Don A Sheldon Award

2018 Don A Sheldon Award

Urban Rahoi receives the first Don A Sheldon award from the Alaska Chapter of Wild Sheep at the 2018 annual banquet & auction. 

This bronze created by Frank Entsminger was commissioned by the Alaska Wild Sheep Foundation  (AK WSF) for use as the Charles A Sheldon Award for lifetime achievement in wild sheep conservation in Alaska. The original bronze is a full body Dall’s sheep modeled after a record book ram taken by the late Bob Hodson with his muzzle loader. There are 2 recipients since its inception 2018, Bob Hodson & Urban Rahoi who each received a bronze ram bust sculpted by Frank.

Frank created this bust of the dall ram taken by Bob Hodson with his mussel loader for the award to go to each recipient of the award. The larger full bodied ram sculpture will hold all the names of the recipients receiving the award and be housed at the Alaska Chapter headquarters.




Kevin Dana accepts a Don A Sheldon Award for Bob Hodson at the 2018 Alaska Wild Sheep Foundation banquet & auction from President Kevin Kehoe.

About the Author
Wife of wildlife bronze sculptor, Frank Entsminger, partners with Frank in business, Wilderness Creations, and son, Matt Snyder, Alaska Hunting Adventures. Office work & promotional work for Frank and Alaska Master Guide specializing in Grizzly & black bear hunts.