Utah Big Game Records Fourth Edition

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UTAH BIG GAME RECORDS FOURTH EDITION


UTAH BIG GAME RECORDS FOURTH EDITION
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Lead Field Editor – Randy Johnson
HIGH DESERT WILD SHEEP GUIDES


BASIC DESCRIPTION:

A 8.5 by 11 inch, nearly 400 page book designed to recognize outstanding trophy big game animals in size and symmetry taken by sportsmen and women in the state of Utah

THE FACTS:

The Utah Big Game Records program was designed to establish the operation of a comprehensive record-keeping program for wildlife species native and introduced in the state of Utah. There is no entry fee required for acceptance into the Utah Big Game Records program.
The primary objectives of the program include the following:
Recognize outstanding trophies in size and symmetry taken by sportsmen and women within the State of Utah.
Promote hunting in its finest form, emphasizing the availability of quality big game animals and strict adherence to a high code of ethics by hunters. Hunters will be required to sign fair chase statements and adhere to the standards set by Boone and Crockett, Pope and Young and the Longhunter Society for recognition.
Produce an accurate, permanent record of big game trophies in the State of Utah.
Provide recognition to guided and unguided hunters. Also provide recognition to the guides and outfitters of Utah.
The record book contains information on all 10 species of big game animals found in Utah. The contents include the following:

Area Maps

Big Game Awards Program
Hunting/Conservation Articles
Photos/captions of record book animals (unguided and guided)
State rankings for Pope & Young, Longhunter and Boone & Crockett
General photo sections (these animals do not need to make the record books or be officially measured) for youth, unguided hunters and guided hunters.
Old Time Photos
Non-resident and Resident Drawing Odds
Outfitter Listings


Story:
I have taken the opportunity to purchase each edition of the Utah Records Book as it has been published. I must say that the quality with each edition has gotten much better. Rusty and Lesa Hall of Trophy Hunter Magazine have done a great job of gathering records, photos and in the overall editing, design and layout of Utah Big Game Records, LLC. I really enjoy reading and looking at each section of this book. One point of emphasis that I have liked is that Rusty and Lesa have taken the time to include photos and short stories submitted by various hunters throughout the state that showcases the wealth of our hunting heritage. I truly have appreciated the efforts that have been put forth by Mr. and Mrs. Hall to secure and maintain these hunting records. It is a beautiful book and well worth the purchase price of $30 which includes shipping. The 4th Edition features categories for Archery, Blackpowder and Rifle trophies. There are separate listings for each of the big game species. The book details all submission procedures, photo guidelines, story requirements, the annual recognition and awards, etc. This book also provides valuable information on the Boone and Crockett scoring system as well as official scorers in the state of Utah. I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting these key features as follows:
FEATURES:
SUBMISSIONS
Photo Quality: Quality field photos are a must. No sitting on the deer or photos taken in the back of the truck. Camera phones don’t take good enough photos. Clear the grass and brush out from in front of the animal. A bush or tree in the close background usually detracts from the photo quality. The antlers will blend in. Positioning the animal’s antlers on a skyline takes the best photos. Tuck the legs under the animal and wipe blood off the face. Lift your cap up so your face isn’t shadowed. If you have to move the animal to get out of the shadows, do it.
Photo Guidelines: High-resolution digital photos are preferred. Keep photos at 1MB or larger, JPG and TIF formats are preferred. The original photos from your camera’s memory card usually work fine. Don’t resize the photos for the internet.
Photo Captions: Some hunters may just want to give short description about the hunt. Be sure to include the hunters name and names of others in the photograph. You may include an unofficial score, number of points, width, hunt location/unit and any other information about the hunt.
Story Requirements: For those hunters wanting to include a story for the record book – we would like articles about trophies meeting or exceeding record book minimums. The key elements of the article can include finding the animal, the hunt, the kill, and feelings afterward. Record book scores, outfitters used, equipment, pre-season scouting, travel tips, hunt location are also important information in a good story. We have a proofreader and an editor who will take care of grammar and punctuation. Do your best and we will help you with the technical stuff.
Story Guidelines: Generally, 800-1600 typewritten words in Microsoft Word, submitted either by email and/or by CD. If you don’t have Word, you can copy the text directly into the body of an email.
Submittal Procedures: Email is the preferred route. You can send a CD to our office if you have a large amount of photos. Include your contact information – email and one or more phone numbers. Send your story, photos, equipment list to [email protected], [email protected] or mail at Utah Big Game Records, PO Box 12006, Ogden, UT 84412.

