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Alaska Brown Bear, Part 2

In this episode 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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World of Sports Afield TV

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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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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Lion Hunting: The Real Story

Dallas Safari Club's Ben Carter explains why legal, sustainable safari hunting is helping to ensure the future of lions and other African wildlife. 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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How mule deer benefit from sage grouse conservation.

by Diana Rupp

Mule deer in many parts of Wyoming migrate from  summer range in the high country to lower-elevation winter range on sagebrush flats, where they are often displaced by development.

 

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by Ben Carter
Executive Director, Dallas Safari Club

“It’s God’s job to judge poachers. It’s our job to arrange the meeting.”

That’s what a South African game ranger told me in June as we followed rhino tracks—and boot tracks—through a remote area of Kruger National Park. I glanced up expecting to see a smile, but there was none. His eyes told me he wasn’t kidding. That face, those words, and the violence they suggested, are still chilling.

The ranger returned my stare and described the escalating trend of shoot-to-kill enforcement against poachers.

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Elephant overpopulation has caused an environmental crisis, and safari hunting is taking the blame.

by Dr. Kevin Robertson

 

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Indoor Hunter Training Center To Open in Texas on September 21

 

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Phototourism has its place, but in terms of benefit to wildlife, there's no substitute for going afield with a rifle.


by Diana Rupp

The rifle is the primary tool of the hunter. A few hunters consider their rifles just that—tools—and nothing more. Most of us, though, also enjoy rifles for their own sake: the fine lines, craftsmanship, that peculiar combination of wood (or synthetics) and metal that turns a simple, powerful tool into a valued possession, a cherished heirloom, an old friend.

People who don’t hunt sometimes ask me why I can’t “just take a camera” into the field, instead of a rifle. I try to explain that carrying the rifle changes my experience in nature from one of an observer to one of a participant, intimately involved in the cycle of life in the natural world. As much as I enjoy observing nature, participating in it is, to me, far more rewarding.

 
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