Each year since 2005, GSCO has been proud to present awards for outstanding trophies taken by mountain game hunters. Recognizing both firearm and archery taken trophies, the program has experienced tremendous growth and every year it seems we receive more terrific submissions than the year before. Beginning with our 2015 convention, we introduced the Super Slam Big Game Trophy Awards, including categories for all species on the Super Slam of North American Big Game list. The international segment of our program will continue to recognize the outstanding mountain game trophies taken around the world.
GSCO is most pleased that Safari Club International has co-sponsored this popular banquet event each year since its inception. Likewise, GSCO co-sponsors the SCI trophy awards banquet each year as well. All North American trophies are judged using the SCI scoring system. International submissions are judged by a panel of more than twenty judges.
For the first time ever, the new Super Slam Big Game Trophy Awards were presented at our 2015 convention. Below is a complete list of recipients recognized for archery taken trophies at the Thursday morning awards brunch. Bears - Archery Rank Name Animal SCI Score Outfitter/Guide DIAMOND Kevin Williams Black Bear 21 7/16 PLATINUM Anthony Glasso Black Bear 20 9/16 Muskeg Excursions... read more
For the first time ever, the new Super Slam Big Game Trophy Awards were presented at our 2015 convention. Below is a complete list of recipients recognized for rifle taken trophies at the Thursday morning awards brunch. Bears - Rifle Rank Name Animal SCI Score Outfitter/Guide DIAMOND Steve Rakes Black Bear 20 10/16 PLATINUM Rick Young Black Bear 19 11/16 Brant Norburg Hunting... read more
2015 Bouchard Summit Award Jim Hens was awarded the Bouchard Summit Award for his huge desert sheep scoring 196 1/8 S.C.I. The Bouchard Summit Award is given each year to recognize the top rifle taken ram submitted in the Trophy Awards program. 2015 Frost-Hoffman Summit Award Tom Foss was awarded the Frost-Hoffman Summit Award for his Rocky Mountain Bighorn scoring 178 1/8 S.C.I. The... read more
2014 Bouchard Summit Award James K. Lines receives the Bouchard Summit Award from GSCO Director Mark Hampton. The award is named after long-time GSCO Board member Francis Bouchard and is presented each year for the top rifle taken North American ram. James was recognized for a beautiful Stone ram he took with Big Nine Outfitters. (above right) 2014 Frost-Hoffman Summit Award... read more
For 2013, both North American Summit Awards categories resulted in a tie. James Brogan's amazing Rocky Mountain bighorn brought him the honor (L) while Michael J Carpinito's Desert Ram (R) gave him equal share of the 2013 Bouchard Summit Ram Award for rifle taken rams. Presenting the awards are GSCO board members Keith Hite (far left) and Mark Hampton (far right). Also resulting in a tie, the 2013 Frost-Hoffman Summit Award for archery taken rams was split by Jim Hens (L) for his huge... read more
Jeff Keim (L) took home the 2012 Bouchard Summit Award for the top rifle-taken ram. Presenting the award is GSCO Executive Director Dennis Campbell. Prolific bow hunter Archie Nesbitt (L) was awarded the 2012 Frost-Hoffman Summit Award for the top North American archery-taken ram submitted. Presenting the award is legendary bowhunter Tom Hoffman. In 2012 GSCO introduced the first of two new Summit Awards for our trophy awards program. John Amistoso was the first ever... read more
A very happy Dave Marsters accepts the 2011 Bouchard Summit Ram Award from GSCO board members Dale Martin (L) and Butch Kuflak. The award is named in honor of legendary hunter and long-time GSCO board member Francis X Bouchard. Bow hunter Murray Fain is all smiles as he accepts the 2011 Frost-Hoffman Summit Award for the top archery-taken ram from legendary bow hunters and award namesakes Tom Hoffman (L) and Jack Frost. Below is the complete list of Trophy Awards recipients for... read more
The top archery award given each year is the Frost-Hoffman Summit Award for the top ram taken by an archer. 2010 recipient Ricardo Longoria, (TX) is all smiles on sage at the 6th annual Hunter & Outfitter convention in Las Vegas. He is flanked by award namesakes Tom Hoffman (L) and Jack Frost (R). The top rifle award is the Bouchard Summit Award named in honor of hunting legend and long time GSCO board member Francis X Bouchard. Patrick White, (UT) was named 2010 recipient for his... read more
A very humble Robert Speegle (Dr. Bob) accepts the 2009 Frost-Hoffman Summit Award. Dr. Speegle is the first person to Register the Super Slam of North American Big Game with both a rifle AND a bow! He is flanked by award namesakes Tom (Hoffman (L) and Jack Frost. GSCO board member Dale Martin (L) presents the 2009 Bouchard Summit Award for the top rifle-taken ram to an obviously pleased Don South. Below is the complete list of Trophy Awards recipients for 2009. ... read more
At our 2008 convention, two new awards were introducded to our Trophy Awards program. The Bouchard Summit Award is named after hunting legend and long-time GSCO board member Francis X Bouchard and is given to the top rifle-taken ram each year. The award culminated in a tie with Russ Young (inside left) and Terrell McCombs (inside right) sharing the honors. Joining the recipients on stage to present the award were GSCO board members Hugh Jacks (far left) and Executive Director Dennis Campbell (far... read more