Boone and Crockett Club

The  Boone and Crockett Club  is the oldest  organization  North American  conservation of  wildlife and habitat  , based  in the United States  in 1887 by  Theodore Roosevelt  . The club was named in honor of the day’s hero-hunters,  Daniel Boone  and  Davy Crockett  , whom the club’s founders considered to be pioneers who hunted widely by opening the  US border  but were realizing the consequences of overfishing. In addition to having drafted a famous  declaration of ”  just pursuit  ” of the ethics of hunters  [1], the club has worked to expand and protect the  national park  of  Yellowstone and the establishment of the American conservation in general. The Club and its members were also responsible for the elimination of  commercial hunting  , the creation of the  national park  and  national forest services  ,  the  network  national wildlife refuge  ,  wildlife reserves  and conservation funding. North American Wildlife Conservation Model  . [2]

Les membres clés du club ont inclus Theodore Roosevelt , George Bird Grinnell , Madison Grant , Charles Alexander Sheldon , William Tecumseh Sherman , Gifford Pinchot , Frederick Russell Burnham , Charles Deering et Aldo Leopold . [3]

Today, the Club continues its role as a think-tank composed of a true who’s who of the great masters of contemporary conservation. Because of the tendency of the club to work quietly behind the scenes, he is best known for maintaining a system of scoring and collecting data to  measure and track the wild animals of  prey of  North America  As written in the history of the Club; “Club staff often played a key role in promoting a certain measure and did not want history to record the merit of another organization. Their main concern was to do everything to promote good legislation, no matter who credit. ” 

The Club’s structure consists of 17 staff members, 100 regular members, 159 professional members and thousands of club associates.

The club is headquartered in  Missoula, Montana  , which also houses the  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation  .

History of the club

The men belonging to the first group forming the Boone and the Crockett Club were ardent athletes who not only responded to the thrill of hunting but had a deep appreciation of wild and untouched wilderness and took part in the opening of the early west. Many were prominent in other areas of life. All had a great breadth and personified the highest ethic of sportsmanship.

The  account of  George Bird Grinnell  (1910) of the formation follows:

In December 1887, the Honorable Theodore Roosevelt, then a member of the New York Assembly, at a dinner at his residence in New York, proposed the formation of a club of American hunters called the Boone and Crockett The proposal was warmly welcomed by those present, including EP Rogers, Archibald Rogers, J. Coleman Drayton, Thomas Paton, Col. JE Jones, Elliott Roosevelt, Justice West Roosevelt, Rutherford Stuyvesant and George Bird Grinnell. formulated, and in January 1888 the Club was organized with the following officers and members:

Chairman, Theodore Roosevelt, Secretary, Archibald Rogers Members: Albert Bierstadt, Heber B. Bishop, Benjamin F. Bristow, J. Coleman Drayton, DG Elliott, George Bird Grinnell, Arnold Hague Roelevelt JW, Roosevelt Rutherford Stuyvesant A Wadsworth, Bronson Rumsey, Lawrence Rumsey and WD Pickett.

“Over time, these men have added to their number of others interested in the same objects, so that now, for many years, Club Boone and Crockett has had a hundred regular members – its limit – and twenty-five to forty associates. Among the latter, there are a number of men who have rendered remarkable services in favor of the objects to which the Club is devoted.

“These objects were advertised as being:

(1) Promote the manly sport with the rifle.

(2) Promote travel and exploration in wild and unknown or partially known parts of the country.

(3) To work for the preservation of large game in that country and, to the extent possible, promote legislation to that end and help enforce existing laws.

(4) Promote the study and recording of observations on the habits and natural history of various wild animals.

(5) to encourage members to exchange opinions and ideas on hunting, travel and exploration; on different types of shotguns; on the lair of game animals, etc.

could no longer do any of these things within the limits of the United States. Small hunting trips can be made, and sometimes one or two game heads are killed, but the old wild border of the unrestricted prairie and rugged and rugged mountains has disappeared forever.

In the years since its inception, Club Boone and Crockett have accomplished a number of things that deserve the enduring recognition of the American people. Its members won battles for good conservation measures which the club saw the importance well before the public opinion of the time.

In 1920, EW Nelson, former head of the biological survey, said in a letter to Grinnell: “It is hardly necessary to say so, but for active and lasting interest and dedication to the cause by yourself and the rest we should now have virtually no game protection in this country and no conservation of forests or other beneficial conservation measures. The public will never act without the efforts of the few people interested in conducting such movements .

In his book Adventures in Bird Protection, T. Gilbert Pearson writes the following in reference to the athlete’s conservation efforts: “Well-intentioned people, who like to refer to themselves in a rather exclusive way, while the” lovers of birds “shouted all the” sportsmen “. They seemed to ignore the fact that in the ranks of the hunters there were many strong and influential men who, through hard work in legislative lobbies, had obtained 9/10 of all existing laws for the preservation of wildlife.

