The Conklin Award, you'll remember from previous reports, is named after Dr. Jim Conklin. It celebrates ethical behavior in the field and recognizes the virtues of old fashioned hard-hunting.
As for the Carlo Caldesi Award, it will be presented in June 2005 in Florence, Italy, at the SCI Italian Chapter convention. It will be on display at the SCI Convention in Reno this coming January. For more information, see the Carlo Caldesi Award web site or call.
The Carlo Caldesi Award was created by the Caldesi Family of Milan, Italy, in memory of Carlo Caldesi, who has the distinction of being the only Italian hunter to win the prestigious Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award (1981), the SCI Hall of Fame Award (1983) and the SCI International Hunting Award (1987). Caldesi was a member of CIC and a founding member of the Italian Chapter of SCI.
The Carlo Caldesi Award honors the best big game trophy of the year. Entries are judged on the difficulty of the hunt, the availability of the species and its score. There is no fee to enter, but applicants must be active members of Safari Club International.