Boone and Crockett Club and onX have renewed their partnership to bring sportsmen a new navigation tool that shows historical data kept by the Club on native North American big game trophies.ISSOULA, Mont. (August 16, 2017) – The
“Ever since Theodore Roosevelt hatched the idea of maintaining records on big game animals, this data set has been used for many purposes,” said Tom Perrier the Club’s director of sales. “The digital age has now opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for this data, and we’re pleased that onX is helping make these records available to more sportsmen.”
onX offers mapping apps for home computers, laptops, GPS and mobile devices that show public and private land boundaries along with trails for every state so sportsmen and hikers can plan where they are going and know where they are. The new Boone and Crockett layer will show a heat map of the highest concentrations of Boone and Crockett record book trophies taken from 1830 to present, shown by county and covering 16 big game species. This layer is available as a separate purchase with funds going to support the Boone and Crockett Club mission. It can be viewed on both the mobile Hunt App or online in the onX Web Map.
“We are excited to partner with the Boone and Crockett Club to deliver this data as a tool for hunters throughout the country,” explained Matt Seidel, onX Hunt product manager. “The ability to quickly view a nationwide heat map of trophy records by species will be an invaluable tool for hunters during their planning for hunts and applying for tags.”
The Boone and Crockett Club began keeping records of big game species in 1906, first as way to document species that were thought to be vanishing. Later, the data was used to track recovering populations. The data is now used to assist in managing and maintaining these populations, celebrating these success in conservation, and acknowledging fair chase sportsmen and sportswomen who are participating in this management.
“The Club has always been open about sharing information with wildlife professionals, sportsmen, and the outdoor media, and published its first records book in 1932.” Perrier explained. “Having a look at this data in the palm of your hand while deciding on where you might want to hunt given the trophy history in a given area is a pretty cool thing.”
The new B&C layer is available for purchase in the onX Web Map or directly in the onX Hunt App at www.onxmaps.com/hunt.
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 and helped to establish the principles of wildlife and habitat conservation, hunter ethics, as well as many of the institutions, experts agencies, science and funding mechanisms for conservation. 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, Montana. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.
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