COLIN CARUTHERS YOUNG HUNTER AWARD

DSC recognizes the importance of introducing our children to the joys of hunting and preservation of our hunting heritage. The Colin Caruthers Young Hunter Award not only recognizes the individual youth, but also encourages all our youth members to strive for the very principles so basic to our club.

Purpose

DSC established the Colin Caruthers Young Hunter Award in January 1991, to honor our young member hunters for significant hunting accomplishments. The DSC Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award (OHAA) Committee established the Award criteria for this award. Originally the award was presented as the “Loving Cup” by Tommy and Patricia Caruthers in February 1991.

Eligibility

The award nomination ballot is broken down into two major categories, hunting accomplishments and leadership and civic participation. The OHAA Committee has designed a point classification system for all the game animals of the world, as well as a classification of leadership and civic participation points for conservation, academic and social accomplishments, for use with this award.
A youth must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Nominated by at least two members of DSC
  • Completed minimum requirements for both portions of the ballot (100 points in the hunting achievement section and 25 points in the leadership and civic participation portion)
  • Completed accomplishments prior to their 18th birthday or graduation from High School
    Participated in one of the following: a minimum of two international hunts (excluding hunts to Mexico and Canada), or four major North American hunts outside of their resident state, or at least one qualifying international hunt and two major North American hunts outside their resident state.

Presentation

The award will be presented at a banquet during the annual DSC Convention.

Award

The award consists of a Bronze Award on a walnut pedestal.
Miscellaneous:

  • The award may not be presented to the same individual more than once.
  • The award will only be presented when there is a qualified recipient and the OHAA Committee reserves the right to not present the award in any given year.
25 Points 20 Points 15 Points
NA Muskox
NA Sheep
NA Brown Bear
NA Grizzly Bear
NA Polar Bear
Elephant
Lion
Leopard
Rhinoceros
African Buffalo
Bongo
Mountain Nyala
Giant Eland
Giant Forest Hog
All Asian Sheep
All Asian Ibex
All Asian Tahr
All Asian Bear
NA Mountain Goat
Roan
Lesser Kudu
Nubian Ibex
Sitatunga
* Special African Antelope,
Gazelle and Forest
Duikers
SA Puma
SA Brocket Deer
SP Water Buffalo
SP Banteng
SP Sambar
SP Hog Deer
All Asian Chamois
Wisent
All European Ibex
European Bear
NA Wolf
NA Cougar
NA Wolverine
NA Lynx
Sable
Forest Duiker
Gerenuk
Bushbuck
SA Wht Lip Peccary
All Asian Deer
All Asian Gazelle
Asian Moose
Asian Wapiti
Asian Wolf
Asian Wolverine
European Chamois
10 Points 5 Points *Special African Antelope,
Gazelle and Forest Duiker
NA Black Bear
NA Elk
NA Bison
NA Moose
NA Caribou
NA Mule Deer
NA Blacktail Deer
NA Coues Deer
Greater Kudu
Eland
Nyala
Oryx
Waterbuck
Lechwe
Reedbuck
Hartebeest
Wildebeest
Damalisc
Pygmy Antelope
Bush Duiker
Hippopotamus
Dik Dik
All African Introduced Exotics
All Other SA Game Incl. Exotics
All Other SP Game Incl. Exotics
NA Pronghorn
NA Whitetail Deer
NA Peccary
NA Bobcat
Impala
Gazelle
African Wild Pig
Zebra
Hyena
All Introduced Exotics in NA
Nagor Reedbuck
Korrigum
Soemmering Gazelle
Suni
Royal Antelope
Bates Pygmy Antelope
All Central & Western African
Forest Duiker
Note: Leadership and civic participation points are cumulative, therefore, an officer in the High School Student Council would receive 10 points for membership in the Student Council and 5 additional points for being an elected officer.
20 Points 15 Points
Class Valedictorian
Class Salutatorian
National Merit Scholar
Eagle Scout
High School Class President
Member of National Honor Society
Academic Top Ten of Class
20 Points 5 Points
Member of Student Council
Captain of UIL Sanctioned Sport Team
Captain of UIL Sanctioned Drill Team
ROTC Class Leader
Drum Major or UIL Sanctioned Band
Academic Top Quarter of Class
DSC Youth Member
NRA Youth Member
Member of Recognized Conservation Group
Member of ROTC
Member of UIL Sanctioned Sport Team
Member of UIL Sanctioned School Band
Member of UIL Sanctioned School Activity
Member of Academic Social Club
Officer in UIL Sanctioned Sport/Activity
Officer in Student Council
Officer in Academic Social Club
Varsity Letter in UIL Sanctioned Sport