MISSOULA, Mont. – Remington Arms and Ammunition has joined the list of sponsors for the Boone and Crockett Club’s 30th Big Game Awards, scheduled for August 1-3, 2019, in Springfield, Missouri.
A triennial event, the 30th Big Game Awards is being hosted by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s and will take place at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield. Visitors to the museum will be treated to an exhibition of outstanding trophies taken in fair chase over the past three years, including at least one new World’s Record, state and provincial records, and Top-Five trophies representing 33 different categories of native North American big game. The exhibit will also feature record-book specimens taken by young sportsmen age 16 and under.
“The theme of this year’s event is, North American Big Game, More and Healthier Than Ever,” said Boone and Crockett Club President Timothy C. Brady. “While much of the world is losing biodiversity at an alarming rate, native North American big game species are doing incredibly well. We added, ‘under the watchful eye of sportsmen’ to this theme, because they are the ones primarily responsible for this success story.”
The public exhibit within the museum will be open through August 3. More than 140 outstanding specimens will be on display, including a new World’s Record bighorn and numerous new state and provincial records.
“We are honored to be a part of the Boone and Crockett Club’s 30th Big Game Awards,” said Christian Hogg, director of marketing services for Remington Outdoor Company. “This event reaffirms our commitment to the hunting and sporting heritage while at the same time communicating the importance and necessity of conservation, education and advocacy. We are happy to contribute towards efforts that work to expand this message.”
Brady explained, “If you look back at the beginnings of the conservation movement, there were a few companies that stood out as the first to recognize that the lifeblood of their business were healthy populations of game and they invested accordingly, not in facilities and machinery, but in wildlife recovery and conservation. Remington was one of those companies and they should be recognized for staying the course all these years.”
Remington joins Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the Wild Sheep Foundation, Federal Premium Ammunition, Dallas Safari Club, Buck Knives, the Mule Deer Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Robert M. Lee Foundation, and YETI as 30th Big Game Awards sponsors.
More information on the Boone and Crockett Club 30th Big Game Awards is available at www.biggameawards.com.
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club is the oldest conservation organization in North America and helped to establish the principles of wildlife and habitat conservation, hunter ethics, as well as many of the institutions, expert agencies, science and funding mechanisms for conservation. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club continues to be the leader in the hunter-conservationist community through its’ work in Conservation Policy, Conservation Education and Major Universities, Hunter Ethics, and Research, and collaboration with similarly focused organizations. The Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.
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