Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award

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The Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award (OHAA) of DSC was conceived in 1980-81. The OHAA is the highest hunting award that DSC can bestow. It is an award for the accomplishment of outstanding achievements in the finite area of big game hunting.

The OHAA award is given only for outstanding feats in the hunting world – such as all of the North American big game animals, or all of the 9 spiral horned antelope of Africa, or the super slam of sheep, or all of the huntable ibex of the world, or all of the wild oxen of the world or all of the chamois of the world, or a significant new world record animal.

Fair chase and hunting ethics are essential. Each past winner of the OHAA award automatically serves on the selection committee (as long as they are an active member of DSC).

MOST RECENT WINNERS:

LIST OF PAST WINNERS BY YEAR:

William A Bond
Vernon, Texas
May 23, 1981
For his 30 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 27 North American Big Game animals of which 9 are record class.
Herman A. Lawrence
Dallas, Texas
May 29, 1982
For his 27 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 27 North American Big Game animals and the World’s Record Russian Red Deer.
Paul Rochester
Midland, Texas
March 26, 1983
For his 25 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 27 North American Big Game animals of which 18 are record class.
William M. Weiss
Dallas, Texas
March 17, 1984
For his 21 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 9 species of the Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa. All 9 are record class.
James L. Brockie
Dallas, Texas
March 16, 1985
For his collection of all the huntable species of Ibex of the world.
Don L. Corley
Ft. Worth, Texas
March 22, 1986
For his 22 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 30 North American Big Game animals of which all 30 are record class.
Steven C.
Christenson
Denton, Texas
March 14, 1987
For his quest and collection in fair chase of his 40 inch Mountain Nyala and his 5 new world record species – Bay Duiker, Chevrotain, Eritrean Gazelle, Whitetailed Gazelle and Ovis ammon ammon Darwini Sheep.
Carolyn Williams
Dallas, Texas
March 19, 1988
For her 16 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 29 North American Big Game animals of which 21 are record class.
Warren Landwermeyer
Dallas, Texas
February 11, 1989
For his 11 years safari quest and collection in fair chase of all nine species of the Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa, 8 of which are record class.
Arthur L. Knowles
Jacksboro, Texas
February 10, 1990
For his 20 year quest and collection in fair chase of the Super Slam of Sheep of the World, 12 species of which are record class.
Edwin A. Allbritton
Dallas, Texas
February 9, 1991
For his quest and collection in fair chase of all nine species of the Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa, of which all nine are record class.
Don Senter, MD
Garland, Texas
February 15, 1992
For his 33 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 27 North American Big Game species of which 24 are record class.
James W. Hutcheson
Springtown, Texas
February 13, 1993
For his 42 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 27 North American Big Game species of which 21 are record class.
C. Truman Clem, DDS
Carrollton, Texas
January 29, 1994
For his 14 year quest and collection in fair chase of all the Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa and many sub-species of which 17 of 19 are record class.
John Blanton
Dallas, Texas
January 27, 1995
For his 36 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 29 Big Game animals of which 20 are record class.
John L. Estes
Dallas, Texas
February 11, 1996
For his 30 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 30 North American Big Game animals of which 15 are record class.
Dale S. Bilhartz
DeSoto, Texas
February 22, 1997
For his quest and collection in fair chase of all huntable buffalo and oxen, African “Big 5” and many cats of the world and other African and North American animals.
Lacy Harber
Denison, Texas
January 24, 1998
For his 12 year quest and collection in fair chase of all of the nine Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa and five sub-species of which all are record class.
Clayton Williams
Midland, Texas
January 30, 1999
For his 30 year quest and collection in fair chase of the Super Slam of Sheep of the World - 17 species, 15 countries and states.
Modesta Williams
Midland, Texas
January 30, 1999
For her 30 year quest and collection in fair chase of the Super Slam of Sheep of the World - 17 species, 15 countries and states.
Dorothy Harber
Denison, Texas
January 22, 2000
For her 15 year quest and collection in fair chase of all the 9 Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa and 7 sub-species of which all 16 are record class.
Jerry W. Peterman
Dallas, Texas
January 27, 2001
For his 51 year quest and collection in fair chase of all 28 North American Big Game animals of which 20 are record class.
