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.
Rowland Ward's Minimums for North and South America and methods used, click here.
Rowland Ward's Minimums for Europe, Asia, and South Pacific and methods used, click here.
Rowland Ward's Measuring Handbook, click here. (PDF)
Application to become an Official Rowland Ward measurer, click here. (PDF)
Please click on a Method name to download the preferred Method.
Rocky Mountain Elk, Roosevelt Elk, Tule Elk
European Red Deer, Asian Red Deer and Maral
White-tailed Deer (all varieties including Coues deer)
Mule Deer, Sitka Deer, and Black-tailed Deer
Deer with 3×3 or 4×4 Typical Frames: Axis or Chital, Bawean, Calamian, Hog, Rusa, Sambar, Sika, and Visayn
Asian and European Roe Deer
Deer without Crowning: Bararsingha or Swamp Deer, Eld’s Deer, Huemul Deer, Marsh Deer, Pampas Deer, Schomburgk’s Deer, and White-lipped Deer
Pere David Deer
Brocket Deer Muntjac, Pudu, Tufted Deer
Caribou and Reindeer
European and Persian Fallow Deer
Palmated Moose and Giant Deer (Irish Elk)
Pigs and Hippopotami
Walrus, Water Deer, and Musk Deer
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
Chamois, Feral Goats, Gorals, Pasangs/Bezoars, Rocky Mountain Goats, Serows, Spanish Ibexes, Tahrs, True Ibexes, Western and Central Turs
Aoudad, Bharal (Blue sheep), and Eastern Turs
African Spiral-horned Antelopes (Giant Eland, common Eland, Bongo, Sitatunga, Bushbuck, common Nyala, Mountain Nyala, Greater Kudu, Lesser Kudu) plus Addax and Blackbuck.
American, Asian, and European Wild Cattle
Cape, Central African, and Nile Buffaloes
Dwarf Forest and West African Buffaloes
All Wildebeests or Gnus (EXCEPT Black Wildebeest)
Black Wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu)
Wild Sheep (Except Barbary Sheep, Tur, and Bharal — see 7-c)
Rhinoceros, African and Asian
All Skulls: Cats, Bears, Hyena, Wolverine, Wolves, Javelina (Peccaries).
Crocodile and Alligators