Category: Hunting Legends

Breaking boundaries: The legacy of sharpshooter Annie Oakley

Breaking boundaries: The legacy of sharpshooter Annie Oakley

One of the wonderful things about this modern age is that the deeply gouged and clearly defined dividing lines of “gender roles” are not only being blurred, but completely erased. Little boys can play with dolls, little girls can play with toy trucks, and both can safely do so with the knowledge that they truly

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Learn marksmanship fundamentals from legendary hunter Colonel Townsend Whelen

Learning marksmanship fundamentals from legendary hunter Colonel Townsend Whelen

You may recognize the name Townsend Whelen from his namesake cartridge, the thunderous .35 Whelen. Or perhaps you’ve come across one of his many articles or books on hunting and shooting. Maybe you’ve never heard of him at all, but he’s someone worth learning about. Born in 1877, Colonel Whelen was an outdoorsman, hunter, longtime

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The legacy of Aldo Leopold: A conservation philosophy to save the hunting world

The legacy of Aldo Leopold: A conservation philosophy to save the hunting world

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”—Aldo Leopold There’s no question that for hunters and anglers in the world today, conservation is the most important issue we face. Our ever-expanding population and the near-constant leaps and bounds taken by technology are placing demands on our natural resources that are literally earth shattering.

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Buffalo Bill Cody, hunter of the American dream

Buffalo Bill Cody, hunter of the American dream

The concept of shaping your destiny has almost become cliché in our society. We’ve been led to believe, through the dedicated practice of a passion or talent and simple perseverance, people are able to sculpt their own future and find fortune and fame. The child obsessed with baseball can become a pitcher for the Red

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On safari with a classic big-bore double rifle

On Safari

When European settlers first arrived in Africa, they brought with them trusty muzzleloaders that, though they may have served them well in the old country, proved far too anemic to dispatch the thick-skinned, heavy-boned dangerous game native to their new home. After a few close calls with cantankerous critters the size of pickup trucks, they

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A clash of the titans: Mountain men vs. grizzly bears

A clash of the titans: Mountain men vs. grizzly bears

Long ago, before the railroads united this country; before the great wagon trains brought settlers and commerce to the new lands; and before the Indian Wars, outlaws, or cowboys; there existed a group of men who went forth alone to challenge the wilderness of the untamed West. They brought with them little more than their

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