Mountain Hunter Hall of Fame
The Mountain Hunter Hall of Fame Award is WSF’s most prestigious award. The award is reserved for those select few who are recognized as icons in the sheep hunting community.
To be considered for the award, a member must:
- Be an accomplished mountain hunter.
- Have demonstrated the highest ethical standards.
- Have contributed significantly to WSF, hunting, and/or conservation.
- Have a sterling reputation within the hunting community.
The International Awards Committee will solicit candidates from the Board of Directors, previous Hall of Fame winners, and ad-hoc WSF members. Any WSF member can nominate a candidate.
This award will only be given if warranted. In general, one award will be given yearly, however there is no limit on a yearly basis. Determination of the number of awards is at the WSF Board of Directors discretion. No standing members of the Board of Directors or International Awards Committee will be considered for this award.
The International Awards Committee screens the nominations and then the International Awards Committee and the previous winners select the winner.
The nomination/selection process and timelines associated with this award are as follows.
August: The International Awards Committee will solicit candidates from the Board of Directors, previous Hall of Fame winners, and ad-hoc WSF members. Any WSF member can nominate a candidate.
September: The International Awards Committee will screen the list to a reasonable number, usually no more than 5. The final candidates will then be contacted and informed they are being considered for the award. Each candidate will be asked to:
- Update their hunting records with WSF
- Affirm animals harvested were taken in an ethical manner – see attached Mountain Hunter Hall of Fame Code of Ethics.
- Identify contributions and/or service to WSF, hunting, and/or conservation
- Provide a short biography of his/her mountain (Caprinae) hunting experience
October: The International Awards Committee will collate and summarize the inputs, prepare a ballot, and then distribute the ballot to each member of the Committee and each previous Hall of Fame winner. Each member of the Committee and each previous Hall of Fame winner can provide a number 1 and number 2 choices. The International Awards Committee will tally the votes and submit the final recommendation(s) to the Board of Directors for approval.
November: Candidates will be contacted by the Chairman informing each of the final selection(s)
2017 - Larry Higgins
2016 - Robert Logan
2015 - Renee Snyder
2014 - Gary Rigotti
2012 - Gary Hansen
2011 - Stanley M. Boots
2010 - Rex Baker
2009 - Soudy Golabchi
2008 - Chris Klineburger