Minnesota Official Measurers (M.O.M.) was established in December 1996 and became a 501 (c) (3) non-profit entity on August 25, 1997.
The club was formed for the purpose of creating a big game measuring body, whose primary interest was to accurately measure, score and record Minnesota’s Big Game animals (Whitetail Deer, Black Bear, Moose, Elk and Wolves). In addition the club has created a training and certification program for those interested in becoming a Minnesota Big Game trophy measurer. Many of our members started off by taking a M.O.M. training class and then moved on to become trained and certified by one or all of the national record keeping clubs such as Boone & Crockett Club, Pope & Young Club, Longhunter (muzzleloader) Society and North American Shed Hunters Club, and are now certified to measure any North American Big Game Animal.
As a member of M.O.M., or any of the national record keeping clubs, members are volunteers and each donates his or her time to measure and score a big game animal or shed antler. Therefore it is against the rules of all clubs to accept payment for measuring services. However, donations (which are tax deductible) to the club are accepted and appreciated. The club uses these funds for operating costs, donations to causes such as MN. High School Clay Target League & the MDHA Youth Forkhorn Camps, to assist with hotel costs for members traveling long distances to shows, and to offset the costs of publishing the new Big Game Records of Minnesota Record Book.
Speaking of record books, in January 2014 the club purchased the Minnesota Deer Classic Record Book. Since that time several members have spent much of their own time reviewing all available data and new score sheets for accuracy as the club is planning to publish the first Big Game Records of Minnesota record book in the fall of 2015.
The club supports, maintains and follows the Rules of Fair Chase as established by other organizations such as Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young. We also abide by the laws pertaining to the taking of all game, big and small as designated by the respected divisions of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Minnesota Official Measurers (M.O.M.) was established in December 1996 and became a non-profit entity on August 25, 1997.
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