Sports A Field

An Old Letter

Reader Guy Thornberg sent us this article, written on old Sports Afield letterhead, which he found in a 1949 book by George Leonard Herter. The letter is titled “Streamlined Fly Tying” by Major Jerome M. Sackheim and appears to be an article he wrote for Sports Afield, probably in the 1950s. Click on the link […]

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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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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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