Like all hunters, Texans are fascinated with records—their state’s biggest buck, biggest ram, biggest hunters’ convention, etc. Here’s a list of Texas bests:

Whitetail Deer, Non-typical
B&C Score: 284-3/8
McCulloch County
Hunter: Unknown
1892

Jaguar
B&C Score: 17-1/8
Mills County
Hunter: H.D. Attwater
1903

American Elk, Typical
B&C Score: 375
Denton County
Hunter: O.Z. Finley
1934

Whitetail Deer, Typical
B&C Score: 196-4/8
Maverick County
Hunter: Tom McCulloch
1963

Cougar
B&C Score: 14-15/16
Jeff Davis County
Hunter: Clint L. Siddons
1986

Pronghorn
B&C Score: 90-4/8
Hudspeth County
Hunter: Walter O. Ford III
1994

Mule Deer, Typical
B&C Score: 195-6/8
Potter County
Hunter: Mickey G. VanHuss
1996

Mule Deer, Non-typical
B&C Score: 220-7/8
Jeff Davis County
Hunter: John Z. Means
2002

Desert Bighorn Sheep
B&C Score: 184
Culberson County
Hunter: Stephanie Altimus
2007

Hunters’ Convention
1,400 Exhibits
Dallas Safari Club (DSC) Convention and Expo
Dallas Convention Center
Jan. 3-6, 2013

The public-welcome DSC expo, which drew a record 40,000 attendees in 2012, features top outfitters, world-class sporting gear, firearms, art, collectibles, entertainment, seminars, auctions and more. More than 10 football fields’ worth of attractions—a record 600,000 square feet of exhibit space—are booked for 2013.

Additional events, galas, awards and fundraisers will be held at the Omni Hotel Dallas for DSC convention registrants.

Details are available at www.biggame.org.

“In 2012, this event generated a record $1 million-plus for DSC grants to support conservation, education and hunter advocacy efforts worldwide,” said DSC Executive Director Ben Carter. “We hope hunters from across Texas will join us and help us set more new records in 2013.”

Weatherby Foundation International recently announced that its prestigious Weatherby Award will be presented in conjunction with the DSC convention and expo beginning in 2014.

Sponsors for the 2013 DSC convention and expo include Orion, Sports Afield, Midway USA, Trijicon, The Hunting Consortium, Capital Farm Credit, Zeiss, The Wildlife Gallery, Ruger, Rock Island Auction Co., Sovereign Bank, EuroOptics, Rungwa Game Safaris, RBC Wealth Management, Yamaha, Blaser and others.

Big game records cited are No. 1 listings for Texas in Boone and Crockett Club records.

Logo courtesy Dallas Safari Club

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