Sports A Field

Image is Everything

A new initiative helps hunters put their best foot forward.

The Boone and Crockett Club aims to spark thoughtful discourse among hunters about how we present ourselves to the world at large.

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Ding and the Ducks

How a conservation-minded cartoonist helped save America’s waterfowl.

Ding Darling was famous for his editorial cartoons, but his true legacy was one of the most successful conservation programs of all time.

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Making History

Famous female hunters have long walked the game trails of the world.

There is a long and proud tradition of female hunters, both in the United States and elsewhere, who have held their own and often exceeded the accomplishments of their male counterparts.

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Livin’ La Vida Locavore

As more people take up hunting in order to eat healthier, a new study is exploring the importance of wild game as a food source.

In today’s world, our food mostly comes to us purged, processed, and packaged. We acquire it not by growing it from a seed or raising it from a calf, but by swiping a card or clicking a mouse.

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This Land Is Our Land

Turning over federal lands to the states would be a huge blow to hunting and the funding that supports wildlife conservation.

Wouldn’t you love to own several hundred million acres of game-rich mountains, forests, and plains….

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George Bird Grinnell

Editor, hunter, and conservationist, Grinnell made it his life’s work to save the American bison.

The life of George Bird Grinnell is an inspiring story of how one person can truly make a difference…

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Rifle Review: Weatherby Vanguard Camilla

Weatherby’s new rifle for women is accurate, elegant, and fun to shoot.

It’s not surprising to me that many of the women I know shoot Weatherby rifles. Their excellent quality and accuracy aside, Weatherby rifles are often built with Monte-Carlo-style stocks

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Leading the Way

Many of today’s wildlife management professionals don’t understand hunting, but efforts are underway to change that.

I remember a wildlife biology class I took in college. The class was full of people who were interested in animals, but who didn’t seem to have ever spent much time outdoors. When I showed up for a field trip to a local forest one misty day wearing camo rain gear, I attracted some strange looks from my peers.

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Safari Dreams

Planning An African Safari

Have you thought about going to Africa, but assumed that it was too expensive, too hazardous, or too difficult? Ever since I returned from my first safari,

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The Lost Lions

How the most famous man-eaters in the history of Africa ended up in the city of Chicago.

The man-eaters of Tsavo, as they can be seen today on display in the Field Museum in Chicago. Photo courtesy of the Field Museum.

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