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What Does Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young, etc. Mean?


B&C: The Boone & Crockett Club has become the authoritative source for data on native North American big-game trophies.  Since 1932, the Club has gathered and maintained statistics on trophies that meet the stated requirements of Fair Chase, minimum score and other documentation.  Periodically, the Club publishes records books, ranking entries within categories.  The Boone and Crockett Club's scoring system was adopted and copyrighted in 1950 and cover records only for native North American big game animals.   For record keeping purposes the southern geographic boundary is the southern border of Mexico.  The northern geographic boundary is the northern limit of the United States and Canada, and the East and West boundaries are delimited by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Fair Chase Statement- FAIR CHASE, as defined by the Boone and Crockett Club, is the ethical, sportsmanlike and lawful pursuit and taking of any free-ranging wild, native North American big game animal in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper advantage over such animals.

P&Y: The Pope & Young Club records for posterity scientific data on North American big game taken with bow and arrow. The Pope and Young Club is one of North America's leading bowhunting and conservation organizations. Founded in 1961 as a nonprofit scientific organization, the Club is patterned after the prestigious Boone and Crockett Club. The Club advocates and encourages responsible bowhunting by promoting quality, fair chase hunting, and sound conservation practices. Today it fosters and nourishes bowhunting excellence and acts in the best interest of our bowhunting heritage everywhere. The Club promotes and participates in improving sound wildlife conservation and wise use of our natural resources. It conducts ongoing recording periods and every two years presents appropriate recognition to the finest specimens submitted. These biennial presentations honor the quality of individual examples of North American big game species and promote the ideals of fair chase.
SCI: The Safari Club International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife, education of the people, and the protection of hunters' rights. Founded in 1971, Safari Club International is a worldwide charitable organization that promotes wildlife conservation and education, provides services for people in need, and functions as an advocate for hunters and hunting. More than 37,000 members and 200 chapters in 37 countries empower SCI's mission around the globe.
The Safari Club International comprises of scoring trophy animals world wide and may include Game Ranches or High Fenced Areas.
Typical: An antler rack that consists of a 5 x 5 frame for deer, including eye guards, and 6 x 6 frame for elk.  Any points greater than the typical  frame may still be considered a typical, but will be counted as deductions from the overall score. Typical frames, in general, will score less than non-typical.  The B&C world record typical mule deer scores 226 4/8
Non-Typical: An antler rack that consists greater than the normal typical 5 x 5 or 6 x 6 frame.  Non-typical frames have many points- more the points, the greater the score.  Non-typicals will generally score higher than typical frames because they have more points that are allowed to be scored.  The B&C world record non-typical mule deer scores 355 2/8.

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