PHASA Awards

 

PHASA Awards

A number of prestigious awards are presented at the annual PHASA Convention.

TheUncle Stevie Award” is presented for the most outstanding trophy animal taken by a client whilst hunting in South Africa with a full member of PHASA. Entries must be in respect of animals taken in the current year, under fair-chase conditions, in South Africa only. The entrant must be present at the PHASA Convention, unless through the most extraordinary circumstances he or she cannot attend, in which case the Executive Committee may waive this rule. Judging is based on a system of points for rarity of species, position in Rowland Ward/SCI, for difficulty in hunting and for the overall quality and beauty of the trophy.

The Bow Hunting Trophy is presented for the most outstanding trophy animal taken by a client, with a bow, whilst hunting in South Africa with a full member of PHASA. The same general criteria as for the “Uncle Stevie Award” apply. Judging is based on a system of points for the manner in which the animal was hunted (walk and stalk, blind, waterhole, tree stand), position in Rowland Ward/SCI, equipment used (compound bow / traditional bow, excluding crossbows), rarity of species, one-arrow kill (no rifle assistance) or multiple-arrow kill, rifle assistance and maturity of the animal.

The Wildlife Utilisation Award recognises an individual or organisation committed to the wise use of South Africa’s wildlife resources. The award is given in recognition of selfless commitment and contributions to the concept of proper wildlife utilisation. Any person who meets the criteria may be nominated. Nominations, together with a comprehensive motivation, may be submitted to the PHASA Executive Committee for consideration.

The Nature Conservation Officer/Department of the Year Award recognises the excellence in support and service delivered by nature conservation departments or officials. Any person who meets the criteria may be nominated. Nominations, together with a comprehensive motivation, may be submitted to the PHASA Executive Committee for consideration. In the event where an official is nominated, the person should currently be employed by one of the nature conservation departments.

The Coenraad Vermaak Distinguished Service Award is presented by founding member Coenraad Vermaak to an individual for distinguished service to PHASA and the hunting industry.

Contact the PHASA office for full details and entry forms.


Previous Recipients

Wildlife Utilization Award: Coenraad Vermaak Trophy: Nature Conservation officer/department:
1987   Dr John Geddes-Page 2001      Don Lindsay 1999   Mark Anderson, Northern Cape
1988   Kobus Jooste 2002      Bill Daly 2001   Deon de Villiers, Eastern Cape
1989   Lampies Lambrecht 2003      Di Pieterse 2002   Mike Fryer, Eastern Cape
1990   Spud Ludbrook 2004      Basie Maartens 2003
1991   Roger Collinson 2005      Ronnie Rowland 2004   Kas Hamman, Western Cape
1992   Dr Anthony Hall-Martin 2006      Ian Goss 2005   Wessel Jacobs, Northern Cape
1993   Malcolm Fredrick Keeley 2007      Gray Thornton 2006   Jaap Pienaar, Eastern Cape
1994   Johann Roode 2008      Stewart Dorrington 2007   Abraham Matsila, Limpopo
1995   John Jackson, III 2009      Dieter Ochsenbein 2008   David Moholo, Mpumalanga
1996   WP du Preez 2010      Mel Du Plessis 2009   Jamie Physick, KZN
1997   Coenraad Vermaak 2011      Peter Butland 2010   Northern Cape Nature Conservation Department
1998   Nicky Oppenheimer for De Beers 2012      Hermann Meyeridricks 2011   Thea Carroll
1999   Gary Davies   2012   Riaan de Lange, Mpumalanga
Kobus Schoeman    
Paul Ferreira    
Stephen Boler    
2000   Ronnie Rowland    
2001   Bertie Guillaume    
2002   Dieter Ochsenbein    
2004   Gray Thornton    
2006   Gerhard Damm    
2007   Ian Player    
2008   Jacques Malan    
2009   Arthur Rudman    
2010   Knott Family    
2011   Johan & Nadien Bosch    
2012   AP & R Reserves

“Uncle Stevie” – Entry Criteria - 2013

Any member wanting to enter the “Uncle Stevie” Competition for 2013 should take note of the following criteria and entry deadline.

Criteria:

  1. Awarded for most outstanding trophy animal taken by a paying overseas clients while hunting in South Africa with a full professional member of PHASA.
  2. Trophy animals submitted must have been taken legally in the current year - 2013 - in fair chase in South Africa by the professional hunter submitting the entry and client as identified in the submission.
  3. The entrant must be present at the Annual General Meeting, unless through the most extraordinary circumstances he or she cannot attend, in which case the Executive Committee may waive this rule.

Eligibility:

  1. The entrant must be a full PHASA member in good standing.

Nomination rules:

  1. Entry to be submitted during the Convention by no later than 13.00 on 19 November 2013.
  2. Selection done after evaluation by Awards Committee.
  3. A photograph of the trophy animals, with or without the client, but not with the professional hunter, must be submitted, on the reverse of which or attached should be the following details:
    1. Species of animal;
    2. The SCI/RW Measurements attested by an official measurer;
    3. The client’s name (who shot the animal) and address;
    4. The Professional Hunters’ name and signature;
    5. The date the trophy was taken;
    6. The location where the trophy was taken;
    7. A short description of the hunt.
  1. In the event that a member is found to have submitted any false information or attempts in any way to compete fraudulently for the award, he or she will be banned in the future from such competition.

Judging for the Uncle Stevie Trophy of the Year Award is based on a system of points:

- for rarity of species;
- for position in Rowland Ward/SCI;
- for difficulty in hunting;
- for the overall quality and beauty of the trophy.


Bow Hunting Trophy Entry Criteria – 2013

Any client wanting to enter the Bow Hunting Competition for 2013 should take note of the following:

Criteria:

1.    The trophy animals submitted must have been taken legally in 2013 in fair chase in South Africa.

2.    The entrant must not necessarily be present at the Annual General Meeting, however his/her professional hunter/outfitter must be present to receive the trophy on his/her behalf, unless through the most extraordinary circumstances he/she cannot attend, in which case the Executive Committee may waive this rule.

Eligibility:

  1. The trophy can only be awarded to a client who hunted with a full member of PHASA and who has paid his/her current subscription fees in full.

Nomination rules:

  1. Entry to be submitted during the Convention no later than 13.00 on 19 November 2013
  1. Selection done after evaluation by Awards Committee.
  2. A photograph of the trophy animal, with or without the ph, but with the client must be submitted, on the reverse of which or attached should be the following details:

                a. Species of animal;
                b. The SCI/PHASA Measurements attested to by an official measurer;
                c. The client’s name (who shot the animal) and address;
                d. The Professional Hunter/outfitter’s name and signature;
                e. The date the trophy was taken;
                f. The location where the trophy was taken;
                g. A short description of the hunt.

4.    In the event that a member is found to have submitted any false information or attempts in any way to compete fraudulently for the award, he or she will be banned in the future from such competition.

Judging for the Bow Hunting Trophy is based on a system of points:

1.            Manner in which animal was hunted:

                a. walk and stalk – 2 points
                b. ambush ie blinds, waterholes, tree stands – 1 point

2.            Score levels based on both SCI and PHASA score systems:

                a. highest score – 1 point

3.            Compound bow / traditional bow, excluding crossbows - 1 point

4.            Rarity of animals 1 – 3 points, judges’ discretion

5.            One arrow kill, NO rifle assistance - 2 points
               OR arrow kill with more than one arrow or rifle assistance – 1 point

6.            Photo of trophy including bow used – 1 point

7.            Maturity of animal hunted – 2 points              

Total maximum 12 points