NEW HUNT App Layer with Boone and Crockett Trophy Data
The Boone and Crockett Club and onXmaps have joined forces to overlay B&C trophy data onto the HUNT App! The heat map of the B&C layer shows how many animals were taken in a county with blue being lower numbers and red being higher in numbers. Long press the county you are interested in and easily identify more B&C data with a press from your finger. New to the HUNT App, use the new Boone and Crockett Club data layer to learn how many trophy animals were taken in a specific county and help to determine where you want to put in for tags and more!
"The addition of this nationwide trophy data heat map is just one more tool for our customers to learn everything possible about the areas they hunt or plan to hunt. Now anyone with an onXmaps HUNT Membership can see ‘hot spots' for B&C trophy entries anywhere in the lower 48 states for 15 big game species." Eric Siegfried, Founder and President of onXmaps said.
Boone and Crockett Club began keeping trophy records in 1906 as a way of detailing species once headed for extinction. Today, trophy data reflects population size, health and habitat quality. Biologists compare and contrast trophy records to improve local management strategies as well as state and federal wildlife policies.
Now sportsmen and sportswomen can plan their hunts more precisely by seeing where B&C trophies have come from across their state. By activating the new map layer, hunters can see where concentrations of trophy class animals come from. The data can be paired with the hunting district layer to pinpoint areas in specific trophy units and find which tags to apply for, or to find concentrations of trophy animals in general hunting zones.
"One of our goals has always been to make this data available to everyone," the Club's Director of Big Game records, Justin Spring, said. "Now onXmaps HUNT App users can view mapping overlays by trophy category showing the density of B&C record book trophies over time, right down to the county."
The new B&C layer is an add-on layer available to onXmaps users for their personal phones or home computers running the HUNT App and features records for big game species like, elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep and others.
"It's not a virtual records book with names and scores, but it's a very unique view most big game enthusiasts haven't seen," Spring added. "This display of records entry by species and county gives the user a starting place to begin identifying healthy herds."
Records are maintained to gauge populations of big game. Even if a top ranking trophy is far down on your list of concerns, the lists show where populations have been well managed and the opportunity for a quality experience may exist, be it viewing, planning your next hunt, or application strategy.
See how this data can help you to HUNT Smarter. Get the HUNT App today and check it out!
About The Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. 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.