G&G’s 2022 Good Dog Photo Contest
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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

Puppy Prescription: Introducing a Bird Dog to Noises and Water

Baby steps and keeping it fun are keys to trainer Stephen Faust’s approach

Sporting

Retriever Training at the Clays Course

Trainer Jeremy Criscoe’s regimen for tuning up a retriever’s self-control

Sporting

The Importance of “Whoa” for Bird Dogs

Why nailing this command is critical for a pointer

Sporting

A Trainer’s Tips for a Young Dog’s First Dove Hunt

Patience and a little change in mindset can make all the difference for a pup learning its way around a dove field

The Wild South

The Holy Grails of Southern Shells

Scouring a beach for seashells? Keep an eye out for these three prized—and gorgeous—finds

Sporting Scene

A Master Engraver Brings His Own Style to the Craft

Whether embellishing a pocketknife or a shotgun, Tim George shows his unique flair for the art of engraving

Arts & Culture

A Legendary Bladesmith and the Story Behind His Knives

Jerry Fisk has made just about every type of knife imaginable. Now, along with passing down the skills that have made him a living legend, he’s determined to uncover the true story behind the South’s most famous blade

Sporting

A Side-By-Side Revival

A new generation of classic shotguns roars back

The Wild South

Fried Fish on the Go

For pondside bream and more, pack up a no-fuss portable fish fry kit

The Wild South

Sporting Gifts for Dad

A gleaming grill for the boat, the ultimate camp coffee maker, standout waders, and more ideas for dads who love the outdoors

The Wild South

A Bird’s-Eye Look at an Avian Oasis

A stunning new IMAX film highlights one of the most important regions on the continent for ducks, cranes, and many more winged visitors to the South

The Wild South

Three Hatches to Match on Southern Trout Streams

As the weather warms, make sure you have these proven offerings in your fly box

THE WILD SOUTH

A Dove Field Prescription

A surefire planting formula for bringing in the birds come dove season

15th Anniversary

The Lowcountry’s Green Guide

Rick Crawford, a Charleston native, models the future of sustainable business

The Wild South

Why Wild Turkeys Need Help

States are changing regulations this season in the face of a concerning decline in turkey populations

The Wild South

Soaking Up the Shad Run

Spring in the South means the shad are in the river—and the stripers won’t be far behind

Adventures

Hooked on Belize

Travel and adventure for the Southern soul

Sporting Scene

Going Small for Gobblers

A new breed of ammo is changing the way we turkey hunt

Conservation

Bonefish on Drugs

A new study shows that some Florida gamefish—and their prey—are laden with prescription medications

Sporting

Watch Now: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fishing Friendship

Now available to view online, Mighty Waters tells the story of a mighty bond between the civil rights icon and Bimini guide Ansil Saunders