The Carlo Caldesi Award honors the best big game trophy of the year. Entries are judged on the difficulty of the hunt, the desirability and availability of the species and its SCI score. There is no fee to enter, but applicants must be active members of Safari Club International.
Two other Hunting Report subscribers ranked among the finalists this year: Eduardo J.M. Gerlero of Argentina for an Altai argali scoring 256 1/8 SCI and currently ranking Number 3 in the book; and Stanley Golub for a 173 5/8 SCI Okhotsk snow sheep, currently ranking Number 1 in the SCI book. Other hunters who ranked as runners up include Angel Cortes for his Himalayan blue sheep (133 1/8 SCI); Gary Parker for a Himalayan blue sheep (132 1/8 SCI) and a Himalyan tahr (44 5/8 SCI); and Donald South for a Stone sheep (181 2/8 SCI). See photos of all these trophies in the Trophy Gallery section of our web site.
In order to qualify for the Caldesi Award, a trophy must be a free-range animal of an indigenous species, legally and ethically hunted according to the requirements of the SCI Record Book. The committee is already accepting applications for the 2010 Carlo Caldesi Award. If you have taken a particularly exceptional trophy recently, why not enter for next year's award? For an application form and all the requirements for entry, visit the Carlo Caldesi Award web site.