Malcolm G. Bradbury of Detroit Lakes was recently honored by the Boone and Crockett Club, the nation’s most prestigious conservation and big-game hunting organization.
Bradbury was recognized for his typical whitetail deer at a special dinner for youth hunters during the Boone and Crockett Club’s 29th Big Game Awards in Springfield, MO, on July 15.
Bradbury’s trophy scored 165-2/8 Boone and Crockett points.
As a young person under the age of 16, the club gave special recognition at a banquet sponsored by the Wild Sheep Foundation to Bradbury, along with 41 other young sportsmen and sportswomen, from the 168 that harvested a Boone and Crockett qualifying trophy between the years 2013 – 2015.
It will be listed, along with over 4,000 other outstanding trophies, in the Boone and Crockett Club’s 29th Big Game Awards book available this fall.
Every three years, the finest North American big game trophies taken, entered, and accepted into Boone and Crockett Club’s big game records-keeping program are assembled for public display and a celebration of the ongoing success of our systems of conservation and game management.
The Boone and Crockett system of scoring big game trophies originated in 1906 as means of recording details on species thought to be disappearing because of rampant habitat loss, market hunting, and unregulated harvest.
Science-based conservation efforts led and funded by license-buying hunters helped bring those species from vanishing to flourishing.
The existence of mature, male specimens remains a classic gauge of sustainable hunting and successful habitat and wildlife management programs.
In addition to its prestigious history and tradition, the Boone and Crockett Club is strongly associated with the highest standards of hunting ethics referred to as, fair chase.