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Mountain Monarchs


These awards are intended to recognize outstanding international trophies harvested by our members during the previous hunting season.  The WSF endorsed CIC Phenotype List Caprinae© has been categorized into the following phenotypes:

a. Argali
b. Mouflons
c. Urials
d. Mouflon & Urial Hybrids
e. North American Thin & Bighorn Sheep
f. Northeastern Asian Thinhorn Sheep
g. Pseudo Sheep
h. Wild Goats
i. Markhors
j. Ibex & Relatives
k. Serows
l. Gorals
m. Mountain Goats
n. Chamois
o. Tahrs
p. Takins
q. Musk Ox
r. Chiru

Gold, Silver, Bronze & Honorable Mention Awards will be given, if applicable, for each category. Trophy owners can also apply for the CIC international award certificate and medal(subject to the regulations of the CIC - www.cic-wildlife.org).

To be considered for a Mountain Monarch Award  a SCI  score sheet, WSF Hunt Report form, and a photograph which clearly shows the size of the animal.For this award, WSF will accept various scoring systems, but at a minimum the length and four circumference measurements of each horn must be provided for sheep and the length and base circumference of each horn must be provided for other species. The score must be certified by the hunter’s signature; it is desirable that an official SCI measurer also certify the score.

These awards will only be given for outstanding trophies. The International Awards Committee will, on a yearly basis, determine the minimum sizes to be considered. In general, an animal must be in the top 20% of animals harvested to be considered. If, in a given year, no animals of a category fall in the op 20% - no wards in that category will be given. In addition, the number of Honorable Mention will be limited. In general, no more than three (3) Honorable Mentions per category will be awarded. Timelines associates with these awards are as follows: The deadline for submittal is December 1st of each year.  The animal must have been scored within 12 months of the deadline and the animals must have been taken within 18 months of the deadline. This timing allows for some delay after harvesting the animal to obtain a proper measurement.

As part of the Mountain Monarch Awards, any Caprinae taken that is truly exceptional, may qualify for a Mountain Monarch Award of Excellence.

Awards Contact


Kim Nieters
Auction/Awards Manager
ph. 406.404.8764
fx. 307.527.7117
knieters@wildsheepfoundation.org


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