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T. Edward Nickens

A freelance journalist for nearly thirty years, T. Edward Nickens is a judge for Garden & Gun’s Made in the South Awards and a frequent contributor to the magazine, an editor at large for Field & Stream, and a contributing editor for Audubon. He splits time between Raleigh and Morehead City, North Carolina, with one wife, two dogs, a part-time cat, eleven fly rods, three canoes, two powerboats, and an indeterminate number of duck and goose decoys.

Arts & Culture

A Legendary Bladesmith and the Story Behind His Knives

Jerry Fisk has made just about every type of knife imaginable. Now, along with passing down the skills that have made him a living legend, he’s determined to uncover the true story behind the South’s most famous blade

Sporting

A Side-By-Side Revival

A new generation of classic shotguns roars back

The Wild South

Fried Fish on the Go

For pondside bream and more, pack up a no-fuss portable fish fry kit

The Wild South

Sporting Gifts for Dad

A gleaming grill for the boat, the ultimate camp coffee maker, standout waders, and more ideas for dads who love the outdoors

The Wild South

A Bird’s-Eye Look at an Avian Oasis

A stunning new IMAX film highlights one of the most important regions on the continent for ducks, cranes, and many more winged visitors to the South

The Wild South

Three Hatches to Match on Southern Trout Streams

As the weather warms, make sure you have these proven offerings in your fly box

THE WILD SOUTH

A Dove Field Prescription

A surefire planting formula for bringing in the birds come dove season

15th Anniversary

The Lowcountry’s Green Guide

Rick Crawford, a Charleston native, models the future of sustainable business

The Wild South

Why Wild Turkeys Need Help

States are changing regulations this season in the face of a concerning decline in turkey populations

The Wild South

Soaking Up the Shad Run

Spring in the South means the shad are in the river—and the stripers won’t be far behind

Adventures

Hooked on Belize

Travel and adventure for the Southern soul

Sporting Scene

Going Small for Gobblers

A new breed of ammo is changing the way we turkey hunt

Conservation

Bonefish on Drugs

A new study shows that some Florida gamefish—and their prey—are laden with prescription medications

Sporting

Watch Now: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fishing Friendship

Now available to view online, Mighty Waters tells the story of a mighty bond between the civil rights icon and Bimini guide Ansil Saunders

The Wild South

Late-Season Duck Report

A waterfowler’s dispatch on what this year has brought—and hasn’t brought—for Southern duck hunters

The Wild South

Duck Season in a Glass

A post-hunt bourbon libation with a touch of the swamp

Conservation

The Return of East End Lodge

Why the revival of a small bonefishing lodge means a lot for the Bahamas

Land & Conservation

Saving Grand Bahama’s Mangrove Forest

An unprecedented group effort seeks to restore what was lost after Hurricane Dorian—one mangrove at a time

The Wild South

The Sporting Gift Guide

A portable camp kitchen, innovative knife, the perfect gun sleeve, standout bibs, and more

The Wild South

Thanksgiving Appetizer: Barbecue Doves

A simple, highly adaptable recipe for adding some wild game flavor to your holiday table