Boone and Crockett Club Debuts New TV Series
Boone and Crockett Country, is debuting this summer and fall on Outdoor Channel.
MISSOULA, Mont.--(Ammoland.com)- A new documentary celebrating the best in North American big game hunting and conservation, Boone and Crockett Country, is debuting this summer and fall on Outdoor Channel.
Presented by America's optics authority, Leupold, the Boone and Crockett Club-produced television program explores all aspects of big game hunting from species biology, favored habitats and today's best trophy destinations to the science of big game management and the time-honored, ethical traditions of recreational hunting.
Boone and Crockett Country airs three times per week: Mondays at 3:30 p.m. (EST), Fridays at noon (EST) and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
To check local listings on Outdoor Channel, visit www.outdoorchannel.com.
Upcoming episodes include:
- Mexico Mule Deer (week of Aug. 2)–Jack O'Connor once wrote that he considered it a moral victory to just see a doe in the Sonora desert. Today the toughest place on earth for a deer to make a living is also the place that grows the biggest racks.
- Montana Elk (week of Aug. 9)–
There are still places in North America where it can seem like you're hunting in Yellowstone Park. We'll visit one such place.
- Colorado Mule Deer (week of Aug. 16)–
Not long ago, word was the sky is falling on western mule deer populations. But outdoor writer Ron Spomer finds out that science is telling a different story, at least in northwestern Colorado.
- New Mexico Pronghorn & Elk (week of Aug. 23)–
If pronghorn hunting on the NRA's Whittington Center in New Mexico is good, what about the elk hunting? Leupold National Sales Manager Cyndi Flannigan embarks on a late season hunt.
- Trophy Hunting: Are we draining the gene pool? (week of Aug. 30)–“Reverse evolution” is the latest spin on selective hunting by activist groups. We'll debunk another anti-hunting myth with data that shows how does contribute half the genetic footprint.
- Wolves in the Rockies (week of Sept. 6)–Once endangered, gray wolves were legally hunted in Montana and Idaho in 2009. While some say it's too soon to hunt wolves, others say we're already on a certain path to an elk population crash. Separating fact from emotion with the biggest environmental political football of all time.
- British Columbia Grizzly (week of Sept. 13)–
No other land mammal strikes fear in the heart of man more completely than the adult grizzly bear. We'll follow the grizzly in its British Columbia wilderness home as well as some comeback areas in the Lower 48.
- 27th Big Game Awards (week of Sept. 20)–Need proof that modern wildlife management is working? Check out the Boone and Crockett Club's 27th Big Game Awards. If real trophies are a thing of the past, where did these big boys come from?
Also watch for re-airings of these episodes:
- Utah Shiras' Moose– Join Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Ben Carter as he hunts a Shiras' bull in Utah and learns how the species made, and continues to make, a comeback thanks to sportsmen and landowners.
- Colorado Archery Elk– Andy York, vice president of marketing and product development at Leupold & Stevens, finds out that when it comes to downing a rutting bull with an arrow, timing–wrapped in a lot of luck–is everything.
- Alberta Mule Deer & White-tailed Deer– Alberta has always been home to mule deer, but it burst onto the scene as a hot spot for record-class mule deer less than two decades ago. What changed? Could it be a lesson in mule deer management?
- Illinois Muzzleloader Whitetail– Three days is not a lot of time to find and take a trophy whitetail. But if your stand is in the hottest big-buck state, it might just be enough.
- Arizona Archery Elk– If you could pick one trophy elk hunt in North America today, you'd pick a place that consistently produces bulls pushing 400-inches. You'd pick White Mountain Apache lands in Arizona.
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 enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. 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.boone-crockett.org.