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  Gary "Butch" King - Master Guide     

World Record Trophies and Major Hunting Awards

Receiving recognition and awards for achievements that could not have been possible without the talent, hard work and loyalty of others, does not quite seem fair.  If left to me alone, these prestegious awards would not be hanging on the wall at the lodge.  It is only through a lifetime of association with the best talent in Alaska's guiding industry that I have been rewarded with a distinguished career.  If not for the years unselfish dedication and determined efforts of Alaska's finest Bush Pilots and Guides: "Wild Bill" Lomax, Brad Adams and Dick Oien and guides:  Michael Mackay, Jim Tilly, George Wescott, Marty Zjanc Jesse Gallagher and Jeff Douglas and of course my mentor Lee Holen, who gave a 12 year old camp boy the opportunity of a life-time, all of this would not have been possible. And of course my wife and business partner, Kathy without whom, I would have been on a mission without purpose. You are all the very best of the best and I accept these awards on your behalf. Thank each of you for your many years together.  You've made me look good!  I need to also thank the many big game hunting clients who have flown and hunted with us over the years.  Without you, there would not have been: a purpose to pursue the game, a reason to put together the team or an opportunity for us all to live our dream.  You,our hunters, have made it all possible.  Last but not least, credit must be given to the following hunting, fishing and outdoor organizations for their part in world wildlife conservation and the preservation of the hunter, and our way of life.

 Safari Club Inernational  - Alaska Professional Hunters Association - Dallas Safari Club - Houston Safari Club     International Game Fish Association - The Wild Sheep Foundation

Safari Club International - Outstanding Professional Hunter of the Year Dallas Safari Club Professional Hunter of the Year.

SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL - MAJOR AWARD

OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL HUNTER OF THE YEAR

DALLAS SAFARI CLUB - MAJOR AWARD

PROFESSIONAL HUNTER OF THE YEAR

 

 

Safari Club International Record Book shows only eleven Alaska Brown Bear in the 30 Inch Class - We have taken 5 of them..

     
         

Peter Ma - Score: 30-00/16 SCI

 #3 SCI Alaska Brown Bear - 1990

SCI - Best North American Trophy

APHA Outstanding Outfitter

John Smoll - Score 30-06/16

 #1 SCI Alaska Brown Bear - 1994

SCI - Best North American Trophy

APHA Outstanding Outfitter

Jan Erik Blom - Score 30-08/16

 #1 SCI Alaska Brown Bear - 1996

  SCI - Best North American Trophy

APHA Outstanding Outfitter

Al Landreville - Score: 30-06/16

 #2 SCI Alaska Brown Bear - 1998

APHA Outstanding Outfitter - 1999

Albert Carlton - Score: 30-07/16

#1 Alaska Brown Bear 2010

First Place APHA / SCI Award

 APHA AWARDS THIS YEAR

  

 

 See a listing of our TEN FOOT CLUB of Alaska Brown Bear, taken by our Clients, (137 members)

The Largest Moose Ever Taken:  The Rose Bull 81-7/8 inches - Taken by Mark Rose at Wildman Lake Lodge in 2006, Gary "Butch" King - Master Guide, #1 Boone & Crockett 25th Trophy Awards.

  2010 First Place Alaska Brown Bear  First Place Moose 2007 Number One Alaska Moose - APHA Awards

The Rose Bull Number One Award

First Place 2011

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 30-07/16

Albert Carlton

 

First Place 2010

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 28-15/16

Mike Dianda

 Third Place 2008

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 28-12/16

Adam Gregory 

First Place 2007

Alaska Moose

Score: 532-4/8

Dwayne Heikes 

Second Place 2007

Alaska Moose

Score: 532-3/8

 Bobby Gregory

2003 First Place

Alaska Moose

Score: 597-6/8

Mark Rose

 Third Place Alaska Moose APHA Awards   Third Place Alaska Brown Bear APHA Awards      2nd Place Alaska Brown Bear - APHA AWARDS  
First Place 2003

Alaska Moose

Score: 597-6/8

Mark Rose

Third Place 2003

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 29-01/16

Mark Plunkett

Second Place 2001

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 29-10/16

Engebert Fenke 

 Second Place 2000

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 28-15/16

Wayne Bowser

First Place 1999

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 30-06/16

Al Landreville 

Second Place 1997

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 29-12/16 tie

Peter Bello

 

         2nd Place Alaska Brown Bear - APHA Awards - Ray Cuppy  

Second Place 1997

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 29-12/16 tie

Stanley Kokolus

 
First Place 1996

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 30-08/16

Jan Erik Blom

 
 First Place 1995

Alaska Wolf

Score: 17-0/16

Dan Fox

 
First Place 1994

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 30-06/16

John Smoll

  
Second Place 1994

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 29-05/16

Ray Cuppy

  
First Place 1990

Alaska Brown Bear

Score: 30-00/16

Peter Ma

  

 

 

   Third Place 2012

Alaska Brown Bear

Kirt Mia - 28-01/16

 

First Place - 2015

Alaska Brown Bear

Mark Robare 29-12/16

 

     


In a 40 year career, my clients have taken two Alaska Brown Bear that went #1 in the Safari Club Book of World Records.  The first was taken by John Smoll in 1994, scoring 30-06/16,  the second #1 SCI  brown bear was taken by Jan Erik Blom in 1996, scoring 30-08/16.  In 1998, our hunter Al Landerville tied our first #1 with another brownie scoring 30-06/16 SCI.  Now more than a decade later, we our 2010 client, Albert Carlton takes our second largest ALL TIME Alaska Brown Bear, Brad Adams Registered Guide.  Now in 2012 we receive a 3rd place Award from the Alaska Professional Hunter and SCI for a 28-02/16 bear taken on a fall hunt by our client Kurt Mai.