In this regard, it is interesting to note that the first company Audubon was created by George Bird Grinnell, former president of the club. At present, two members of the club are presidents of the Audubon Crown corporations: John Holman is president of the Connecticut Audubon Society and Richard Borden is president of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Some members represented the club in Washington’s legislative circles and were influential as lobbyists. Several members of the club were in the public service and helped promote the conservation measures recommended by the club. Besides Roosevelt, men such as Senators Elihu Root, Henry Cabot Lodge, Secretary Henry Stimson, Hon. John W. Lacey and Frederick C. Walcott could be mentioned. Administrative heads of government agencies such as the Wildlife and Wildlife Service, the Parks Service and the Forest Service were in most cases associate members of the club. [5]

Historical chronology

1887  –  Creation of Boone and Crockett Club Founded  by  Theodore Roosevelt  with  George Bird Grinnell  , James Coleman Drayton, James E. Jones, Thomas Paton, R. Stuyvesant Pierrepont, Archibald Rogers, Elliott Roosevelt, J. West Roosevelt, Rutherford Stuyvesant. The list also includes well-known artist  Albert Bierstadt  , General  Philip Sheridan  and General  William Tecumseh Sherman  .Key dates in the history and accomplishments of the organization include:

  • 1888  –  First Official Meeting  A committee was appointed “… to promote appropriate and appropriate legislation for the enlargement and better government of Yellowstone National Park”.
  • 1889  –  Birth of the National Forest System The  expansion and protection of Yellowstone National Park was the first project of the Boone and Crockett Club. William Hallet Phillips, Secretary of the Interior, Lucius QC Lamar, Jon W. Noble and Arnold Hague of the US Geological Survey enacted the Timberland Reserve Bill, which added 1 million acres to Yellowstone and gave birth to the nation forest system.
  • 1893  –  American Game Hunting published
  • 1894  –  Yellowstone Park Protection Act Legislation passed  by the US Congress and member of the John F. Lacey Club of Iowa increased the size of Yellowstone by 3,344 square miles and established the precedent and policy for protection future national parks. Key members of the club were US Senator George Vest, US Congressman John F. Lacey, George Bird Grinnell and General Philip Sheridan.
  • 1895  –  Publication of hunting in many lands
  • 1895  –  New York Zoological Society Founded around  the world, the New York Zoological Society has developed the Bronx Zoo and Related Research on Wildlife Conservation. It is now known as the Wildlife Conservation Society and is active in 60 foreign countries. Instrumental in initiating this included members of the Madison Grant Club, Theodore Roosevelt, and C. Grant La Farge.
  • 1896  –  Flathead Forest Reserve in Montana  Worked to establish the Flathead Forest Reserve, which became Glacier National Park in 1910.
  • 1896  –  Creation of the Union of American Ornithologists
  • 1897  –  Establishment of the Black Mesa Forest Reserve  By an executive proclamation of President William McKinley, this reserve was officially designated as a national forest reserve on August 17, 1898.
  • 1897  –  Camp Fire Club of America The  founding members of the Club founded the Camp Fire Club of America.
  • 1897  –  Organic Administration Act Legislation  Introduced to Congress by Club Member John F. Lacey, this law established the forest reserve system in the United States to supply timber to the country. The forest reserve system was a precursor to the establishment of national forests in 1905.
  • 1897  –  Published Trail and Camp Fire
  • 1897  –  Successfully passed the appropriation act in the public service. A  established a national policy for the multiple and sustainable use of the forest and the professional management of it. Established a national conscience on the destruction of natural resources and mobilized public support for the continuation of Congress legislation. This was initiated by John F. Lacey, US Congressman, former Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz, Arnold Hague, Gifford Pinchot, Charles D. Walcott and George Bird Grinnell.
  • 1898  –  Enforcement of gaming laws. At  helped establish legislation to help states enforce laws on gambling.
  • 1898  –  Creation of the American Sportsmen’s League
  • 1900  –  Lacey Act of 1900  Member of the Club Congressman John F. Lacey conveyed to Congress this cornerstone of the conservation of fish and wildlife. This act makes it illegal to transport game illegally across states – the beginning of the end of market hunt and the foundation of all gaming laws. Instrumental in the launch of this included members of the US Congressman Club John F. Lacey and T. Gilbert Pearson.
  • 1901  –  Theodore Roosevelt Sworn in as  Founding President of Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States following the assassination of President William McKinley on September 14, 1901.
  • 1902  –  Reclamation Act Legislation  The Club was instrumental in the establishment of the Rehabilitation Act (30 dams, 3 million acres of western agricultural land and irrigated habitat ). President Theodore Roosevelt, as president, used his political power to get the message out to Congress.
  • 1902  –  The Laws of the Game of Alaska were  signed Theodore Roosevelt signed the first piece of legislation protecting wildlife in the newly formed Alaska Territory – the model of gaming laws in the 48 southern states. This was initiated by members of the Club Madison Grant, US Congressman John F. Lacey, Henry A. Allen, Ed.  Wm.  Nelson, Charles H. Townsend, George Bird Grinnell, Dr. Joseph Grinnell, Wm.  T. Hornaday, W. Austin Wadsworth and US Congressman WE Humprey.
  • 1902  –  Set of standards for the measurement  of large game The Club created the first system for measuring and collecting data to objectively measure and evaluate species in order to document the existence and status of these large game species as a recovery efforts.
