[font="times, times new roman"][font=arial]Beginning in August, all 50 Bass Pro Shops stores will have a Boone and Crockett Club associate measurer on staff. Scoring on whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, bear and cougar will be offered as a free customer service.
To find the store nearest you, go to http://www.basspro.com and click on "Store Locations."
"This partnership provides millions of hunters with easy access to a certified measurer. It's a new convenience spawned by demand - we're seeing all-time high interest in our records program, which speaks to the success of modern conservation," said Keith Balfourd of the Boone and Crockett Club.
Hunters can "green score" their own trophies by following guidelines at the Boone and Crockett Club Web site, www.booneandcrockettclub.com. If unofficial measurements are close to or above minimum scores, and the hunter would like to enter their trophy into the Boone and Crockett Club Awards Program ($40 entry fee), it must be scored by a trained measurer like those at Bass Pro Shops.
Click or call Boone and Crockett Club for a complete list of measurers in your area.
The Boone and Crockett Club accepts trophies taken in fair chase by all legal methods (i.e. firearm, archery, muzzleloader, etc.) including found, or "pick up," trophies that meet or exceed minimum entry scores per species.
Maintaining records of native North American big game is a valuable tool for measuring the success of wildlife management programs. For over 120 years, Boone and Crockett Club has been a leader in records keeping, conservation, fair-chase hunting ethics and education.