2010 was a big year for the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA)  with two new whitetail records being announced. The new record typical was taken by Jack Brittingham and officially green gross scores at 213 7/8 B&C.
Using archery equipment on October 23rd, Jack took the new record buck on his Rancho Encantado located in Dimmit County. Nestled in the central of the “Golden Triangle,” Rancho Encantado encompasses over 5,000 acres of South Texas brush country.
The new record non-typical was taken by Mark Barrett and officially green gross scores at 307 1/8 B&C.
Using his .300 Winchester on October 2nd, Mark took the new record buck on his Las Raices Ranch. Marko, who manages the Las Raices Ranch where the deer was harvested said, “I understand the questions and concerns people have when they see a deer this big," “But let me reaffirm that our deer herd is 100 percent native Texan, and native to our ranch.”
The purpose of the TBGA is to make everyone aware of the important role ethical hunting and habitat management play in the lives of our young people and to the ecosystem over which we must be responsible stewards. Under this program, awards are given to all “Scored Entries” that meet minimum regional requirements, first-time hunters, youth hunters, and landowners, and there are no entry fees.