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Elephants, Science, and Politics

Elephants in Zimbabwe are under threat from the very efforts intended to save them.

Hysteria over elephant imports is making matters worse, not better, for wildlife managers in this country.

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Wildlife Conservation on the Rangelands of Eastern and Southern Africa

A fascinating scientific article on how hunting helps wildlife on the rangelands of eastern and southern Africa.

From the Journal Rangeland Management and Ecology.

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Return of the Markhor

A hunting-based conservation program is bringing back the world’s most magnificent wild goat.

Hunting wild sheep and goats in community-based game management areas in Tajikistan is a win-win for wildlife conservation and local livelihoods.

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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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Trade Them To Save Them?

The fate of the rhino may rest on the decision of whether or not to allow commercial trade in rhino horn.

Although rhinos have roamed the Earth for millions of years, their fate is now inextricably tied to international trade policies.

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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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