Big Game Trophies Take Over Fairgrounds

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- Deer, bears and turkeys took over the Rockingham Fairgrounds on Saturday on Sunday. But don't worry - you're not in any danger.

It is part of the Izaak Walton League's 74th annual Big Game Trophy Show. Hunters showed off the trophy animals they have harvested over the last year.

Jon Ritenour, the president of the Rockingham County-Harrisonburg Izaak Walton Club says this is one of the best shows he has seen, when it comes to the development of the animals. He said that means Virginia's wildlife management plan is working.

"That's a big part of Virginia's economy, too, is the hunting and fishing licenses, the people that travel to hunt, what they spend on equipment," Ritenour said.

The show had nearly 300 entries. Most were deer, but the show also included trophy bear and turkey. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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