of the Boone and Crockett Club.
New in the Big Game Hunter's Guide series, this book covers all the big game species in Wyoming by region. It includes information on hunting each species as well as hub city information that includes, hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, sporting goods stores, medical facilities, car repair services, airports, and much more. Distribution maps by region for each species are included also.
The Giants and Patriots are about to battle. Ten days before kickoff, one fan plans to watch the big game on TV, until a casual dinner conversation changes everything. Making The Big Game traces an unexpected and modern journey through the quirks of the Super Bowl Lottery, internet frauds, high-tech scalpers, and fan legacies. Jeffrey Fekete wraps a true story of life, work, and relationships around a frantic and often humorous countdown to game day and his pursuit of the ultimate game ticket.