Warren Whitherspoon

Traditional Bowhunter Award

 

Warren Witherspoon was a long time Alberta Bowhunter who had taken numerous quality animals in Alberta with a bow. In 1996 Warren Witherspoon received the Alberta Bowhunters Association's Grandmaster Award for taking 6 different species of Pope & Young animals in Alberta. Warren played a key role in the set up for the Pope & Young convention held in 1997.

Warren had mentioned his dream was to take 6 species of animals in Alberta with Traditional Bowhunting equipment. He was well on his way at 4 species by 1997.

Tragically Warren Witherspoon died of a heart attack August 18, 1997 while setting up his Caribou camp in the NWT. To recognize Warren Witherspoon's Traditional Bowhunting dream. The Alberta Bowhunters Association's game awards program came up with the Warren Witherspoon Traditional Award. There would be a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner every year. Awarded for the highest percentage of points above the Pope & Young score of that species. Taken with Traditional Bowhunting Equipment.

The Alberta Traditional Bowhunters Association would also like to recognize Warren Witherspoon's dream by dedicating this page to the recipients of this award. Some of the recipients will be Alberta Traditional Bowhunters Association members.

Warren Witherspoon

September 6, 1950 - August 18, 1997

YEAR
SPECIES
P & Y SCORE
BOWHUNTER
2016
Black Bear
**Brent Watson
2015
Mule Deer
181 1/8
**Oresst Popil
2014
Mule Deer
167 2/8
**Brent Watson
2013
Moose
161 2/8
**Randy Hermann
2012
Mule Deer
167 5/8
Cameron Foss
2011
Whitetail
151 3/8
**Brent Watson
2010
Pronghorn
67 6/8
**Louren Hoover
2009
Black Bear
17 1/8
**Brent Watson
2008
Whitetail
152 1/8
Lola Loyd
2007
Whitetail
142 1/4
**Brent Watson
2006
Whitetail
170 1/4
Bry Loyd
2005
Black Bear
20 5/8
** Brent Watson
2004
Whitetail
141 0/8
Bry Loyd
2003
Black Bear
21 5/9
** David Watson
2002
Antelope
67 1/2
Lauren Hoover
2001
Whitetail
150 7/8
Tim Pardely
2000
Whitetail
131 1/4
** Terry Brew
1999
Cougar
15
Paul Unger
1998
Moose
160
Wade Macdonald
**Alberta Traditional Bowhunter Association Members