The Young Hunter Award seeks to honor DSC youth members who are actively involved in both their hunting journey and local community. As in the past, the application allows young men and women to share their hunting and shooting experience, their hobbies and extra-curricular activities and academic accomplishments.

If you are a DSC youth member, DSC encourages you to take a look at the new application and consider applying! Everyone has a unique hunting and conservation journey to share.

Email applications to by September 1.


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.