Weatherby 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."
Weatherby's VP of Marketing, Mike Schwiebert said, "The relevance of trophies to hunting and conservation is being grossly misrepresented today. Weatherby is pleased to lend its support to the Boone and Crockett Club in celebrating big game trophies, and what they really mean to the future survival of wildlife as we know it."
Stevens added, "By sponsoring our 29th awards, Weatherby is helping reinforce the message that big game trophies represent habitat and environmental quality, successful game management and conservation efforts, and memories."
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.
More info on the Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards is available at www.biggameawards.com.