Congratulations are in order for Hunting Report subscriber Federico Sada, recipient of the 2006 Wea- therby Hunting and Conservation Award to be presented at the 50th Annual Award Dinner to be held January 23, 2007 at the Silver Legacy in Reno, Nevada. Sada's hunting career spans 39 years, with 212 collected species from North America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the South Pacific. That is particularly impressive when you consider that his hunting philosophy is to collect only one of each species, and 162 of his trophies made the SCI record book, 27 of them having ranked in the Top 10. Besides his hunting accomplishments, Sada has contributed greatly to conservation, leading projects for desert bighorn sheep in Sonora and Baja California, waterfowl and endemic species in Tamulipas, the Mexican grey wolf and black bear in Nuevo Leon, plus a 9,000-acre reserve used for conservation education in Monterrey.
In addition to the Hunting and Conservation Award, the Weatherby Foundation also announced it is awarding Steven E. Chancellor the Weatherby Magnum Award, a newly created award to be presented for the very first time. The Magnum Award was created by the Weatherby Foundation Board to recognize individuals who have made exceptional and unusual contributions to the sport of hunting and conservation. The Magnum Award will not be given annually but will be reserved for a hunter-conservationist who has gone above and beyond, making a personal difference in the preservation of hunting sport, in hunting education and in worldwide wildlife conservation.