Rules & Regulations

JJ MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD AND MALEK GOLDEN AWARD

RULES AND REGULATIONS

(Revised September 1, 2012)

 

  1. 
Any Hunter may qualify for the J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD providing he or she successfully collects the fifteen (15) animals of the South Pacific in a legal manner and complies with all the below mentioned Rules of the Award.
  2. The 15 animals required for the J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD (“the South Pacific 15 Animals”) are: Sambar Deer, Chital Deer, Red Deer, Sika Deer, Hog Deer, Whitetail Deer, Fallow Deer, Rusa Deer, Wapiti, Tahr, Chamois, Buffalo, Banteng, Boar and Goat.
  3. Twelve (12) of the animals out of the 15, must be taken under the Fair-Chase Rules and on Free-Range Conditions. Any three (3) of the 15 may be taken on game ranches provided they are located in the South Pacific.
  4. Animals taken prior to January 1987 will be subject to the original Award Rules and Regulations which allowed five (5) trophies to be harvested on game ranches.
  5. In the event that there is more than one qualified Applicant in a given year, the Award will be presented to the Hunter with the highest accumulated S.C.I scored points on each animal. The other Applicant or Applicants will become Nominees for the following year, and will remain Nominees for a total of five (5) years or until winning the Award anytime prior to the end of the fifth year.
  6. A Nominee may, at any time during the five year period, rehunt any number of the South Pacific 15 Animals for the purpose of raising his or her score.
  7. All trophies must exceed Safari Club International Record Book Minimum Standard as scored by an official S.C.I. Measurer other than the Hunter himself/herself.
  8. The minimum qualifying scores for the following animals have been lowered below S.C.I minimums: WAPITI – 165; HOG DEER- 42; WHITETAIL -50 (Stuart Island ONLY, other areas remain at 60).
  9. Any animals taken on a game ranch will receive its full S.C.I. Score, but in determining an aggregate score for placement of Nominees, there will be a 20% reduction for any or all animals taken on game ranches.
  10. Animals taken under circumstances not deemed to be Fair Chase would include:
    1. Animals confined by artificial barriers which do not allow them a chance to escape;
    2. Locating or herding animals from the air followed by landing nearby and then hunting them;
    3. Shooting, herding, or chasing from aircraft or motor powered vehicles of any kind;
    4. The use of a spotlight.
  11. Game laws in force for any animal at the time of hunting must be strictly adhered to and the Hunter must supply proof that each animal was taken legally.
  12. After complying with all the Rules and Regulations of the Award, and meeting the required qualifications for the Award, an official Application Form must be completed by the Applicant and submitted to the Malek Award Committee, together with a non-refundable Application Fee of US$200 and a Statutory Declaration stating the information submitted is true in every detail and that every animal was taken legally.
  13. A photograph of the Hunter with each animal must be included with the Application.
  14. The Malek Award Committee is the sole body responsible for selecting the annual winner of the Award and the person or persons who will become Nominees. No further discussion will be considered following their decision.
  15. The composition of the Malek Award Committee will remain confidential.
  16. The MALEK GOLDEN AWARD, presented for extraordinary achievement, will be awarded to any Hunter who has taken all of the South Pacific 15 Animals under Fair-Chase and Free-Range conditions, and all animal heads must exceed the S.C.I. Record Book Minimum Standard as scored by an official S.C.I. Measurer. NOTE: Because of the near impossibility of collecting a Wapiti in Free-Range, this animal is not currently required for the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD. Until further notice, the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD requires the Hunter to submit an application which covers only the remaining 14 of the South Pacific 15 Animals. These animals must all be taken under Fair-Chase and Free-Range conditions. Please note that the Wapiti is still required for the J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD.
  17. The J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD and/or the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD will be presented annually at a host venue suitable to the quality and standards of the Award.
  18. The J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD and the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD can only be won on one (1) occasion by any individual Hunter, although the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD may be won by a Hunter who has previously won the J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD providing the required animals are rehunted under Free-Range and Fair Chase conditions.
  19. Any member of the Malek Award Committee has the right to demand re-measurement of any number of animals taken by the Applicant, prior to determining the Applicant’s eligibility for the Award.
  20. The following conditions will constitute disqualification for any Applicant seeking the J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD or the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD:
    1. A Federal conviction for a game violation anywhere in the world within a period of three (3) years prior to the Malek Award Application;
    2. Documented proof that any of the above mentioned Rules and Regulations has been violated by the Applicant;
    3. If the Applicant fails to conduct his or herself in a sportsman-like manner while pursuing a Malek Award, he or she may be “censured” by the Malek Award Committee, including but not limited to the possibility of disqualification.
    4. Direct approach by an Applicant to any member of the Malek Award Committee or the Malek family with a promise of financial remuneration or personal gain for acceptance of their Application, will automatically invoke their disqualification.
  21. The use of a helicopter during a hunt may be allowed when hunting Tahr and Chamois, provided the helicopter is used only for access and egress into and out of the hunting area. Once the Hunter has been dropped off, he or she may not discharge a weapon for a minimum of sixty (60) minutes after the helicopter has departed, and said vehicle must withdraw from the area to a minimum distance of three kilometres. For no other reason except life threatening conditions may the helicopter return for a client under a period of seven hours as it is intended that said helicopter be used only to deliver a client into an area that otherwise might be inaccessible to them.
  22. Any applicant employing the use of a helicopter during the hunt must have a sworn affidavit to the effect that all these above conditions regarding the use of a helicopter have been followed, and said affidavit must be signed by the helicopter pilot, guide, outfitter and client, and the name, address and phone number of the helicopter pilot must be supplied along with the affidavit, and sent to Malek Award Association. within 60 days of the hunt.
  23. Due to perceived and/or real conflicts of interest, professional outfitters and guides are ineligible to apply for the J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD or the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD. However, outfitters and guides are eligible to apply for the J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD or the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD following 5 years retirement from outfitting/guiding. Outfitters or guides that are awarded either the J. J. MALEK SOUTH PACIFIC GRAND SLAM AWARD or the MALEK GOLDEN AWARD shall no longer be eligible to become a Malek Award Outfitter.

