The Dr. Bob Speegle Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award (OHAA) Committee has selected Milton Schultz Jr. as the 2023 award recipient. Schultz Jr. will receive the prestigious award at the DSC Convention and Sporting Expo during the banquet on Saturday night on January 7, 2023.
There are several acceptable criteria for this award, such as collection of North American 29, DSC African 32, Wild Goats of the World, and Wild Oxen and Buffalo of the World.
Schultz Jr., this year’s winner, is a two-way qualifier with the North American 29 and DSC African 32. The North American 29 took 63 years to complete, and the DSC African 32 took 13 years to complete. Schultz Jr. has been a DSC Life Member since 1997.
“Milton has put in countless hours in the field and as part of the conservation community to qualify for this award,” said Rick Warren, OHAA President, “We look forward to celebrating him and his accomplishments this year.”
Schultz Jr. took his first deer, a doe, with his grandfather’s WWII open-sight carbine, at the age of seven. This began a 63-year search for the 29 Americans. Schultz Jr. has hunted in the US, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Arctic Circle, and Mexico.
He is a life member of several conservation organizations, including DSC, Boone & Crockett Club, Texas Bighorn Society, Wild Sheep Foundation (Summit Life Member), NRA, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Texas Trophy Hunters (Platinum Life Member No. 7).
Schultz Jr. has contributed to the conservation of many species with both his time and money. He is also the recipient of DSC’s Herbert W. Klein Memorial (1995) and the Africa Big Game Award-Big Five (2019).
Schultz Jr. has been a registered pharmacist for 51 years and is currently the director of pharmacy at Glen Rose Medical Center, and the owner and president of Pecan Drug in Granbury, Texas.
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