RMEF Returns as Sponsor of Boone and Crockett Big Game Awards

60a52a56-3c84-4d39-90cb-40d7c15b4021Boone and Crockett Club has recently announced that Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has added its name to the list of sponsors for the Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards. The Big Game Awards are set to take place July 14-16, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) adds its name to the list of sponsors for one of North America's longest-running celebrations of big-game conservation and management - the Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards, scheduled for July 14-16, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri.

The triennial Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards will take place at the new America's Wildlife Museum & Aquarium adjacent to the Bass Pro Shops flagship store in Springfield. The event offers a public exhibition of World's Records and Top-5 trophies in all categories of native North American big game, plus records-book specimens taken during the past three years by hunters age 16 and under.

"This is an opportunity for the public to appreciate big game trophies for what they really are, symbols of the success of America's conservation system," said Club President Morrie Stevens. "The trophies on display are a result of sustainable use conservation and verification that science-informed programs are working to ensure wildlife for future generations."

Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing said, "Our mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. To date, RMEF has permanently protected or conserved more than 6.7 million acres of elk habitat. We are pleased to see our conservation work is having a positive impact on how elk and other big game species are doing."

Stevens added, "Wildlife conservation is a collaborative effort. Why? Because our wildlife deserves all the advocates they can get. RMEF is one of wildlife's biggest allies."

In addition to the trophy exhibition, the event offers registered attendees a chance to enjoy a world-class museum and aquarium dedicated to the American sportsmen, an auction featuring hunts in top trophy regions across the continent and evening awards banquets and presentations.

More info on the Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards is available at www.biggameawards.com.

In October 2016, the Club will release its newest record book, 29th Big Game Awards. The next edition in its popular and collectible book series will feature nearly 4,000 new Boone and Crockett-qualifying trophies entered and accepted during the 29th Awards period (2013-2015) in 36 different categories of North American big game, from whitetail to walrus.

Boone and Crockett Club began keeping trophy records in 1906 as a way of detailing species once headed for extinction. Today, trophy data reflect population health and habitat quality. Biologists compare and contrast records to improve local management strategies as well as state and federal wildlife polices.

To date, the growing list of sponsors for the Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards includes Wild Sheep Foundation, Federal Premium Ammunition, Dallas Safari Club, DNZ Products, Americase, and Weatherby.

About the Boone and Crockett Club

Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.