In a 2014 survey designed to understand the perceptions of the general US population toward hunting, administered by Lightspeed GMI, a global market research firm, 87% of respondents indicated it was acceptable to hunt for food, but only 37% indicated it was acceptable to hunt for a trophy. In response to this, much of the
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Spring can be a dull season for big-game hunters. Although turkey hunting is incredibly fun and has its place, once a hunter’s tom is bagged, many solemnly put their guns away until the fall. But for hunters looking for a challenge and an adventure, there is another option—spring black bear hunting. Hunting black bear in
It is said that there are outdoor writers, and then there is Jack O’Connor. Before the days of the internet, when no one had ever heard the term “Instagram influencer” and information about a species, firearm, or hunting location wasn’t merely a click away, it was Jack O’Conner’s articles and books to which hunters would
Has big-game hunting once again become the exclusive privilege of the elite as it was in medieval England? When one thinks of medieval England, perhaps the first things to come to mind are lofty images of knights in armor, looming castle walls, and nobles bedecked in colorful regalia observing a royal (pronounced with a heavily
If you’ve ever considered walking away from your mundane day job to do something reckless and conspicuously masculine—join the French Foreign Legion, live like a hermit in the Alaskan wilderness, or become a big-game hunter in Africa, for instance—you’re not alone. Peter Hathaway Capstick, one of the foremost big- and dangerous-game hunters in Africa and
W.D.M. “Karamojo” Bell, a Scottish big-game hunter and adventurer, developed a reputation as one of history’s most preeminent elephant hunters. His unique observations and techniques provide a clear snapshot of hunting the world’s largest land animal at the turn of the last century. Most of us will never experience an elephant hunt in our lifetime.