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 37 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 1,200 individuals.

With proceeds from our 2022 event, the Game Association has supported 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; Angel Tree Project; and Eldorado Little League & Eldorado Girls Softball Assoc. for equipment. This year we made a $5,000 donation in support of the Schleicher Co. EMS. We again plan to award $2,000 scholarships to twelve 2023 SCISD Seniors. We are proud to continue our support for county trappers; this year our contribution will be $27,600 to help fund two trappers in 2023. We will continue to sponsor the annual Big Buck Contest for Schleicher County hunters.

The prizes that bring people out to join us on the 1st Saturday of deer season are gift certificates, 80+ guns, high quality coolers, hunting accessories and 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. We appreciate any contribution that you can make.

Contributions or gifts to the Eldorado Game Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.

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. 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.

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


2023 Rifle Winners

Big Buck Contest

1st Place – Claude Rawlings, South Houston, TX (Score: 143 2/8)
2nd Place – Christopher Chase, La Porte, TX (Score: 143)
3rd Place – Moby Goodwin, Lake Charles, LA (Score: 142 6/8)

2023 Bow Winners

Big Buck Contest

1st Place – ShyLowe Middleton, Brownwood, TX (Score: 160 2/8)
2nd Place – Robert Kolkmeier, Needville, TX (Score: 148 3/8)

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. Contributions or gifts to the Eldorado Game Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.

Prior to the day of the annual Game Dinner, buttons are available below to purchase raffle tickets or make a donation. 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.