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Field & Stream Magazine Honor and Award Badges

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Field & Stream Magazine had an annual fishing contest that began in 1911. They presented these honor and award badges for fishermen and hunters from 1934 through 1977. The Award badges were part of their annual contest. The honor badge was given for meeting a minimum size. . The sportsman  had to send in an  affidavit of their catch, and a picture. There were fishing, hunting, first bird , trap, and skeet pins. 

 I am always interested in buying Field & Stream badges for my collection,  or duplicates for sale or trade. Click Here to e-mail.


 Freshwater Fishing

Largemouth Bass

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Sterling silver, no award
marking. 7lb 8 oz

Largemouth Bass

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Sterling Silver Award
12 lb 3 oz

Largemouth Bass

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Award Chrome or Nickel
Plated. 4 lbs. 3 oz.

Largemouth Bass

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Award
10 lb. 0 oz.

 

Largemouth Bass

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Honor Badge
7 lbs. 8 oz.

 

Smallmouth Bass

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Author C. Boyd Pfeiffer
Honor Badge 4lb 2oz.
Certificate and close-up

 Bass

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Gold Award
Later Version?*

 

Largemouth Bass

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Author C. Boyd Pfeiffer
Honor Badge 5lb 12oz
8lb line. Certificate

Rock Bass

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Gold Award *

 

Rock Bass

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Honor Badge
1 lb. 2 oz.

 

Trout

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No Marking *

 

Trout

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Silver Award
No weight

 

Trout

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Award
3 lb. 8 0z.

 

Trout

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Honor Badge
4lb. 2oz.

 

Bullhead Catfish

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Award *

 

Bullhead Catfish 

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Honor Badge *

 

Channel Catfish

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Honor Badge *

 

Sunfish

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Gold Award. 1 lb 9 oz.

 

Sunfish

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Silver Award*

 

Sunfish

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Honor Badge
Bluegill 1lb. 4oz.

 

Muskellunge

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Bronze, not marked as to honor or award. 19lb 8 0z. 

 

Muskellunge

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Not marked as to Honor or award. 56lb 0oz.see picture and etc. below.

 

Northern Pike

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Silver Award *

 

Northern Pike

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Award, no marking. Sterling Silver 17lbs. 

 

Northern Pike

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Silver No Marking *

 

Northern Pike

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Gold Award *

 

Northern Pike

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Award Badge
21 lb. 8 oz.

 

Northern Pike

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Honor Badge
19lb. 3oz.

 

Lake Trout

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Silver Award
27 lbs.

 

Lake Trout

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Award Badge
36 lb 8 oz

 

Lake Trout 

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Honor Badge
28lb. 11oz.

 

 Salmon

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Silver Award *

 

 Salmon

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Award Badge
37 lb. 0 oz.

 

Chinook Salmon

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Honor Badge
19lb. 1oz.

 

Crappie

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Gold Award
2 lb. 1oz.

 

Crappie

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Honor Badge
2 lb. 1 oz.

 

Wall-eye Pike

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No Marking *

 

Wall-eye Pike

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Silver Award
Sterling Silver
8lb 5oz

 

Wall-eyed Pike

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Award
10lbs.

 

Wall-eyed Pike

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Honor Badge
6lb. 8 0z.

 

White Bass ?

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Gold Award *

 

White Bass ?

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Honor Badge
2lb. 2oz.

 

Shad

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Gold Award *

 

Shad

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Honor Badge *

 

Grayling

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Honor Badge
2 lb 1 1/2oz 6 lb Line.
w/certificate 

Yellow Perch

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Gold Award *

 

Yellow Perch

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Honor Badge
No Weight

 

Drum

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Honor Badge *

 

Sturgeon

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Honor Badge *

 

Carp

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Honor Badge *

 

Tiger Fish ?