Our first SCI World Record was taken by John Smoll in 1994, scoring 30-06/16.  That record stood for two years, when Brad Adams guided our Norwegion hunter, Jan Erik Blom to the new SCI World Record in 1996, scoring 30-08/16.  At that point, we had number one and number two, just ahead of our former #3, which scored 30 inches even, taken by Peter Ma.  All three of these trophy Alaska Brown Bear received the most prestigious, "Best North American Trophy", award from Safari Club International. 

 In 1998, our hunter Al Landerville tied our first #1 with another brownie scoring 30-06/16 SCI, not far from Wildman Lake Lodge itself.  Now more than a decade later, we again break all recent records, taking our second largest ALL TIME Alaska Brown Bear.  Brad Adams was the Registered Contracting Guide on the hunt, meaning he supervised the hunt, select the area, made the plan and flew hunter Albert Carlton and guide Lance Kronberger into a camp that Brad Adams and Butch King have hunted from for years.  It was a cold spring, not much was moving, but on the 8th day, this monster bruin came saundering down the valley and wound up in the top of the Safari Club Record Book, proving that these are still the good old days. 

Alaska Professional Hunter Association Award Top Trophies taken by our Clients over the years,  Gary "Butch" King - Master Guide - Brad Adams & Bill Lomax, Registered Guides.  Below is a montage of awards we have received over the years.  Ironically, a few seasons we forgot to make our brow bear trophy submissions on time to APHA. Each times we would have received Awards for Brown Bear for those years:  Check our Ten Foot Club for the evidence. 

 
Number 1 Alaska Brown Bear at the APHA Awards in 2010

Number 1 Alaska Brown Bear at the APHA Awards in 2010
 
2010 FIRST PLACE AWARD - Mike Dianda

2010 FIRST PLACE AWARD - Mike Dianda
 
Contender for 1st Place Brown Bear - APHA Awards

Contender for 1st Place Brown Bear - APHA Awards
 
Safari Club International Professional Hunter of the Year

Safari Club International Professional Hunter of the Year
 
Number One SCI Brown Bear John Smoll 1994

Number One SCI Brown Bear John Smoll 1994
 
Number ONE SCI Alaska Brown Bear - Jan Erik Blom 1996

Number ONE SCI Alaska Brown Bear - Jan Erik Blom 1996
 
#1 AWARD APHA/SCI Alaska Brown Bear - Peter Ma 1990

#1 AWARD APHA/SCI Alaska Brown Bear - Peter Ma 1990
 
Dallas Safari Club - Professional Hunter of the Year.

Dallas Safari Club - Professional Hunter of the Year.
 
1st Place Alaska Moose - APHA  2007  Big Game Awards

1st Place Alaska Moose - APHA 2007 Big Game Awards
 
Adam Gregory take #3 Bear for APHA Awards in 2006 - Score 28-12/16

Adam Gregory take #3 Bear for APHA Awards in 2006 - Score 28-12/16
 
Bobby Gregory takes 2nd Place Moose - APHA Awards 2007 - Score 531-3/8

Bobby Gregory takes 2nd Place Moose - APHA Awards 2007 - Score 531-3/8
 
First Place Alaska Moose APHA Awards Mark Rose 597-6/8

First Place Alaska Moose APHA Awards Mark Rose 597-6/8
 
3rd Place Alaska Moose - 2003 APHA Awards - Gary Rose

3rd Place Alaska Moose - 2003 APHA Awards - Gary Rose
 
Mark Plunkett take 3rd Place Alaska Brown Bear at the 2003 APHA Awards

Mark Plunkett take 3rd Place Alaska Brown Bear at the 2003 APHA Awards
 
Englebert Fenke takes 3rd Place Brown Bear - APHA Awards 2001

Englebert Fenke takes 3rd Place Brown Bear - APHA Awards 2001
 
2nd Place Alaska Brown Bear - 2000 APHA Awards Wayne Bowser

2nd Place Alaska Brown Bear - 2000 APHA Awards Wayne Bowser
 
1st Place Wolf taken by Dan Fox in 1995 - Gary Butch King Master Guide

1st Place Wolf taken by Dan Fox in 1995 - Gary Butch King Master Guide
 
2nd Tie Place Alaska Brown Bear -1997 APHA Awards Stan Kokolus

2nd Tie Place Alaska Brown Bear -1997 APHA Awards Stan Kokolus
 
2nd Place Alaska Brown Bear - 1994 APHA Awards Ray Cuppy

2nd Place Alaska Brown Bear - 1994 APHA Awards Ray Cuppy
 
SCI Chapter Supporters: Texas Hill Country Chapter

SCI Chapter Supporters: Texas Hill Country Chapter
 
Safari Club Major Awards Sponsor - Wildman Lake Lodge

Safari Club Major Awards Sponsor - Wildman Lake Lodge
 
Wildman Lake Lodge - Longtime Houston Safari Club Supporter

Wildman Lake Lodge - Longtime Houston Safari Club Supporter
 
Houston Safari Club Supporter - Wildman Lake Lodge

Houston Safari Club Supporter - Wildman Lake Lodge
 
1st Place Alaska Brown Bear

1st Place Alaska Brown Bear
 
1st Place Brown Bear 2011 Awards - Albert Carlton 2010

1st Place Brown Bear 2011 Awards - Albert Carlton 2010
 
3rd Place Alaska Brown Bear - 2012

3rd Place Alaska Brown Bear - 2012
 
Brown Bear First Place Award - Hunter Mark Robare - Gary Butch King Outfitter

Brown Bear First Place Award - Hunter Mark Robare - Gary Butch King Outfitter
 
Alaska Brown Bear - First Place Award  Wildman Lake Lodge

Alaska Brown Bear - First Place Award Wildman Lake Lodge
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