Premier boot maker Schnee’s of Bozeman, Mont., is co-sponsoring one of North America’s longest-running celebrations of big-game conservation and management—the Boone and Crockett Club 28th Big Game Awards, July 17-20 in Reno, Nev.
The triennial event will be held at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno. It features a public exhibition of World’s Records, Top 5 trophies and records-book specimens taken by hunters age 16 and under during the past three years.
“Boone and Crockett began hosting public exhibitions of big game trophies in 1947,” said Club President Bill Demmer. “It’s an opportunity for people to see the trophies that we honor as symbols of America’s incredibly successful conservation system. It’s a system led and funded primarily by hunters, but it benefits all wildlife as well as all citizens who appreciate wildlife and wild places.”
“We are proud to support hunters and hunter-led conservation,” said Jon Edwards, CEO of Schnee’s. “From its founding by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887 up to the present day, few if any conservation organizations can boast a record of achievement to rival the Boone and Crockett Club. At Schnee’s, we are committed to wildlife conservation and to ethical, fair chase hunting, principles which we have in common with Boone and Crockett. It is our pleasure to work together with Boone and Crockett however we can, and to provide continuing support for the Club’s outstanding record of achievement.”
Demmer added, “By sponsoring our 28th Awards, Schnee’s is helping us spread the word that America’s conservation system continues to work well today. In fact, most big game herds are healthier and world-class trophies are more plentiful now than ever before, thanks to hunters.”
In addition to the trophy exhibition, the event offers registered attendees a chance to enjoy raffles, an auction featuring hunts in top trophy regions across the continent and evening awards banquets and presentations.
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