Good Dogs

Shelter Dog Showdown

The Hallmark Channel gives lovable—and adoptable—mutts and mixed breeds a chance to shine in the cutest competition on cable

15 Slideshow

Arts & Culture

A Photographer’s Ode to the Longleaf Pine

Good Dogs

Will a Southern Breed Win Westminster This Year?

No breed from below the Mason-Dixon has ever won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show—yet

Southern Myths

Do Cougars Roam the Smoky Mountains?

Conventional wisdom declared the big cats extinct long ago. But a number of recent sightings in Tennessee reveals they may be returning—or never left

11 Slideshow


Southeastern Wildlife Exposition: Charleston’s Big Weekend


Crash Course

Far from the TV cameras and multinational corporate sponsors, a North Carolina writer finds racing’s mud-splattered heart amid spray paint, smashups, and retooled junkers on a dirt track in the middle of a soybean field


A Boat to See Me Home

The life story of one author could be stitched together by the boats that he’s owned—nearly seventy in as many years. But one sailboat in particular has led the fleet all along


Inside Look: First-Class Sporting Grounds at Reynolds Lake Oconee

The resort’s new compound—complete with clays, five stand, archery, and more—brings a bit of Britain to Georgia

Sporting Scene

Search and Decoy

The Chesapeake’s riches inspire a young Virginia carver

The Manual of Southern Know-How

How to Train Your Own Gun Dog

Get your bird every time by laying a strong foundation

The Manual of Southern Know-How

How to Cast into the Wind

A champion angler on the secret to working a breeze in your favor

The Manual of Southern Know-How

How to Escape Pluff Mud

An Alabama outdoorsman on the art of getting unstuck

Good Dog

One Last Toss

While saying goodbye to a friend’s buoyant Boykin, a veterinarian reflects on the toughest part of his job


The Ultimate Turkey Call Collection

For North Carolina sportsman Danny Ellis, seeking out rare calls is all about the thrill of the hunt

The Sporting South

Carving a Legacy

For a son of the Chesapeake, crafting duck decoys carries on a connection to a golden age of waterfowling—and a sacred family tradition

Land & Conservation

Reviving a Lost Cane Syrup

After years of planning, the first batch of Sapelo Purple Ribbon Sugarcane Syrup comes to fruition


Thomasville Doubles

A new shotgun series inspired by the Southern quail woods


Nine Standout Lodges for the Southern Quail Hunter

From the pine forests of the Red Hills to the foothills of the Andes, plan your next hunt at these destination properties


Field of Dreams

A Swedish-born shotgun virtuoso transplants the European driven shoot to the American West

Good Dog

Mutually Reclusive

On a small North Carolina farm, two anxious souls make one fine pair