Idaho Nature Trails

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Gun "N" Horn Show

Deer with tree branch through rack

The Bonner County Sportmens Association's motto is Protector of Woods and Wildlife.

Every year, on the first Friday through Sunday of March, my husband and I take part in the BCSA annual Gun and Horn Show, their big money maker. We have taken in the horns since it was moved down to the Fairgrounds, about 20 years ago (from Community Hall.) We spend the full three days there, checking horns in, fixing the displays, talking to the judges, (they come from Spokane) putting out ribbons and plaques, explaining to people "why they didn't win," attaching score sheets, passing the horns back out on Sunday, and cleaning up. We have a lot of Pope and Young (archery) and Boone and Crockett (rifle) horns come through the door. There are a lot of different classes, also; youth, women's, archery, white tail, mule deer, bear, muzzle loader, to name a few. We have about 140 tables of guns and miscellaneous items for sale and anywhere from 120 to 200 horns and racks displayed. Looking for something to do this weekend? Come on down. I recommend Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning; by then we have the winners chosen.

It costs $3.00 to get in (per day), horns must be brought in Friday between 12 noon and 7 P.M.
Saturday Hours: 9 A. M. - 6 P. M.
Sunday Hours: 9 A. M. - 3 P. M.
No charge to have your horns scored. Horns must be left until 3 on Sunday!!!

A few years ago someone brought a display of unusual racks. I took a few pictures, they were amazing.

Posted by Big Piney Woods Cats at 7:33 AM


  • Blogger utenzi posted at 2:48 PM  
    That damn deer keeps staring at me, Toni. Maybe I'm just being paranoid but I think he's out to get me.
  • Blogger stebbijo posted at 12:32 PM  
    I doubt if you will see my ex's Boone and Crocket moose head he shot out of an airplane in Alaska without a license. He got a blue ribbon for it one year to add to his bevy of lies.
  • Blogger Toni posted at 12:45 PM  
    We run into a lot of cheaters. Mainly people claiming they live in Bonner County when they don't (the phone number tends to give them away, however.) My husband had a set of Pope and Young elk horns stolen off the front of our garage when they knew we were gone. Major upsetting.
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