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Honor Badge
Africa *

 

Freshwater Dorado

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Gold Award
South America *

 

Peacock Bass

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Honor Badge
South America*

 

Largemouth Bass

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Award diamond in eye. *

 

Largemouth Bass

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Tie Bar w/fly (added by owner?) *

 

World's Record Rainbow Trout On  Fly

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19 lb. 2 oz. A.E. Malacord.
Diamond in eye and mouth

 

Bass Tie Bar

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Unusual in that it has the weight engraved on the front, and the man's name on the back. "1939 9 lb. 1 1/2 oz. Bass J.E. Roach" *

 

Saltwater Fishing

Sailfish

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No Award or Honor
marking. 151 lbs.

Sailfish

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Award No Weight

Sailfish

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Honor Badge
71 lb. 0 oz.

Swordfish

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Honor Badge *

Striped Marlin

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Gold Award
201 lbs. 0 0z.
Line Class Record

Marlin

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Silver Award *

 

Marlin

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No Markings *

 

Striped Marlin

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Honor Badge
201 lbs 0 Oz.
Same fish gold award.

Marlin (White)

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Award badge
76lb. 0 oz.

 

Tuna 

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No Award or Honor
marking or weight.

 

Tuna

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Honor Badge
No Weight

 

Skipjack Tuna

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Honor Badge *

 

Weakfish

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Silver Award *

Weakfish

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Award
9 lb. 2 oz.

Weakfish

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Honor Badge
13 lbs.

Northern Porgy

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Honor Badge *

 

Channel Bass

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Award
40 lb. 0 oz..

Channel Bass

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Honor Badge
44 lbs. 6 oz..

Striped Bass

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Sterling Silver Award *

 

Striped Bass

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Silver Award 26lb. Must have been a line class, fly, or other division award.

 

Striped Bass

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Bronze ? Award
27 lb. 8 oz.

Striped Bass

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Copper Award.
29 lbs 6 oz.

Striped Bass

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Honor Badge
23 Lbs. 10 Oz.

Striped Bass

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Honor Badge Variant
24 lb 2 0z

Tarpon

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Gold Award *

Tarpon

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No Award or Honor
marking or weight.

Tarpon

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Award Badge
104 lb 0 oz

Tarpon

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Honor Badge
91 lbs. 0 ozs.

Yellowtail

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Honor Badge *

Yellowtail

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Honor Badge Variant*

King Mackerel

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Honor Badge *

Spanish Mackerel 

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Honor Badge
4 lb. 9 oz.

Great Barracuda

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Honor Badge
No Weight

Pacific Barracuda

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Honor Badge
10 lb 4 oz

Flounder

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Silver Award
3 lb. 0 oz.

Flounder

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Honor Badge
3 lb. 0 oz.

Ladyfish

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Gold Award *

Ladyfish

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Honor Badge *

Bluefish

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Not marked award or honor.
Older Version
Gold or Bronze?
9lb 12oz

Bluefish

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Award
11 lbs. 8 oz.

 

Bluefish

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Honor Badge
12 lbs. 1 oz.

 

Permit

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 Gold Award Badge
15 lb. 4 oz. w/certificate

 

Permit

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Silver Award *

 

Permit

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Honor Badge w/certificate.
20 lbs. 0 oz.

 

Snook

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Award Badge
25 lb. 10 oz.

Snook

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Honor Badge
16 lb. 0 oz.

Bonefish

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No Honor or Award Mark
Sterling prob. Award
7 Lb. 14 Oz.

Bonefish

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Award, 9lb 8 oz.
Chrome plated. Original?

 

Bonefish

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Award Badge
7 lb. 2 oz.

 

Bonefish

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Honor Badge
7 lb. 2 oz.

 

Snapper

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Honor Badge *

 

Shark

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Honor Badge *

 

Dolphin 

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Honor Badge
54 lb. 0 Oz.

