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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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Techno-Packing These days it's easy to take our electronic gadgets into the wilderness with us. Read More
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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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Everybody Wants a Kudu Any mature kudu bull is a trophy to be proud of. Read More
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For the Record A few of the world's greatest hunting trophies View More
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An excerpt from the new book Ask the Namibian Guides.


In the new book Ask the Namibian Guides, author Diana Rupp interviews thirteen highly regarded professional hunters from all over Namibia in an effort to bring the most up-to-date information to the aspiring safari hunter. The professionals answer questions about why this country is such a popular safari destination, what hunters can expect when they go there, what to bring, how to prepare, what game to pursue, and what a typical Namibia hunt is like. In this excerpt, the PHs share their insights on how to practice and prepare for a successful safari.

How do you recommend hunters prepare for a safari? Any tips for shooting practice, etc.?

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Good news! Hunter numbers are up.

 

The news about the future of hunting isn't as bleak as it may have appeared a few years ago. A new government report shows that hunter numbers have jumped 9 percent in the past five years.

The just-released 2011 National Survey of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation shows 13.7 million people, or 6 percent of the US population age 16 and older, went hunting last year. That marks a 9 percent increase over 2006, reversing a previous downward trend. Conservation groups are noting that these numbers are important not just for hunters themselves, but for wildlife and for the future of conservation.

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A new rifle engineered for the serious female hunter.

by Diana Rupp

With the introduction of the new Model 11/111 Lady Hunter, Savage Arms is one of the first rifle manufacturers to design a rifle specifically for women. Most gunmakers seem to think a “lady’s” rifle is just a standard rifle with the stock cut down and maybe some pink highlights, but the engineers at Savage consulted with serious women hunters (yours truly included) and discovered that there is a lot more to it than that.

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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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