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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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Scratching the itch: Early season deer-hunting tactics

Scratching the itch: Early season deer-hunting tactics

As the dog days of summer slowly wind to a close and those first early frosts delicately lie upon blades of long grass, I start to feel the itch. As soon as I feel that little tickling between my shoulders, I grab my bow and head out into the cool mornings and warm afternoons of

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Conservation: It’s not just for hippies

Conservation: It's not just for hippies

Conservation: There was a point in my life when just hearing the word caused me to think of granola-eating hippies chaining themselves to bulldozers by their dreadlocks to save a tree they named “Grandfather.” I used to think of it as an overly Bohemian, non-conformist, liberal practice that simply gave certain people the excuse to

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The critical importance of being uncomfortable

The critical importance of being uncomfortable

For three days I averaged only a few miserable hours of sleep a night while camped out on the prairie. I alternated time between trying to get comfortable on my thin and far-too-narrow sleeping mat, scratching dozens of fresh mosquito bites, and wiping away the sweat trickling down my chest from the withering heat. Could

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TUP Podcast Episode 15: Shoot another hole in the boat to let the water out

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TUP Podcast Episode 15: Shoot another hole in the boat to let the water out

 
 
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Arguing with TUP’s founder, Karl Hylle, is no fun. The guy should have been a lawyer. TUP Editor-in-Chief Nate Granzow finds this out the hard way in this episode when trying to make the argument that solid bullets—a throwback to another era of hunting—are still among the most versatile options available to today’s hunters. Karl

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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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