Pantheon Awards 

2024: Gerald Warnock

Dr. Gerald Warnock grew up in Portland, Oregon. His father passed away when Gerald was just two years old and both he and his brother were raised by a single mother. Gerald began hunting in high school after a friend invited him. In those early years Gerald hunted mule deer, Columbia blacktail deer, Roosevelt elk and bears. His first guided hunt and first airplane flight took place back in 1957 while Gerald was in medical school. He traveled to Kenya where he collected the African Big 5 and many plains game species.

While building a successful medical practice, Dr. Warnock still made time to pursue his passion of hunting in the far reaches of the world. He was the recipient of the prestigious Weatherby Award back in 1994 and he met all the requirements for the SCI World Conservation and Hunting Award in 2006. Needless to say, Dr. Warnock has been there and done that.

Gerald holds Grand Slam #517 which he completed back in 1990, and in 1996 he became the 32nd person to take all 29 big game animals found in North America for the Super Slam award. He reached number 30 on the Capra World Slam list in November 2023 with a Bukharan markhor and he literally achieved his Ovis World Slam Super 30 just a few days ago with his third subspecies of desert bighorn from Mexico to qualify him for induction into the Pantheon! After hunting all over the world, Dr. Warnock says his favorite big game animal to hunt will always be mule deer in his home state.

In the photo above, participants in the 2024 Pantheon presentation were, L-R: Safari Club International (SCI) CEO Laird Hamberlin, 2024 Pantheon inductees Gerald Warnock, Justin Ragazzine, Lee Anderson and GSCO Executive Director Jason Price.

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