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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 bamboo fly rod

Sporting

A homegrown Smoky Mountains event caters to the cult of the cane makers, restorers, and collectors

The Wild South

Ten neat ideas for dads who love the great outdoors

A hand holding a brook trout with a fly in its mouth.

The Wild South

A few strategies for keeping the peace—and having a successful day—when sharing the water with other anglers

The Wild South

Top-notch gear for the mom who loves the boat, beach, woods, blind, and, of course, you

Plated Coriander Cured Venison Loin

The Wild South

The South Carolina–based chef and outdoorsman brings an inspiring approach to wild game and fish. Get his recipe for coriander-cured venison loin

Several wild turkeys in a field

Land & Conservation

The trend has individuals and states rethinking their strategies

A hunter carries a turkey through the woods

The Wild South

Packed with recipes, stories, and inspiration, The Turkey Book, from Texas chef Jesse Griffiths, is a game changer for culinary-minded hunters

A group of people standing behind the counter in a fly fishing store.

The Wild South

A new online film series highlights the shops and people who keep waters healthy and anglers happy

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