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onX Renews Partnership with the Boone and Crockett Club to Share Records Data
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Boone and Crockett Club and onX have renewed their partnership to bring sportsmen a new navigation tool that shows historical data kept by the Club on native North American big game trophies.

"Theodore Roosevelt and early Club members believed it was imperative to elevate the value of big game species in order to save them from extinction," said Justin Spring, the Club's director of big game records. "This is why the Club began recognizing excellence in nature and celebrating trophies in records book back in the early 1900s. Since then, the data set we have collected for more than a century has been used for many purposes. The digital age has opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for this data, and we're pleased that onX is helping make these records available to more sportsmen."

onX offers mapping apps for home computers, laptops, GPS and mobile devices that show public and private land boundaries along with trails for every state so sportsmen and hikers can plan where they are going and, as the brand's tagline goes, to "know where they stand." The Boone and Crockett Layer will show a heat map of the highest concentrations of Boone and Crockett record book trophies taken from 1830 to present, shown by county and covering 16 big game species. This layer is available as a separate purchase with funds going to support the Boone and Crockett Club mission. It can be viewed on both the mobile Hunt App or online in the onX Web Map.

"onX is excited to continue our partnership with the Boone and Crockett Club to provide our customers with access to the big game records, which is such a unique and historical data set," said Matt Seidel, product owner at onX Hunt. "Through the partnership, we are also working on new ways to view and analyze the data inside the Hunt App to provide more research tools for hunters."

The Boone and Crockett Club began keeping records of big game species in 1906, initially as a way to document species that were thought to be vanishing. Later, the data was used to track recovering populations. The data is now used to assist in managing and maintaining these populations, celebrating these successes in conservation and acknowledging fair chase sportsmen and sportswomen who are participating in this management.

"The Club has always been open about sharing information with wildlife professionals, sportsmen and the outdoor media because it's public information." Spring explained. "Having a look at this data in the palm of your hand while deciding on where you might want to hunt given the trophy history in a given area is a pretty cool thing."

The new B&C Layer is available for purchase in the onX Web Map or directly in the onX Hunt App at www.onxmaps.com/hunt
 




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