Head & Horns Competition
Northwest Tour of Big Game Animals” and “Head & Horns” competition spotlight full-body big game mounts, on-site scoring of show attendee’s trophies
Big game trophies and eye-popping full-body mounts, on-site scoring of trophies submitted by show attendees, and new books devoted to the record-setting Northwest big game trophies headline the 2013 “Head & Horns” display and competition at the Washington Sportsmen’s Show.
This year’s “Northwest Tour of Big Game Animals” spotlights four Washington state records, including a new addition: the second largest non-typical Rocky Mountain elk taken by archery. The “tour” display includes an impressive new collection of a dozen Northwest mule deer along with mule and whitetail deer record-holders.
The impressive display also showcases a magnificent world record bison bull “full body mount” weighing in at 2,200 pounds.
One of the Puyallup show’s most anticipated features, the “Head & Horns” competition once again invites hunters to bring in mounts from their current harvest or those “hidden away in Grandpa’s attic.” Display and competition organizer David Morris says that of the 150 to 200 of the largest animals typically brought in for measurement by showgoers, the top 40 go on display throughout the show.
Showgoers are invited to bring heads, horns or horn/antler sheds to be measured and scored by Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young representatives for possible inclusion in upcoming Northwest record books.
Prizes are awarded for all three methods of harvest: rifle, archery and black powder. The top entries from each of the categories will be on display throughout the show and the entry deadline for the competition is 8:00 pm Saturday, Jan. 26. The final winning entries will be on display on Sunday, Jan. 27.
This always popular event is made possible through sponsorship support by Fort Knox Safes, Bushnell Outdoor Products, Les Schwab and ATK/Federal Premium.
As an extra bonus, Morris will be available to sign his recently released fifth edition of the “Record Book for Oregon’s Big Game Animals” as well as the local favorite, “Record Book for Washington’s Big Game.”
A lifetime outdoorsman, guide and former taxidermist, Morris observes that achieving a record relates to luck, persistence and selectivity.