August 4th, 2008

Boone and Crockett Scoring Provided at Bass Pro Shops

Hunters can now have trophy-size animals measured (for record status), more easily. Starting this month, scoring on whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, bear and cougar will be offered as a free customer service at all 50 Bass Pro Shops stores. These outlets will have a Boone and Crockett Club associate measurer on staff. To find the store nearest you, go to and click on “Store Locations.”

Keith Balfourd of Boone and Crocket Club states: “This partnership [with Bass Pro] 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.”

Hunters can “green score” their own trophies by following guidelines at the Boone and Crockett Club Web site, 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.

Boone & Crocket Measuring

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. Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, for more than a century Boone and Crockett Club has been a leader in records keeping, conservation, fair-chase hunting ethics and education.