One of the many benefits of Safari Club International membership is access to the SCI Record Book. Not only do members add to the already expansive scientific database on species from around the world, but they are also documenting their hunting heritage as a legacy for generations to come. Here are a few of the most recent entries into the SCI Record Book. Congratulations to you all!
Michael Bologna with his potential top ten overall ranked Roosevelt elk
Brian Hauck with his potential top twenty overall ranked Himalayan ibex
Michael Gallo with his potential top twenty overall ranked pronghorn
Chuck Easterbrooks shows his potential top ten overall ranked Cape eland
Amy Evans is featured here with her South African Springbok that is a potential Top Ten Overall and scores 47 4/8. Congratulations Amy Evans for your successful hunt in South Africa.
Scott Swasey with his potential top twenty overall ranked Canada lynx
Carlos Mondragon Jr with his potential top ten overall ranked Baja black-tailed deer (Typical)
Joe Seagle shows his potential top ten overall ranked Bezoar ibex
Leonid Palko shows his potential top ten overall ranked Koryak snow sheep
Who would have ever thought that the new World Record alligator would come from the state of Alabama? Most people would have guessed Louisiana or Florida, but those states had been harvesting alligators for many years before Continue reading Alabama’s New World Record Alligator Unveiled
It has been said that of all the world’s sheep, the Rocky Mountain bighorn-especially one with horns of trophy proportions-is by far the most difficult to collect. Surveys indicate that bighorn hunts have the lowest success ratios of all sheep hunts. There are compensations, however. To quote the late Jack O’Connor, “..the pursuit of the brown bighorn is the cream of mountain hunting. The old bighorn will lead the hunter into the most beautiful country he’s ever seen. He’ll wear him out, give him buck fever and break his heart; but if the hunter is the type that’s susceptible to sheep fever he’ll never be completely happy hunting anything else.”
Here are the top Rocky Mountain Bighorn from the SCI Record Book!
David Onerheim is in at #9 with this ram taken in 1987 in Cross River, B.C. with Lance McLean and Chuck Christanson. It measures 202 5/8″.
Patrick White scored the #7 Rocky Mountain bighorn ram in 2009 in Fergus County, Montana. It measures 203 2/8″.
Matt Rippentrop bagged the #6 ram in 2010 in Chouteau County, Montana. It measures 204 6/8″.
James Brogan holds the #5 spot with this beautiful ram taken in Blane County, Montana in 2011 with the help of John Barker of Chase Hill Outfitters. It measures 205 2/8″.
Sherwin Scott’s #4 ram was taken in 1999 near Cadomin, Alberta with guides Gordon Utrl and Skip Selk. It measures 205 5/8″.
Gary Hansen holds the #2 spot with this bighorn ram taken in Alberta in 1995 with guide Randy Babala. It measures 206 2/8″.
Rob Seelye scored the #13 Rocky Mountain bighorn in 2004 in Fergus County, Montana. It measures 199 4/8″.
Greg White took this #11 Ram in Fergus County Montana with Matt Wickens of Dog Creek Outfitters. It measures 201 4/8″.
James Hens holds the #10 spot with this bighorn ram taken in 2012 with the help of Chris Faber of Bear Paw Outfitters. It measures 202 4/8″.
The SCI Record Book #1 Rocky Mountain bighorn belongs to Guinn Crousen. Taken in 2000 in the Luscar Mtns of Alberta with guide Randy Babala, it measures 210 3/8″
Eugene Knight took the #12 Rocky Mountain bighorn in 1991 in the Missouri Breaks of Montana. It measures 200 7/8″.
While whitetail get all the press and the Coues in Arizona and Mexico are highly sought after, the Rocky Mountain mule deer tends to get lost in the shuffle. To help amend that, we have compiled a gallery of the Top Ten SCI Record Book Typical Free Range Rocky Mountain Mule Deer.
#10 Merle Barnaby took this hansome buck measuring 217 1/8 on a self-guided hunt near White River Colorado in 1968.
#5 John Woodruff harvested this wide tined beauty near Mohave County, Arizona in 2010. It measured 221 3/8.
#8 Dow Rippy poses with the 219 2/8 buck he took in Garfield County Colorado in 2003.
#7 Peter “The Greek” Tsoulamanis took this muley buck measuring 220 4/8 with bow and arrow in 2007 near Calgary, Alberta
#4 David Meyer’s magnificent muley measured 223 even and was taken on the Arizona Strip in 2011.
#9 Bill Goswick displays the rack that measured 217 4/8. He shot this buck in Routt County, Colorado in 1969.
#6 J. Larry Barr took this beautiful buck measuring 221 2/8 in 1996 in Southeast Idaho.
#1 Max Keele Johnson took this monster muley in San Juan County Utah in 1968. This buck scored 228 5/8.
#2 Del Brady’s superior buck measured 226 3/8. He bagged him in Garfield County Utah in 2008.
#3 Matthew Liljenquist took this big buck in Mohave County, Arizona in 2010. It measured 223 2/8.