Conklin Foundations 2006 Conklin Award Event


Published: December - 2005

Die-hard sheep hunters won't want to miss the Conklin Foundation's 2006 Conklin Award Event this coming February when they auction off the Alaska Governor's Dall Sheep Permit. This coveted permit is for Area 14C, legendary for the heavy-horned sheep it produces out of the Chugach Mountains. But what will make this year's permit even more desirable is that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is opening up to three new areas that have not been hunted since 1975. The new 70-square-mile area includes West Rainbow Creek, Southside Eagle River and Ram Valley. It will be open only to the hunter who gets this special permit and one other hunter who draws a permit from the state lottery.

These new areas reportedly hold some absolutely super rams. The greatest ram density is in the West Rainbow Creek drainage. More than 30 full-curl rams have been observed during aerial surveys of the valley.

The Conklin Award Event will take place in Tunica, Mississippi at the Grand Slam/Ovis Convention on Friday, February 10. For more information, contact Dennis Campbell at 205-674-0101 by phone or via e-mail at camphol@aol.com.

The Conklin Foundation will also be presenting its Fifth Annual Conklin Award at the Grand Slam/Ovis Convention. The recipient of the award is Pete Papac of Montesano, Washington. The Foundation recognizes Papac as a pioneer in opening hunting opportunities in the Middle East, Asia and Russia, where he conducted 46 expeditions. In addition to collecting the Big Five, as well as several forest elephants, forest antelope and the gamut of plains game throughout Africa, Papac has also hunted every North American game species available and completed the Ovis World Slam with more than 20 different varieties of wild sheep and the Capra World Slam with more than 15 different goat species. The Foundation also cites his conservation leadership, scientific research initiatives and philanthropy, as well as his adherence to fair chase hunting.

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