David Watkins
Dallas, Texas
March 9, 2002
For his 16 year quest and collection in fair chase of the African Grand Slam of Animals - 65 species of which 52 are record class.
John Chilton
Dallas, Texas
January 10, 2003
For his 28 year quest in fair chase of all the 9 Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa, including seven sub-species of which 7 are record class.
D. Greg Kitchens
Utica, Mississippi
January 9, 2004
For his 19 year quest and collection in fair chase of 1) the nine Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa of which 9 are of record class; and 2) the DSC African Grand Slam of 32 species of which 32 are of record class.
Dr. Jerry Cotner
Dallas, Texas
January 8, 2005
For his 17 year quest and collection in fair chase of the Super Slam of 12 different species of Sheep of the World, of which 10 are of record class.
Wilson Seay Stout
Dallas, Texas
January 28, 2006
For his 22 year quest and collection in fair chase of the Super Slam of Sheep of the World, 13 species of which 12 are of record class.
Harold “Hal” Ahlberg
Irving, Texas
January 13, 2007
For his 17 year quest and collection in fair chase of two criteria. 1) the African Grand Slam 32 species required; and 2) the Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa 9 species required. Representing 76 African species of which 66 are of record class.
Gregory C. Bond
Colleyville, Texas
January 12, 2008
For his 27 year quest and collection in fair chase of: 29 species of North American Big Game, 25 are of record class; 19 species of Wild Sheep of the World, 18 are of record class; 13 species of Wild Goats of the World, 13 are of record class; 14 species of Spiral Horned Animals of Africa, 13 are of record class; 11 species of Buffalo and Wild Oxen of the World, 10 of record class; 37 species of the African Grand Slam, 35 are of record class and 4 World Record Animals – Beceite Ibex, Red Sheep, Lesser Kudu and Neumann Hartebeest.
Jesse Kirk
Dallas, Texas
January 11, 2009
For his 20 year quest and collection in fair chase of: 1) Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa, 15 species of which all are record class; 2) African Grand Slam, 72 species of which all are record class; and 3) Wild Goats of the World, 15 species of which all are record class.
Tom Montgomery
Lewisville, Texas
January 9, 2010
For his 18 year quest and collection in fair chase of (1) the nine Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa, 15 species & subspecies of which 14 are record class; (2) Wild Oxen and Buffalo of the World, 13 species of which 11 are record class; (3) Wild Goats of the World, 12 species, of which 11 are record class; and (4) the DSC African Grand Slam, 83 African species of which 71 are record class.
Kent Deligans
Sherman, Texas
January 8, 2011
For his 45 year quest in fair chase of (1) 29 species of North American Big Game animals of which 27 are record class, completed in 2005. (2) Second 29 species of North American Big Game animals of which 27 are record class, completed in 2008.
Russ Young
Addison, Texas
January 7, 2012
For his 22 Year Quest and Collection of: 14 Species of Wild Sheep of the world − 10 are of record class; 12 Species of Wild Goats of the world − 9 are of record class.
Greg Oliver
Dallas, Texas
January 5, 2013
For his 20-year quest, in fair chase of: 1) 29 North American Big Game animals, of which 25 are record class; 2) Spiral Horned Antelope of Africa, 17 species of which 17 are record class; 3) DSC African Grand Slam, 74 African species of which 71 are record class.
Gary Young
Winfield, West Virginia
January 11, 2014
For his 21 year quest and collection in fair chase of(1) Super Slam of Sheep of The World - 19 Species of which 13 are of record class (2) Wild Goats of the World - 17 Species of which 14 are of record class
(3) Super Slam of North American Big Game - 29 Species of which 22 are of record class
Ben F. Carter
Dallas, Texas
January 17, 2015
For his 30 year quest and collection in fair chase of Super Slam of North American Big Game - 28 Species of which 24 are of record class
Suzie Brewster
Marietta, Oklahoma
January 8, 2016
For her 20 year quest in fair chase of DSC African Grand Slam of 34 species of which 33 are of record class & Wild Oxen and Buffalo of the World- 10 species of which 10 are of record class.
Bobby Davidson
Plano, Texas
January 6, 2017
For his 28-year quest and collection in fair chase of Super Slam of Sheep of the World, 12 species of which 12 are record class and Goats of the World, 13 species of which 12 are record class.
Bradford Black, M.D.- North Canton, Ohio
January 6, 2018
For his 20 year quest and collection in fair chase of the North American 29, 29 total species of which 25 are record class; the Super Slam of Sheep of the World, 20 total species of which 19 are record class; theCapra World Slam of Goats, 28 total species of which 26 are record class; the General Bag of African Grand Slam, 122 total species of which 103 are record class; the Spiral Horned Animals of Africa, 19 total species of which 18 are record class; and the Buffalo of the World, 11 total species of which 8 are record class.