  • 1903  –  National Wildlife Refuge Act Legislation  Pelican Island of Florida became our first national wildlife refuge. George C. Perkins, senator and member of the California Club, used the research provided by B & C to help get the act passed by Congress. The key members of the Club were Alden Sampson, Ed W. Nelson and George C. Perkins.
  • 1904  –  Founder of Theodore Roosevelt Club Re-elected as 26th President of the United States
  • 1904  –  National Association of Audubon Companies  Gifford Pinchot, founding member of the club, created the first Audubon company, which had sections across the East. He was later named the National Audubon Society.
  • 1905  –  Establishment of the American Bison Society  At a meeting at the New York Zoological Society, the American Bison Society is formed with William T. Hornaday, Club Member, President and President of Theodore Roosevelt as Honorary President.
  • 1905  –  Forest Reserve Transfer Act Legislation  The US Forestry Conference led President Roosevelt to sign this bill, proposed by member of the Gifford Pinchot Club (the first head of the US Department of Forestry) Department of Agriculture. Gifford Pinchot, head of the US Bureau of Biological Studies C. Hart Merriam, TS Palmer, US Congressman John F. Lacey and President Theodore Roosevelt attended the ceremony.
  • 1906  –  National Collection of Heads and Horns  This taxidermy exhibition of wildlife specimens from around the world was established by members of the Madison Grant Club and William T. Hornaday at the New York Zoological Society at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Its intention was to awaken the public to the critical situation of the disappearance of wildlife and to mobilize its support for future legislation aimed at the conservation of these natural resources. The inscription on the entry reads: “In memory of the great game of the world in the process of disappearing”. Madison Grant, President Theodore Roosevelt and C. Grant La Farge were members of the Key Club.
  • 1907  –  Agricultural Credits Act Legislation Has  led the US Forest Service to assist in enforcement to protect fish and game.
  • 1908  –  National Bison Range  Private funds raised by the Club through the American Bison Society were used to purchase land to establish the National Bison Range in western Montana to protect the remaining bison wild meadows.
  • 1908  – The  first National Conservation Conference for Governors  Theodore Roosevelt, founder of Boone and the Crockett Club, organized this national conference on conservation at the White House, attended by 44 governors.
  • 1909  –  Roosevelt completes his mandate as President of the United States  His legacy: transformed 230 million acres into 5 national parks, 150 national forests, 55 game and bird reserves and other federal reserves, 18 monuments and 21 repair.
  • 1910  –  The  President William Howard Taft, founding president of Glacier National Park, has signed a bill for the establishment of Glacier National Park. This project was first proposed and proposed by George Bird Grinnell, a member of the club, with the support of Senator Thomas B. Carter. Members of the Club include Professor Raphael Pumpelly, George Bird Grinnell, Henry S. Graves, US Senator Thomas B. Carter and US Forest Service Chief Gifford Pinchot.
  • 1911  –  Creation of the American Game Protective & Propagation Association.  Later renamed Wildlife Management Institute.
  • 1913  –  First Migratory Birds Act The Weeks-McLean Act was conceived as the first attempt to stop commercial hunting and illegal migratory bird shipment from one state to another. Pushed through Congress with the help of Congressman and member of the John W. Weeks Club, the Weeks-McLean Act was based on weak constitutional foundations and was adopted as an addendum to an appropriation bill for the Department of Agriculture. It was soon replaced by the Migratory Birds Treaty Act of 1918, which decreed that all migratory birds and their parts (including eggs, nests and feathers) were fully protected. Instrumental in the initiation of this included members of the George Shiras Club member of Congress, John Bird Burnham, Ed.  W. Nelson, TS Palmer, William T. Hornaday, Madison Grant, Henry Fairfield Osborn, T. Gilbert Pearson, George Bird Grinnell, Charles S. Davidson, Congressman John W. Weeks,
  • 1916  –  Establishment of the National Parks Service  The National Parks Service was established with the Stephen T. Mather Club member appointed as the first Director.
  • 1917  –  Mont McKinley National Park Legislation Act   With the assistance of the Charles Sheldon Club Member Campaign  and the Dall Sheep Protection Zone and the  Club’s written legislation  designating the park boundaries , the Club allowed the  safe passage of Mount McKinley National Park Act, now Denali National Park. This was initiated by members of the Charles Sheldon Club, head of the US Bureau of Biological Survey Dr. Ed.  W. Nelson, Stephen T. Mather and Belmore Browne.
  • 1917  –  Save the Redwoods League Founded  Dedicated to saving the world’s largest tree, the Sequoia Redwoods, California. The key members of the Club were Madison Grant, John C. Merriam, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Stephen T. Mather and John C. Phillips.
  • 1917  –  Black Mesa National Forest (named Apache National Forest in 1908)  Member of the Aldo Leopold Club began his career to study the causes and effects of a massive mortality of all mule deer in the Black Mesa area of ​​Arizona. This was the first scientific management study of a major animal program in America, and the study and work of Aldo Leopold were paid for by Boone Club and Crockett.
  • 1918  –  Migratory Birds Treaty Legislation  The Club has helped to ratify the Migratory Birds Treaty with Great Britain (Canada) to establish federal control over migratory bird hunting.
  • 1919  –  Theodore Roosevelt Death  The founder of The Boone and the Crockett Club and 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, died on January 6, 1919.
  • 1920  –  Humboldt State Redwood Park Established  began working to establish Humboldt State Redwood Park in California to preserve 60,000 acres of redwood sequoia.
