Landowner Category

Any ranch in the state of Texas is eligible for program recognition if a qualifying animal harvested on that ranch is entered into the Scored Category, First Harvest, or Youth Division.  Ranch recognition is optional at the landowner's discretion. To enter you must sign the respective form which the hunter should submit.

Habitat. In the final analysis, it all boils down to habitat. The Texas Big Game Awards is designed to generate awareness among landowners, land managers, hunters, and the public, that those trophy animals are not accidents.  They are the result of someone’s planning, hard work, and sacrifice.  In order to reach TBGA qualifying proportions — these critters must have places to sleep, hide, loaf, breed, raise young and fill up on water and groceries.  Habitat providers have made conscious decisions to supply that sort of environment, or there would be far fewer (or no) trophy animals in Texas.

Those folks have chosen to forego the root plow, the “improved” grasses — or the concrete — in order to have quality wildlife.   In short, the hunter awardees in the TBGA are the fortunate beneficiaries of some land steward’s intensive labor. Even though, in most cases, it’s a labor of love — it still requires extreme effort to hold together habitat conducive to growing quality game animals. And, quality game animals do speak volumes for the quality of the habitat for all wildlife.  Thanks again to all the landowners and ranches for supporting the Texas Big Game Awards!

Quote from David K. Langford
Texas Wildlife, November 1998

Landowner Hall of Fame

Statewide Winners

  • Temple Ranch 2011 – 2012
  • King Ranch, Inc. 2012 – 2013
  • Flagler Ranch 2013 - 2014
  • MT7 Ranch 2014-2015

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