About Boone and Crockett
The Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887 and began publishing books in 1893 when the first Acorn series book, American Big Game Hunting, was released. Each book in the Acorn Series includes a collection of essays about hunting, adventures in the outdoors, and historical perspectives of important conservation achievements like the protection of Yellowstone National Park. Six more editions of Acorn series books were published until the Club’s first records book premiered in 1932. Over the next 70 years, the Club continued to release big game records books, as well as select titles on conservation and conservation history. With the release of A Whitetail Deer Retrospective in 2006, the Club began a new era of hunting history books.
Today, the Club’s Publishing Program serves as a vehicle to distribute the Club’s Mission, Vision, and Goals as well as provide funding to the Club’s mission-based programs such as hunting ethics, big game records-keeping, conservation education, and conservation policy.
This web site is dedicated to Boone and Crockett Club books that celebrate the history of hunting big game in North America.