Sportsmen on Film Newsletter

October - December - 2011

Wilson Goes White
Convention Information

In a (so far successful) attempt to have his rifle and/or pack voluntarily carried by his guide on steep ascents or dangerous descents, Ken Wilson has let his hair go white. "I highly recommend this ploy," Wilson says.

Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson

SHIKAR TO IRAN (in Ken Wilson's words)
Can you believe that Americans can travel to Iran with a rifle and ammunition, hunt, and return with their trophies as checked baggage? It's true and, I believe, constitutes a small but potentially important step toward improved relations between our two countries.

Ken Wilson

My son, Ryan, and I arrived Tehran November 1 and departed November 23. We hunted and toured with Jasmin Safaris (booked by Shunneson and Wilson Adventures).

Ken Wilson
Red Sheep

My first hunt was for Red Sheep in a transition reserve with Transcaspian Urial which explains the beautiful white bib and mostly-white ruff. This ram was officially scored as a gold medal Red Sheep per the November 2011 on-line SCI record book.

Ken Wilson
"Imam Square" in Esfahan

We then toured Esfahan and overnighted in that historic city.

Ken Wilson
Esfahan Mouflon

On my hunt for Esfahan Mouflon, I passed an 8-year-old ram early in the hunt in hopes of finding one of 10-12 years. On the last day, I settled for a 6-year-old. My hunting partner for this leg, Dr. Scott Hebertson, shot a beautiful 8-year-old.

Ken Wilson
Kerman Sheep

Ryan and I then visited Yazd, followed by my hunt for Kerman Sheep. I was fortunate to shoot a magnificent old warrior ... an SCI gold medal trophy officially aged at 14 years. My shot dropped the ram but, with his head still up, Ryan made a long hike and a 70-yard shot to finish him ... a great father-son day!

Ken Wilson
Wild Boar
Ken Wilson
Wild Boar

The rules of importation of trophies from Iran by U.S. citizens are that they must accompany you as checked baggage. So while my sheep skins, horns, and skulls were being prepared, Ryan and I traveled to the forests near the Caspian Sea to hunt what are generally considered the world's largest Wild Boar. Ryan and I each shot gold medal trophies with heavy tusks of 9+ inches, which we also brought back with us to Texas.


Lad Shunneson and Ken Wilson look forward to meeting you at the following conventions:
Dallas, January 5-8 in Dallas: Booth 1725
Wild Sheep Foundation, January 18-21 in Reno: Call Lad
SCI, February 1-4, Las Vegas: Booths 3821-3823-3825
GSCO, February 8-11, Reno: Booth 315

Shunneson and Wilson Adventures represents Iran Jasmin Safaris, Federico Gellini Tanzania Safaris, Uganda Wildlife Safaris, Jagdkontor European Safaris, Mashete Safaris-Namibia, and several North American hunting and billfishing adventures. Call Ken Wilson at 830-792-4200 or Lad Shunneson at 303-258-7777.


Ken Wilson
Sportsmen on Film
(800)910-4868 (HUNT)