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The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

Photos of some of the top entries for the Boone and Crockett club's 27th Big Game Awards Book

Boone & Crockett Club is set to publish its 27th Big Game Awards Book at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev., June 22-26, 2010. Nearly 3,000 entries will be awarded Boone & Crockett distinction and from that giant collection of trophies, the top five specimens from each recognized species and category are being invited to appear in a free public exhibition of world-class antlers, horns, and mounted specimens held at the triennial event.

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Boone and Crockett Club recognizes 30 hunted big-game categories, including bear (four categories: Alaska brown, black, grizzly, and polar), bison, caribou (five categories: barren ground, central Canada barren ground, mountain, Quebec-Labrador, and woodland), cougar, deer (five categories: Columbia blacktail, Coues' whitetail, mule, Sitka blacktail and whitetail), elk (three categories: American, Roosevelt's and tule), moose (three categories: Alaska-Yukon, Canada, Shiras'), musk ox, pronghorn, Rocky Mountain goat, sheep (four categories: bighorn, desert, Dall's, and Stone's), and Pacific walrus.


Six categories of antlered game are classified as either typical or non-typical.


Pictured are some of top specimens for each Boone and Crockett-recognized species and type.

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