Sports A Field

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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Sports Afield Acquires Assets of Cabela’s Trophy Properties

The Ultimate Source for Property Listings for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Sports Afield, America’s oldest outdoor magazine, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Cabela’s Trophy Properties, LLC, the real estate listing arm of Cabela’s. The new company, known as Sports Afield Trophy Properties (SATP), is a broad-based network of property listings, and is the ultimate source for the outdoor enthusiast’s recreational property needs.

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The Changing Face of the African Safari

Over the course of sixty years, safaris have undergone a radical transformation.

Over many years, the word “safari”–that magical word which brings to mind high adventure in the wilds of Africa, immortalized by Theodore Roosevelt, Martin and Osa Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and Robert Ruark–has become synonymous with a hunting/photographic expedition involving sportsmen and women from across the world.

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A Lesson from Kenya

Hunting has been closed there since 1977, and wildlife is worse off than ever.

The BBC reported last week on new research in the Journal of Zoology that shows that wildlife populations in the famous Masai Mara reserve in Kenya have crashed in the past three decades (read the BBC story here).

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The Last Bite

A European Hunting Tradition

One of the many charms of hunting in European countries is the importance of tradition. Age-old rituals meant to honor the game animal and the hunter are still practiced in many regions.

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