2013 Conklin Award Recipient Jose Madrazo

Jose Madrazo, born in Salamanca (Spain) in 1943 started hunting with his father and mother at very early age mainly on the family estate where he used to spend summer and Christmas holidays. At the Spanish legal age of 16, he started hunting with his own guns not only small game but also big game which was available in his home country: wild boar, red deer, ibex and chamois. He started hunting internationally in 1981 and since then he has hunted in the six continents with a total of 128 international safaris, collecting over 500 big game animals, 313 being different species. His passion has always been the mountain game of which he has bagged more than 90 caprinae trophies, with 34 different subspecies of sheep and 34 of goats.

Among his sheep are eleven different argalis and the four North American sheep, and on his capra Iist he has all the ibexes of the world as well as the difficult serow, goral and three takin. His mountain achievements also include nine different subspecies of chamois, three different subspecies of Russian Snow sheep, three tahrs and ten subspecies ofurials and mouflons.

He has hunted 117 African species, among them 20 different spiral horned animals, the Big Five, four different subspecies of buffalo, and 20 different pygmy antelopes. He has 36 European species and 46 North American species, among them five different bears: Polar, Grizzly, Brown, Continental and Coastal Black Bears.

Among his trophies there are 4 SCI World Record, and he has been awarded three times by GSCO on International Capra Category, seven times by VENATORIA on International Trophies taken in Asia, Africa and Europe, and by C.I.C with one World Record and several gold and silver medals
for European trophies. He is in possession of “Grand Slam”, “Ovis World Slam, Super 30″, “Capra World Slam, Super 30″, and “Triple Slam”, “Culminum Magister Award”, the “SCI World Hunting Award Ring” and seventeen SCI Diamond Awards.

After completing university he practised forty years as a lawyer, and he continues serving as a Board Member in several companies and institutions. He has dedicated throughout his life, and continues working on educational and nature preservation projects. He started four new SCI Chapters in Spain
and Portugal and currently is dedicating time and effort to an “Antipoaching and Nature Protection Project” in Cameroon, coordinating between the Parties and SCI. He holds memberships in hunting and conservationist organizations such as SCI, CIC, International Order of Saint Hubert, GSCO, FNWAS and others.

He has written widely in hunting and outdoors magazines in Spain, where his book “Ovis Ammon. The Argag/i Trail” was first published in Spanish and later translated into English and published in USA. This book has been followed by two more “Primavera Oriental” and “Safari in China. The Most Elusive Mountain Game”. This second published in a bilingual edition, in English and Spanish. He also has written the Foreword for several hunting books, among them the recently published “A Hunting Life and Two Exploratory Asian Hunts” of Robert E. Speegle, M.D.