Welcome to Alternative Methods Hunting

Munyan Family Hunting Conservation Museum

 

The  Museum is an exhibit of species collected by Leon Munyan, and his  daughters, Käthe and Danell. The museum contains 347 exhibits. Leon is a  winner of the coveted "World Hunting Award" with Safari Club  International. He is the only Handgun hunter in the world to win the  ring!


BREAKING NEWS:  Leon completed all the requirements to achieve the highest level of  hunting awards available with Safari Club International - The "World  Conservation and Hunting Award". Only a handful of hunters in the world  have reached this achievement. Leon is the first to achieve this level  while hunting with a Handgun. 


The  Museum was designed to promote the concept of "Hunting Conservation".  Toward that goal, each specie is tastefully exhibited. Also, each  exhibit has a plaque that lists the specie name (common name and Latin  name), the country it inhabited and when it was harvested, and a field  photo showing the natural habitat of the animal.


The  main show room displays only animals harvested with Alternative Weapons  (Handgun, Muzzleloader, Crossbow). Also, there is only one of each  specie exhibited. Highlights include: Species from 25 countries and all  continents; 105 African species, including all African dangerous game,  17 species of Pygmy antelope, 12 species of Gazelles, 3 Roan species, 4  kudu species; Also, 9 species of "Red Deer and Wapiti of the World", 8  species of the "Wild oxen of the world", 6 species of Caribou, 4 species  of Moose, 6 of Chamois.


The  Museum is 24' high - so it is very difficult to capture it in photos!  We open the museum to the public several times per year, usually in  December and June. If you would like to be put on the open house  e-mailing list, please respond below and we will notify you before the  next opening. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail us.


We  also have special showings of the Museum for School classes, preferably  middle school. If you are interested in a special showing, please  contact us. The Museum was designed to promote the concept of "Hunting  Conservation" - to be enjoyed by hunters and non-hunters.


Please contact us if you would like to be notified before the next showing awh@munyan.com

Upcoming Museum Viewings

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Leon Munyan's Biography

Leon  Munyan was a logging contractor's son and hunted virtually since he  could walk. However, his quest for trophy species started late in life -  in 2001 he had 11 species that qualified for the SCI record book. Since  then, he has taken more than 240 different species of animals, with  204 species that rank in the Top 10 for their weapon category. Of those,  138 rank #1 or # 2 in the SCI record book.


All  of Leon's species have been taken with Alternative weapons (none  harvested with a rifle). Leon is the first hunter to achieve the coveted  World Hunting Award with alternative weapons, while qualifying for all  Diamonds and Slams at the rifle level. He is also the only hunter to  achieve the SCI top award, the "World Conservation Award" without any  species taken with a rifle!

Leon  has 176 different species in the record book with a Handgun, plus an  additional 24 photo species -more than any other hunter. He also has  more species taken with a crossbow in the SCI record book than any other  hunter.  He achieved Diamond level for Top 10 trophies with a bow.


Leon  considers that one of his greatest achievements is to have taken all  the African dangerous game with a single shot handgun. And, 6 of the 9  fell with one shot (including the elephant)! Hunting is a family affair  with the Munyan's. Leon's wife, Kathy, travels with him on most hunts  and acts as the professional videographer. His two daughters, Käthe and  Danell hunt with Handgun and Bow.  They each have 6 species that rank  Top 10 in the SCI record book. , including a 122 7/8 Coues Deer that  Käthe took on a self guided hunt! Danell commonly makes shots like she  did on her common springbok, taken at 380 yards. In 2007, the Munyan's  built the "Munyan Family Hunting Conservation Museum". They open the  museum several times per year for public viewing. The Munyan's are Life  members of Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association.​​

  

 

Leon has been an avid supporter of the SCI Record Book of Big Game Animals since he first joined SCI in 1997.

Some of his most notable achievements are:


(7/11/2015)

Achievement World Ranking
   

1. Species taken with Handgun - #1

 2. Species taken with Crossbow - #1
3. Species taken with Alternative Weapons - #1
4. #1 and #2 ranked species - #1

5. Top 10 ranked species - #2

6. Awards achieved - #2

7. Major award specie recognition's - #1


Major Awards Achieved:
All Pinnacles of Achievement 

Zenith Award 

Crowning Achievement Award 
World Hunting Award
World Hunting and Conservation Award