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Special Service & HUNTING Awards

Dear WSF Members:

Please submit your nominations for WSF's Special Service Awards.

Nominations are due by November 1, 2023.

The prestige and popularity of these awards continue to grow each year, mainly due to the tremendous participation we receive from you each year. Nobody knows potential candidates better than those who have shared camps with these individuals or know firsthand their passion and commitments to wild sheep, our hunting heritage, and the Wild Sheep Foundation. These genuinely are awards for sheep people from sheep people.

Our Service Awards recognize outstanding contributions to WSF, the WSF mission, and/or conservation, with special emphasis on the Caprinae species. Winners of the service awards each serve, in their own way, as role models for the WSF Mission Statement and the values contained therein. 

Submitting your nominations is simple. E-mail Julie Tripp directly with your nominations.

The links below will provide background and criteria for each award. 

Each year, WSF pays tribute to those often unsung heroes who have made the world a better place for wild sheep to thrive. Nine service awards encompass sweeping categories, including outstanding work in conservation and leadership at the state, federal and international level by government officials who advance wild sheep conservation. WSF inducts an outstanding biologist each year into its Wall of Fame, and the Artemis Award celebrates an outstanding woman hunter who stands apart in supporting WSF, wild sheep herds and other mountain game conservation. WSF’s Gordon Eastman Award goes to hard-working members of our Chapters and Affiliates for the long hours of labor they volunteer in service to North American wild sheep.

Artemis Award – Outstanding Woman Conservationist
Gordon Eastman Grass Roots Award – Chapter & Affiliate Outstanding Member
The Wild Sheep Biologists Wall of Fame Award
Outstanding Achievement Award(s)
State Statesman Award
• Federal Outstanding Statesman
• International Statesman Award
Outstanding Conservationist Award(s)
Chairman’s Award(s)

WSF’s Hunting Awards honor the accomplishments of our adult and youth hunter members in harvesting North American sheep with rifle or bow. The FNAWS award recognizes those members who have harvested the four North American Wild Sheep. Completion of a FNAWS is one of the most sought after accomplishments for North American sheep hunters and a FNAWS is highly respected throughout the hunting community. Our Frank Golata Award and G.C.F Dalziel Outstanding Guide Award recognize exemplary North American outfitters and guides dedicated to the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship and client service.

Frank Golata Outstanding Outfitter Award
G. C. F. Dalziel Outstanding Guide Award
• Mountain Hunter Hall of Fame

WSF’s international awards Recognize the hunting accomplishments of our members who promote ethical hunting and ethical behavior. The Mountain Monarchs Award recognizes outstanding international trophies harvested by our members. To laud the achievements of outfitters and guides who epitomize the honor and dignity of their profession, WSF confers the International Outfitter of the Year and the International Guide Award. The Mountain Hunter Hall of Fame Award is WSF’s most prestigious honor, reserved for those who are recognized as icons in the sheep hunting community.

International Outfitter of the Year
International Guide of the Year

Excellence, dedication, and commitment deserve to be recognized.
Please submit your nominations today.


Awards Committee


• Ram & Youth Awards
• FNAWS Awards
• Mountain Monarchs

ATTENTION: NEW for Mountain Monarchs: 
The deadline for submittal is November 1, of each year.
The animal must have been taken between August 30, 2020 - August 30, 2023.

This timing allows for some delay after harvesting the animal to obtain a proper measurement.

Awards Contact

Julie Tripp
Awards and Publications Director

Direct Line – 406-602-8138
Fax – 307-527-7117
Email  –

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