Sports Afield

Jun 15th

2020

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Big-Game Rifles for Women

Women shoot better with rifles that fit them well, just as men do. One interesting fact often lost in the pessimism about declining hunting license sales is that the number of women hunters continues to rise. About 20 percent of Americans who buy hunting licenses are now female, and in some parts of the country, […]

Jun 2nd

2020

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Kings of the Cape

Hunting roan and sable antelope in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. It was midmorning in South Africa’s Eastern Cape when the tracker, Atti, perched on the high seat behind the cab of the Hilux, tapped on the roof. Professional hunter Lambertus “Lammie” Ferreira pressed on the brake, watched Atti’s hand gestures in the mirror, and then […]

May 25th

2020

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Turkey Time

Whether you pursue them close to home or all over the continent, hunting turkeys is a magical experience. It’s March, spring is in the air, and a hunter’s fancy turns to turkeys! Spring gobblers are probably North America’s second most popular hunting pursuit, following fall deer seasons. This is a recent phenomenon; the wild turkey’s […]

May 19th

2020

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Hogs Here and There

If you haven’t hunted wild hogs, it’s a blast! North America’s biggest hunting culture centers around deer, which are, for most of us, the most available and accessible large game. But the rapid expansion of feral hogs is changing this, and in some areas, already has. Our town of Paso Robles is in the center […]

Mar 21st

2020

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Africa’s Most Common Antelope

Depending on where you go in Africa, it might be an impala, springbok, reedbuck, gazelle, or kob. Thanks to Chevrolet, the impala is probably the best known and most recognizable African antelope. An attractive reddish-gold in color, highly acrobatic, and topped with black, heavily ringed, lyre-shaped horns, the impala occupies a broad range across most […]

Mar 12th

2020

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An Outdoor Education

A unique pro-hunting curriculum is teaching outdoor skills to tens of thousands of public school students every year. Photo: Students in the Outdoor Adventures program at Mount Pleasant Junior High School work on their fire-building skills. School sure has changed a lot since most of us in the older generation went through it. I often […]

Feb 1st

2020

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Five Great Winter Hunts

Beat the cold-weather blues with these off-season adventures. Here in North America, the winter doldrums are here. I’m writing this on the eve of the New Year, with major interstates blocked by blizzards on both coasts. There are still some late deer and elk seasons ongoing, and January can be a great month for waterfowl […]

Jan 12th

2020

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Ballot-Box Biology

California’s Proposition 117, a ban on mountain lion hunting, passed in 1990 and inspired similar anti-hunting ballot initiatives in other states. Photo by GaryKramer.net Wildlife management decisions must be based on the best available science–not on the whims of public opinion. I was browsing the craft booths at a summer festival in my Colorado town […]

Dec 31st

2019

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Building a Better Shooter

Gain confidence and extend your ethical field-shooting range at an Outdoor Solutions Long-Range School. The sun was beating down out of a clear sky, but a cool breeze against my left cheek kept the heat down. It had been a wet spring, and tall bunches of bright green, tasseled grass dotted the steep mountainside. My […]

Dec 19th

2019

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She Hunts

A camp in Texas is helping women learn the skills they need to become successful hunters. Yes, she hunts! Although hunting remains a male-dominated activity, women are the fastest-growing segment of the hunting community, and they are a much larger minority than when my generation grew up. In a time when declining numbers are the […]

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