Head and Horns
Win Big at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show “Head & Horns” Competition!
Calling all hunting enthusiasts! Do you have a trophy in hiding? The 2014 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show invites you to bring head, horns and antlers to the Portland Expo Center, February 5-9 to vie for records and prizes at the highly anticipated “Head & Horns” competition.
Attracting more than 300 new entries every year, hunters can bring in their head and horns for scoring by Boone and Crocket and Pope and Young representatives. Entrants pay a $25 deposit that’s refunded to those whose entries don’t make the official record book. Horns must be attached to the skull, found within the states of Oregon, Idaho, Washington or Montana, and killed under fair chase conditions. Prizes are awarded in two separate categories: “past harvest” for those taken prior to 2012 and “current harvest” for those taken during the 2013 hunting season.
“It’s always fun to see what people bring in, whether the trophies were recently harvested or have been collecting dust in the attic,” said display and competition organizer David Morris. “The top entries go on display during the show, and we’ll be on the lookout for potential record setters for inclusion in future editions of my ‘Record Book’ series.”
Prizes are awarded for all three methods of harvest: rifle, archery and black powder. The top past entries for each of the big game categories will be on display throughout the show. Official entry deadline for the competition is 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 8th. The winning entries will be on display at the Show on Sunday, February 9th.
The grand prizewinner will be selected from the 2014 Washington, Pacific Northwest and Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Shows and will receive a brand new Fort Knox Protector Safe – Model 6031! Additional prizes will be awarded at each show. These valuable prizes are provided by ATK Federal Premium, Bushnell, Fort Knox Safes, Les Schwab and Ruger!
In addition to the competition, don’t miss the Portland debut of this year’s “Northwest Tour of Big Game Animals,” which spotlights a new display of the biggest elk ever harvested in Oregon and Washington. Plus, Northwest Big Game Inc. will have copies of the latest edition of the Record Book for Oregon: Big Game Animals.
“The Head & Horns competition and display promotes hunting to harvest mature animals,” says Morris. “Our hunters are respectful of game as a renewable resource and utilize as much of each harvest as possible.”