London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. proudly announces the return of the Rigby Dagga Boy Award for 2025. Following the inaugural launch, the award continues to uphold its mission: to champion ethical hunting and scientific insight into African buffalo populations. Emphasising buffalo age over trophies, this initiative strives to foster healthier African buffalo populations.
Hunters worldwide are invited to participate by electronically submitting a detailed hunt report and photos of eligible buffalo bulls, hunted between January 2022 and the end of the 2024 hunting season, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility criteria include the requirement that only buffalo bulls from self-sustaining herds hunted using ethical, fair chase, track, walk-and-stalk methods can be considered. Bulls from ranched, captive-bred, artificially managed, handled, sold, or traded populations, regardless of geographical location, size, or fencing will not be considered. The emphasis will be on ‘old’ and ‘broken-horned’ bulls who have surpassed breeding age.