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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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Boddington Wins 2017 Weatherby Award

Congratulations to Craig Boddington on winning hunting’s most prestigious award!

The 2017 Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award will be awarded to Craig Boddington at a banquet in January.

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A Letter From 1898

Check out this letter written by Sports Afield founder and editor Claude King more than 100 years ago.

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A Canoe Trip From 1909

This interesting old photo shows two men on a canoe trip promoting Sports Afield in the early part of the twentieth century.

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Blast From The Past

Sports Afield once had an official “Liar’s Club!”

Check out an official letter and membership card from 1942.

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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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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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Sustainable Hunting: A Crucial Conservation Tool

Hunting makes critical contributions to the future of wildlife populations around the world.

“Sustainable hunting will continue to be a major conservation tool in the 21st century. It conserves wildlife populations and biodiversity in general, whereas hunting bans can speed up extinction,”

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Women Outpace Men as New Hunters

Women are the fastest-growing demographic in the hunting world

More women than men took up hunting last year, according to new data from the National Sporting Goods Association. While total hunters in the USA decreased slightly (.05 percent) between 2008 and 2009, the number of female hunters increased by 5.4 percent, netting 163,000 new participants.

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Hunters and Grizzlies

Are Yellowstone-area bears really more dangerous?

As hunter-grizzly conflicts increase in the Northern Rockies, one name keeps appearing in the accounts of run-ins, charges and maulings: Yellowstone.

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