1. Recognize the hunting accomplishments of our members
2. Promote ethical hunting and ethical behavior as it relates to WSF
3. Entice members to participate more in WSF activities
4. Entice non-members to join WSF – special focus on the younger generation
5. Enhance WSF status in the conservation and hunting communities
1. Mountain Monarchs
2. International Guide of the Year
3. International Outfitter of the Year
4. Mountain Hunter Hall of Fame
Entries for any award which involves harvesting animals should be submitted using the WSF Hunting Report form included in this package. At a minimum, the hunter must sign a statement that indicates the animal was taken free range, ethically, and legally. A photograph is required, preferably a field photograph.
Animals considered for the awards can be found on the WSF endorsed list of Caprinae animals – the CIC Phenotype List Caprinae©. This list has been developed by and is the property of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC). WSF, through formal agreement with CIC, has been given approval to use this comprehensive list. Hunters from different areas use a variety of colloquial names for the species and subspecies identified as phenotypes in the CIC Phenotype List Caprinae©. Furthermore, there are incidents of successful introductions, for instance the Alpine Chamois and Tahr in New Zealand and the Aoudad in Spain and southwestern United States. In many places these introduced animals now exist in numbers which can be sustainably hunted. Many hunting communities include local variations as additional categories and/or as different animals for award purposes. In order to make the user of the CIC list aware of different colloquial names and local considerations, we have included these as “aka” (also known as) in the CIC list.