Ep 109: What You Need To Know About Africa Hunting Record Books: Rowland Ward, SCI, and The Namibia Medal System

Have you ever wondered how 40” gemsbok, a 42” cape buffalo or a 54” kudu became the benchmarks many hunters are looking for on hunts in Africa? Today, I’ll answer that question and I’m going to tell you all about the two hunting record books that deal with hunts in Africa: Rowland Ward’s Record Of Big Game and the Safari Club International record book. I’ll also briefly cover the medal system run by the Namibia Professional Hunting Association. 

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What We Covered

1) Overview of the Rowland Ward record book: the history of the company, how the record book got started, how their measuring system evolved over the years, and the benefits of the program.

2) Description of the Safari Club International Record book and how SCI got started.

3) Brief overview of the medal system run by the Namibia Professional Hunting Association.

4) Why the Namibia medal system is unique and sometimes misleading.


Learn more about the history of the Rowland Ward record book here.

Rowland Ward Record Book Minimum Entry Scores

Learn more about Safari Club International here.

Learn more about the Namibia Professional Hunting Association medal system here.

Namibia Professional Hunting Association Medal Minimum Entry Scores


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