NATURE OF THE AWARD:
This award will be given solely for outstanding achievements in the finite area of big game hunting. The objectives of conservation and education will not be included in consideration of this award. The award will be given solely for accomplishing great feats in the world of hunting and will be the highest award this club can give. It will not necessarily be given every year.

SCOPE OF THE AWARD:
The OHAA will be the exclusive property of Dallas Safari Club.

NAME OF THE AWARD:
The name for the Award shall be the Dallas Safari Club Outstanding Hunter Achievement Award.

AWARD:
There will be two parts of this award. One will be a larger, permanent plaque. This plaque will remain the permanent possession of the Dallas Safari Club and for each winner they will have engraved thereon the winner’s name, the year the award was given and a brief description of the achievements for which the award was given. The second part of the award is an individual trophy, a magnificent Ovis ammon ammon sheep bronze sculpture by Tom Tischler and Bobby Hunt.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
The Award will be given for outstanding achievements as follows:

The collection of all of the North American big game species listed by Boone and Crockett Club that are huntable and importable at the time they were collected. The Boone and Crockett Club recognizes the following North American species:
DeerCaribouBear
White-tailed Deer
Coues’ White-tailed Deer
Mule Deer
Columbia Blacktail Deer
Sitka Blacktail Deer
Barren Ground Caribou
Central Canada Barren Ground Caribou
Mountain Caribou
Quebec-Labrador Caribou
Woodland Caribou
Black Bear
Grizzly Bear
Alaska Brown Bear
SheepMooseElk
Dall Sheep
Stone Sheep
Bighorn Sheep
Desert Sheep
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Canada Moose
Alaska-Yukon Moose
Wyoming or Shiras Moose
American Elk
Roosevelt Elk
Tule Elk
Others
Pronghorn
Muskox
Polar bear*
Jaguar*
Walrus*
Bison
Rocky Mountain Goat
Cougar or Mountain Lion
*Not Presently Importable
The collection of all of the following spiral horned animals of Africa that are huntable and importable at the time they were collected.
Bongo
Sitatunga
Greater Kudu
Lesser Kudu
Mountain Nyala
Lord Derby Eland
Bushbuck
Nyala
Eland
The collection of any twelve of the sheep of the world (Super Slam of Sheep) as listed by the Grand Slam Club/Ovis that are huntable and importable at the time they were collected.

The collection of ten (10) of the following wild oxen and buffalo of the world that are huntable and importable at the time they were collected.
European Bison
Cape Buffalo
Greenland muskox
Barren Ground muskox
Takin
North American Bison
West African Savannah Buffalo
Central African Savannah Buffalo
Water Buffalo (South Pacific, South
America or Africa
Water Buffalo (Asia)
North Eastern (Nile) Buffalo
Banteng
Yak
Wild Oxen
Dwarf Forest Buffalo
The collection of any twelve of the wild goats as listed by the Grand Slam Club/Ovis that are huntable and importable at the time they were collected. At least two (2) must be collected in Asia.

