By Barbara Crown
Soudy Golabchi (center) with guide/outfitter Yuri Matteson (to his right) and staff and the new World Record Marco Polo ram.
You already know from our August 9 Email Extra bulletin
that a new world record
has been set for Marco Polo argali. We sent out an email bulletin with the news and a photo of this monster ram. Safari Club International has officially recognized the trophy, which measures an incredible 72 x 71 inches and scores 256. It surpasses the previous Number One by 4 3/8 inches. The sheep was taken by Hossein "Soudy" Golabchi, who also holds the Number Two and Number Three spots in the SCI Record Book for Marco Polo. In fact, Golabchi, who is well known in sheep hunting circles, holds seven of the Top 10 Marco Polo trophies......