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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Handgunning for Hogs

Hunting with large-caliber revolvers adds a new level of challenge to a southern California pig hunt.

Smith & Wesson revolvers equipped with Trijicon RMR sights proved a fine combination for wild pigs on this hunt at Tejon Ranch.

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Learning About Lions

How the study of these big African cats helps ensure their future.

No matter how often you’ve heard it, a lion’s growl is still enough to send chills down your spine. Standing atop the utility box in the bed of my Land Cruiser in the sweltering heat of a Zambian October…..

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Big Bucks in the Sage

How mule deer benefit from sage grouse conservation.

Mule deer in many parts of Wyoming migrate from summer range in the high country to lower-elevation winter range on sagebrush flats, where they are often displaced by development.

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The Rifle and the Camera

Phototourism has its place, but in terms of benefit to wildlife, there’s no substitute for going afield with a rifle. The rifle is the primary tool of the hunter. A few hunters consider their rifles just that—tools—and nothing more. Most of us, though, also enjoy rifles for their own sake: the fine lines, craftsmanship, that […]

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How to Prepare for a Safari

An excerpt from the new book Ask the Namibian Guides. In the new book Ask the Namibian Guides, author Diana Rupp interviews thirteen highly regarded professional hunters from all over Namibia in an effort to bring the most up-to-date information to the aspiring safari hunter. The professionals answer questions about why this country is such […]

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Botswana’s Impending Wildlife Disaster

Elephant overpopulation has caused an environmental crisis, and safari hunting is taking the blame. I’m concerned about recent developments here in southern Africa. I write this because the pending closure (at the end of 2013) of all sport hunting on public land and Controlled Hunting Areas in Botswana is seriously bad news. What makes this […]

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