Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 13:14
A number of prestigious awards are presented at the annual PHASA Convention.
The “Uncle 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.
|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|
|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|