  • 1921  –  President’s Conference on Outdoor Recreation  Collaboration with President Calvin Coolidge to establish the Conference of Presidents on Outdoor Recreation, which led to the establishment of a national recreation policy that coordinates the management of resources at the federal, national and local levels. John C. Phillips, T. Gilbert Pearson, John C. Merriam, John Burnham, William B. Mershon, Senator of the United States Frederic C. Walcott, CH Townsend, Vernon Bailey, Frank M. Chapman, TS Palmer, Barrington Moore, Chauncey J. Hamlin, George E. Scott and Congressman George Shiras III.
  • 1925  –  Published Hunting and conservation
  • 1928  –  The  founding members of the American Wild Fowlers founded the American Wild Fowlers in 1927, which later became Ducks Unlimited.
  • 1928  –  American Museum of Natural History The Hall of the North American Mammal  Club   inaugurates the expansion and renovation of the North American Mammal Hall. The club’s key members were Childs Frick, Harold E. Anthony, James L. Clark, Bayard Dominick, Alfred Ely, Prentiss Gray, Hubert Litchfield, Madison Grant and Kermit Roosevelt.
  • 1929  –  Migratory Birds Conservation Act Legislation  Helped establish the Migratory Birds Conservation Act, which establishes the national waterbird protection system. Lewis R. Morris, Charles Sheldon, George Bird Grinnell, John C. Phillips, John Burnham and T. Gilbert Pearson played a prominent role.
  • 1930  –  Aldo Leopold, a member of the  American Game Policy  Club, presents the first American game policy at the American Game Conference. The resulting changes have improved the organization of resource agencies, academic programs in wildlife education and wilderness conservation, which further strengthened the career of the wildlife professional.
  • 1930  –  American Committee for the  International Protection of Wild Animals Founded by Club Boone and Crockett to represent American sympathy and interest in the international protection of wildlife. John Charles Phillips  (1876-1938) was appointed president. This committee is then incorporated into the  International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources  . [6]
  • 1931  –  Extent of the Sheldon National Antelope Established  Helped establish the national chain of Sheldon antelopes in northern Nevada and southern Oregon named after member of the Charles Sheldon Club. The key members of the Club were T. Gilbert Pearson, Charles Sheldon, Childs Frick and Ira N. Gabrielson.
  • 1932  –  Uniform Rating System  Establishment of the first uniform measurement system for all large game trophies in North America. This was initiated by members of the Club, Prentiss N. Gray, Carl Rungius, James L. Clark, Samuel B. Webb and Harold E. Anthony.
  • 1932  – Record  publication of the North  American Big Game  Club  published its first edition of the book of records, records of Big Game North  America, under the auspices of the National Collection of Chiefs and  Horns at the New York Zoological Society  after having scoured the  world’s museums and trophy collections of sport hunters for specimens. The trophies were classified by simple measures such as length of wood or horn.
  • 1933  –  Hunting trails published on three continents
  • 1933  –  Aldo Leopold, a member  of the Game Management Club  published, is the author of Game Management, which establishes the principles and discipline of wildlife management and the origins of land ethics.
  • 1934  –  North American Wildlife Conference  Worked in partnership with the American Wildlife Institute, which became the Wildlife Management Institute in 1946, to establish the annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. The main members of the Club involved were JN “Ding” Darling, head of the US Forest Service FA Silcox, and Ira N. Gabrielson.
  • 1934  –  Founded North American Wildlife  Foundation   members of the  Club  founded the North American Wildlife  Foundation  .
  • 1934  –  Migratory Birds Hunting Stamp Act Member of JN “Ding” Darling Club is appointed Director of the US Bureau of Biological Survey, the forerunner of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. In his 18 months as director, Darling initiated the federal duck stamp program and designed the first duck stamp with the support of American club member Senator Frederic C. Walcott. The proceeds from the sale of these stamps are used to purchase wetlands to protect wildlife habitat. Since 1934, more than $ 670 million has been raised and more than 5.2 million acres of habitat have been purchased for wildlife. Darling has also greatly increased the area of ​​the National Wildlife Refuge System.
  • 1935  –  National  Wildlife  Federation Founded The National  Wildlife Federation was founded by the  members of the  JN Club “Ding” Darling CR Guttermuth, Ira N. Gabrielson and Karl T. Frederick. Darling was his first president.
  • 1936  –  Members of the Pittman-Robertson Legislation Club   began laying the foundation, providing legislative channels, and gaining broad public and political support for what would be known as the Pittman-Robertson Act.
  • 1937  –  Madison Grant Forest and Elk Refuge  From Forest Grant helped establish this forest and elk refuge in Humboldt, California, named after Club Member Madison Grant.
  • 1937  –  Law Act  Pittman-Robertson Adoption of the  law  Pittman-Robertson excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition for the conservation and game management. The club members laid the foundation for the concept, provided legislative channels and helped generate broad public and political support. The substantive work of this law began with the work of the Club on the Migratory Birds Act of 1929.
  • 1937  –  Ducks Unlimited Founded  by the Club, the American Wild Fowlers was founded by Ducks Unlimited, founded by Joseph Knapp, Robert Winthrop, a member of EH Low and a member of the Club.
  • 1938  –  Refining of the Uniform Scoring System Improvement of the  uniform scoring system for all North American big game trophies.
  • 1939  –  Publication of the North American Big Game
  • 1946  –  Wildlife Management Institute  Initiated the new Wildlife Management Institute, formerly the American Wildlife Institute.
  • 1946  –  Natural Resources Council of America  founded the Natural Resources Council of America .
  • 1947  –  Financing of wildlife research  The Club has begun to fund annual wildlife research projects.
