CBM is dedicated to collecting and maintaining the records of selected data on legally taken trophy class big game animals. It also accumulates, evaluates, and statistically organizes the above data to provide Michigan hunters, outdoorsman and interested organizations with the information on where trophy class big game have been known to exist, what types of habitat they frequent and the most successful hunting techniques. As the official record keeper of Michigan big game trophy records for deer, bear, elk and turkey,
CBM organizes and conducts competition among licensed hunters of the above game animals, and provides non-monetary, low value awards to the hunters harvesting those trophies, and publishes the Michigan Big Game Records book, showing all big game trophies on record. In addition, it promotes the publication of articles, photos, and selected data in other states to inform outdoorsman, photographers, and hunters about Michigan’s trophy class big game, and assists and cooperates with governmental conservation departments and other sportsman organizations to achieve its objectives.