Namibia Plains GameIn Episode 12 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, Sports Afield Editor in Chief Diana Rupp travels to the Omatendeka Conservancy in northern Namibia to hunt for plains game, especially springbok and kudu. View Video
A Hunt for MarkhorWatch Episode 1 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, where hunter Craig Boddington travels to Pakistan in search of the world's most magnificent wild mountain goat, the markhor. View Video
Giant ElandEpisode 7 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television features an exciting hunt for Lord Derby eland in the Central African Republic. View Video
Alberta MooseIn Episode 8 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, Sports Afield's James Reed hunts for moose in the Canadian wilderness. View Video
Oklahoma WhitetailIn Episode 13 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, a hunter seeks a big whitetail buck on an Oklahoma ranch. View Video
Botswana ElephantIn Episode 11 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, Sports Afield publisher Ludo Wurfbain travels to Botswana in search of a big tusker. View Video
Alaska BearEpisode 10 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television follows hunters on a quest for grizzly in Alaska. View Video
Mexico Mule DeerEpisode 9 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television features a hunt for desert mule deer in the Sonoran Desert. View Video
Alberta Mule DeerIn Episode 6 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, Craig Boddington braves the cold and snow in Alberta in his quest for a big mule deer. View Video
Bezoar IbexIn Episode 5 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, Steve Hornady travels to Turkey in pursuit of the magnificent Bezoar ibex. View Video
Wyoming ElkIn Episode 4 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, well-known African PH Ivan Carter fulfills his dream of hunting elk in Wyoming--but gives the hunt an African twist by carrying his double rifle. View Video
Zambezi BuffaloEpisode 3 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television features and exciting hunt for buffalo and lioness in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley. View Video
Yukon SheepEpisode 2 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television, artist Josh Spies hunts for a Dall sheep in the mountains of Canada's Yukon territory. View Video
Trijicon World of Sports Afield Season 3 TrailerWatch the trailer for Season 3 of Trijicon World of Sports Afield TV, with host Aaron Neilson. The new season starts in July 2013 on the Sportsman Channel! View Video
Action, Not WordsSports Afield and Dallas Safari Club are Partners in Conservation, and this DSC video highlights the importance of the hunter's role. View Video
A chat with the man who handled elephants, lions, and cheetahs during the filming of the 1962 classic movie starring John Wayne.
By Thomas McIntyre
Of the cast and crew, both human and animal, who assembled half a century ago in east Africa to make the iconic safari movie Hatari!, only a few are still around. Star John Wayne, director Howard Hawks, and screenwriter Leigh Brackett all died more than 30 years ago, and actors Red Buttons, Bruce Cabot, Gérard Bain, and Michèle Girardon have joined them. Most of the professional hunters who worked as technical advisors, guides, doubles, security, wildlife wranglers, and capturers, have also passed on.READ MORE
Try out a variety of dangerous game rifles and learn how to stop a charge at this unique shooting clinic.
by Diana Rupp
All I could see of the large Cape buffalo was its face, horns, and chest as it started toward me from the edge of the trees, coming at a steady clip. I readied the double rifle and settled the open sights between its nostrils, just as the professional hunter had instructed.READ MORE
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 non-governmental organizations, to discuss how the hunting community can lead the way in African lion conservation.
Lion numbers have dropped to an estimated 30,000 in the wild, inhabiting only 17 percent of their former range. Much of the loss was historically due to exploding human and livestock numbers; spearing and poisoning has continued to decimate them wherever local people raise livestock. The news gets worse: Recent studies have shown that populations have also declined in many hunting areas, with too many young lions shot as trophies.
Here’s how to minimize your risk of contracting this disease while on safari.
by Anthony Acerrano
Because malaria is rare in the United States, we don't hear a lot about it, save for periodic media sound bites that are largely negative and often unsettling. The news is usually bad news. For instance: More than 350 million people contract malaria each year, and about one million die from it. Meanwhile, drug-resistant strains of malarial parasites are said to be on the increase, making the disease harder to prevent and more difficult to cure. Every year, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), approximately 1,500 American travelers are diagnosed with malaria after their return to the States. And, the CDC claims, "Travelers to sub-Saharan Africa have the greatest risk of both getting malaria and dying from their infection."
A PH makes a split-second decision that will mean life or death for him and his client.
By Brad Fitzpatrick
The game trail was a narrow corridor of hard-packed soil beneath a canopy of thorn. It was hard to imagine that three big bull elephants had recently come down this path, but professional hunter Karl Stumpfe stood over their fresh spoor pressed deep into the dirt of the game trail. He strained to see through the interwoven green branches of combretum, but the wall of vegetation was so thick that the elephant bulls less than a dozen yards ahead of the men appeared only as sandy-gray patches moving slowly through the dense cover.READ MORE
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