Take each species of Arizona big game (except Buffalo) without the aid of guides, dogs, or electronic devices. All animals must be adult, and one must meet the minimum requirements for Arizona Wildlife Trophies.
Originally sponsored by the Arizona Varmint Callers Association, the Arizona Big Game Award laid dormant for 20 years. Between 1964 and 1974, 14 Arizona hunters received the Arizona Big Game Award. They were required to legally harvest nine different species of Arizona big game animals without the aid of professional guides or the use of dogs. Because there were nine animals involved, the award was popularly known as “The Big Nine.”
In the mid-1970’s the Arizona Varmint Callers Association ceased to exist and the award was left in limbo until it was revived in the 1990 edition of Arizona Wildlife Trophies. The requirements for the award are exactly the same as the original, with the exception that now at least one of the nine animals must meet the minimum entry score of Arizona Wildlife Trophies.
The entry fee for award applications is $40.
To apply for this award, click here: Special Award Form