Sports A Field

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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Head North Without the Hassle

Take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course for stress-free border crossings.

American hunters traveling to Canada often encounter long lines, confusing firearms regulations, and hidden fees. But if you hunt in Canada often, there’s a way to avoid all of that.

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The North American 27

The Ultimate To-Do List?

The so-called “North American 27” is based on the categories of North American game animals as recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club since 1971. The traditional North American 27 consists of the following animals

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Bringing Home the Bacon

Hunters have an obligation to make sure their game meat is cared for and used, even when hunting far from home.

Once upon a time, a hunter hoisted his deer over a saddle and led the horse home proudly. Or he merely dragged it from the woods to shed or smokehouse. Then came decades of carrying game home on fenders and hoods, with the carcasses slowly cooking atop big Detroit motors.

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A Future for Lions

A new initiative to restore lion populations across the African continent.

John Banovich, artist, conservationist, and founder of the Banovich Wildlife Foundation (BWF), has launched a new initiative to restore lion populations and ensure a future with lions in Africa. In February, BWF brought together some of Africa’s leading professional hunters and hunting/photographic companies, along with lion biologists and leading

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Memories of HATARI!: An Interview with Jan Oelofse

A chat with the man who handled elephants, lions, and cheetahs during the filming of the 1962 classic movie starring John Wayne.

Of the cast and crew, both human and animal, who assembled half a century ago in east Africa to make the iconic safari movie Hatari!, only a few are still around. Star John Wayne, director Howard Hawks, and screenwriter Leigh Brackett all died more than 30 years

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Malaria: What You Need to Know

Here’s how to minimize your risk of contracting this disease while on safari.

Because malaria is rare in the United States, we don’t hear a lot about it, save for periodic media sound bites that are largely negative and often unsettling. The news is usually bad news.

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