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10/27/06

It is with great pleasure that The Conklin Foundation announces the 2007 Recipient of the Conklin Award: Dr. Robert “Bob” Speegle of Garland, Texas.

Dr. Speegle has an amazing hunting record in variety and difficulty. Having harvested every species available within North America with a rifle, he lacks only a Stone’s sheep to again complete this tremendous accomplishment with a bow. Dr. Speegle is not slowing down at 80 years of age as he was successful in taking a grizzly bear and wolf this year with his bow and is again booked for a Stone’s sheep hunt in 2007.

Dr. Speegle has ventured to other continents for his adventurous quests and has been equally successful. He has taken the African “Big Five” as well many of the more difficult species from that continent. Dr. Speegle has spent a tremendous amount of time pursuing the sheep and goat species throughout the mountain ranges of the world, particularly in Asia. He has successfully completed the Ovis World Slam with more than 25 different varieties of wild sheep and the Capra World Slam with more than 23 different goat species. In total, he has harvested nearly 90 sheep and goats. Dr. Speegle has several seldom taken trophies to his credit. His hunting resume is extremely impressive. Likewise, Dr. Speegle’s conservation record for leadership, scientific research initiatives, and philanthropy is truly superb.

Due to his outstanding collection of the most difficult to obtain big game animals of the world, his dedication and commitment to wildlife conservation, and his adherence to fair chase hunting, The Conklin Foundation feels that Dr. Robert Speegle is a most appropriate and deserving Conklin Award winner.

The 6th Annual Conklin Award will be presented in Tunica, Mississippi at the Grand Slam Club/ Ovis convention on Friday, February 23, 2007. To attend this event, please contact Dennis Campbell at (205) 674-0101.

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