Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) adds its name to the list of sponsors for one of North America's longest-running celebrations of big-game conservation and management - the Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards, scheduled for July 14-16, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri.
The triennial Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards will take place at the new America's Wildlife Museum & Aquarium adjacent to the Bass Pro Shops flagship store in Springfield. The event offers a public exhibition of World's Records and Top-5 trophies in all categories of native North American big game, plus records-book specimens taken during the past three years by hunters age 16 and under.
"This is an opportunity for the public to appreciate big game trophies for what they really are, symbols of the success of America's conservation system," said Club President Morrie Stevens. "The trophies on display are a result of sustainable use conservation and verification that science-informed programs are working to ensure wildlife for future generations."
Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing said, "Our mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. To date, RMEF has permanently protected or conserved more than 6.7 million acres of elk habitat. We are pleased to see our conservation work is having a positive impact on how elk and other big game species are doing."
Stevens added, "Wildlife conservation is a collaborative effort. Why? Because our wildlife deserves all the advocates they can get. RMEF is one of wildlife's biggest allies."
In addition to the trophy exhibition, the event offers registered attendees a chance to enjoy a world-class museum and aquarium dedicated to the American sportsmen, an auction featuring hunts in top trophy regions across the continent and evening awards banquets and presentations.
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