 

Tautog

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Honor Badge
No weight

 

Giant Black Sea Bass

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Honor Badge
No Weight Marked

 

Roosterfish

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Honor Badge *

 

Barred Surf Perch

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Honor Badge *

 

Cobia

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Honor Badge *

 

Jack Crevalle

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Honor Badge
17 lb 0 0z

 

Tuna

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Tie Bar *

 

Other fishing badges I know of, but do not have pictures of, include:  Blackfish, and Wahoo. There are probably others.  I have also seen some pins that differ for the same species, there were different versions used through the years. Several will be shown above, the Largemouth Bass, possibly the Smallmouth Bass, Muskellunge, the Striped Bass, and the Yellowtail are among them.  Award badges were gold plated,  sterling silver, silver plated, copper and bronze.. The earliest versions, such as the silver sailfish above did not have Award or Honor Badge marked on them. 

I have bought several Field & Stream pins (the largemouth Bass Award,  Bonefish Award, and unmarked Sailfish), that were bright chrome or nickel plated. I have seen several others. I had thought at first that a fisherman might have had some chrome plated, but looking at them carefully, and the years between finding the ones I have, maybe Field & Stream had this done at some time, or for some reason. 

I  try to do the best job I can to identify species, in some cases I may get the identification wrong, or use regional names. If known, I will use the name that Field & Stream used to identify the species. If you see any mistakes, please e-mail me with any corrections. Ones I am uncertain of I will either say unknown, or put a question mark beside my best guess for the species. 

In addition to the regular fishing contest, badges were  awarded for fly fishing also at some period during the years of the tournament, there also were line class divisions, and youth divisions, I have not ironed down what years those divisions existed. It would not surprise me if there was a woman's division, but I have yet to find a reference. Dif

Fisherman who had earned an honor badge could also order a tie bar for $7.00 for a limited number of years. 

  A 1912 issue of Field & Stream shows a couple of Award Watch Fobs, two of which will be shown below.  

There also were silver cup trophies presented for contest winners in the early years. 

In one announcement of the contest it says "The badge, suitably engraved, will be sent to you with Field & Stream's compliments and you will automatically become a life member in good standing of the Distinguished Fishermen's Club."

Hunting

The Hunting badges were broken down into  honor and award for big game. Some species may only have had an honor badge.

Whitetail Deer

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Award

Whitetail Deer

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Honor Badge

Mule Deer

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Award Badge

Mule Deer

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Honor Badge

Mountain Goat

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Honor Badge 

Mountain Sheep

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Honor Badge
No Weight

Pronghorn Antelope

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Award Badge
No Marking

Pronghorn Antelope

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Honor Badge
No Weight

Elk

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Award Badge *

Elk

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Honor Badge
Hard to find

Moose

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Award Badge 

Moose

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Honor Badge
Hard to find

Caribou

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Award Badge *

Caribou

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Honor Badge
Hard to find

Bear

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Award
Rare

Bear 

Honor Badge
No Marking

Polar Bear

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Honor Badge *

 

 

Mountain Lion

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Honor Badge
Rare

 

 

Jaguar

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Honor Badge *

 

 

Mule Deer 

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Award Cufflinks. I do not know if these were done by Field & Stream, or by the recipient of the pins. You can see where the pins were cut off the back

Birds

Pheasant

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No Marking *

Pheasant

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Award Badge *

Pheasant 

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First Bird Badge
(Reasonably Common)

Grouse

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First Bird Badge
(Hard to Find)

Canada Goose

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First Bird Badge
(Hard to Find)

Duck

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First Bird Badge
(Hard to Find)

Quail

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First Bird Badge
(Hard to Find)

Dove

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First Bird Badge
(Hard to Find)

Wild Turkey

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Honor Badge
(Hard to Find)

Trap & Skeet Badges

Skeet 

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50 Straight

 

Skeet

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75 Straight

 

Skeet

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100 Straight
 "204" on Back.

 

Trap

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50 Straight Trap

Trap 

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75 Straight *

Trap

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100 Straight *

Field and Stream started issuing trap and skeet badges in 1939. 


Shown in the March 1964 Field & Stream magazine is a photo of bolo tie clasps made with honor and award badges. According to the caption they were converted from pins by Bob Parlaman of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. I have also seen pins attached to other jewelry, and embedded in ashtrays, and paperweights. Whether some of these were done by, or for, the magazine, or only done by the by people who had received the pins, I do not know. 

