The Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award (PHCHHA) was first announced in Dallas, Texas, at the DSC Annual Convention, January 9th, 2004.
Named after the well-known American author, whose defense of the international big game hunting community and the role of hunting in the conservation of wildlife and its habitat made him a household name, the announcement was made to an enthusiastic audience by Capstick’s widow, DSC friend and Life Member, Fiona Claire Capstick.
Award criteria include active involvement in: education, hunting, conservation organizations, humanitarian causes, research, permanent endowments, and charitable giving.
The objective of this award is to bring honor and recognition to an individual, organization or group whose achievements reveal a sustained and significant contribution to the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. Additionally, the winner will have shown long-term commitment to our hunting heritage by pursuing that goal for the benefit of future generations.
The PHCHHA honors the memory of a great man whose writings captured the essence of his love of the hunt and his respect for and understanding of wildlife and wild lands. It is intended to fulfill Mr. Capstick’s lifelong desire to promote a hunting legacy and ensure the conservation of our wildlife resources.
The establishment of this premiere hunting award heralds a milestone for the international hunting and wildlife conservation community by highlighting individuals or groups responsible for the long-term support and commitment to our hunting heritage.
The Award will be made annually, or as DSC sees fit, at the Club’s Annual Convention.
LIST OF PAST WINNERS BY YEAR:
|2016||International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)|
|2015||James Henry "Red" Duke|
|2014||No Award Given|
|2013||John and Chrissie Jackson
|2009||The Boone & Crockett Club|
|2007||Theodore Roosevelt (deceased)|
|2006||Baron Bertrand des Clers (deceased)|
|2005||Harry Tennison (deceased)|