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Ram Awards

The Ram Awards recognize outstanding North American sheep harvested by WSF members in the previous hunting season. Two types of awards are presented; Rifle and Archery. To qualify for Rifle, rams must meet or exceed the minimum Boone and Crockett (B&C) Awards Book score. To qualify for Archery, rams must meet or exceed the minimum Pope and Young (P&Y) score. The sheep recognized and associated minimum scores are as follows:

Sheep Rifle Minimum Archery Minimum
Dall's 160 120
Stone's 160 120
Rocky Mountain Bighorn 175 140
Desert 165 120

California bighorn sheep are not recognized by either B&C or P&Y, therefore the minimum scores are established by the Awards Committee. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be given for each sheep in both the Rifle and Archery categories. Sheep submitted that meet the minimum score, but are not in the top three will receive Honorable Mention. In addition to these awards, Ram Awards of Excellence may be given. Awards of Excellence are determined by the WSF Awards Committee and are reserved for the truly exceptional animals.

The 2024 Ram Awards entry period is closed. Be sure to attend the free Awards Luncheon on January 18, 2024, in Reno at the Sheep Show®. Below are details for the upcoming 2025 Ram Awards. Submit your entries now, it's never too early!

Rules and Regulations Rules & Regulations

  • Only official 60-day dry scores will be considered. Green scores will not be accepted.
  • Rams taken after August 30, 2022 through August 30, 2024, will be eligible for the 2025 Ram Awards Program*. The absolute deadline for the 2025 Convention will be November 1, 2024.
  • An official Boone and Crockett Scorer must score rams taken by a firearm and the entry must be on an official B&C score sheet. Note, B&C scorers are also qualified to score P&Y entries.
  • An official Pope and Young Scorer must score rams taken by archery and the entry must be on an official P&Y score sheet. Note, many P&Y scores have also been cross-trained to score for B&C as well.
  • A field photograph of the sheep (acceptable for public viewing) must accompany an official B&C or P&Y score sheet.
  • All entries must have the name of the outfitters and guides if they were used. Hunters entering MUST be a MEMBER in good standing of WSF PRIOR to the hunt.
  • California bighorn sheep must have certification from the Fish and Game Department that identifies the ram as a “California Bighorn.”

*Rams that have already received a WSF awards will not be eligible.

Printable Criteria

Youth Awards
Youth awards recognize the WSF members under 18 years of age who have legally and ethically harvested North American Sheep in a free range environment. Youth Awards of Excellence will be given to those who have harvested a sheep meeting the Ram Award minimum scores. The rules and regulations associated with the Ram Awards apply to the Youth Awards. For Youth Awards, a score sheet is required, but it does not have to be an official score sheet. For Youth Awards of Excellence official score sheets are required.

Awards Contact

Julie Tripp
Awards and Publications Director

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

Award Forms

Click to download WSF Hunt Report PDF Form

Click to submit your Hunt Report Form Online
Submit Online

Click to download B&C Score Sheet

Click to download Pope & Young Score Sheet


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