By Jack Reneau et al.
The definitive box consultant for an individual desirous to research B&C's world-famous huge video game scoring approach and follow this data to successfully pass judgement on huge video game within the field.
This definitive guide is now on hand during this up to date, handy box advisor that simply suits into backpacks. within you will discover distinctive directions on how you can rating all of the local North American colossal online game different types well-known through the membership, together with quite a few illustrations to obviously exhibit recommendations for correct dimension. additionally incorporated within the box consultant are concepts for comparing and box judging the preferred species for North American enormous online game.
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The system places heavy emphasis on symmetry, penalizing those portions of the measured material that are non-symmetrical. This results in even, well-matched trophies scoring better and placing higher in the rankings than equally developed but mismatched trophies, a result that most people readily agree with and accept. For those antlered trophies with unusual amounts of abnormal antler material, non-typical categories were developed to give them recognition as they would be unduly penalized in the typical categories.
This volume was followed in 1939 by a second edition called North American Big Game. Again, simple measurements were used to rank the trophies listed. This edition is especially notable for several fine chapters on subjects related to measurement and big game. Grancel Fitz had a lengthy chapter on his idea of a complex system of measurements that would, as a result of the numeric score total, rank trophies naturally. This chapter furnished an excellent counterpoint to the rival system being used by Dr.
Clark, a noted taxidermist and long-time Club member, for his Big Game Competitions. Fitz’s system was a bit more objective, while Clark’s was more imaginative in its measurements. Both systems had serious flaws but were superior to the single measurement ranking used in the 1932 and 1939 records books of the Club. S. Reed Alaska-Yukon moose (240-7/8 points) that is currently in the Boone and Crockett Club’s National Collection of Heads and Horns. Not only was Grancel on the committee that developed the Club’s copyrighted scoring system, but he and his wife Betty coordinated the day to day records-keeping activities of the Club for many years from their New York City apartment.
A Boone and Crockett Club Field Guide to Measuring and Judging Big Game by Jack Reneau et al.