The collection of the DSC African Grand Slam will require 32 species of trophy game animals to have been collected ethically and in fair chase, of which 30 specific species categories must be taken, and the remaining 2 species must be collected from a defined pool of game animals. The 30 species categories are as follows:
Big FiveSpiral HornsMajor Species
Elephant
Lion
Leopard
Rhinoceros
Buffalo
Bongo
Bushbuck
Sitatunga
Greater Kudu
Eland
Nyala
Roan
Sable
Oryx
Waterbuck
Lechwe
Reedbuck
Hartebeest
Major Species Continued
Wildebeest
Gazelle
Impala
Forest Duiker
Bush Duiker
Pygmy Antelope
Tsessebe/
Damalisc
Dik Dik
Hippopotamus
Hyena
Wild Pig
Zebra
Any one subspecies from these specific categories may be collected. For example, any one of the bushbuck subspecies would qualify. The detailed listing of individual duikers and antelope subspecies are in the SCI and/or Rowland Ward Record Books.

In addition to the above 30 game animals, at least two from the following pool is required:
Pool Animals
Lord Derby’s Eland
Mountain Nyala
Lesser Kudu
Gerenuk
Crocodile
Nubian Ibex
2nd Species of Buffalo
2nd Species of Sitatunga
2nd Species of
Bongo
2nd Species of
Rhinoceros
These animals must have been taken when legally huntable in the country of origin and importable to the U.S. at the time they were collected.

Fair chase and hunting ethics are essential and an affidavit stating such will be required by an applicant. Females of a species will be acceptable in those animals where both sexes are similar in appearance. Exotics from North America will not be accepted except a free range aoudad, red sheep and Armenian sheep. To be deemed not huntable, there must not be a location where an animal can be legally hunted, and there must be no expectation that this situation will change in the next few years. The animals required for the Malek Award will not be an acceptable criteria.

ELIGIBILITY:
To submit an application, the candidate must be a current member of Dallas Safari Club and must have been a member for at least four years immediately prior to submitting the application. At least fifty-one percent (51%) of all trophies required for any one category must have been taken while a member of Dallas Safari Club. Weatherby Award winners and hunting professionals are not eligible to submit an application. This Award may be won by any individual only once.

APPLICATIONS:
Applications for this award may be submitted by the individual involved, or by any other member of Dallas Safari Club. The application must include a list of the animals taken and include for each animal the location taken, date of kill, name of guide or outfitter, and a field photograph of the hunter with the animal at the time of the kill. In addition, a fair chase and hunting ethics affidavit on a form approved by the committee and an official score sheet for each animal completed by an official measurer of the Boone and Crockett Club, the Pope and Young Club, Rowland Ward or Safari Club International must be submitted. Green measurements are acceptable.

THE AWARD COMMITTEE:
The Award Committee shall consist of a Chairman and the previous winners of the Outstanding Hunter Achievement Award who are current members of Dallas Safari Club and who wish to serve on the committee. The Chairman does not have to have won the award and shall be elected by the committee. The Chairman must of necessity be very experienced in international big game hunting. The committee shall have a meeting during the first quarter of each year to determine who wants to serve on the committee during the ensuing year, select a chairman and transact any other business as necessary.

PROCEDURES:

  • Completed applications must be received by the Chairman of the committee by September 1 to be eligible for the award to be given at the next Dallas Safari Club Convention.
  • After September 1, the Chairman will call a meeting of the committee to discuss applications that have been submitted since the last committee meeting, to consider any interpretation of any rules and to transact any other business as necessary.
  • After the committee has met, a ballot will be mailed to all committee members to vote on the eligible applications.
  • Once an application and its criteria have been accepted by the committee, the candidate will remain a candidate for the award until he or she wins the award unless the candidate is subsequently rejected by the committee for a hunting or ethics violation or resigns from Dallas Safari Club, or withdraws the application. Even if an animal that was not huntable at the time the application was submitted
    becomes huntable, the candidate will not be required to collect such an animal.
  • These criteria may change, so any applicant should obtain a current copy from the DSC office.

A complete listing of all current recipients of this award is on permanent display in theoffices of the Dallas Safari Club.