Two Notable Hunting Awards


Published: November - 2004

It's that time of year again when we begin to receive word of notable hunting awards. The two we heard about this month are the 2005 Conklin Award and the Carlo Caldesi Award. The former will be awarded during the Grand Slam Club/Ovis First Annual Hunter and Outfitter Convention in Biloxi, Mississippi, next February. The two recipients of the award this year will be Dan Duncan of Houston, Texas; and Snr. Jesus Yuren of Mexico City, Mexico. The awards dinner will take place Friday, February 18, 2005, and will feature raffles, an auction and a special ¾ Slam Drawing for Grand Slam Club members who need only one more sheep species to complete a Grand Slam. The Convention itself runs from February 17-20. For more information on attending, call or visit their website.

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.

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