Fry Wildlife Collection

The Fry Wildlife Collection

This big game collection includes nearly all of the major North American Big Game species.

Ralph Fry, a friend and neighbor of the Stauths, was a big game hunter. He hunted for almost 50 years, starting in 1928, through the mid 1970s. He traveled throughout North America, including Canada, Alaska and Norway.

A rare North American Big Horn Sheep “Grand Slam” is on display featuring two Rocky Mountain Big Horns, a Stone Sheep and the Coveted Dall Sheep. His daughter, Mary Jo, obtained the Desert Big Horn to complete the Grand Slam.

Three record setting specimens are on exhibit; the MULE DEER, the DALL SHEEP and the AMERICAN ELK. The elk was rated #2 in the world when Ralph hunted it in 1952.

Ralph was a farmer, rancher, naturalist and conservationist. He enjoyed sharing his hunting stories and teaching gun safety classes always stressing the need for game conservation.

Learn more about the Stauth Memorial Museum’s other collections or check out what’s on display now in the special exhibitions gallery. If you have any questions about the Fry Wildlife Collection or would like to plan a visit to the museum, you can contact us or call 620.846.2527