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Wild Sheep Foundation Awards Programs


Wild Sheep Foundation gives various recognition awards annually. Due to the tremendous participation we receive from our members, the prestige and popularity of these awards continue to grow each year.


WSF’s Hunting Awards honor the game animals we hunt while recognizing members' accomplishments in harvesting North American sheep with rifles or bows under Fair Chase conditions. The FNAWS recognizes those members who have harvested the Four North American Wild Sheep. Completion of a FNAWS is one of the most sought-after and respected accomplishments among North American sheep hunters. Our Frank Golata and G.C.F Dalziel Awards recognize exemplary North American outfitters and guides dedicated to the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship, and client service. The Chris Klineburger 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.


Nobody knows potential candidates for our nominated awards 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. 
WSF inducts an outstanding biologist each year into its Wall of Fame, and the Artemis Award celebrates an outstanding woman conservationist who stands apart in supporting WSF and the conservation of wild sheep and other mountain game. 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.


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. 

Each year, WSF pays tribute to those often-unsung heroes who have made the world a better place for wild sheep to thrive. These 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. 


In addition to the Wild Sheep Foundation Awards listed above, we also present the following awards annually during Sheep Show.

Awards Contact

Questions? Contact Julie Tripp – WSF Awards & Publications Director.
WSF World Headquarters | 412 Pronghorn Trail | Bozeman, MT 59718 USA | Phone: 406.404.8750 (800-OK-FNAWS) |
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