Weather Conditions and Trophy Whitetails

Weather Conditions and Trophy WhitetailsMISSOULA, Mont.—Statistics say it won’t be windy when you shoot your Boone and Crockett whitetail. Neither will it be raining. Nor 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 North America’s premier big-game records 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

8 5 percent – Winds calm to 5 mph

81 percent – Temperature 50 degrees or less

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 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Along with many more details and charts on weather, dates, times, firearm calibers, ammunition and other behind-the-records statistics, “Boone and Crockett Club’s Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails” offers extensive, informative chapters on proven trophy-hunting strategies and learned insights from noted whitetail authorities.

“Boone and Crockett records today are offering data and trends that are brand new even to seasoned deer hunters,” said Julie Tripp, director of publications for the Club. “We set out to publish a resource that would be helpful for all whitetail hunters, regardless of experience level, and we think this book is one of the definitive sources of new info on hunting America’s favorite big-game species.”

The book, a paperback with 272 pages and hundreds of photos, illustrations, charts and graphs, is $19.95 (plus shipping and handling) and can be purchased directly from Boone and Crockett by clicking here, visiting or calling 888-840-4868.

Boone and Crockett Club members ($35 annual dues includes subscription to “Fair Chase” magazine) receive a discount on books purchased directly from the Club.

“Boone and Crockett Club’s Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails” also is available as an eBook from leading booksellers.

About the Boone and Crockett Club

North America’s first hunting and conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887. Its mission is to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game and its habitat, to preserve and encourage hunting and to maintain the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship. Join us at


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