Miss the Big Game Sunday?

Miss the Big Game Sunday?
Big Game at Great American Outdoor Show

Then you didn't go to the Great American Outdoor Show

From NRAblog.com

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Sunday was the day of the big game, but the big game is there every day at the Great American Outdoor Show.

The show’s big game doesn't have anything to do with the NFL, the Seahawks or Broncos. It’s there in true animal form, and in setting up hunts.

Big Game at Great American Outdoor Show

The big game is made up of the African big five -- lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhino. But those aren't necessarily the easiest to get. First there's the cost. While you might be able to find a deal here and there, odds are you're going to pay upward of $1,000 a night. Then there's the flight and, most importantly, the animal.

Lions typically fall into the $25,000 ballpark. Elephants aren’t too far behind. Rhinos are off the chart. The others, while cheaper, are still in the five-digit range ... so we're not talking about Christmas Club money here.

Big Game at Great American Outdoor Show

Then there’s American big game, which is far more attainable. That list includes, but is not limited to, alligator, bear, bison, caribou, elk, moose, mountain lion and a variety of deer. For a lucky few all that means is walking out the front door. But for the rest of us, well, there's a little effort involved.

Though the prices for the domestic hunts are more affordable, we're still talking about a decent four-digit number here. Some under $2,000 while others can reach the five-figure plateau.

Big Game at Great American Outdoor Show

But don't let that discourage you. If you have always dreamed that big game dream then you're bound to find a way. Maybe not this season and maybe not the next, but with a little frugality and creativity, you'll be sure to scratch that dream off your bucket list.

So, while the Seahawks dismantling of the Broncos was disappointing for most, it’s time to put a little thought into your big game dreams. Your NFL.

Where do you start? There's no better place than the 114 outfitters just waiting for you at the Great American Outdoor Show.

Big Game at Great American Outdoor Show

For more on the Great American Outdoor Show, visit their website at www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org

Recommended for You


Get Ready for Summer with Cordova Coolers

May 23, 2019

Memorial Day sale offers 15 percent off everything website-wide.


Game & Fish Magazine Names New Editorial Director

G&F Online Staff - May 23, 2019

Adam Heggenstaller takes over after 14 years with NRA Publications.

Fishing How-To

Why You'll Lose Your Next Big Bass

Larry Larsen

Now that you know you might screw it up the next time a big fish bites, let's fix it.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Berkley's New Terminal Tackle

OSG's Lynn Burkhead and Chad LaChance, host of World Fishing Network's Fishful Thinker television show, talk about Berkley's new innovative terminal tackle being introduced at ICAST 2019.

Mustad Skatter Shad Bladed Jig

As Mustad continues to expand into an all-around tackle company, Reid McKinstry shows off some innovative features that make the Mustad Skatter Shad bladed jig a winner in big bass waters.

Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor Hoody

John Frazier of Simms Fishing Products helps OSG's Lynn Burkhead understand the new features of the new Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor sun protection hoody.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories


4 Tips When Jig Fishing For Bass

Chris Schneider - August 25, 2015

A 7 pound giant taken on a jig during the pre-spawn transistion in the Midwest. Although...


10 Best Long-Range Cartridges Ever Made

David Hart - January 14, 2015

Want to test the outer limits of your shooting skill? There's more to successful long-range


Top 10 Biggest Pike World Records of All Time

Jack Vitek - August 19, 2015

While wildly popular amongst anglers around the world, the IGFA World Record book shows the...

See More Stories

More Stories


Predator Hunting: 3 Ways to Find Elusive Coyotes

Brad Fitzpatrick - June 26, 2018

Calling all coyotes:'These predators are efficient, so finding and calling them to the gun can


Behind the Badge: A Warden's First Night-Poaching Bust

Game & Fish Online Staff - July 30, 2018

Behind the Badge is a regular series of perspective stories by Oklahoma game warden Carlos...


Grandpa'™s Gun Tags Giant Buck, Ends Multi-Year Quest

Lynn Burkhead - November 21, 2017

Missouri hunter Tim Phillips is all smiles after using his late grandfather's worn Marlin...

See More Stories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.