Sports A Field

Bring or Borrow?

Is it better to bring your own rifle on an overseas hunt, or borrow one?

The Lion's Breath

With a lion just inches away, a hunter faces his darkest fears.

Not Just a Guy Thing

Women are taking to the hunting fields in increasing numbers.

Standard Solutions

Do you really need a magnum cartridge? The old standards still serve us well.

Red Stags of the Rakaia

Hunting free-range red stags and fallow deer in New Zealand.

Land of Enchantment

A pronghorn hunt on the high plains of New Mexico.

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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 Power of a Word

Is “trophy” now a lethal adjective for hunting?

I have always believed in the power of words. They have the capacity to inspire us, to lead us to powerful achievements and to great sacrifice. They can carry us to war or encourage us to peace. Weightless and without physical dimension, words remain agile weapons in our search for good and evil, and for truth. Words carry our thoughts.

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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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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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The Good Fight

Outfitters and hunters battle poaching in one of Africa’s most famous hunting grounds.

In 2010, Buzz Charlton and Myles McCallum of Charlton McCallum Safaris were awarded the rights to hunt in the Dande Safari Area and Dande East concessions in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley, two of Africa’s classic dangerous-game hunting destinations.

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