Honor badges are usually copper plated, some award badges are copper, some silver plate, and some sterling silver. Some badges I have seen have a gold wash look to them. 

From the September 1974 edition of Field & Stream Magazine "The emblems are made in a bronze finish, except for three special Award Pins finished in gold, silver, and green bronze for Field & Stream Annual Fishing Contest Winners"

Right now I have 130 different badges shown on this page. 73 different species, and two different types of clay pigeon shooting. According to one collector there are at least 144 different pins, I think there are more than that if you count all the variations. . 

Requirements for the Honor Badge

Fishing 1938 Honor Badge Requirements

Eastern Brook Trout 4 lbs. Channel Bass 40 lbs.
Brown Trout 5 lbs. Weakfish 7 lbs.
Rainbow Trout (Eastern) 3 lbs. Bluefish 7 lbs.
Rainbow Trout (Western) 10 lbs. Tuna (School) 75 lbs.
Lake Trout 25 lbs. Tuna (Giant) 400 lbs.
Smallmouth Bass 3 lbs. Marlin (White) 75 lbs.
Largemouth Bass (Northern) 6 lbs. Marlin (Blue) 250 lbs. 
Largemouth Bass (Southern) 7 lbs Sailfish 60 lbs.
Largemouth Bass (Florida) 10 lbs.  Tarpon 100 lbs.
Muskalonge 30 lbs. Bonefish 8 lbs.
Great Northern Pike 15 lbs. Wahoo 40 lbs.
Wall-Eyed Pike 8 lbs. Broadbill (Swordfish) any weight
Striped Bass 25 lbs.

Requirements changed over the years, and species were added to the contest. 

A photograph of the angler with his catch was required, as was an affidavit with notarized signatures of two witnesses, with information on the rod, reel, and lure used. Some years fishermen also had to submit a length of the fishing line used. 

Two 1970 Field & Stream Fishing Contest Applications

1970 New World World Wide

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613 Prizes, 80 Species, 25 Classes

1970 New Central and South America Division

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825 Prizes, 80 Species, 37 Classes

These were from the 60th Annual contest. One application covered North and South America, the Caribbean, Bermuda and US. Territories. The other was useable worldwide. They include fly, and junior divisions. These included Peacock Bass, Dorado, and other fish.


1958 Field & Stream Certificate

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Bluefish Honor Badge. July, 2, 1958. 10 lbs. 3 ozs. Ben Wright, Publisher. 48th Annual Contest. 

 

 

1968 Field & Stream Certificate

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These certificates accompanied the badges.

This one was for a 20lb. Permit caught on 12 lb. line in Delray Beach, Florida. Caught August 10,1968. Judges for this year's contest were Dr. C.W. Greene, Van Campen Heilner, A.J. McClane, and Dr. H. John Rayner. 

1969 Field & Stream Certificate

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Arctic Grayling Honor Badge 2 lbs. 1 1/2 ozs. Caught by Michael Grimshaw on 6 lb. line.

 

1964 Field & Stream Certificate

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Presented with the honor badge to author C. Boyd Pfeiffer for a 4 lb. 2oz. Smallmouth Bass on 8lb line. Mr. Pfeiffer wrote many books on fishing and lure and tackle making. 

Field & Stream Record Medal Watch Fob

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"2nd Grand Prize Atlantic Salmon 43 lbs Won by J.T. Spaulding - Sterling." 1911. John T. Spaulding, caught in the Grand Cascapedia  River, Leonard Rod, Vom Hofe Reel, enamel C Line, Dusty Miller Salmon Fly. 1 5/8 inches. Rare. John T. Spaulding had an estate, and ran a salmon camp on the Grand Cascapedia River.  

