Eldorado Game Association

About Us

The Eldorado Game Association is a 501(c) (4) non-profit organization made up of volunteers from the community of Eldorado, Texas. The organization was established 36 years ago and has been self-sufficient through the help of our ranchers, local businesses and other generous donors. Our annual Game Dinner, traditionally held each year on the first Saturday in November, is attended by over 1,300 individuals.

With proceeds from our 2021 event, the Game Association has donated over $87,000 to 4-H and FFA clubs; SCISD for their FCCLA, Eldorado Eagle Boosters, Elementary Shannon Harbor Relays & Elementary Fall Festival; Eldorado Service Center for the Daily Bread Program; Meals for Friends; Eldorado Ministerial Alliance; Schleicher Co. Child Welfare Board; Team Jorge; Eldorado Pride; Schleicher Co. Historical Society; Schleicher Co. Public Library; Eldorado Divide SWCD; Eldorado Masonic Lodge; FUMC Eldorado for school backpacks; Fort McKavett VFD; local Texas Ramp Project; 3SA for Veterans; Eldorado Little League for scoreboard repair & Eldorado Girls Softball Assoc. for equipment. A $20,000 donation was made to Eldorado VFD to fund a Jaws of Life or bunker gear. We awarded $2,000 scholarships to twelve 2022 SCISD Seniors. We were proud to continue our contribution of $13,800 toward funding for a county trapper; in addition, we have committed to contributing another $13,800 for a 2nd trapper in 2023. This year we are again sponsoring the annual Big Buck Contest for Schleicher County hunters.

The prizes that bring people out to join us on the 1st Saturday of hunting season are gift certificates, 80+ guns, high quality coolers, hunting accessories and hundreds of other prizes for the outdoorsman. Please consider helping us give back to the community by sponsoring one of our prizes or making a donation to our organization. For more information, please contact Game Association President, Rico Forlano at 325-853-3331 or reply by mail to Eldorado Game Association, PO Box 553, Eldorado, TX 76936. , if possible, so that we can contact you with updates or requests for hunting leases in our area.

Donor names will be publicized at the Game Dinner as well as on our website & Facebook page. Sponsorship levels are available as follows - Pope & Young Sponsors: $500-$900, Boone & Crockett Sponsors: $1000 & above. If you plan to participate at these levels, please return your contribution two weeks prior.

We appreciate any contribution that you make to help us spread the enjoyment of hunting, preserve the right to continue the use of the outdoors and what it has to offer, and assist us in our support of the community.

Big Buck Contest

Schleicher County

Below are the winners of the annual Schleicher County Big Buck Contest. Due to the extreme drought conditions on ranches in the county this year, there were no entries during bow season. The Eldorado Game Association would like to thank Farris Taxidermy for hosting the annual contest and providing a shoulder mount to the winner of each category. Billy Farris checks in each animal entry and has done the scoring every year.


First Place

Rifle + Bow Categories

$300 + Shoulder Mount


Second Place

Rifle + Bow Categories



Third Place

Rifle + Bow Categories


2022 Rifle Winners

Big Buck Contest

1st Place – Dave Solano, State College, PA
2nd Place – John Birdwell, Liberty, TX
3rd Place – Frank Airrehrt, Corinth, TX

2022 Bow Winners

Big Buck Contest

Due to the extreme drought conditions on ranches in the county during 2022, there were no entries during bow season.

Texas Regulations

Useful Links

The links below offer quick navigation to online informational resources for Texas hunting regulations, seasons, and scoring.

Texas Parks & Wildlife


Boone and Crockett


Pope and Young


Contact Us

Get In Touch, Buy Raffle Tickets or Make a Donation

Need more information? Please use the information on this page to contact us directly or to give us a call today. Prior to the day of the annual Game Dinner, buttons are available below to purchase raffle tickets or make a donation via PayPal. On the day of the annual Game Dinner, tickets must be purchased at the event / donations must be made at the event. Thanks for visiting the Eldorado Game Association online.