  • 1947  –  Beginning of annual big game trophy competitions  The Club held its first national game competition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York to encourage selective hunting, promote the concept of “fair hunting” “And to ensure that its records were as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
  • 1949  –  Almanac County Sand Almanac  member of the club Aldo Leopold published posthumously at Sand County Almanac. Still used in classrooms today, Leopold’s book is considered one of the most influential books on conservation ever written. The book supports the need for a “land ethic” through which humans adopt a more respectful and harmonious relationship with the natural world.
  • 1950  –  Major Game Scoring System Adopted  The Club has adopted a more comprehensive and universally accepted method for evaluating large game trophies and collecting data to assess population health and habitat quality. The new measurement system was created and tested by Grancel Fitz, and members of the Samuel B. Webb Club, James L. Clark, Milford Baker, Frederick K. Barbour and Harold E. Anthony of the American Museum of Natural History.
  • 1952  –  Publication  of the North American Big Game Records B & C publishes the third edition of its popular record book, Records of North American Big Game. This is the first edition that lists and classifies trophies according to the B & C rating system adopted in 1950 – and still used today. This scoring system recognizes the trophies for massiveness and symmetry. It is currently the largest data set on large game in North America.
  • 1957  –  National Key Deer Refuge  Founded the National Key Deer Refuge of Florida. The key members of the club were JN “Ding” Darling, Richard Borden and CR “Pink” Gutermuth.
  • 1960  –  Signed Declarations on  Fair Proceeding All trophy record entries in the club record book must now include a signed statement attesting to fair prosecution; this changed to require a notarized declaration in 1974.
  • 1961  –  Published An American crusade for wildlife  published an American crusade for wildlife by club member James B. Trefethen.
  • 1963  –  Unfair Chase  The Club promoted the concept that using a plane to spot, land and shoot big game was considered an “unfair chase” and helped establish such laws.
  • 1964  –  National Wildlife Act  The Club has contributed to the enactment of the National Wilderness Preservation Act. Aldo Leopold was one of the Club’s first spokespersons on wilderness protection, which resulted in the 1964 Act.
  • 1965  –  Club Moves Offices  The Club moved its offices from the American Museum of Natural History in New York to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1966  –  Grant for the Study of Ecology  The Club has awarded a grant to study the ecology of fire and elk in the wild Bob Marshall area of ​​Montana.
  • 1968  –  Grant to the  Natural Resources Council The Club has awarded a grant to the Natural Resources Council of America for a monumental study of the reports of the Public Land Review Board.
  • 1968  –  Wild and Panoramic Rivers Act Legislation  The Club contributed to the Wild Rivers and Rivers Act.
  • 1970  –  North American Big Game Awards  Club began sponsoring competitions every three years to celebrate the success of conservation efforts and game management and hunting athletes who participate in these efforts.
  • 1974  –  Wild Sheep in North America  The Club participated in the organization of the Wild Sheep Symposium in North America. The book, Wild Sheep in Modern North America, was published, providing a better understanding of sheep biology and paving the way for a major effort to reintroduce and recover. Another result of this summit was the creation of the North American Wild Sheep Foundation, now the Wild Sheep Foundation. The first presidents of the organization included members of the club, Dr. James H. Duke Jr., and Daniel Pedrotti.
  • 1975  –  Club Moves Offices  The Club moves its offices from the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Alexandria, Virginia.
  • 1977  –  Black Bear Symposium  – The Club hosted the National Black Bear Symposium , focusing on the biology, habitat, propagation and management of black bear.
  • 1978  –  The National Collection of Displaced Heads and Horns  The National Heads and Horns Collection has been moved from the Bronx Zoo to the National Rifle Association Museum in Washington, DC. The North American species have been preserved by the Club and the species were donated to Safari Club International for relocation to its International Wildlife Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The collection was secured by the efforts of club members Lowell E. Baier, Samuel B. Webb and William Nesbitt.
  • 1979  –  Published Black Bear Book  published The Black Bear in Modern North America after the 1977 National Black Bear Symposium.
  • 1980  –  American Museum of Natural History  The Club raised funds to refurbish the North American Amphitheater of Mammals of the American Museum of Natural History. The project was completed in 1987 with the support of the Club member, Colonel Francis T. Colby.
  • 1982  –  The National Heads and Horns  Collection moved the National Heads and Horns Collection to the historic center of Buffalo Bill in Cody, Wyoming, Washington, DC
  • 1984  –  Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch  In the early 1980s, Club Boone and Crockett sought an important project to commemorate its next centenary. Such a project should demonstrate the Club’s commitment to wildlife conservation for a century, as a tribute to its past as a distinguished member and as a living legacy for the future. The Club raised private funds to purchase the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana under the leadership of William I. Spencer, Secretary John W. Hanes Jr and Treasurer Sherman Gray.
  • 1985  –  Published Measuring and tagging North American big game trophies Published Measuring and tagging North American big game  trophies – the definitive guide to measuring all major North American game categories.
  • 1986  –  Starting the  B & C Partner Program introduces the new associate program so that like-minded people can partner with Club Boone and Crockett and its conservation efforts and objectives.