 

1912 Field & Stream Watch Fob

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Record Bluefish. Sterling silver.*

 

 

 

Field & Stream Record Cup 1913

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For the Largest Muscallonge Caught During 1913 - Won by Dr. George E. Brambel Weight 47lbs. 3oz.**

Field & Stream Record Cup 1912

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Given for World Record Fish before the badges. This was for a World Record Brook Trout in 1912. **

 

March 1962 Field & Stream Magazine

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"Displayed on this month's cover are just a few of the 574 gold, silver, and bronze pins that will be awarded In Field & Stream's Annual Fishing Contest, now in its 52nd consecutive year. In addition thousands of Honor Badge pins will be presented for fish weighing over a specified poundage."

Card Promoting the Field & Stream Contest

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The bottom of the card held Applications for the pins.
Shows a wonderful wooden framed set of the pins. *

 

Letter & Envelope Weakfish Honor Badges

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Letter giving notice that honor badges had been ordered for a 10 lb. 8 oz. and a 6 lb. 15 oz. spotted Weakfish . Fishing contest editor at that time was Mike Ball. February 25th, 1958. 

 

 

56 lb Muskellunge

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(Pin front shown under Freshwater Fishing above.)

The angler (holding the rod) has been identified as Percy Haver, a famous Muskie fisherman, also a lure designer. He designed the Percy Haver Muskielure. The fish has been identified as a 56 lb Muskellunge he caught at Lake St. Clair Michigan. This fish was submitted to the 1938 Field & Stream contest where it was first prize winner. This pin illustrates something important. Field and Stream used a special Musky pin for a short period of time including 1938, shown above with the 19lb 8 oz muskie pin, but in other years  they also used the general pin like this for Muskie, Northern Pike, and Pickerel. You can see the front of this pin, and the other Musky pin above with the rest of the badges. Really nice to get the picture to go with the pin. this pin was not marked honor, or award.

Percy Haver Muskielure

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Made by James E. Aitken Mfg. Toledo, Ohio. 

Big Game Honor Badge Requirements (1965-?)

White-Tailed Deer (Odocolieus virginiaus, etc., including Arizona whitetail, Coues deer, etc.) Minimum  8 points total, both sides, including brow points. "Point" in all instances hereafter to be considered a projection of at least 1 inch beyond normal outer circumference of the beam. Moose (Alces americana, Alces americana shirasis, Alces gigas) Minimum for Alaska moose or Alces gigas, and moose killed in Yukon Territory, extreme spread of 50 inches. Minimum for moose killed in Wyoming, Montana or Canadian provinces, extreme spread of 40 inches. 
Mule Deer (Odecolieus hemionus, etc., including  Columbian Blacktail) Minimum 8 points total on both sides (4-4, 5-3, etc.) Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis and related forms including bighorn, desert, Stone, and Dall) Length of horn, 35 inches, except for desert ram, (Minimum in desert ram, 30 inches)
Elk or Wapiti (Cervus canadensis, etc.) Minimum 5 points each side or total of 10 points. Mountain Goat (Oreamus americanus) Length of horn, 9 inches.
Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana americana or mexicana) Minimum length of outside curve either horn 12 inches.  Caribou (Rangifer caribou and related species including woodland, mountain, and Barren Ground.) Inside spread, 30 inches, Minimum total number of points, 20
Grizzly and Alaska Brown Bear (Ursus horribilis, Ursus middendorffi, Ursus gyas, etc.) Minimum rectangular measurement of skull (not over cranium) of overall length 12 inches, over all width across zygomatic arches 6 inches, the skull is to be skinned, cleaned of flesh, and dried before measurement. Mountain Lion - Puma - Cougar (felis concolor hippolesles and related subspecies) Minimum skull measurement, total over-all length and width 10 (?) inches. The skull to be skinned, cleaned of flesh, and dried before measurement. 
Black Bear (Ursus Americanas) Skull measurement taken as above, minimum length 10 inches, and width 5 inches.  Jaguar (felis onca hernandesii and related subspecies) Minimum skull measurement total overall length and width 13 1/2 inches. The skull is to be skinned, cleaned of flesh, and dried before measurement. 
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Skull measurement taken as above, minimum length 12 inches and width 6 inches.   

Scientific names are what was used by Field & Stream at the time these pins were offered.

