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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.