  • 1989  –  Conservation Program for the Bush Administration  At the request of President George HW Bush, B & C was tasked with developing a conservation program for the Bush administration, led by Lowell E. Baier, a club member, composed Daniel Poole, Russell Train, Lynn Greenwalt, John Gottschalk, George Hartzog, Jack Berryman and Elvis Stahr.
  • 1991  –  Wetland Reserves Program  Assisted in establishing the Wetland Reserves Program to restore wetlands and migratory bird habitat.
  • 1992  –  Permanent Location The established  Club   purchases the Old Milwaukee depot in Missoula, Montana, and establishes its fourth permanent national headquarters.
  • 1993  –  First Full Professor Chair  The club funded its first professorship as a full professor at the University of Montana to guide the research of graduate students and provide public services in the areas of wildlife conservation and management of ecosystems. The members of the Club were Paul Webster, Daniel Pletcher, John Poston, William Searle and many others. Currently, there are B & C professors at the University of Montana, Texas A & M, Oregon State University and the University of Michigan.
  • 1994  –  Fair Chase Magazine Published  First issue of the Club’s Fair Chase magazine published during the winter term. Fair Chase Magazine is the official publication of a B & C file and is the main benefit of the Club Partners program. In the same year, the B & C Lifetime Associates designation was offered.
  • 1995  –  Wildlife Habitat Encouragement Program  Conceptualizing and drafting legislation for the Wildlife Habitat Program, a program to share with private owners the cost of restoring and enhancing habitat fish and wildlife.
  • 1999  –  Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area  Worked on the creation of the Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area, the largest cypress stand in the world in Mississippi.
  • 2000  –  Founder of  Boone and the Crockett Club, Daniel Pedrotti invited the leaders of all conservation organizations to its headquarters in Missoula, Montana, for a unifying summit hosted by Dr. Jack Ward Thomas, Kathy Thomas and Stephen Mealey. In 2001, the AWCP published Wildlife for the 21st Century and presented the paper to President George W. Bush, who described a number of visions of the group, including the Healthy Forest Restoration Act.
  • 2001  –  Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch  The Elmer E. Rasmuson Educational Wildlife Conservation Center, the cornerstone of the Club’s conservation education efforts, was inaugurated and inaugurated at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch in Dupuyer, Montana. In 2002, Lee and Penny Anderson’s conservation education program was implemented to increase awareness of the humanities and the understanding of wildlife and ecosystems that we all share and affect natural resources and cultural.
  • 2001  –  Healthy Forest Restoration Act Legislation  The Club began working on the Healthy Forest Restoration Act.
  • 2001  –  Conservation Across Boundaries  The Club has launched the Conservation Across Boundaries program to train high school teachers in conservation programs as an educational tool.
  • 2001  –  Wildlife Published for the 21st Century Volume 1  The Club, in partnership with US Wildlife Conservation  Partners  , has  published the  Wildlife for the 21st Century, recommendations to President George W. Bush, who  outlined the vision of ” organization of a conservation program for  President George W. Bush.
  • 2002  –  Prairie Reserve Program  Worked with other conservation groups and Congress to authorize the Prairie Reserve Program.
  • 2002  –  Conservation Reserves Program  Conceptualization of continuous lowland hardwood listing in the conservation reserve program to restore lowland hardwoods and wetlands.
  • 2002  –  Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance  The Boone and Crockett Club, the Mule Deer Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation formed the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance to address CWD issues.
  • 2003  –  Healthy Forest Restoration  Act Legislation The Healthy Forest Restoration Act was promulgated by Mark Rey, Melissa Simpson, David Anderson, Daniel Dessecker, Jeffery Crane, James Cummins and Stephen Phillips. B & C President Robert Model hosted a meeting with AWCP leaders and President George W. Bush at the White House where the President welcomed their efforts to pass this bill.
  • 2003  –   Healthy Forest Reserve Program Conceptualized and drafted legislation for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program, a recovery program for species in the United States forests.
  • 2004  –  Hunt Fair Chase  The Club launched the Hunt Fair Chase program to educate hunters about the importance of making ethical choices and enhancing the public perception of hunting.
  • 2004  –  Creation of the National Conservation Leadership Institute  Under the leadership of club president Lowell E. Baier, the National Conservation Leadership Institute was formed with Robert Model, Steve Williams and John Baughman. The first cohort of fellows graduated in 2006.
  • 2005  –  Fauna published for the 21st century Volume 2  AWCP presented Fauna for the 21st century: Volume II; Recommendations to President George W. Bush for his conservation program.
  • 2005  –  Holt Collier National Refuge  Worked with Congress to authorize and fund the Holt Collier National Refuge, the only national wildlife refuge named in honor of an African American. Collier was Roosevelt’s guide on the Black Bear Hunting of 1902, which raised national awareness of the principles of fair hunting.
  • 2005  –  Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge established  Working with Congress to authorize and fund Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge in honor of Roosevelt’s conservation achievements. The shelter is located on the historical hunting grounds of Roosevelt’s Black Bear Hunting in 1902, which resulted in the popularity of the “teddy bear”.
