dvanced Telemetry Systems, Inc. (ATS) has signed a three-year commitment as a “Trailblazer in Conservation” partner of the Boone and Crockett Club. For over 40 years, ATS has designed and manufactured wildlife radio telemetry equipment used by wildlife managers and researchers throughout the world. This equipment plays a key role in gathering the critical data necessary to ensure sustainable populations of all wildlife species, including the game species hunted by the nation’s sportsmen and women. Advanced Telemetry Systems’ partnership with the Boone and Crockett Club will support the organization’s conservation and wildlife science efforts.
“We are pleased to welcome Advanced Telemetry Systems to the Boone and Crockett Club’s highest-level of partnership as a Trailblazer in Conservation,” said Club President Timothy C. Brady. “Trailblazers are investing in the Club’s mission, and one of our highest priorities has long been the scientific management of wildlife populations. ATS fills a unique role by designing and manufacturing the equipment that is essential for the wildlife research community to advise sound wildlife management decisions and further our conservation goals.”
The wildlife research community is involved in continuous projects to determine wildlife range, mortality, birth rates, and so many other variables. In order to complete these kinds of studies, and to better manage wildlife, researchers use specialized equipment including GPS and VHF tracking collars, sophisticated datalogging receivers and monitoring stations, antenna systems, etc. Advanced Telemetry Systems is one of the world’s major suppliers of this equipment. Importantly, all of ATS’ products are not only designed in the U.S., but they are also manufactured in the U.S. at ATS’ factory and headquarters in Isanti, Minnesota.
The Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887 and since the beginning has focused on using scientific management principles in order to ensure the long-term conservation of the nation’s wildlife species. The organization has played a critical role in enacting many of the conservation laws that have secured sustainable wildlife populations, most of which depend on the research gathered by wildlife biologists. Companies like ATS have led the way in the technology that informs these management decisions. As a Boone and Crockett Club Trailblazer in Conservation, ATS will further their impact on wildlife management by helping to inform the Club’s conservation policy efforts and its investment in guiding the careers of future conservation leaders.
“ATS is proud to share support for wildlife management and conservation efforts with the Boone and Crockett Club,” commented John Roth, a Project Consultant with ATS. “We are extremely excited to recognize our Trailblazer status with the Club and we look forward to seeing the positive results that such a unique partnership will bring to both parties.”
Other companies that support the Boone and Crockett Club as Trailblazers in Conservation are Bass Pro Shops, Buck Knives, Bushnell, Remington Arms Co., Ripcord Rescue Insurance, SITKA Gear, Under Armour and YETI.
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club is the oldest conservation organization in North America, which helped to establish the principles of wildlife and habitat conservation, hunter ethics, as well as many of the institutions, expert agencies, science, and funding mechanisms for conservation. Its contributions 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, the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the framework for modern game laws. The Club continues to be the leader in the hunter-conservationist community through its work in conservation policy, research and education programs at major universities, hunter ethics, and collaboration with similarly focused organizations. The Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.