AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER

SPORTSMEN ON FILM

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO
REX BAKER
FOR HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS AN
ELITE HUNTER*

Stone Sheep

 

Nelsoni Desert Bighorn

REX BAKER is working on his next Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep at age 80. His major lifetime hunting accomplishments, in no particular order, are:

MOUNTAIN HUNTER EXTRAORDINAIRE

5 Grand Slams of North American Wild Sheep
That is a minimum of 20 of some of the toughest animals in the world to hunt!

7 Ovis World Slams
It takes 12 different species of wild sheep to achieve a single World Slam. Rex has done it 7 times!

3 Capra World Slams It takes 12 different species of wild goat/ibex to achieve a single World Slam. Rex has done it 3 times and is working on a 4th!

Bukharan Markhor

 

Mid-Caucasian Tur

SOME OF HIS MAJOR HUNTING AWARDS

The Weatherby Award
Awarded once per year by the Weatherby Foundation and considered to be the Oscar for international hunting.

The World Hunting and Conservation Award
Awarded by SCI as their highest achievement in the World Hunting Awards Program.

Cape Buffalo

 

Bongo

The OVIS
Awarded by Grand Slam Club/Ovis to recognize the greatest mountain hunters and conservationists in the world.

The Pantheon Award
The "best of the best world class big game hunters" as recognized by both GSCO and SCI.

Manchurian Wapiti

 

Royal Antelope

EXAMPLES OF CONTRIBUTIONS OF TIME AND PRESTIGE TO MAJOR HUNTING ORGANIZATIONS

The Weatherby Foundation
Director, Selection Committee Chairman

SCI
Past Hunter of the Year Selection Committee Chairman

The Conklin Award
Co-Founder, Past Selection Committee Chairman

Carlo Caldesi Award
Co-Founder

Rex Baker Super 40
Recently created by GSCO and named after Rex Baker. This award requires the taking of the North American 29 (as recognized by GSCO) plus 11 additional North American species from a list of 15 such as Glacier Bear, Wolverine, Wolf, Lynx, Alligator, Walrus, Red Brocket, Gray Brown Brocket, and Aoudad.

Dwarf Blue Sheep

 

Kilimanjaro Summit

NEXT MONTH, ANOTHER ELITE HUNTER* WILL BE PROFILED.
*Elite Hunter Profiles is sponsored by Sportsmen on Film, Inc. and can be accessed via www.sportsmenonfilm.com or www.elitehunterprofiles.com. The profile of a new Elite Hunter will be presented monthly, in no particular order, and without consideration of the year of each accomplishment, but the totality of accomplishments must be prolific.

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