A triennial celebration of conservation and hunting is set for July 17-20, 2013, at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno, Nev. Hosted by the Boone and Crockett Club, the event includes a free public exhibition of new World’s Records and other extraordinary big game trophies from across North America.

Free attractions include displays of Top 5 trophies taken during the past three years, along with Boone and Crockett-class trophies taken by hunters age 16 and under, in 36 categories of native North American big game, plus a variety of seminars and exhibits.

Registered attendees also can enjoy raffles, an auction featuring hunts in top trophy regions across the continent and evening awards banquets and presentations.

More information on this event, the Boone and Crockett Club 28th Big Game Awards, is available at www.biggameawards.com.

“Boone and Crockett Club began keeping records in 1906 as a way of detailing species once headed for extinction. Now these records are an ongoing celebration of the conservation work that brought those species back from the brink—and keeps them abundant today,” said Eldon Buckner, chairman of the Club’s Records of North American Big Game Committee.

Science-based conservation efforts led and funded by license-buying hunters continue to underwrite most wildlife conservation and management programs in the U.S.

Boone and Crockett Club began hosting public exhibitions of big game trophies in 1947.

“People have always enjoyed seeing and appreciating the trophies that we honor as symbols of the world’s most successful model for conservation,” said Buckner. “The fact that the majority of these trophies we taken in recent times supports the fact that this system is still working.”

Logo courtesy Boone and Crockett Club

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