Sports A Field

Boddington’s Adventures

Hunting the Giant Rat

Is the capybara Argentina’s most interesting animal?

This giant, water-loving rodent can weigh up to 150 pounds.

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My Favorite Zebra

The Hartmann mountain zebra is plentiful in Namibia and parts of South Africa.

This animal lives in rugged country and provides a challenging hunt.

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A Really Big Tusker

An incredible elephant taken recently in Namibia is proof that giants still walk among us.

One tusk weighed exactly 100 pounds.

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Paper Plate Accuracy

If you can keep your shots inside a paper plate, you’ll hit the vital zone.

Paper plates still make good practice targets, especially with iron sights.

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Don’t Overlook the .30-06

Despite all the emphasis on new cartridges, this old standby is still an all-round champ.

The .30-06 is a great choice for almost any non-dangerous game.

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Close Encounters with Buffalo

The classic way to shoot a buffalo is up close, with a double rifle.

It’s actually somewhat unusual to be faced with that situation in most of buffalo country.

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Nine-Three

The 9.3, not the .375, should really be considered the minimum cartridge for dangerous game.

This cartridge has proven itself over years of use in the field.

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Africa is for the Birds

Africa’s great bird-shooting opportunities are often overlooked.

Take some time out of your big-game safari to hunt sand grouse, francolin, or guinea fowl.

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Traveling with Firearms

Advice for traveling with firearms.

The rules for air travel and importation of firearms are becoming increasingly complex.

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The .300 Weatherby Magnum

There are many excellent cartridges in the “fast .300” class, but Roy Weatherby’s flagship remains a favorite.

This cartridge is suitable for hunting almost any non-dangerous game anywhere in the world.

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Use Enough Gun!

We all know the old adage to use enough gun. But the trick is knowing how much gun is enough.

Heeding your outfitter’s advice is a great place to start.

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Use Enough Scope

But not too much!
Depending on the type of hunt you’re on, the right objective size and magnification makes a difference.

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