Boone and Crockett Club has recently announced that The Mule Deer 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.
The Mule Deer Foundation adds their name to the growing 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 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.”
Mule Deer Foundation President & CEO Miles Moretti said, “Conservation of habitat and wildlife is one of our top priorities at the Mule Deer Foundation. We are honored to lend our support to this prestigious event and help ensure the future of not only mule and black-tailed deer populations, but the habitats that support them and all wildlife.”
Stevens added, “This partnership is an opportunity for two groups to join together and achieve a collective goal. Without the support of sponsors such as the Mule Deer Foundation, it would be difficult to accomplish our goal of preserving our hunting heritage for future generations.”
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 sportsman, an auction featuring hunts in top trophy regions across the continent and evening awards banquets and presentations.
More information 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, Weatherby, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Kimber Manufacturing, and Buck Knives.
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.
About the Mule Deer Foundation
The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.