Grizzly, Brown Bear, and Black Bear shared the same pin. 

There was a minimum 16 lb requirement for the Wild Turkey Honor Badge.

Some Additional Info on the Field & Stream Pins

This is the type of box the older Field & Stream pins came in. Later there was a plastic box. 

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Back of one of the F & S pins,  1 1/8 inches, all  have the same type of pin. The fish typically have size engraved on them. C-clasp closure

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Back of the Sterling Silver Northern Pike Pin showing the sterling marking. 17lb. No award or honor. 

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Some Similar Pins

Ozark Fishing Rodeo sponsored by the Saint Louis Globe Democrat Newspaper. Award Pin. Same maker as the Field & Stream pins. *

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Cabo Blanco Fishing Club Tuna pin. Made very similar to the Field & Stream pins. The Cabo Blanco club was a very famous big game fishing club in Peru. 1 1/4 inches. 

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Beauchene Fish & Game Club. Not made for Field & Stream, but made for this Canadian club by the same maker. Similar to the Field & Stream Smallmouth Bass badge. 

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Eli Lilly Company fishing Award. Not  for Field and Stream, but  by the same maker. Similar to the Field & Stream Largemouth Bass badge. *

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Lake Placid Pin. Probably a souvenir from the 1932 Winter Olympics. Marked on the back is Attleboro. Not sure this is the same company that made the F&S pins, but it looks the same.

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I collect, sell, and trade Field & Stream badges, fishing & hunting license badges and other hunting and fishing related pins. I need any badge not shown here, as well as any badges that are marked with an asterisk *. I also buy badges I may already have to sell. If you have any badges to sell or trade, please e-mail me using the link below. The badges shown on this page are not for sale. 

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Telephone: (828)-437-5938 10-5 Mon.-Sat. Eastern time. 

I may also have some Field & Stream badges for sale or trade on the following pages:

Old Fishing and Hunting License  Sales Pages


Other Field & Stream Items 

2003 Silver Pin

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2003 Patch

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2003 Gold Pin

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1995 Anniversary Pin

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1979 Skeet Team Pin

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Field & Stream All-America *

 

 

1980 Skeet Team Pin

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Field & Stream All-America *

 

 

Field & Stream 60th Anniversary Token

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1955 The dot in the center, and arrow on back,
allow it to be used as a spinner. 1 1/4 inch. 

Field & Stream Lighter

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Storm Master, Made in USA Aluminum. 1970s? 

 

1976 Mepps Brochure, using the Field & Stream Contest to Promote their Lures

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Trophy with Field & Stream Magazine

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April 1931 Issue, only engraving I can read
is the name which might be Bob Heane.
Real Photo Postcard made in Canada.

Lower Forty Club Button & Book

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Corey Ford wrote a some stories for a column in  Field & stream during the 1940s-1950s(?), these buttons were given out to folks who sent an application for membership. I think it was mostly promotional. 1 3/4 inch. He compiled some of his stories about the Lower Forty Club into several books. 

1940 Field & Stream Calendar Mechanical  Pencil

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World Champion Field & Stream Patch

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1974, WT. 10LB. 6OZ-8LB. Test Line, "Red" Harrison. 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Has a bass on it. So far I have found no info on this patch, or fisherman, not sure if it was connected to the magazine or not. 

 

 

 

 

 

* Photos marked with an asterisk (*) are used courtesy of Ken Walter. He was nice enough to let me use his photos of badges and other materials that I did not have in my collection. Some of the photographed badges also belong to Ken Cavanaugh. Ken Cavanaugh was a long time collector of Field &Stream Memorabilia. He passed away over New Years, 2010. **The photos of the two cups are thanks to him. Many Thanks to both !


Other Magazine Fishing & Hunting Awards and Items

Outdoors and Fishing Magazine (Austrailia)

General Award

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Marked on back "Amor Sydney"

Marlin Award

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1 1/8 inches

Snapper Award

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Spearfishing Award

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Sports Afield Magazine

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Tiny Sterling pin 5/8"

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Award Patch


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