(Author’s note: Béla Hidvégi is an SCI International Life Member and Honorary International Director from Hungary whose hunting heritage ranges from having to literally hunt for food after World War II by trying to snag pheasants with a pitchfork, to gifting his home country with extensive collections of species from around the world. Meeting him, I discovered someone steeled by adversity and inspired by his father who instilled in him perseverance, a strong work ethic and a love of the land that shaped Hidvégi into not only an exceptional hunter, but also an exceptional man.) Continue reading Béla Hidvégi: Hunter, Renaissance man
The Central Hungarian Chapter held its annual general assembly, with elections of a new Board of Directors and gala dinner in a beautiful spa town, for which Hungary is so well known. The following members were elected to the Board (left to right): Dr. Gabor Kakonyi, VP for social relations, lobbying; Dr. Istvan Halmagyi Takacs, VP for hunting culture, trophy and award matters; Pal Lakatos, VP for organization and event manager; Mrs. Adrienn Lipp, VP for PR and media relations; Gyula Pal, President; Dr. Zsolt Kohalmi, VP for international relations; Dr. Attila Gomori, Treasurer.