Sports A Field

When The Hunters Are Gone

A rural African community struggles to maintain its wildlife in the wake of a hunting ban.

What happens to rural African communities, and the wildlife that surrounds them, when the safari hunting businesses that helped support them go away?

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The Only Way to Fly: Airplane travel with firearms and ammunition

An overview of the TSA rules for flying with your hunting firearms, ammunition, and other hunting equipment

They took my Swiss Army knife. They took my mini screwdriver repair kit. They even took my tweezers once. But they haven’t taken my guns yet, and if I pay attention and follow the rules, they hopefully never will.

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North America’s Wild Harvest

A study launching this year will measure the actual amounts of venison and other wild protein harvested annually in North America. Researchers will assess the nutritional, cultural, and economic values of this harvest, as well as the ecological costs of replacing this food through standard agriculture and domestic livestock production.

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The Taste of a Trophy

It’s a myth that only younger game animals are good eating. Trophy-size game can also be excellent table fare.

Some hunters believe trophy-size big-game animals make lousy eating, so they need to be boiled, ground into sausage, or donated. While younger animals certainly provide more consistently edible meat than older ones

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Good for the Bird, Good for the Herd

The Sage Grouse Initiative helps a game bird, improves big-game habitat, and even helps ranchers feed their cattle.

An impressive 4.4 million acres of habitat for sage grouse has been restored in just the past four years as a result of public/private partnerships through the Sage Grouse Initiative

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Incredible Journey

Wyoming’s mule deer migrate some 150 miles every year.

If you think of wildebeest in the Serengeti when you think of large mammal migrations, start thinking a little closer to home. Scientists have discovered that the longest known migration of mule deer—an incredible 150-mile journey between winter range and summer range—occurs every year in western Wyoming.

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A Visit to Bristol Bay

Hunters, anglers, and other conservationists continue to fight a proposed mine in Alaska’s game-rich Bristol Bay region.

Flying over southwest Alaska, I’m surprised at the sparseness of the landscape. It’s not the jagged mountains and snowcapped peaks I’ve been imagining since Scott Hed of Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska invited me to come along on a fact-finding trip to King Salmon, Alaska.

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