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Recording Arizona's Archery Big Game Trophies bowhunting in arizona
kofa award

Once a bowhunter accepts the challenge to be selective in his hunt, to pass up the first animal that comes within range of his arrow, he naturally limits his goal to one of the big ones.  The monarchs of Arizona are deserving of extra respect!

The kings of the forest and desert acquired their thrones through more acute senses, healthier genetic background, a stronger drive for survival, and the instinct to avoid their predators.  It is out of respect for the magnificent animals of our state, the committee established an award to honor these truly outstanding animals.  Our task became one of selecting an appropriate name  for this  award that was worthy enough to honor the monarchs.

 

In the mountains north of Yuma during the late 1800's, a lucrative gold mine called the King of Arizona Mine, flourished.  This mine adopted a brand to stamp its equipment, "K of A".  Soon the post office and surrounding community was referred to as K of A, which eventually was shortened to Kofa.  The Kings of Arizona, or the Kofa award, is indeed an appropriate name for the award patterned after the Ishi award of the Pope and Young Club.

 

The committee will present to a bowhunter who collects a monarch an 8x10 copper etched plate on a walnut plaque.  Not just a state record, but a state record that stands head and shoulders above the other big ones.  Indeed, the king!

 

It is our desire  that the Kofa Award  becomes the most coveted award

an Arizona bowhunter can receive!

Recipients

Special recognition

for a truly outstanding representative of the species!

N. Roger Cole

Ron Hollamon

Doug Kittredge

Jay Elmer

Jay Elmer

Mike Whelan

Fred Fernow

Mike Mizer

Pete Knagge

Chuck Meacham

William T. Rose

Eric Penrod

John G. Evans

James L. Ludvigson

Harold Boyack

Mark D. Morris

Cindi Richardson

Stephen D. Hornaday

Tom Goodwin

William Bedlion

Roy Jimenez

Adam Kowalski

George Richardson

Marvin Zieser

Sergio Orozco

Ronald N. Franklin

Corky Richardson

Javelina

Mule Deer

Elk

Elk

Elk

Bear

Antelope

Mule Deer

Bear

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Mule Deer

Antelope

Coues Deer (non-typical)

Elk (non-typical)

Javelina

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Turkey

Cougar

Javelina

Bison

Coues Deer

Mule Deer

Bison

Antelope

Coues Deer

Elk

Bison

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