President's Message

As we work our way through summer and on towards fall, we are enjoying an active hunting season in the southern hemisphere and looking forward to shorter days, cooler nights, and gearing up for a great season of hunting in the northern hemisphere.  Interest in hunting, gun ownership, and conservation continue to expand and it is great to be a part of this movement as we continue to make significant contributions through our Weatherby Foundation to 501(c)(3) organizations that are effectively 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.”  We are looking to making our footprint even bigger and our influence greater as we press forward to having our greatest Weatherby Gala ever on January 4, 2023, at the Dallas Omni Hotel.  We’ll see you there! 

We have released the exciting news that our 2022 winner of the Weatherby Award is Dr. Bradford Black, a urologist from Alliance, Ohio who has a truly impressive assortment of hunting and conservation accomplishments which are listed here on our website.  Our warmest congratulations to Brad on winning what is considered to be the highest award in the hunting world!  We are all looking forward to having Dr. Black receive his Award at our upcoming Gala where we can enjoy an evening of amazing celebration and friendship within our hunting community.

You can make your Gala ticket purchases and hotel reservations on our website now!  We want to see you all there for one of the most exciting evenings of the year.  We at the Weatherby Foundation wish to thank you in advance for your tremendous support of our Gala fundraising efforts which allow us to be such a positive force in the arena of conservation and education.

I wish to personally thank our sponsors, our hard-working Board members, Cass Olmstead, and Kameron Bybee for all the hard work that makes the Gala such a great time and resounding success.  A huge thank-you goes to the Dallas Safari Club for their tremendous support and for having such a wonderful show to attend starting the day after our Gala!

We wish for you to have safe and successful hunts as you enjoy God’s wonderful creation!  Thank you for partnering with us!

Peter A. Larsen, M.D.