ANNUAL RECOGNITION & AWARDS
There will be an annual competition with awards given to the top three placements in each category. Big game animals entered in the annual competition must meet the following requirements:
The trophy must have been taken in the state of Utah.
The trophy must have been legally taken as prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and in accordance with fair chase standards.
Trophies must be officially measured by a Boone & Crockett, Pope and Young or Longhunter Society measurer.
Trophies need to be taken in the respective hunting season for that year’s competition.
The Utah Big Game Records committee reserves the right to re-examine and re-measure a trophy at its discretion. Inaccurate measurements may disqualify a trophy. Disqualification may be made if actual trophy is not made available for reexamination.
Big game that meet these requirements will be accepted into the records program and placed into the appropriate category and ranked. The Utah Big Game Records Committee reserves sole discrimination to determine whether a recognition award is given.
The Utah Big Game Records Committee may invite trophies for display at the Awards Programs or Annual Competition recognition programs.
Your articles and photos should be published in the annual Utah Big Game Record Book at the end of each respective year before releasing them to any other magazines or publications. The only exceptions are the Boone and Crockett Club, Pope and Young Club, The Longhunter Society.
Your trophy’s official Utah Big Game Awards certificate includes category, score, name, location and the awards period.
Your accomplishment is a testament to the success of Utah’s wildlife conservation system and part of big game hunting history. Now you can continue to take pride in and share this accomplishment with family and friends for years to come.
You can also get a plaque measuring 8” x 10”, solid wood, full color velour back to frame the awards certificate.
 
AWARD PRICING
Utah Big Game Certificate – $10.00
Utah Big Game Certificate in a Framed Plaque – $30.00
Shipping & Handling – Awards Certificate only $4.90 Framed Award Certificate $10.70
Call 801-731-4148 to order yours today. Call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MST.

SCORING SYSTEM
Utah Big Game Records Committee adopted the Boone & Crockett, Pope and Young and Longhunter Society measuring systems. Strict adherence will be paid to rules and regulations of each of these organizations including Fair Chase. Trophy owners must wait 60 days after harvest before measuring trophies. Pick-up entries will not be eligible for the awards program.

UTAH’S OFFICIAL BOONE & CROCKETT MEASURERS
David Nielsen
(801) 756-9265
American Fork, UT
[email protected]
C. Brent Farnsworth
(435) 438-5085
Beaver, UT
[email protected]
Steve Flinders
(435) 438-6254
Beaver, UT
[email protected]
Brent Christensen
(435) 577-2929
Circleville, UT
[email protected]
Keith Fullenkamp
(801) 940-0382
Clearfield, UT
[email protected]
Clair Huff
(801) 571-9461
Draper, UT
[email protected]
Sean Davis
(435) 454-3090
Duchesne, UT
[email protected]
Dennis Shirley
(801) 423-1108
Elk Ridge, UT
[email protected]
Paul Davis
(435) 657-2521
Heber, UT
Shad Leeder
(435) 586-1553
New Harmony, UT
Dallas Smith
(801) 226-7288
Leeds, UT
[email protected]
Shawn Bagley
(801) 361-8731
Mapleton, UT
[email protected]
Michael Fowlks
(801) 233-8916
Murray, UT
[email protected]
Rusty Hall
(801) 731-4156
Ogden, UT
[email protected]
Ira McArthur
(435) 688-8140
St. George, UT
[email protected]
William Phifer
(801) 230-2026
West Point, UT
[email protected]
Derris Jones
(435) 630-0239
Helper, UT
[email protected]
Jack Rensel
(801) 399-0240
Ogden, UT
Kenny Leo
(435) 637-5872
Price, UT
Rudy Drobnick
(801) 538-4779
Salt Lake City, UT
UTAH’S OFFICIAL POPE & YOUNG MEASURERS
David Nielsen
(801) 756-9265
American Fork, UT
[email protected]
Steven J. Sillitoe
(435) 586-0475
(435) 586-5979
Cedar City, UT
Brent Christensen
(435) 577-2929
Circleville, UT
[email protected]
Dennis Shirley
(801) 423-1108
Elk Ridge, UT
[email protected]
Dallas Smith
(801) 226-7288
Leeds, UT
[email protected]
Rusty Hall
(801) 731-4156
Ogden, UT
[email protected]
Craig P. Mitton
(801) 782-7756
(801) 786-8600
Pleasant View, UT
Kenny Leo
(435) 637-5872
Price, UT
Steven E. Sheehy
(801) 253-0163
Riverton, UT
Bo Shaheen
(435) 622-6408
Vernal, UT
Clark A. Moss
(801) 773-7414
(435) 734-6708
West Point, UT
Dave Baierline
(801) 969-2625
West Valley, UT
Todd S. Hinkins
(435) 748-5304
(435) 748-5551
Orangeville, UT
MY PARTING THOUGHTS:

UTAH BIG GAME RECORDS delivers both entertaining stories and insightful stories for hunters and outdoorsman to appreciate. Yes, there are some grammatical errors in places but please remember that these stories were written by the common man and woman, not by a famous writer with numerous literary consultants and proof-readers on staff. This is an interesting book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is my belief that I think most outdoorsmen (and women) will enjoy it, also. You get some honest, down-home thoughts and views in this book which is rare.



What They Could Do Better:

It may be a consideration to print a “collector’s hard-bound version in the future. However, the current format is most cost productive and affordable for the general public. Thanks for your sincere efforts in putting this book together.


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