A term repurposed by Leopold. He defines sportsmanship as any voluntary behaviors that limit a person’s use of mechanical technology in favor of a more primitive technology that requires greater skill. For example, Leopold sees falconry and archery as demonstrating more sportsmanship than hunting with a rifle, because the latter requires relatively little skill, and relies instead on the power of the mechanized tool, whereas the former require extensive training.
Sportsmanship Term Timeline in A Sand County Almanac
The timeline below shows where the term Sportsmanship appears in A Sand County Almanac. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part III: Wildlife in American Culture
...“man-earth experiences.” Third, Leopold finds value in any activities that force a person to practice “sportsmanship.” By this he means that any activity which requires a person to voluntarily limit their... (full context)
...overall increase in mechanization, and a decrease in the cultural values (like split-rail values and sportsmanship) he finds so important. He argues that outdoor recreation is “essentially primitive,” and therefore unsuited... (full context)