I was asked recently if Boone and Crockett would begin scoring gray wolves. The answer is: I don’t know. Boone and Crockett currently records several species of big game into their record books but I see nothing on their website that indicates scoring of wolves. Boone and Crockett covers all of North America.
And being that they cover all of North America and hunting wolves is ongoing in Alaska and Canada, B&C does not score wolves. Will they? Doubtful.
When you look at the species that B&C scores we see three species of bear, four species of elk, five species of deer (with each species having separate scoring for typical and non-typical antlers), three species of moose, four species of caribou and six varying species of sheep and goats.
How many species of wolves are there? And we have a real problem in making determinations on whether they are a hybrid mix, etc. The B&C website says that:
The Boone and Crockett Club maintains the records of native North American big game as a vital conservation record in assessing the success of wildlife management programs.
Uh, oh! “Native North American” big game it says. Isn’t that a problem? I think trying to score wolves in the B&C record book would become a political nightmare.