  • 2005  –  Boone and Crockett TV Series  The Club laid the conceptual foundation for a national television series to be broadcast in July 2006. The conservation documentary series  Boone and Crockett Country  is based on a special National Geographic . The series received the Golden Moose Award from the network in 2006 for the Most Informative Award and Best Conservation Series Award in 2009. The series also received a national Telly Award for excellent programming for its episode on Gray Wolf.
  • 2005  –  Endangered Species Act  Members of the  Reformation  Club played a key role in adding key reform pieces to the Endangered Species Act by the House of Representatives.
  • 2005  –  Texas A & M Professorship  The Club funded a Professor Chair at Texas A & M University, led by Club members Daniel Pedrotti and Robert Brown.
  • 2006  –  The  Sport Conservation Council The Sport  Conservation Council  , a federal advisory committee, was created to encourage the Club through the Ministries of Agriculture and the Interior. Robert Model was its first president and Jeffrey Crane the vice president; 11 of the 12 SCC members were also members of Club Boone and Crockett.
  • 2007  –  Michigan State University  The Club has funded a faculty chair at Michigan State University, led by members of the William Demmer Club, Morrison Stevens, Sr. and James Shinners.
  • 2007  –  Lowell E. Baier, a member of Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch Club  ,  conducted a fundraising campaign and orchestrated the federal government’s acquisition of the 23,550-acre private landowner’s Theodore Roosevelt Ranch Elkhorn. Considered the “cradle of conservation”, the ranch, adjacent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, will be protected in perpetuity.
  • 2007  –  Funding for the Starkey Research Project  Club members have secured funding to continue the Starkey elk modeling research project after the Forestry Service and the Land Management Office have refused to fund it.
  • 2007  –  Oregon State University  The Club has funded a Professor Chair at Oregon State University.
  • 2008  –  Recovery Strategy for Endangered Species  – Conceptualized and helped draft legislation for the Species at Risk Recovery Program – a program to recover registered species using the federal tax benefits. B & C has worked with several key conservation organizations and Congress to include it in the Farm Bill.
  • 2008  –  Conference on North American Wildlife Policy  The White House Conference on Wildlife Policy in North America was convened by Executive Order 13443 of President George W. Bush. Results include the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan developed by the Sport Conservation Council and the Wildlife Conservation Community.
  • 2008  –  Emergency Forest Restoration Program  Conceptualized and drafted a law for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program, a program to help private landowners restore their forests following a natural disaster and worked with the Congress for Emergency Forest Restoration, include in the Farm Bill.
  • 2008-2009  –  Climate Change Policy in Washington, DC  To cope with the diverse and contradictory legislative proposals pending at Congress, the Club, led by Stephen Mealey, Lowell E. Baier, Eric Taylor, Gary Taylor, James Cummins and others a scholarly white paper on the adverse effects of climate change to guide the development of public policies.
  • 2008-’10  –  Legislation  to Expand Charitable Conservation Deductions The Club has played an important role in securing the law to extend the deductibility of conservation and easement donations.
  • 2009  –  published Theodore Roosevelt Hunter Conservationist, author: RL Wilson
  • 2009  –  Fauna published for the 21st century Volume 3  AWCP presents the fauna for the 21st century: Volume III; Recommendations to President Barack Obama for his conservation program.
  • 2009  –  Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Center  The Club has worked to secure funding for Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Center which will be located on the Roosevelt Bear Hunting site in 1902 in Mississippi.
  • 2009  –  Summer Internship Program in Washington Summer  internship program initiated by club member Mark Rey, which invites students from Michigan State and the Mississippi State in Washington DC. wildlife refuges, rehabilitation projects, national parks, research stations and weekly conferences.
  • 2010  –  The Council  conservation of  heritage  Hunting and fauna  – The Council  conservation of  heritage of  wildlife  hunting and was created in  place of the Council  Sporting conservation advise departments of the  Interior and of  Agriculture at  about  hunting and  shooting  sports activities and  associated wildlife and  conservation of the  habitat.
  • 2011  –  Gray Wolf Radiation  The Club has played a key role in the radiation of gray wolves in the Rocky Mountain populations of the North and West of the Great Lakes under the Endangered Species Act. This has changed the status of these wolf populations of threatened and protected species to a regulated game species. This initiative was led by many members of the Club, among others.
  • 2011  –  Act of sportsmen Heritage  members club  legislation  have been instrumental in the introduction in Congress of an omnibus legislative package of several new conservation laws authorizations expire. This legislation has pursued major conservation programs and advanced hunting and shooting sports.
  • 2011  –  Presented to Congress the law on  savings Litigation  Government Legislation  This law was designed to reform the equality of  access to justice by closing the loophole that allows  nonprofit organizations to sue the federal government for  the technical reasons of  procedure such as lack  of reporting deadlines  , etc., and to  obtain their legal costs reimbursed by the federal government, which cost more than $ 100 million per year.
  • 2012-’13  –  Make public land legislation an  instrument to ensure the introduction of legislation in Congress to provide funding for access to public lands for hunters and fishers in the Land and Water Conservation Fund waters. When this bill was blocked, the Club obtained direct funding in each of the budgets of the Forestry Service and the Land Management Bureau for public access to sportsmen and women.


