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Scoring a hunting trophy? There's an app for that

April 7, 2010 | 11:00 am

TS_HOME A new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch has been introduced with hunters in mind, to help them score big game animals while in the field.

Trophy Score offers hunters three scoring methods from which to choose -- Boone and Crockett, Pope and Young and Safari Club International -- and the ability to score 15 species and 21 subspecies.

"During a deer hunt in North Dakota, a bunch of us were admiring a fine mule deer when someone posed the question, 'I wonder what he would score?' " said application developer and Doubletough Ventures President Chip Hunnicutt. "We all knew what he was talking about, but no one knew exactly how to score him. That's when I began sketching what would become Trophy Score."

The user inputs measurements into the application, which then computes the score according to the species and method selected. To help with inputting, Trophy Score includes a 1/8-inch key, unique to the application. There are also helpful diagrams available to assist hunters in how to properly measure their kill as well as the ability to add a photo.

Once inputted, the application syncs the trophy information to Anchorpoint Outdoors, where it is added to the worldwide trophy room and becomes part of a searchable online database.

"I'm not a big development house. In fact, I'm just an avid hunter who had an idea and knew folks who could help me put it together," Hunnicutt said.

Thanks to his innovative mind, Hunnicutt has since landed a full-time position as Web and Social Marketing Manager at Crosman Corp. "Trophy Score helped me land it by demonstrating knowledge of hunting and mobile technology," added Hunnicutt. "In these economic times, that's a nice wrinkle."

Coming later this year will be Trophy Score Fishing, which will feature scoreable species for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

-- Kelly Burgess

Trophy Score screen image courtesy of Doubletough Ventures, Inc.

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