The Story of the Oldest Hunting Magazine in America
Since 2002, Sports Afield—America’s oldest outdoor magazine—has been owned by Field Sports Publishing in Huntington Beach, California. The magazine’s owners ran a successful outdoor book-publishing business, Safari Press, for more than twenty years.
The new owners recast Sports Afield as a magazine for serious hunters who like to read about and experience real adventure. The “new” Sports Afield serves people who have a passion for hunting big game around the world. The magazine focuses particularly on the most popular destinations for big-game hunters: western North America and Africa. Feature articles cover hunting for species such as trophy deer, bear, bighorn sheep, elk, caribou, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard.
Sports Afield’s primary goal is to inspire hunters with exciting adventure stories about the most desirable game species. In addition, the magazine strives to keep them informed with articles that cover top hunting destinations, the right tools and gear, conservation issues, and the skills they need to successfully pursue a variety of game animals.