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The Sporting Life

Made in the South Awards 2017

Tom Beckbe

Outdoors runner-up Tom Beckbe’s waxed canvas hunting vest has a liner dyed from the clay found along Alabama’s Tombigbee River

Made in the South Awards 2017

Ian Balding

Outdoors runner-up Ian Balding’s Paddle Bateau is a cross between a stand-up paddleboard and a creek pirogue

Made in the South Awards 2017

Modus Studio

The Outdoors category winner is a portable fire pit-grill combo that can go from football games to backyard barbecues

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Southern Style

Looking Sharp: The New Hunt-Season Staples

Head into the field with stylish essentials that blend function and finish

Sporting

Field Notes: Three New Women’s Shotguns

Beretta, Blaser, and Zoli are the latest manufacturers to unveil quality shotguns designed for women

Sporting

Born to Fly

At a grass airstrip in rural North Carolina, novelist and onetime fighter pilot Clyde Edgerton steps back into the cockpit—and back in time—for the flight of his dreams

Sporting Scene

Curl Power: Poodles Return to the Field

A Georgia trainer revives the reputation of a historic gundog

Sporting Life

The Wild Zen of Flip Pallot

The world-famous angler, archer, TV personality, woodsman, and sage has always lived life by one rule—follow your heart

Sporting South

Finest Afield

When quail season winds down, an elite group of handlers who keep the bird dogs on point in the famed Red Hills hold a friendly competition to see who has the top dog

Arts & Culture

Once-in-a-Lifetime Decoys

More than 150 pieces from the collection of Donal C. O’Brien, Jr., cross the auction block for the first time

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Sporting

A Look at a Once-in-a-Lifetime Decoy Auction

For the first time, more than 150 pieces of Donal C. O’Brien, Jr.’s treasured sporting art collection will cross the auction block at Copley’s Sporting Sale

SPORTING LIFE

Argentine Dream: Fishing Patagonia

In the estancias of Patagonia, a seasoned angler finds much more than just trophy trout. Come along on the fly-fishing trip of a lifetime, complete with fine wine, outstanding barbecue, majestic countryside, and plenty of requisite siestas. Pura vida, indeed

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Sporting Life

Scenes from the Fly Fishing Trip of a Lifetime

In the estancias of Patagonia, a seasoned angler finds much more than just trophy trout

Made in the South

All-Star Casting

A Georgia bamboo fly rod maker celebrates 20 years of hand-crafting future heirlooms

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Sporting

The Georgia-Florida Shooting Dog Handlers Club

Openings

Handsome Stock: Gordy & Sons Outfitters

A lifelong sportsman brings a childhood dream to life at an elegant new Houston outfitter

Sporting South

The Outcast: Tales from the Worst Fisherman in the World

In a family full of fishermen, one hapless angler could hook just about anything except a fish. But that didn’t keep him from a lifetime of trying to land the big one

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Sporting

Great Southern Derby Winners

A look back at some storied Southern Derby-winning horses

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Arts & Culture

The Work of Andre Pater

View paintings from the Lexington, Kentucky artist

Sporting

The Sportsman’s Guide to London

For a stroll through sporting history, take a tour of the U.K. capital’s revered outfitters