A trophy big game animal means different things to different people. In the greater context of wildlife conservation, a Boone and Crockett trophy is an indicator that the system that manages game species as a public trust resource, is working.
To reaffirm the success of this system, known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, the Boone and Crockett Club hosts a triennial trophy display and awards banquet. Its purpose is to honor the trophies that are the result of sustainable use conservation, and the fair chase sportsmen who were fortunate enough to have taken some of the highest-ranking trophies over the previous three years.
All wildlife and their habitats, and game species in particular, depend on the participation, funding, and observation-based input provided by sportsmen. The outstanding trophies that are in existence today are proof that the North American Model is working and must continue to keep working if we are to ensure wildlife for the future.
28th BIG GAME AWARDS
The next Big Game Awards celebration will be held in Reno, Nevada July 17-20, 2013.
Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno, Nevada
ATTENTION BIG GAME HUNTERS
The deadline for entering trophies into Boone and Crockett records for the Club’s 28th triennial Big Game Awards book, banquet, exhibit and conservation data is December 31, 2012. Click here for more information!
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
The most impressive collection of the highest ranking, free-ranging trophies taken in recent years from all 36 categories of native North American big game species. Over 150 Boone and Crockett trophies will be on display!
In addition to the top-ranking trophies, there will be a special trophy display honoring featuring our next generation of hunter-conservationist who were 16 years or younger when they took their Boone and Crockett qualifying trophy. Big game trophies today represent the success of our systems of conservation and big game management, the fair chase sportsmen and women that support these systems, and the outstanding animals that are the results.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
A celebration of trophies is a celebration of sportsmen and women, and sportsmen-lead conservation that saved wildlife in North America from certain disaster.
THOSE BEING HONORED
Trophy owners, their animals, and their families. The Generation Next Banquet will be held Friday night, July 19th. The 28th Big Game Awards banquet will be Saturday night July 20th.
An Exhibit Area will be open all four days representing the Boone and Crockett Club’s partners in conservation and the sponsors of this event. Show hours will be posted to the website as we near the event. Please check back for updates.
Jason Gisi with his typical mule deer scoring 205-2/8 taken in Sonora, Mexico in 2005. Gisi’s buck was given the First Award in the typical mule deer category at the 27th Big Game Awards in 2010.
Conservation has a price. A fund-raising Auction will be held to raise money for the Boone and Crockett Club’s on-going mission-based programs including, youth education, research grants, university professorships, conservation policy, and land and hunting ethics programs. View the auction items.