World Hunting Awards

All TGR World Hunting Award recipients are selected on a point system and other criterion established by the TGR Technical Committee. The top scoring animal entry for each species harvested under each method of collection will be awarded 5 points, second place - 4 points, third place - 3 points, fourth place - 2 points and fifth place - 1 point. To be eligible for any World Hunting Award, the hunter/huntress must have their score sheets (with complete information, photos & registration fee) submitted to the TGR office by February 1st and accumulate a minimum of 11 points in the award category.

Should a hunter/huntress enter more than one animal of the same species and each animal be taken with the same method of collection and of the same origin (native/exotic), TGR will only allow points from the highest ranking animal, method of collection and origin to be calculated towards a World Hunting Award.

EXAMPLE: John Doe hunts in Africa and harvests three impala (where Impala are native species), one with a crossbow and two with a rifle. John’s points for his Impala (taken with a crossbow) would qualify him for the Safari Hunter of the Year award. John’s points from his highest scoring Impala (taken with a rifle) would also be calculated for the Safari Hunter of the Year award. The points from the second Impala (taken with rifle would not qualify for a major hunting award. Should John also take an Impala in Texas (where Impala are exotic) with an in-line muzzle loader, the points would not be calculated into the Safari Hunter of the Year, but could be calculated towards the Exotic Hunter of the Year award.

Only one World Hunting Award will be presented to an individual hunter/huntress. Should a hunter/huntress have an accumulation of points that would qualify him/her for an additional World Hunting Award, the next highest ranking (by points) hunter/huntress will qualify for that award.

EXAMPLE: John Doe has the highest amount of accumulated points in all categories which will qualify him for the highest hunting award, the Hunter of the Year. John also has the highest amount of points in the Archery method of collection. John would only receive the major hunting award of Hunter of the Year. The second place, highest ranking hunter in the Archery method of collection would receive the Archery Hunter of the Year award.

World Hunting Award of the TGR

The order that hunting awards will be assigned (per accumulation of points) are as follows:
(Only one award will be presented to an individual hunter/huntress)

Hunter of the Year - is awarded to the top scoring male hunter. The hunter’s choice of weapon is not considered in this category.

Huntress of the Year - is awarded to the top scoring female hunter. The hunter’s choice of weapon is not considered in this category.

Jason McCullen Memorial Youth Hunter of the Year (17 yrs. or younger) - is awarded to the top hunter 17 years of age or younger at the time of collection. The youth category does require proof of age by the copy of the hunter’s birth certificate with the first score sheet submitted. This information remains on file and need not be filed with each score sheet. The hunter’s weapon choice is not considered in this category.

Amanda Graham Youth Huntress of the Year (17 yrs. or younger) - is awarded to the top huntress 17 years of age or younger at the time of collection. The youth category does require proof of age by the copy of the hunter’s birth certificate with the first score sheet submitted. This information remains on file and need not be filed with each score sheet. The hunter’s choice of weapon is not considered in this category.

North American Hunter of the Year - includes only animals indigenous to and taken on the North American continent and hunted in areas in which they are native. The hunter’s choice of weapon is not considered in this category.

Safari Hunter of the Year - includes only animals indigenous to and taken on the African continent and hunted in areas to which they are native. The hunter’s choice of weapon is not considered in this category.

International Hunter of the Year - includes only animals taken on any and all continents except North America or Africa. The hunter’s choice of weapon is not considered in this category.

Exotic Hunter of the Year - includes only animals taken in areas in which they are not indigenous (Introduced game). The hunter’s choice of weapon is not considered in this category.

Sportsman of the Year - is awarded to the top hunter, huntress, youth hunter or youth huntress with the highest total of accumulated points regardless of category. The hunter’s choice of weapon is not considered in this category.

James “Crow” Carrico Memorial Award - is awarded to a special youth hunter/huntress, because of their disadvantages, that has demonstrated determination, extreme willingness for and devotion to the sport of hunting.

Awards are also presented to the top scoring hunter or huntress in each of the methods of collection, (i.e., Modern Arms Hunter of the Year, Archery Hunter of the Year, etc.) excluding Incidental Acquisition and Delayed Entry.

Additional awards will be presented to honor the supporters of the TGR. These awards will be presented to the Ranch/Preserve, Outfitter, Guide and Tropaeologist that have the highest number of accumulated points in the top 5 of each species.

The awards are as follows:

Tropaeologist of the Year - based on the total number of entries scored

Ranch/Preserve of the Year - Ranch/Preserve with the highest number of accumulated points

Outfitter of the Year - Outfitter with the highest number of accumulated points

Guide of the Year - Guide with the highest number of accumulated points.