Les Bear Chase, Benjamin Prostaff, was the main speaker at the Trophy Game Records of the World, 38th Annual Awards on July 22.  His presentation on Big Game Hunting with Big Bore Air Guns provided the audience an overview of today’s big bore air guns and their increasing potential for hunting big game.IMG_4353

Les was also awarded his third consecutive Compressed Air Gun Hunter of the Year Award.  He also placed in the top five for Exotic, Sportsman, and overall Hunter of the Year Awards.  This now completes the use of airguns in taking 19 different big game species, with 14 of them World Records.  On hand to present the award was Razor Dobbs (left), Chase (center) and Mr. Bobby Love, President of United Hunting Heritage International.

Les was also presented 10 plaques for 8 top five entries including 3 new world records (Red Sheep. Asian Sika, and Watusi), and completing the Texas Slam and Texas Sheep Slams.  He received awards for record  Fallow Deer, Catalina Goat, Wild Boar, White Corsican and Four Horned Sheep. He also placed in the Top 5 for Sportsman and Exotic Hunter of the Year.

Chase hopes to complete the Exotic Slam with the successful pursuit of a Gemsbok and Addax with an airgun. He earned Airgun Hunter of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

Since 2014 Chase has logged 19 different species and 14 TGR world records, all with a Benjamin airgun.