THINGS TO DO
The Laughing Dog Brewing Sportsman Lounge! Must be 21+ with a Valid ID to enter the Sportsman Lounge. A big welcome to local craft beer experts Laughing Dog Brewing! Stop in to catch a basketball game on TV or some acoustic tunes from Jesse Quandt.
While you’re here, sample some great local beers, seltzers, and ciders like Pawprint Pilsner or Pure-Bred IPA and you’ll find your favorite domestic beers too!
Welcome to the Main Stage presented by the Eat Good Group here at the Big Horn Show! Join us for all ages live music every day during show hours, and 21+ special VIP events.
We have an exciting lineup of local talent and special events.
Located in Bay 4 behind Longhorn BBQ near the Laughing Dog Sportsman’s Lounge.
Fishing World, a classic Big Horn Show event proudly presented by Les Schwab! Just stop in and pick your favorite pool each with hundreds of live fish and drop a line to catch! The biggest fish of the day wins a prize. Fun for all ages and it’s sure to be a splash this year!
Join us after hours on Hero Thursday for games, prizes, auction, and a delicious meal catered by Longhorn BBQ. Rich Cotte of First Hunt Foundation will share a special presentation on their connecting Heroes & Hunter’s Program.
Learn how you can support efforts to give veterans a new mission through mentorship. This opening night event is sponsored by Great Resort Vacations.
Sportsman’s Lounge sponsored by Laughing Dog Brewing will be open during the event. Auction tickets give you all day admission to the Big Horn Show and VIP access to the dinner auction. Meal and one drink ticket are included in the price of your auction ticket.
Attendees must be 21+ with a current ID
One of the founding features of the annual Big Horn Show is Trophy Territory. This event creates a space where local hunters can share their hunting adventures with friends, family, and the community. Trophy territory entrants bring in their deer, elk, moose, and more for viewing. Official scorers take measurements from each display to assign Boone and Crockett scores.
We welcome most entries and have different classes based on age group and hunting method used. The hours and days that Trophies can be brought in are…
Wednesday, March 15th, 9 am – 8 pm
Thursday, March 16th, 9 am – 8 pm
Sunday, 19th, 4 pm – 7pm
Monday, March 20th, 9am-11am
The entries will be viewed the following day. Trophies are not allowed to enter through the front door. Enter through the west door in Bay 3, unload, and move your vehicle for other enterers. No entry, no problem! Stop by the Trophy Territory to view the displays and learn more about hunting and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.
MACK’S LURE PRO SEMINAR SERIES
We have an exciting lineup of speakers for the 61st Big Horn Show!
Here are a few of our Seminar below:
Training Gun Dogs – Quicksilver
Quicksilver Kennels is located in Moses Lake/Othello and is a full-service professional bird dog training facility. RJ Marquart is a professional trainer and 50-time champion who has the knowledge needed to help you and your dog reach your dreams!
Sound Like the Real Thing -Berry’s Game Calls
Whether you’re chasing bull elk, turkey, deer, or predators – Berry’s Game Calls has the tools you need! Join Glenn Berry in our seminar rooms to master your game calling skills. These seminars will be honing in on strategies for elk calling and hunting.
Choosing the Right Rod for Your Fishery – Northwest Outdoorsman TV
Dr. Richy J. Harrod is an experienced outdoorsman, ecologist, and television producer. Dr. Harrod has over 50 scientific publications, has produced 67 hunting and fishing television shows, 11 fish and wild game cooking shows, and written numerous articles about hunting or fishing adventures. Richy has received 16 Excellence in Craft awards from the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association for his television show, The Northwest Outdoorsmen. Richy enjoys sharing his knowledge with others!
Reel Time – Travis Wendt
Travis Wendt is a full-time fishing guide for Pacific Northwest outfitter Reel Time Fishing. He has 18 years of experience guiding clientele across Idaho, Washington and Alaska. Travis calls Lewiston Idaho home and spends half of the year guiding anglers for Clearwater and Snake River Steelhead.
Hunting Public Lands for Waterfowl – Shelby Ross
“I have been guiding for over 25 years. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of fishing and hunting with people of all ages. I look forward to the annual big horn show every year. “
Beavers, Pond Levelers, and You: Living with Nature’s Engineers – WDFW biologist Melissa Mackelvie
Beavers create essential habitat for native fish species, increase wildfire resistance, and help mitigate drought, but living with them on your property has its own set of challenges. Learn about the key roll beavers play in our ecosystem and ways to manage flooding through the use of pond levelers and beaver deceivers.
Large Carnivore Biology & Management – WDFW biologists Annmarie Prince & Trent Roussin
Have you ever wondered how biologists survey bears, cougars and wolves as part of their ongoing management strategies? Join biologists with WDFW’s region one team for a discussion on carnivore management and a chance to snag a can of bear spray.
Chronic Wasting Disease – WDFW biologist Melia DeVivo Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has become a concern for deer hunters across the nation. Join WDFW biologist Melia DeVivo to learn the status of CWD in our region, the steps being taken for prevention and detection, and how you can support the current efforts.