“In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.”
– Theodore Roosevelt, founder Boone and Crockett Club
The Club’s legacy of accomplishment includes securing public lands where wildlife could thrive and then creating expert agencies to properly manage fish, wildlife and these habitats, such as, the National Park Service, National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. The Club was also instrumental establishing funding mechanisms for conservation, including the Pittman-Robertson Act and Federal Duck Stamp, as well as pioneered the principles of responsible, ethical, and sustainable use hunting known as Fair Chase. The Club is best known for its scoring system and records book for North American big game species that track the health and vitality of these treasured national resources.