WHITETAIL ADDENDUM:

Due to the decreasing populations of Whitetail deer in New Zealand, found only on Stuart Island and the Glen Orchy area of the South Island, and the scarcity of trophy sized animals available in those areas, the Malek Award Association will accept two additional species of game, the Pitt Island Ram and the Fiordland Stag as an optional substitute for the Whitetail, requiring either the Whitetail Deer as the 14th specie or both the Pitt Island Ram and the Fiordland Stag as its substitute, an either/or option.

MALEK TROPHIES FOR AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND GAME

RULES AND REGULATIONS

(September 1, 2012)

  1. 
Any Hunter may qualify for the MALEK TROPHY FOR AUSTRALIAN GAME or the MALEK TROPHY FOR NEW ZEALAND GAME (“MALEK TROPHIES”) providing he or she successfully collects seven (7) of the ten (10) species of game available in Australia and New Zealand, respectively, in a legal manner and in compliance with all the below mentioned Rules of the MALEK TROPHIES.
  2. (a) Seven (7) of the following ten (10) species are required for the MALEK TROPHY FOR AUSTRALIAN GAME: Sambar Deer, Chital Deer, Red Deer, Hog Deer, Fallow Deer, Rusa Deer, Buffalo, Banteng, Boar and Goat; (b) Six (6) of the following ten (10) species are required for the MALEK TROPHY FOR NEW ZEALAND GAME: Sambar Deer, Red Deer, Sika Deer, Fallow Deer, Tahr, Chamois, Wapiti, Whitetail, Boar and Goat. In the event that the applicant for the MALEK TROPHY FOR NEW ZEALAND GAME chooses to take a Pitt Island Ram and a Fiordland Stag in lieu of a Whitetail per the below addendum, eight (8) of the above-named ten (10) species are required for the MALEK TROPHY FOR NEW ZEALAND GAME.

WHITETAIL ADDENDUM


Due to the decreasing populations of Whitetail deer in New Zealand, found only on Stuart Island and the Glen Orchy area of the South Island, and the scarcity of trophy sized animals available in those areas, the Malek Award Association will accept two additional species of game, the Pitt Island Ram and the Fiordland Stag as an optional substitute for the Whitetail, requiring either the Whitetail Deer as the 14th specie or both the Pitt Island Ram and the Fiordland Stag as its substitute, an either/or option.

