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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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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Elephant!

The Renaissance of Hunting the African Elephant

Craig Boddington’s hotly anticipated new book on the African elephant is out, and not surprisingly, it’s an excellent read.

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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 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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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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Moment of Truth

A PH makes a split-second decision that will mean life or death for him and his client.

The game trail was a narrow corridor of hard-packed soil beneath a canopy of thorn. It was hard to imagine that three big bull elephants had recently come down this path, but professional hunter Karl Stumpfe stood over their fresh spoor pressed deep into the dirt of the game trail.

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Shootin’ Irons

Iron sights are still useful in some hunting situations.

I’ve written about iron sights before. It seems me that, in these days of almost universal scope use, shooting with iron sights is almost a lost art. This is regrettable for two reasons.

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A Ram in Pronghorn Country

The new Ram Outdoorsman is designed to be the ultimate hunting truck. We put it to the test in the New Mexico backcountry.

The parade of five Ram trucks rolled through a ranch gate. On the horizon sprouted a collection of white canvas tipis—an incongruous counterpart to the queue of spotless new four-wheel-drive ….

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