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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.

The Wild South

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

The Wild South

The Case for Grilling Your Oysters

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

The Wild South

The Case for Grilling Your Oysters

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

The Wild South

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

Food & Drink

Wild Boar Bolognese

Fresh pesto livens up this secret sauce

High on the Hog

Wild Boar with All the Fixings

A Yucatán-inspired approach to wild-boar backstrap

Food & Drink

Cajun-Style Grilled Pork Chops

Boiled sugarcane juice adds sweet and smoky flavor to wild pork chops in this recipe from New Orleans chef Isaac Toups

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The South’s Disappointing Duck Season

For many Southern duck hunters, this season has been full of empty skies

Sporting

Into the Heart of the Everglades

A fly-fishing expedition amid the tangled mangroves, rustic chickees, and blissful remoteness of the Everglades takes a writer deep into a rarely seen world

THE WILD SOUTH

Sporting-Minded Gifts for Everyone on Your List

These innovative items—for him and for her—bring convenience and a bit of style to outdoor adventures

The Wild South

A Duck Camp Bloody Mary

Sim Whatley, the founder of Duck Camp, shares a post-hunt Louisiana duck club tradition

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Favorite Bird Knives

Whether for dove, ducks, geese, or quail, these five knives are proven winners for bird hunters

Sporting

A Coastal Plain Quail Retreat

From hardscrabble roots, a onetime farmer creates his quail woods dreams in North Carolina, where good dogs and great friends make memories that stretch beyond the field

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A One-of-a-Kind Quail Gun

A fundraising auction for the North Florida-based conservation group Tall Timbers offers up a wealth of Southern experiences—and one gorgeous quail gun

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Three Rules for the Dove Field

A few surefire tips to make the most of the opener—or any day in a dove field this season

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