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G.C.F. Dalziel Outstanding Guide Award


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THE WSF OUTSTANDING GUIDE AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO A NORTH AMERICAN GUIDE (ONE WHO IS NOT AN OUTFITTER). THE WINNER SHALL HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE AWARD BY A CURRENT MEMBER OF WSF, AND SELECTED TO RECEIVE THE AWARD BY A COMMITTEE THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED BY THE WSF BOARD OF DIRECTORS. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO A SHEEP GUIDE.

At the 2024 Sheep Show, the GCF Dalziel Outstanding Guide Award was posthumously presented to Shane Reynolds. His wife Gina and daughter Juliet were there to accept on his behalf. Close friend Mark Gutsmeidl (left) and presenter Jon Edwards are also pictured. Watch the full presentation below.
 
 


Among the criteria the committee will consider are the following:

  • A deep commitment to high ethical standards and sportsmanship.
  • The esteem in which the guide is held by his/her, the hunting community, and his/her peers.
  • Consistent willingness to go the last mile to ensure a quality hunting experience for his/her clients.
  • Knowledge of the country he/she hunts and the wild game animals inhabiting that country.
  • An unfailing sense of humor.
  • A work ethic and dedication to the health, safety, and well-being of his/her clients.
  • The guide does not have to be a current member of WSF but should be encouraged to join by their nominators.

The annual G.C.F. Dalziel Outstanding Guide Award is made possible through the sponsorship of WSF Life Members Arlene and the late Bob Hanson.

COMPLETE LIST OF RECIPIENTS
2024 - Shane Reynolds (posthumously)
2023 - Nate Olson - Northcurl Outfitters
2022 - Alan Klassen
2020 - Stephanie Lough
2019 - Garry Van Hee
2018 - Donald C. Martin
2017 - Bruce Willis
2016 - John Rydeen
2015 - Tanner Sinclair
2014 - Kelly Wiebe
2013 - John DeVries - Scoop Lake Outfitters
2012 - Derrick Stevens - Stone Mountain Safaris
2011 - Jeremy Hatala - Gana River Outfitters
2010 - Paul Dueling - Deuling Stone Outfitters
2009 - Gene Park - Midnight Sun Outfitting LTD.
2008 - Frank Entsminger
2007 - Terry Bangart
2006 - Barry Clarke
2005 - Wayne Selby
2004 - Stan Stewart
2003 - Lee Todd
2002 - George Klein
2001 - Brent Sinclair

 

 

Nomination Process


Submit your nomination letters to Julie Tripp – WSF Awards & Publications Director.
 
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