Bob Model, Chairman of the Boone & Crockett Club and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Board of Directors, received the Special Sagamore Hill Award during the 126th Annual Meeting of the Boone & Crockett Club held in Denver, Colorado on December 4-7.
The Special Sagamore Hill Medal is given in memory of Theodore Roosevelt (Founder and First President of the Boone & Crockett Club), Theodore Roosevelt Jr., and Kermit Roosevelt. The award may be presented to a Regular Member who has made “an overwhelmingly unique contribution to the Club that will likely change the Club for the better, forever.” The Special Sagamore Hill Award must be conferred by a unanimous vote and approved by the entire Roosevelt Family. The Sagamore Hill Medal is the highest award given by the Boone & Crockett Club and since the awards inception in 1948, only eight other individuals have been recognized by the Boone & Crockett Club for this specific award.
Jeff Crane, President of CSF, extended his congratulations to Model for this prestigious honor. “On behalf of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, I congratulate Bob Model as a deserving recipient of the prestigious Sagamore Hill Medal. Bob’s devotion and commitment to wildlife conservation and our sportsmen’s heritage is unmatched. As Chairman of the CSF Board of Directors, Bob has worked tirelessly to protect and advance sportsmen’s issues in the halls of government and promote our outdoor heritage for generations to come.”
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?