Boone and Crockett Club offers many camps and educational workshops as part of educational programs and Crockett Club Boone  occurred Ranch Theodore Roosevelt  [8]  in Dupuyer, Montana. These TRM Ranch education programs are not funded by the federal government. They are supported by Club Boone and Crockett and by private foundations engaged in kindergarten to Grade 12 education.

The club’s Lee and Penny Anderson conservation education program is located on the 6,060-acre Club Ranch, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch (TRMR) and the bases of its Rasmuson Wildlife Conservation Center of 5 000 square feet. The typical operating season for the RWCC is April 1 to October 31. Various educational programs are offered during this period, including, but not limited to, K-12 educational excursions, Club Boone and Crockett outdoor adventure camps for residential camp sites for high school and high school students), a nationally accredited High Scouts of America adventure camp called MOHAB (Montana High Adventure Base), a series of hunter training courses, sports event tournaments and is available for public rental , private, NGOs, agencies and other groups.

Books published by Boone and Crockett Club 

  • 1893 American big game hunting
  • 1895 Hunting in many lands
  • 1897 Path and campfire
  • 1904 American Big Game in its hauntings
  • 1906 Big Game Measurements
  • 1913 Hunting at high altitudes
  • 1925 Hunting and conservation
  • 1932 Dossiers du Grand Jeu North American, 1st ed.
  • 1933 Hunting trails on three continents
  • 1939 North American Big Game, 2e éd.
  • 1952 North American Game Records, 3rd ed.
  • 1958 North American Game Records, 4th ed.
  • 1961 Wildlife Crusade
  • 1964 Records of the Great North American Game, 5th ed.
  • Great North American Game of 1971, 6th ed.
  • 1973 Great North American Game, revised 6th ed.
  • 1975 An American Wildlife Crusade
  • 1975 Wild Sheep in Modern North America
  • 1977 Great North American Game, 7th ed.
  • 1979 Black Bear in Modern North America
  • 1981 Records of the Great North American Game, 8th Ed.
  • 1984 Book of 18 Great Game Awards
  • 1985 Measuring and marking large North American game, 1st ed.
  • 1986 19th Book of Great Game Awards
  • 1987 Deer Registration, 1st ed.
  • 1988 Records of the Great North American Game, 9th ed.
  • 1990 20th Book of Great Game Awards
  • 1991 Recordings of elk and mule deer in North America, 1st ed.
  • 1991 White-tailed deer records, 2nd ed.
  • 1992 21st Book of Game Grand Prix
  • 1993 Dossiers of the Great North American Game, 10th ed.
  • 1994 From Peace to Fraser
  • 1995 22nd Grand Prix of Book of Games
  • African playground 1995
  • 1995 Recordings of white-tailed deer, 3rd ed.
  • 1996 Record of Elk and North American Deer, 2nd ed. (HC)
  • 1996 Record of Elk and North American Deer, 2nd ed. (PB)
  • 1996 Recordings of North American sheep, goats and pronghorn, 1st ed. (HC)
  • 1996 Recordings of North American sheep, goats and pronghorn, 1st ed. (PB)
  • 1997 Measuring and marking large North American game, 2nd ed.
  • 1997 Caribou and Moose Recordings of North America, 1st ed.
  • 1998 23rd Grand Prix of Book of Games
  • 1999 Records of the Great North American Game, 11th Ed.
  • 1999 Return of the fee
  • 2001 24th Grand Prix of Book of Games
  • 2003 Recordings of white-tailed deer, 4th ed.
  • 2004 25th Grand Prix of Book of Games
  • 2004 Fair Chase in North America (HC)
  • 2004 Fair Chase in North America (PB)
  • 2005 Records of the Great North American Game, 12th Ed.
  • 2006 A Retrospective of Whitetail
  • Legendary Hunting 2006
  • 2007 26th Grand Prix of Awards
  • 2008 Chasing the American West
  • Records 2008 Grand North American Game, 12th Ed.  Paperback
  • 2009 Measuring and marking large North American game, 3rd ed.
  • 2009 Records of North American Elk, 1re éd.
  • 2009 Recordings of North American Mule Deer 1st ed.
  • 2009 Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist Hardcover
  • 2009 Theodore Roosevelt Hunter-Conservationist Paperback
  • 2010 1906 Big Game Measurements Limited Edition Reprint
  • 2010 A retrospective on American elk
  • 2010 27e Big Game Awards de Boone et Crockett Club, 2007-2009 (HC)
  • 2010 27e Big Game Awards de Boone et Crockett Club, 2007-2009 (PB)
  • 2010 Field Guide to Measuring and Judging Big Game, 2nd Edition
  • Legendary Hunting II 2011
  • 2011 North American Big Game Records, 13th Edition
  • Vintage Hunting Album 2011
  • 2012 Campfires in the Canadian Rockies (B & C Classics)
  • 2012 Records of white-tailed deer, 5th ed.
  • 2013 A retrospective on the mule deer
  • African playground 2013 (B & C Classics)
  • 2013 Back from the hunt
  • 28th Boone and Crockett Club 2013 Grand Prix
  • 2013 Great Rams III
  • 2014 The adventures of a hunter in Africa (B & C Classics)
  • Great Trophies 2014, Epic Hunts (HC)
  • Great Trophies 2014, Epic Hunts (PB)
  • Complete Guide to the Boone Whitetails and Crockett Club 2014
  • Wild Gourmet 2014
  • 2014 The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon (B & C Classics)
  • Forks 2015 in the trail
  • Hunting 2015 in the world
  • Ranch Life and the Hunting Path 2015 (B & C Classics)
  • 2015 Theodore Roosevelt’s legendary hunts (co-published)
  • Wilderness 2015 Newspapers
  • 2016 29e Big Game Awards de Boone et Crockett Club
  • 2016 How to score a great North American match
  • 2017 Records of North American Big Game 14e édition
  • Wildlife Policy and Law in North America 2017

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