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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.

Sporting Scene

On Ducks and Drought

What we know—and what we don’t—about this year’s duck season

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Watch Now: What’s in My Dove Bucket?

Our Wild South columnist shows you the items he always brings along to the dove field

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Hank Shaw’s Ultimate Guide to Seafood

The latest cookbook from the wild foods maestro covers just about everything that swims. Plus: Get his recipe for pickled shrimp

Sporting Scene

Lobbing for Bobwhites

Making a difference for wild quail has never been easier

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Knives Every Southerner Needs

Handy blades for the woods, water, kitchen, and pocket

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A Plea for Florida

Dying manatees, red tide, washed-up fish—the Sunshine State is at a tipping point

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Southern Conundrum: Is It Okay to Toss Leftover Food Overboard?

What should you do with orange peels, sandwich scraps, and the like when you’re out on the boat? Our Wild South columnist weighs in

Sporting Scene

Preserving North Carolina’s Coastal Culture

Holding on to sporting history while looking ahead

Food & Drink

Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s Louisiana Roots

The roots of the chef’s acclaimed cooking—and his outlook on life—trace directly back to his Louisiana heritage, a cultural gumbo of bayou fish camps, New Orleans jazz clubs, and a family who gives it to him straight

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Southern Fly-Fishing Gear

Upgrade your arsenal with these innovative offerings from Southern-based brands making waves in the fly-fishing world

Made in the South

Rifles with a Davy Crockett Pedigree

A Tennessee gunmaker
reproduces a powder rifle with
serious history

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The Art of the Hand-Carved Turkey Decoy?

Though still rare as hen’s teeth, hand-carved wooden turkey decoys might just be ready for their moment

Sporting

Searching for Monster Trout on Georgia’s Soque River

On a small river outside of Atlanta, years of conservation and stewardship have paid off to create a fisherman’s paradise

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The Case for Grilling Your Oysters

Nothing against the traditional roast, but while the oyster-getting is good, fire up the grill

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The Case for Grilling Your Oysters

Nothing against the traditional roast, but while the oyster-getting is good, fire up the grill

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Wild Game Cookbooks for Every Hunter

From a Texas chef’s inspiring guide to a 1903 French tome, these five cookbooks will help make the most of the contents of your game freezer

Food & Drink

Yes, You Can Buy Wild Boar Meat

A source for USDA-approved wild-hog meat and other game goodness

Food & Drink

Southern Chefs Go Hog Wild

Invasive feral pigs wreak havoc on native landscapes—but as many Southern hunters know, they sure can shine on the plate. These five myth-busting recipes, from a Louisiana pork chop to a spring Bolognese, provide ample inspiration to stay high on the hog

Food & Drink

How to Make Wild Hog Country Ham

Curing your own wild-hog ham is a lesson in patience, with a stunning reward

Food & Drink

Meatballs à la Marfa

A little European, a little Texan, this dish is all comfort