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THE CHRIS KLINEBURGER 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.


The majesty of the world's alpine ranges and the unique creatures of those high countries have gripped the adventurous since the very first reports of them reached civilization. Grand mountain ranges epitomize freedom and fortitude, which, then and now, is the living spirit of the mountain game hunter.

Many have fallen victim to the allure of sheep country, including Chris Klineburger, who once stated, "During my bighorn sheep hunting, I learned a lot about their behavior because I got skunked a lot. I was faced with every situation imaginable, and between my guide and me, we managed to make every possible mistake."



2024 inductees Barbara Sackman (at podium) and her husband Alan address the banquet attendees on Saturday night in Reno.. 

Watch the full presentation below:
 
 

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.
 

COMPLETE LIST OF INDUCTEES

2024 - Alan & Barbara Sackman 2023 - Ron Roderick & Ron Carey
2020 - J. Alain Smith
2019 - Roger Segebrecht
2018 - Butch Kuflak
2017 - Larry Higgins
2016 - Robert Logan
2015 - Renee Snider
2014 - Gary Rigotti
2012 - Gary Hansen
2011 - Stanley M. Boots
2010 - Rex Baker
2009 - Soudy Golabchi
2008 - Chris Klineburger

 


Nomination Process


Submit your nomination letters to Julie Tripp – WSF Awards & Publications Director.
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