Club analyzes whitetail records for new book

2014-08-06T16:08:00Z 2014-08-08T15:36:24Z Club analyzes whitetail records for new book The Billings Gazette
August 06, 2014 4:08 pm

Statistics say it won’t be windy when you shoot your record-book whitetail buck. Neither will it be raining, cloudy, nor warmer than 50 degrees.

A new book, “Boone and Crockett Club’s Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails,” includes detailed analyses of weather conditions reported by hunters when they tagged a buck big enough to qualify for the club’s big-game record book.

More than 8,000 recent Boone and Crockett record entries were reviewed. The most common trophy-day weather data include: 93 percent — no precipitation; 85 percent — winds calm to 5 mph; 81 percent — temperature 50 degrees or lower; 51 percent — sunny/clear.

Boone and Crockett records also reveal the best odds for taking a massive whitetail occur during the week of Nov. 13 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Along with many more details and charts on weather, dates, times, firearm calibers, ammunition and other behind-the-records statistics, the book offers chapters on trophy-hunting strategies and insights from noted whitetail authorities.

The paperback, with 272 pages and hundreds of photos, illustrations, charts and graphs, costs $19.95 (plus shipping and handling) and can be purchased by logging on to or by calling 888-840-4868.

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