Dallas Safari Club Adopts Boone and Crockett Scoring

Dallas Safari Club Adopts Boone and Crockett Scoring

Dallas Safari Club
Dallas Safari Club

MISSOULA, Mont.—-(AmmoLand.com)- By unanimous vote of its board of directors, the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) has officially adopted the Boone and Crockett Club scoring system for measuring North American trophies taken by DSC members.

DSC will use the system for its trophy competition held annually since the 1980s. The formal adoption of Boone and Crockett scoring represents a major switch for the club, which has always used the Safari Club International system.

“The major difference between the two scoring systems is that Boone and Crockett rewards symmetry, even in non-typical specimens. It also was the first scoring system ever developed and it has been used since the 1920s to help track the effectiveness of North American conservation programs. Also, Boone and Crockett scoring is strongly associated with fair chase. Our club wants to be a part of all that prestigious history and tradition,” said Ben Carter, executive director of DSC.

Carter added that official Boone and Crockett measurers will be available to score North American heads and horns at the DSC annual convention, Jan. 7-10, 2010, at the Dallas Convention Center.

“We’re pleased to have the endorsement and partnership from DSC and we look forward to working together for the betterment of conservation and hunting,” said Tony Schoonen, chief of staff for the Boone and Crockett Club.

The Boone and Crockett Club’s scoring system was initially conceived to record details of North American big game species thought to be vanishing. With determined leadership and stewardship from hunters, most big game species are flourishing today.

About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the National Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For details, visit www.booneandcrockettclub.com.

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Steve Camp

This is interesting but I must wonder why this change is really warranted. Who determines the better of two equally scoring trophies with only slight symetrical differences?

In regard to non-North American trophies, what system is going to be used for them? SCI or are going to change to Rowland Ward?

Clay Harvey

Wow, what a can of worms. What was wrong with the way we have been doing the scoring.

Does your comment on fair chase imply SCI scoring is less than Fair Chase?

In my opinion B&C rewards perfection, which in nature is rare.

Using two scoring systems is not a fair playing field.

Ron Walker

How are you now going to score all of the high fence operation in Texas ????? What was worng with the SCI scoring system ????