Awards


Pat Archibald

Pat Archibald

Pat Archibald Memorial Trophy

  • 2003 - Nona Archibald
  • 2004 - Graham Kenyon
  • 2005 - Gord Wright
  • 2006 - Bud Mufly
  • 2007 - Gordon Frew
  • 2008 - Vic Conzon, Harry Connell, Cliff Dawson
  • 2009 - John Gwilliam
  • 2010 - Gordon Crantz
  • 2011 - Rick Filmore, Laurie Bursaw
  • 2012 - George Roberts
  • 2013 - Teck
  • 2014 - John Harmston
  • 2015 - Hil-Tech Contracting Limited
  • 2016 - Rob Frew
  • 2017 - Grace Conzon

Pat was one of the founders of the gun range and spent countless hours on its construction.  He was a passionate supporter of the gun range and of the Trail Wildlife Association (TWA).

His lifelong hobbies included; camping, big game hunting, fly-tying, fly fishing, hand-loading, bench-rest shooting and building custom rifles. When he built a custom rifle he was on the leading edge of the current rifle technology. He was equally adept at working on a barreled action or working on a wood stock or one of the new synthetic or composite stocks that came on to the market. His hand carved stocks are works of art. His custom built mountain rifles are light, strong and accurate; “tack drivers” he called them.

Pat was a long-time member of the West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association (WKBGTA) and the Trail Wildlife Association (TWA). He held various executive positions in both associations. When Pat sold his business and “retired” the TWA, WKBGTA and all of us interested in hunting, shooting, and custom rifles were the benefactors. Pat taught, mentored and at times lectured many of us on rifle care and maintenance, setup, and shooting skills.

As the TWA Gun Range Chair, Pat worked to acquire the land that the Casino Ranges currently occupy and assisted in the sale of the Ross Spur range. Once the lease for the land was secured, Pat and his volunteer crew; developed an access road, laid out the ranges, acquired and placed trailers on site for a club house. Power, fencing, gates, shooting benches and target stands were added. Later the grounds were cleaned up, storage facilities were added and Pat even found time to “beautify” the ranges by planting a number of trees.

When Pat took this on it did not happen overnight; it took a lot of time and hard work by him and his crews. He didn’t do it for an award; for him the reward was in working with other TWA members in the development of a great shooting facility close to Trail for all members to use.

The Pat Archibald Memorial Trophy is presented to a person(s), or businesses whose goals, like those exemplified by Pat, are to protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations and have not been recognized for their efforts. This award is presented annually at the West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association banquet.

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Jack McCracken Club Bulletin Award

Named for the late Jack McCracken, who was the manager of Evergreen Press and a staunch supporter of the BC Wildlife Federation, this award is presented to the Bulletin Editor of the Club judged to have produced the best bulletin since the previous year's convention.

  • 1972 - Trail Wildlife Association

Dr. Louis Lemieux Conservation Award

Re-named in 1994 in honour of this former President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, this award (formerly sponsored by Labatts) recognizes the efforts of a club or region through a cash grant toward a worthy habitat conservation project not yet completed.

It is a fitting tribute to this biologist, of international stature, who displayed a keen interest in the on-going efforts of club members to contribute to the improvement of wildlife and fisheries habitat.

  • 1995 - Trail Wildlife Association
  • 2013 - Trail Wildlife Association for their Murphy Creek Spawning and Rearing Channel Restoration Project

Ted Barsby Conservationist of the Year Award

This trophy is sponsored by the Board of Directors, on behalf of all members of the Federation, and is awarded at the convention banquet.

This trophy honours Ted Barsby of Nanaimo, who was the first President of the Federation, as we know it today, and is the greatest honour the Federation can bestow on any individual for an outstanding contribution to conservation over the years.

  • 1977 - Graham Kenyon

Roderik Haig-Brown Memorial Award

This prestigious award recognizes the accomplishments of a club whose recently completed conservation project, benefiting either fish or wildlife, is deemed most worthy.

Initially sponsored by the Carling O'Keefe Brewery of Vancouver in 1959, and generously supported for many years by two long-time members of the BCWF, both recipients of the Barsby Trophy, Howard English of Victoria, and W.W. "Curly" Chittenden of West Vancouver, it is now funded by the BCWF Memorial Awards Fund.

In 1990, the Board of Directors proposed that the name of the award be changed, in a fitting tribute to this long-time resident of Campbell River, who was a world renowned writer, lecturer and conservationist. With the assent of the family of the late Roderick Haig-Brown, the award was dedicated and presented by his daughter at the 1981 convention in Kamloops.

  • 1965 - West Kootenay Rod & Gun Club Association
  • 1994 - Trail Wildlife Association
  • 1999 - Trail Wildlife Association
  • 2006 - Trail Wildlife Association

BCWF Presidents Service Trophy

  • 1981 - 1983 Graham Kenyon

Bert Palmer Memorial Big Game Trophy

This trophy honors one of the outstanding ‘fathers’ of the fish and game movement in British Columbia. This award was established in 1961 by the O’Keefe Brewing Company (BC) Ltd.

The trophy must to be taken the year prior to the BCWF annual banquet under the rules of fair chase. The Boone & Crockett scoring system is used to measure these trophies. The head that rates highest in comparison to the best trophies recorded by the Boone & Crockett club will be the winning trophy head.

Only members of the federation in good standing may enter. BCWF membership must have been purchased prior to the date of the hunt in which the trophy was killed.

  • 1962 - Pat Archibald - Rocky Mountain Goat - 50 2/8

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Wild Sheep Foundation Silver Buckle Award

The trophy must to be taken the year prior to the BCWF annual banquet under the rules of fair chase. The Boone & Crockett scoring system and the Safari Club International System are used to measure these trophies. The head that rates highest in comparison to the best trophies recorded by these systems will be the winning trophy.

Only members of the federation in good standing may enter. BCWF membership must have been purchased prior to the date of the hunt in which the trophy was killed.

  1. BIGGEST SHEEP TAKEN IN BC
    • No Trail Wildlife Association Winner
  2. BIGGEST TROPHY OTHER THAN SHEEP TAKEN IN BC
    • No Trail Wildlife Association Winner
  3. BIGGEST TROPHY TAKEN OUTSIDE OF BC
    • Trail Wildlife Association Winner
  • 2001 - George Roberts - Bensor Ibex - 99 7/8 SCI
  • 2002 - George Roberts - African Leopard - 16 1/62 SCI
  • 2004 - George Roberts - Common Duiker - 12 4/8 SCI
  • 2009 - George Roberts - Kalahari Springbok - 46 6/8 SCI
  • 2010 - George Roberts - Common Waterbuck - 80 4/8 SCI
  • 2012 - George Roberts - Asian Water Buffalo - 107 1/8 SCI