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World of Sports Afield TV 2014

The all-new 2014 season of the Wild Sheep Foundation's World of Sports Afield TV airs on the Sportsman Channel Saturdays at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. EST and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. EST. View Video
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Alaska Brown Bear, Part I

In Episode 1 of the 2012 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield, Producer Dave Fulson travels to the Alaska Peninsula in search of a big brown bear. View Video
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Alaska Brown Bear, Part 2

In Episode 2 of the 2012 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield, Sports Afield's James Reed travels to the Alaska Peninsula in search of a big brown bear. View Video
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Greenland Muskox & Reindeer

Ruger's Mike Fifer and his daughter Katie travel to Greenland in a quest for muskox and reindeer. View Video
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Greenland Muskox & Reindeer, Part 2

Mike Fifer and his daughter Katie continue their hunt in Greenland in search of reindeer. View Video
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Marco Polo Sheep in Kyrgyzstan

In Episode 5 of the 2012 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield, Tim Fallon heads to the Pamirs to hunt Marco Polo sheep. View Video
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An Elk Hunt in Wyoming

In Episode 6 of the 2012 Season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield, Aaron Neilson hunts elk in the Wyoming high country. View Video
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Giant Eland in the Central African Republic

In Episode 7 of the 2012 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield, Trijicon president Stephen Bindon hunts Lord Derby eland in the Central African Republic. View Video
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Desert Sheep in Mexico

In Episode 8 of the 2012 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield, Steve Hornady hunts desert sheep in Mexico's Baja California Sur. View Video
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Buffalo Down Under

In Episode 9 of the 2012 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield TV, Dave Fulson hunts Asiatic water buffalo in Australia's Northern Territory. View Video
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A Bison Hunt in Wyoming

In Episode 10 of the 2012 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield, Ivan Carter hunts bison in Wyoming. View Video
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Yukon Sheep & Moose Adventure

Tony Caliguiri floats the wild rivers of the Yukon Territory on a quest for Stone sheep and moose. View Video
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Hitting the Ivory Trail

In Episode 12 of the 2012 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield TV, Bobby Turner hunts elephant with Chifuti Safaris. View Video
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Namibia Plains Game

In 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
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A Hunt for Markhor

Watch 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
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Giant Eland

Episode 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
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Alberta Moose

In 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
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Oklahoma Whitetail

In 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
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Botswana Elephant

In 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
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Alaska Bear

Episode 10 of the 2011 season of Trijicon World of Sports Afield television follows hunters on a quest for grizzly in Alaska. View Video
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Mexico Mule Deer

Episode 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
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Alberta Mule Deer

In 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
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Bezoar Ibex

In 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
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Wyoming Elk

In 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
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Zambezi Buffalo

Episode 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
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Yukon Sheep

Episode 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
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World of Sports Afield TV 2014

Watch the opening sequence for the all-new 2014 season of the Wild Sheep Foundation's World of Sports Afield TV. The show airs three times weekly on the Sportsman Channel. View Video
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Hug A Hunter 2013

The Colorado Wildlife Council created a series of ads to convey a positive message about the benefits of hunting to nonhunters. They do a great job of getting the message across. Learn more about this initiative at www.hugahunter.com. View Video
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Hug A Hunter 2012

Colorado's Wildlife Council has created a series of TV ads called "Hug a Hunter" to educate the general public about the benefits of hunting. These ads do a great job of getting the message out to nonhunters. View Video
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Stags in the Mist Hunting free-range red stags in the U.K. Read More
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The Lost Bag What if you get to your hunting destination but your bag doesn't? Read More
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Papers, Please! When you're traveling internationally with guns, it's crucial to ensure your paperwork is in order. Read More
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"Spotter Is On" A good hunting partner who can spot for you, and talk you through the shot, can be invaluable. Read More
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Sitting Still Hunting from a stand is not easy and sometimes not very exciting, but it is extremely effective. Read More
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The Business of Backup When you're hunting dangerous game, do you want your guide to back you up? Read More
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Everybody Wants a Kudu Any mature kudu bull is a trophy to be proud of. Read More
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Why Do We Miss? Misses are embarrassing, but they happen to everyone... eventually. Read More
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Safety First When it comes to handling loaded guns, it is absolutely impossible to be too careful. Read More
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Rifles for Plains Game Less can be more when it comes to the right calibers and cartridges for Africa's antelopes. Read More
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For the Record A few of the world's greatest hunting trophies View More
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Member Gallery Post your hunting photo here! View More
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Mountain Hunting Photos from high-altitude adventures View More
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The Big 5 Africa's most dangerous View More
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Sports Afield Cover Gallery Classic covers from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s View More

A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance

by Tovar Cerulli

Tovar Cerulli seems an unlikely hunter. Although he spent his childhood summers in New England fishing for trout and hunting for bullfrogs, he left such pursuits behind in his teens and, in an attempt to avoid killing and harming animals, became a vegan by the age of twenty. Some ten years later, in the face of declining health and increasing doubts about his meatless lifestyle, Cerulli came to the conclusion that a far more honest way to confront the truth about his impact on the natural world was to face it directly and take personal responsibility for the animals he realized he was killing anyway. He became a hunter.

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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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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."

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