Is there an old rifle or shotgun that your great-grandfather owned somewhere in the basement collecting dust? Have you been yearning to take it down and put it to use on your next hunt? For your own safety, and as a great way to connect with others who have the same idea, you may want to check out the RooseveltBrowning Hunting Club. Take our quiz to learn more about the club and see whether you should join its ranks.
What does the RooseveltBrowning Classic Firearms Hunting Club classify as a classic rifle?
patented before 1920
patented before 1910
The club defines classic rifles and shotguns as those that were patented before 1910 or are authentic reproductions of those classics.
The RooseveltBrowning Hunting Club began as a way to recognize and honor former president Theodore Roosevelt's contributions to conservation, hunting and sportsmanship. Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.
How did Roosevelt become interested in hunting and conservation?
Roosevelt started hunting after his wife died in 1884.
Roosevelt bought a ranch in the Badlands of Dakota in 1884 to try to improve his poor health.
Both of the above answers are correct facts about why Roosevelt became interested in hunting and conservation.
According to nobelprize.com, the future 26th president of the United States spent two years in the West following the death of his beloved wife in 1884. During his time in the Dakota Territory, Roosevelt saw the value of outdoor life, becoming dedicated to big game hunting and conservation.
When did Roosevelt say, "There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country"?
Roosevelt spoke the words, "There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country" during his Confession of Faith Speech at the Progressive National Convention in Chicago, IL on August 6, 1912.
What did Roosevelt do on behalf of conservation during his term as president?
He created and passed into law the Scenery Preservation Act of 1903.
He set aside huge quantities of Federal land for nature preserves and national parks.
Roosevelt is considered the United States first conservation President. Deeply committed to conserving natural resources, Roosevelt set aside more Federal land for nature preserves and national parks than the combined total of all his predecessors.
He created and passed into law the Nature Preserve Act of 1902.
At what daily rate was land preserved during Roosevelt’s presidency?
66,000 acres a day
72,000 acres a day
84,000 acres a day
During his term, land was preserved at a rate of 84,000 acres (33,994 hectares) a day. He also promoted the Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902 to boost federal construction of dams for irrigating small farms.
free-ranging, native, and wild North American big game
Fair chase rules apply to free-ranging, native, and wild North American big game that is to be pursued in a way that does not give improper advantage to a hunter. Specifically it means without unfair aid of technology or in canned hunts; essentially trophy hunts where an animal is kept in a confined area, such as a fenced-in field, to increase the likelihood of a kill.
all wildlife in North America including water foul and land fowl
What is the RooseveltBrowning Hunting Club's stated purpose?
to further conservation of precious big game hunting resources
to promote the principal of fair chase hunting around the globe
to keep records of trophy big game animals that have been take by members
The club's motto is "keeping records of trophy big game animals that have been taken by members using a classic firearm and cartridge.” The animal must also have been pursued under the principles of fair chase.
Who developed the classic Boone and Crockett scoring method that is also used by the RooseveltBrowning Classic Firearms Hunting Club?
According to the Boone and Crockett Club, Prentiss Gray developed the scoring format during the 1920s and it was designed for animals from North America. All animals from other geographic areas are scored using the Safari Club International's methodology.