President's Message

The past year has been a good one for the Weatherby Foundation as we have been working hard to enlarge our presence and become a greater force in promoting our mission statement “to educate youth and the non-hunting public on the beneficial role of ethical sport hunting and its contribution to wildlife conservation, and to protect our constitutional right to do so.”  Because of our generous donors and our successful Gala fundraiser, we have been able to contribute to and partner with numerous organizations which teach youth the value and excitement of the hunting way of life and promote lifelong allegiance to our outdoor causes.  With numerous forces aligned against us and seeking to limit our privacy and personal rights, we need to not only continue our efforts but also to increase them in both scope and efficiency.  We need your help in all pulling in the same direction, and this means being a part of our next great award Gala to be held Wednesday January 10, 2024 at the Dallas Omni Hotel!  Visit our website now to order your tickets and be part of one of the most exciting evenings of the year! Thank you in advance for your tremendous support!

We have just released the exciting news that our 2023 winner of the Weatherby Award is Béla Hidvégi from Hungary, who has an amazing record in the game fields of the world and has a truly outstanding record of conservation and writing accomplishments.  We at the Weatherby Foundation extend our warmest congratulations to Béla on winning what is considered to be the highest award in the hunting world.  We are really looking forward to his receiving his award at the next Gala which we are all striving to make the very best one ever.

A great year at the Weatherby Foundation doesn’t happen without a lot of time, commitment, and effort! A big shoutout and thank you to our generous sponsors, our hard-working Board members, and Cass Olmstead and Kameron Bybee for all their productive work in making the Gala so successful.  We also thank the Dallas Safari Club for their fabulous show, which starts the morning following the Gala, and with whom we are so fortunate to partner.

May God bless you in your work to help us preserve and advance our precious way of life!

Peter A. Larsen, M.D.