<1 & <1iClub Rules & Regs 2024
Welcome to the <1Clubs.
These are the only clubs you'll want to join and then get kicked out!
A <1Club membership is open ONLY to those aspiring sheep hunters who have not yet taken a North American wild sheep ram(<1Club) or international (<1iClub) wild sheep ram or goat* AND are WSF members in good standing.
Annual membership in the <1Club is only $25, and $25 for the <1iClub. Members receive a <1 Club T-shirt and one (1) entry into the annual sheep hunt & gear package drawings for each Club. The drawing for world-class sheep hunts and other spectacular hunting clothing and equipment occurs each year at the annual Sheep Week® convention.
The DEADLINE to purchase or renew your Club membership to be eligible is January 19th, 2024, by 12:00 noon PST.
A WSF Family Membership qualifies: Simply sign up each family member in the <1Club for $25 per person if each family member enlisted satisfies the <1Club requirements detailed above.
We certainly hope you can join us in Reno for the Sheep Show® and the <1Club beer reception and drawing, but if you can’t make it, you could still WIN. The first name drawn for both <1Club and <1iClub is “need not be present to win.” Not only that, but the first winner drawn gets to pick which hunt they want. The next three names drawn do need to be present to win.
Each year, those kicked out of the <1 Club are featured in WSF’s Wild Sheep Magazine and social media. *As recognized as a wild sheep ram in the CIC Phenotype List Caprinae
NOTE: A wild sheep ram is considered a California bighorn, Dall’s, desert bighorn, fannin, Rocky Mountain bighorn or Stone’s sheep in North America or a non-North American wild sheep taken outside of North America and recognized under WSF’s Mountain Monarchs Award Program. The <1 Club is for those aspiring sheep hunters who have not taken a wild sheep ram under free range/fair chase conditions in North America or an indigenous ram outside of North America. A free-range aoudad qualifies for WSF Mountain Monarch Awards. Consequently since the launch of the <1 Club in 2012 taking a free range aoudad in North America would get the hunter “Kicked Out” of the <1 Club (but not the <1 iClub which is outside of North America.) In light of the management need to harvest more aoudad which negatively impact desert bighorn sheep, the <1 Club Committee has changed the <1 Club Rules effective with the 2023-24 program.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Taking an Aoudad under free-range conditions in North America does not disqualify a hunter from <1 Club membership and/or entry into the 2024 hunt drawings!