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A Whitetail Retrospective

A Whitetail Retrospective

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Vintage Photos and Memorabilia from the Boone and Crockett Club Archives

After nearly a century of records keeping, the Boone and Crockett Club has dug deep into its records archive and produced the ultimate history book for whitetail enthusiasts!

A Whitetail Retrospective takes you back through the evolution of whitetail hunting and big-game records keeping from the late 1880s up through 1980, and is packed with hundreds of amazing vintage photos, historic score charts, records-keeping correspondence, and portraits of award-winning whitetail deer.

What's a history book without historians?

Authors of A Whitetail Retrospective include the B&C's long-time Director of Big Game Records, the current Chairman of the Records Committee, along with other Records Committee Members, and Official Measurers -- all with extensive first-hand knowledge in the history of the B&C scoring system and the whitetail deer, as well as historic B&C whitetail trophies.

What's a history book without maps?

To know where are we are going, you must see where we've been. Another special chapter in A Whitetail Retrospective is a geographic look at one of our greatest conservation success stories. The whitetail deer once numbered in the millions, but were reduced to a mere 500,000 animals by the early 1900s. It is now back in numbers believed to be greater than when European settlers first landing in the New World. The chapter reveals this recovery with detailed maps separated by decade, which highlights the top trophy-producing counties across the country from 1830 through 1979.


Learn the history and reasons behind why the Boone and Crockett Club began its program to record data on native North American big game and how this system has evolved over the years. Revisit some of the most publicized and significant whitetail trophies ever recorded: The Breen Buck, Mel Johnson's archery World's Record, James Jordan's legendary typical from Wisconsin, and many other truly outstanding but lesser-known trophies.

A Whitetail Retrospective is the essential book for every whitetail deer hunter.
  • Hard cover with dust jacket -- 8x10 inches
  • 352 pages
  • Over 350 vintage images

Item Code: BPWDR

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