Tag: Big-game hunting

Jack O’Connor: The legacy of a hunting legend

Jack O'Connor: The legacy of a hunting legend

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

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Is the rising cost of big-game hunting shutting out new hunters?

Is the rising cost of big-game hunting shutting out new hunters?

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

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Capstick: African safaris are vital for conservation

Capstick: African safaris are vital for conservation

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

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The wanderings of an elephant hunter: Pursuing the world’s largest game with Karamojo Bell

The wanderings of an elephant hunter: Pursuing the world's largest game with Karamojo Bell

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.

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