Ever wonder what somebody’s talking about when they refer to “the record books” or a “Booner”? Or have you wondered why a 160” whitetail or a 360” elk are the benchmarks many hunters are looking for? Today, I’m going to answer those questions and more. I’ll tell you all about the various North American hunting record books maintained by the Boone & Crockett Club, the Pope & Young Club, the Longhunter Society, and Safari Club International. Plus, we’re also going to talk about the pros and cons of entering qualifying animals into one or more of the record books.
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What We Covered
1) Overview of the Boone & Crockett Club record book: the history of the club, how the record book got started, how their measuring system evolved over the years, and the benefits of the program
2) Brief overview of the Pope & Young Club record book and how it’s different from the B&C record book
3) Brief overview of the Longhunter Society record book and how it’s different from the B&C and P&Y record books
4) Description of the Safari Club International Record book and why it’s a unique program
5) Pros and cons of entering animals into the various record books
Learn more about the history of the Pope & Young Club here.
Learn more about the Longhunter Society here.
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