By Barbara Crown, Editor
Congratulations are in order to long-time subscriber Thomas J. Hammond, winner of the 2012 Weatherby Foundation International Award
. The Weatherby Award annually recognizes an individual for outstanding support of wildlife conservation, lifetime hunting achievement and dedication to the principles of ethical sport hunting. According to the press release we received, Hammond was recognized for, among other things, having gone on 248 hunts on six continents and taken 314 species of game animals, more than any previous Weatherby Award winner. His trophies include 20 different mountain goats, 20 different mountain sheep, and close to 150 different species in Africa, including 14 lions, 11 elephants, and 44 buffalo. He has 38 top ten records, including several ranked first.
In winning the Weatherby Award, Hammond joins a distinguished list of other Hunting Report
subscribers who have been recognized by the Weatherby Foundation for their hunting achievements, including: Dr. Robert E. Speegle (1979), Dr. Carlo Caldesi (1981), Mahlon T. (Butch) White (1983), Donald G. Cox (1989), Hubert Thummler (1992), L. Irvin Barnhart (1993), Dr. Gerald L. Warnock (1994), Arnold E. Alward (1996), Dan L. Duncan (1998), Pete Papac (1999), Adrian Sada (2001), Rex Baker (2002), Mike Simpson (2003), David J. Hanlin (2004), Jimmie C. Rosenbruch (2005), Federico Sada (2006), Alan Sackman (2008), Bruce Keller (2009), and Edward D. Yates (2011).
Again, congratulations to all these past winners and to Tom Hammond for his 2012 Weatherby Award. This award will be presented at a gala banquet on January 22, 2013 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada. Details are available at http://www.weatherbyfoundation.com/
, or by calling 480-209-1561.