Sports A Field

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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The Best Way to Book a Hunt

BookYourHunt.com lets you search for and compare prices on hunts all over the world.

When you book a flight, you probably use an online service such as Travelocity or Expedia to search for the best prices.

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Great New Hunting Books

Five new hunting books that should be on your reading list.

In Craig Boddington’s new book, Deadly Encounters , the author flips the usual hunting narrative on its head by telling the stories of encounters with dangerous animals that don’t end well for the human.

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Welcome to “The Jungle”

Taxidermist, publisher, and marketing genius, Rowland Ward turned mounted animals into a fashionable sensation during the Victorian Age.

Hunters today know the name Rowland Ward mostly because of the record book that bears his name. But Rowland Ward was a fascinating character in his own right.

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Separate Ways

Wildlife managers try to keep wild sheep healthy by keeping them away from their domestic cousins.

Hunters who may have thought they would never have the opportunity to hunt bighorn sheep were given an incredible opportunity this year.

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A Win for Sage Grouse

The West’s iconic gamebird staves off an ESA listing… for now.

It was a huge victory for one of the most ambitious multi-state conservation efforts ever undertaken: In September, the US Fish & Wildlife Service decided NOT to add the greater sage grouse to the federal endangered species list.

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Good News from Bear Country

Feds delist Louisiana black bears and propose the same for Yellowstone grizzlies.

As spring bear seasons get underway around North America, bear populations throughout the continent are thriving. Recent news stories highlighted the recovery of a population of black bears in Louisiana and increasing numbers of grizzly bears in the Lower 48.

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Something to Chew On

A new study of game management areas in Zambia highlights the importance of the meat provided to local communities by hunting outfitters.

When hunters travel to Africa for a safari hunt, their friends back home often wonder what happens to the meat of the animals they kill. If you’ve been on an African safari

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Wild Country

Reflections on the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

My first wilderness elk hunt was ten years ago, but I still remember it vividly. There was the fourteen-mile horseback ride from the trailhead north of Missoula to the snug collection of canvas wall

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