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T. Edward Nickens

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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

Sporting

Deconstructed Dove-Fig-Prosciutto Poppers

An improved take on the popper—complete with a maple-Sriracha drizzle

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Fly-Casting Lessons at Home

Practice makes perfect, but sometimes we could all use a few pointers. A virtual lesson from the casting experts at Orvis can do wonders

Sporting

Fishing Georgia’s Satilla River

During the peak of the summer redbreast bite, an entire subculture springs up on the shoulders of a small yet pugnacious—and stunningly beautiful—fish

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Why a Sous Vide Machine Is a Hunter’s Best Friend

Clear out the freezer and enjoy a tender, perfectly cooked venison steak every time

LODGE

A Waterfowler’s Paradise in Texas

A new lodge on a sprawling ranch is equal parts haven and sumptuous retreat

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Shrimp Conundrum: To Devein or Not to Devein?

Do you really need to remove that dark stripe down a shrimp’s back? Getting to the bottom of a Southern debate

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The Perfect Fishing Kayak?

A new line of high-tech motorized craft from Old Town takes the fuss out of kayak fishing

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Gifts for Sporting Dads

Whether in the dove field, on the boat, or at camp, these gifts make life outdoors a little sweeter

Travel

A Blissful Florida Keys Sanctuary

Equal parts wild and luxurious, Little Palm Island delivers an intimate plunge into Florida’s outermost reaches

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Five Classic Southern Trout Flies

Sometimes you just can’t improve on an original. These heritage Southern Appalachian flies have stood the test of time

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Giving Struggling Southern Flounder a Boost

Flounder populations are in trouble around the South. A new program in Alabama aims to help turn the tide

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Hunting and Fishing Guides Face a Tough Spring

For many guides around the South, April and May are typically big months—but not this year

Adventures

Walker’s Cay: An Island Reborn

A beloved Bahamian fishing escape rises from ruin

Southern Heroes

Karen Amspacher: The Maritime Defender

The North Carolina native advocates for the culture of the Down East region

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A Double Gun for the Duck Blind

The new CZ-USA All-Terrain series of doubles is designed to get dirty

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Sporting Art Meets the Belt Buckle

Quail, trout, and more find their way onto Mark Goodwin’s hand-forged creations