The Carlsberg Super Slam is quite an accomplishment–to achieve a super slam, one hunter must take twelve of the forty-two known sheep species internationally. Our Carlsberg Super Slam exhibit includes (in addition to the four constituting our North American Slam exhibit) the blue sheep, Armenian urial sheep, red sheep, mouflon, urial sheep, Marco Polo sheep, Mongolian argali, and snow sheep. Our super slam exhibit takes its name from the hunter who completed and then generously donated this slam: Richard (Dick) Carlsberg.
Richard Carlsberg (1937-1994) was originally from California and enjoyed living in Jackson, Wyoming with his wife Ms. Barbra Carlsberg. During his profession as a real estate broker and consultant, the couple enjoyed traveling a great deal. Mr. Carlsberg was an avid hunter who went on many safaris, which included North America and many other continents. He won outstanding trophies, such as the Grand Slam in only 99 days, along with the African Big 5.
A “Super Slam” is an outgrowth of the “Grand Slam”, which originated in 1948 by Grancel Fitz. The “Grand Slam” consists of all four varieties of wild sheep in North America: Dall Sheep, Stone Sheep, Rocky Mountain Bighorn, and Desert Bighorn. The “Super Slam” is defined as twelve of the world’s wild sheep. It was created as an award in 1977 by prominent members of Safari Club International. To qualify for a “Super Slam” one must be a continuous life member of the International Sheep Hunters Association, must collect at least 12 different species from the 42 qualifying species on a fair chase hunt held on unfenced free range land, and must collect at least six of the twelve minimum sheep in their native habitat of Europe, Africa, or Asia.