If you’re not familiar with it, the Weatherby Award is to big-game hunting what the Nobel is to science or the Oscar to movie acting or the Pulitzer to newspaper reporting. The first Weatherby Award was presented in 1956 to an oil magnate named Herb Klein. The second went to Jack O’Connor, and the third to Warren Page. Since Page won in 1958, no other gun writer has received the honor. Until this year, when Craig Boddington got the nod. It has been a long road; he started on it in the late 1970s when he signed on with Petersen Publishing.