Watching the last trickles of daylight slink away over a distant ridge, hoping a mature animal presents itself in time for an ethical shot. Stalking open grassland into a stiff north wind, every sense on high alert, as the cold air stings the cheeks and nose. The heart beating wildly at the sound of a pre-dawn tromp through fallen leaves, foretelling the possibility of approaching game. For those who count the days until their next trip afield, the true measure of a successful hunt will always be the vivid memories of time spent in wild places. While the definition of a successful hunt is left to its participants, the Boone and Crockett Club scoring system remains the benchmark for identifying mature big-game animals and healthy big-game populations. In the Club’s newly revised edition of “How to Score North American Big Game,” the definitive Boone and Crockett scoring system is explained in detail using simple, straightforward language and more than 100 new color illustrations and diagrams by noted wildlife artist and B&C Official Measurer Chris Lacey. The new edition of the Club’s official scorers manual is spiral bound for durability and easy, lay-flat reading with pockets integrated into back cover for safe keeping of scoring charts and notes.A must-have addition to the library of any sportsman, “How to Score North American Big Game” offers the most up-to-date scoring techniques with easy-to-follow instructions for scoring all 38 categories of North American big-game animals in 17 in-depth chapters along with detailed explanations of the Club’s records-keeping policies. In addition the book delivers chapters on the Club’s history and its records-keeping program. The new edition also includes an expanded chapter on category boundaries enhanced with detailed, full-color maps from onXmaps.