  1. Animals taken under circumstances not deemed to be Fair Chase would include:
    1. Animals confined by artificial barriers which do not allow them a chance to escape;
    2. Locating or herding animals from the air followed by landing nearby and then hunting them;
    3. Shooting, herding, or chasing from aircraft or motor powered vehicles of any kind; and
    4. The use of a spotlight.
  2. Any animals taken on a game ranch will receive its full S.C.I. Score, but in determining an aggregate score for placement of Nominees, there will be a 20% reduction for any or all animals taken on game ranches.
  3. The minimum qualifying scores for the following animals have been lowered below S.C.I minimums: WAPITI – 165; HOG DEER- 42; WHITETAIL -50 (Stuart Island ONLY, other areas remain at 60).
  4. All trophies must exceed Safari Club International Record Book Minimum Standard as scored by an official S.C.I. Measurer other than the Hunter himself/herself.
  5. A Nominee may, at any time during the five year period, rehunt any number of the animals for the purpose of raising his or her score.
  6. (a) Game species taken outside Australia or New Zealand are eligible for the JJ. Malek Grand Slam Award or the Malek Golden Award but are not eligible for the MALEK TROPHIES; (b) Successful applicants for the MALEK TROPHIES may later apply for the JJ. Malek Grand Slam Award or the Malek Golden Award provided they meet the requirements of those awards; and (c) Previous winners of the JJ. Malek Grand Slam Award and the Malek Golden Award are not eligible to apply for the MALEK TROPHIES.
  7. (a) All animals must be taken under the Fair-Chase Rules and on Free-Range Conditions; (b) All animals taken for the MALEK TROPHY FOR AUSTRALIAN GAME must be taken in Australia; (c) All animals taken for the MALEK TROPHY FOR NEW ZEALAND GAME must be taken in New Zealand (including the Chatham Islands); and (d) Any one (1) of the animals taken for the MALEK TROPHIES may be taken on a game ranch provided it is located in the country so specified in (b) and (c) of this section.
  8. Game laws in force for any animal at the time of hunting must be strictly adhered to and the Hunter must supply proof that each animal was taken legally.
  9. After complying with all the Rules and Regulations of the Malek Trophies for Australian Game and New Zealand Game, and meeting the required qualifications for the MALEK TROPHIES, an official Application Form must be completed by the Applicant and submitted to the Malek Award Committee, together with a non-refundable Application Fee of US$150 and a Statutory Declaration stating the information submitted is true in every detail and that every animal was taken legally.
  10. A photograph of the Hunter with each animal must be included with the Application.
  11. The Malek Award Committee is the sole body responsible for selecting the annual winner of the Award and the person or persons who will become Nominees. No further discussion will be considered following their decision. MALEK TROPHY winners will be required to pay an administrative fee to be determined by the Malek Award Committee.
  12. The composition of the Malek Award Committee will remain confidential.
  13. The MALEK TROPHIES will be presented annually at a host venue suitable to the quality and standards of the trophies.
  14. The MALEK TROPHIES can only be won on one (1) occasion by any individual Hunter, although a hunter may with both the Malek Trophy for Australian Game and the Malek Trophy for New Zealand Game separately.
  15. Any member of the Malek Award Committee has the right to demand re-measurement of any number of animals taken by the Applicant, prior to determining the Applicant’s eligibility for the MALEK TROPHY FOR AUSTRALIAN GAME or the MALEK TROPHY FOR NEW ZEALAND GAME.
  16. The following conditions will constitute disqualification for any Applicant seeking the MALEK TROPHY FOR AUSTRALIAN GAME or the MALEK TROPHY FOR NEW ZEALAND GAME:
    1. A Federal conviction for a game violation anywhere in the world within a period of three (3) years prior to the Malek Award Application;
    2. Documented proof that any of the above mentioned Rules and Regulations has been violated by the Applicant;
    3. If the Applicant fails to conduct his or herself in a sportsman-like manner while pursuing the MALEK TROPHIES, he or she may be “censured” by the Malek Award Committee, including but not limited to the possibility of disqualification.
    4. Direct approach by an Applicant to any member of the Malek Award Committee or the Malek family with a promise of financial remuneration or personal gain for acceptance of their Application, will automatically invoke their disqualification.

 

  1. The use of a helicopter during a hunt may be allowed when hunting Tahr and Chamois, provided the helicopter is used only for access and egress into and out of the hunting area. Once the Hunter has been dropped off, he or she may not discharge a weapon for a minimum of sixty (60) minutes after the helicopter has departed, and said vehicle must withdraw from the area to a minimum distance of three kilometres. For no other reason except life threatening conditions may the helicopter return for a client under a period of seven hours as it is intended that said helicopter be used only to deliver a client into an area that otherwise might be inaccessible to them.
  2. Any applicant employing the use of a helicopter during the hunt must have a sworn affidavit to the effect that all these above conditions regarding the use of a helicopter have been followed, and said affidavit must be signed by the helicopter pilot, guide, outfitter and client, and the name, address and phone number of the helicopter pilot must be supplied along with the affidavit, and sent to Malek Award Association within 60 days of the hunt.
  3. Due to perceived and/or real conflicts of interest, professional outfitters and guides are ineligible to apply for the MALEK TROPHIES. However, outfitters and guides are eligible to apply for the MALEK TROPHIES following 5 years retirement from outfitting/guiding. Outfitters or guides that are awarded either the MALEK TROPHY FOR AUSTRALIAN GAME or the MALEK TROPHY FOR NEW ZEALAND GAME shall no longer be eligible to become a Malek Award Outfitter.