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.
BIG GAME AWARDS
Since 1947, Boone and Crockett Club has regularly hosts it Big Game Awards, uniting the hunting community in celebration of our systems of conservation and management by recognizing outstanding specimens and the fair chase sportsmen and sportswomen that support these programs.
A public exhibit of 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.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Those being honored will be 29th Awards trophy owners, their animals, and their families. The Generation Next Banquet will be held Friday night, July 15th. The 29th Big Game Awards banquet will be Saturday night July 16th.