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New Books Compile Stories, Tale Of Tape On Big Game Trophies

The three world-record big-game animals declared by the Boone and Crockett Club in June are featured in a book of hunting stories, trophy photographs, and updated listings of 3,239 record entries approved in the past three years.

“The Boone and Crockett Club’s 22nd Big Game Awards, 1992-1994,” edited by Jack and Susan Reneau ($39.95), is the trophy hunter’s atlas to the best big game hunting areas in North America.

The book includes details on the hunts for more than 100 record big-game animals, including:

The world-record Central Canada barren ground caribou, 433-4/8, taken near Humpy Lake, Northwest Territories, in 1994 by Donald Hotter III of Colstrip, Mont.

The world-record Alaska-Yukon moose, 261-5/8 points, taken near Fortymile River, Alaska, in 1994 by John Crouse of Cordova. The rack weighed 55-1/2 pounds.

Also released this fall is the club’s third edition of “Records of North American Whitetail Deer” ($18.95). This is the trophy book for the whitetail specialist. It features stories and photos of more than 100 state and provincial records for the United States and Canada. The books are available from Boone and Crockett Club, 250 Station Dr., Missoula, Mont. 59801, telephone (406) 542-1888.

Mule deer record discovered

While most of the trophies displayed at the Boone and Crockett awards in Dallas in June were taken in the past three years, the world record non-typical mule deer is a trophy that was killed in the 1890s.

The massive British Columbia buck had decorated the provincial prime minister’s mansion until someone measured it.

Official judges in Dallas scored the antlers at more than 400 inches - the first deer antlers of any kind to break the 400-inch mark.

, DataTimes