Measurements

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

Rowland Ward General Measuring Instructions, click here (PDF form)

Rowland Ward Guiding Principles, click here (PDF form)

Rowland Ward Specific Measuring Instructions per method, click here. (PDF form)

Application to become an Official Rowland Ward measurers click here. (PDF format)


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Method 1 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Deer species with simple, unpalmated antlers: Roe, Heumel, Pampas, Marsh, Muntjac, Tufted, Sika, Axis, Rusa, Hog, Mule, White-tailed, etc.

Method 2 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Red Deer, North American Wapiti, Asian Marals, and related species.

Method 2A (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Reindeer and Caribou.

Method 3 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Fallow Deer.

Method 4 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For palmated Moose and Giant Deer.

Method 4A (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For unpalmated Moose.

Method 5 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Pigs, Hippopotami.

Method 6 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Walrus, Water Deer, Musk Deer, Chevrotain.

Method 7 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For species with unbranched and uncurled horns and antlers.

Method 8 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For spiral-horned antelope, Addax, and Blackbuck.

Method 9 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Pronghorn.

Method 10 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For European and Asian Wild Cattle.

Method 10A (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Muskox.

Method 12 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For African Buffalo and Brindled Gnu or Wildebeest.

Method 13 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Black Wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu).

Method 14 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For all Wild Sheep, Aoudad, Bharal.

Method 14B (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Markhor.

Method 15 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Rhinoceros.

Method 16 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Elephant Tusks.

Method 17 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For the skulls of bears.

Method 18 (Download the entry form here* in PDF format)
For Crocodilians.


If You Want to Enter a Trophy into Rowland Ward’s Records of Big Game, Follow These Steps:

1. Make sure the 30-day drying out period from shooting has elapsed.
2. See above for which method for measuring applies to the particular species in question, and print out the appropriate form. Do a rough measurement yourself to see if the head makes the minimum to qualify. Minimums are listed on this website under “Record Book and World Records.”
3. Take the trophy to an official measurer to be measured.
4. Confirm the minimum is reached.
5. Follow the instructions on the General and Specific Measuring instructions exactly.  As a reminder, both the hunter and the measurer need to sign the form.
6. Submit the form along with the entry fee to Rowland Ward Ltd., 15621 Chemical Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92649, USA.