The Boone and Crockett Club’s Heads and Horns exhibit is getting a new home.
The National Collection of Heads and Horns Exhibit will move to America’s Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri.
The newly expanded and renovated facility is near the flagship Bass Pro Shops store, created byBass Pro Shops founder and Boone and Crockett Club member Johnny Morris. The Wildlife Museum and Aquarium is devoted to angler and hunter conservation and heritage and is set to reopen in the spring of 2016.
Club chief of staff Tony Schoonen said, “Boone and Crockett is honored to share our historic collection with what will be the most elaborate conservation education attraction in the world. Johnny’s museum builds on a rich legacy of conservation and ensures that future generations will join us in sustaining wildlife and stewarding habitat.”
Here’s more from the official news piece:
At the time, many believed that big-game species were fast tracking toward extinction. Bison, elk, white-tailed deer and others had been largely decimated by market hunting, unregulated subsistence hunting and habitat loss. Boone and Crockett Club member William T. Hornaday worked industriously to establish the collection so that future generations could see animals that had once inhabited North America.
Visitors to the exhibit were both saddened and infuriated to learn the plight of wildlife. More importantly, they were motivated to do something about it, fueling one of the most successful wildlife restoration, conservation and management stories in history.