Records of Big Game

Measurers, Measuring Instructions, Minimums, and Guiding Principles

List of Official Rowland Ward measurers click here. (PDF)

Rowland Ward's Minimums/Records for Africa and methods used, click here. (PDF)

Rowland Ward's Minimums for North and South America and methods used, click here. (PDF)

Rowland Ward's Minimums for Europe, Asia, and South Pacific and methods used, click here. (PDF)

Rowland Ward's Measuring Handbook, click here. (PDF)

Rowland Ward's Guiding Principles on Hunting and Conservation, click here. (PDF)

Application to become an Official Rowland Ward measurer, click here. (PDF)

Method Forms

Please click on a Method name to download the preferred Method.

Method 1-a

Rocky Mountain Elk, Roosevelt Elk, Tule Elk

Method 1-b

European Red Deer, Asian Red Deer and Maral

Method 1-d 

White-tailed Deer (all varieties including Coues deer)

Method 1-e 

Mule Deer, Sitka Deer, and Black-tailed Deer

Method 1-f 

Deer with 3×3 or 4×4 Typical Frames:  Axis or Chital, Bawean, Calamian, Chinese Roe, Hog, Rusa, Sambar, Sika, Siberian roe, and Visayn

Method 1-g

European Roe Deer

Method 1-h 

Deer without Crowning:  Bararsingha or Swamp Deer, Eld’s Deer, Huemul Deer, Marsh Deer, Pampas Deer, Schomburgk’s Deer, and White-lipped Deer

Method 1-i 

Pere David Deer

Method 1-j 

Brocket Deer Muntjac, Pudu, Tufted Deer

Method 2

Caribou and Reindeer

Method 3 

European and Persian Fallow Deer

Method 4-a

Palmated Moose and Giant Deer (Irish Elk)

Method 4-b

 Nonpalmated Moose

Method 5 

Pigs and Hippopotami

Method 6 

Walrus, Water Deer, and Musk Deer

Method 7-a 

All African Antelopes and Gazelles with Simple, Non-spiraled Horns (EXCEPT Addax, wildebeest and Gnus) : Damaliscs,  Forest and Bush Duikers; Dwarf antelopes;  Gazelles;  All Hartebeest; Impalas;  Kobs;  Lechwe; Oryx and Gemsboks; Reedbucks; Rheboks; Roan and Sables; Waterbuck.; All Asian Antelopes (EXCEPT Blackbuck):  Gazelles, Four-Horned Antelopes; Arabian oryx, Nilgai; Saiga

Method 7-b 

Chamois, Feral Goats, Gorals, Pasangs/Bezoars, Rocky Mountain Goats, Serows, Spanish Ibexes, Tahrs,  True Ibexes, Western and Central Turs

Method 7-c

Aoudad, Bharal (Blue sheep), and Eastern Turs

Method 8

African Spiral-horned Antelopes  (Giant Eland, common Eland, Bongo, Sitatunga, Bushbuck, common Nyala, Mountain Nyala, Greater Kudu, Lesser Kudu) plus Addax and Blackbuck.

Method 9


Method 10

American, Asian, and European Wild Cattle

Method 11 


Method 12-a

Cape, Central African, and Nile Buffaloes

Method 12-b

Dwarf Forest and West African Buffaloes

Method 13-a

All Wildebeests or Gnus (EXCEPT Black Wildebeest) 

Method 13-b 

Black Wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu)

Method 14 

Wild Sheep (Except Barbary Sheep, Tur, and Bharal — see 7-c)

Method 15 


Method 16 

Rhinoceros, African and Asian

Method 17


Method 18

All Skulls:  Cats, Bears, Hyena, Wolverine, Wolves, Javelina (Peccaries).

Method 19 

Crocodile and Alligators

Rowland Ward LTD. helps preserve and increase the habitat of (large) fauna worldwide by supporting sustainable fair-chase hunting, which, in turn directly benefits the local indigenous people of the areas involved. 

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