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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.

A painting of a pointer dog with a brown head and white body with brown speckles.

The Wild South

Bird dogs and wildlife mingle with fragments of history and more in the Georgia artist’s striking creations

Chico Fernández gives the game fish in Florida’s Everglades National Park a brief break.

Sporting

After fleeing the island as a teenager, Chico Fernández landed in Florida, where he would stumble into a trio of fishy friends, eventually quit his corporate job, and go on to make a lasting mark among anglers

Women looking at sporting art on a wall, including a painting of a fox

The Wild South

Along with the shopping, retriever demos, and, of course, flying dogs, here are five more stops to make at Charleston, South Carolina’s outdoors blowout

A composite of two women's sporting guns

Sporting

Reimagined models fill a long-overlooked niche

Two pocket knives stuck into a tree stump on a navy background

Sporting Scene

Two knife makers take different routes to arrive at custom folder greatness

Ducks fly over a lake

The Wild South

A time-tested and simple way to improve the flavor and texture of wild duck—plus an easy butchering technique that helps make the most of a waterfowl bounty

The Wild South

Innovative gear that won’t disappear in the back of a closet, plus a couple of nifty picks for the dog

A morning sky with ducks in flight; a body of water below shows ducks on the water

The Wild South

What the numbers from this year’s waterfowl survey mean for ducks and duck hunters

The Wild South

A simple method for a quick and tasty fish and grits lunch (or breakfast, or dinner)

The Wild South

The days of so-so sleeping pads and cumbersome gas lanterns are long gone. Here’s the latest gear to keep you cozy in the woods

Champions of Conservation

This Texas fly guide is hooking up the Lower Colorado with cleaner waters

Champions of Conservation

Plummeting turkey numbers? A Georgia biologist and hunter is stepping in

The Wild South

A super simple barbecue-sauced dove lunch, and a gorgeous dove appetizer board

Sporting Scene

The new calls will turn heads and ducks alike—while supporting conservation efforts

The Wild South

Here’s how to be a boating hero the next time you’re pulling up to the sand

THE WILD SOUTH

Looking to enlist a pro? Here’s how to maximize your chances for a successful and enjoyable day on the water

Sporting Scene

Replacing the plastic decoys with a few custom heirlooms

Sporting Scene

The prized game fish are no longer just an anomaly in waters north of Florida

The Wild South

How not to be the unfortunate soul stranded on an oyster bed this summer

The Wild South

Whether you hunt, fish, hike, or camp, these three apps are game changers