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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 Scene

The Quail Field Primeval

How a North Carolina plantation turned back the clock on bobwhite habitat

Lodges

Fishing on the Edge

Ten years after Katrina swept it out to sea, a Louisiana outpost is back and better than ever

Adventures

A Visitor’s Guide to Copán

Explore Honduras’ northern mountain region

Travel

The Birdman of Honduras

Lloyd Davidson has always been prone to wanderlust and wild ideas, but even those who know the Tennessee native could never have predicted he’d be the best hope to save the scarlet macaw

Collections

Cutting-Edge Art

Preston Gough’s collection of pedigreed knives is a study in Southern craftsmanship

Good Dogs

Heritage Hunt

Deep in the North Carolina Piedmont, one man has made sure that the storied tradition of taking to the field with a pack of beagles in mad pursuit of rabbits lives on

Made in the South Awards

2014 Style & Design Category

A North Carolina denim outfit specializes in expert craftsmanship and exceptional fit

Sporting South

Best of the Sporting South: Field Guides

A top-notch guide can turn a bad day into a good one and a good day into an unforgettable experience. Hedge your bets with any of these eleven standouts

Made in the South Awards

2014 Home Category

Meg Callahan’s eye-catching quilts combine traditional techniques with modern designs

Made in the South Awards

2014 Drinks Category

Dixon Dedman is resurrecting his family’s distillery one easy-sipping bottle of bourbon at a time

Made in the South Awards

2014 Food Category

A longtime hunter takes inspiration from the duck blind to craft next-level caramels

Sporting

Crazy for Quail

Think the golden age of wild Southern quail hunting is gone forever? Don’t tell that to three South Carolina sportsmen who spent twenty long years transforming an old pine plantation into a wild bird haven

Good Dogs

Four Principles: Creating a Quail Hunter’s Paradise

The formula to Pineland Farm’s success

Sporting Scene

Helice: Skeet on Steroids

A new shotgun sport that’s the next best thing to live birds

Made in the South

Handcrafted Decoy Ducks

In the South Carolina Lowcountry, a devoted duck hunter carves hollow-bodied decoys loaded with history

Made in the South Awards

2013 Food Category: Overall Winner

From heirloom-quality banjos to alligator-charred furniture to an ingenious twist on the old-fashioned, Southern artisans continue to raise the bar on craftsmanship

Made in the South

Swamp Things

A Louisiana craftsman keeps a Cajun tradition afloat

Sporting

For the Love of Ducks

Deep in Louisiana duck country, a hunting lodge marries a conservation ethic with creature comforts

Made in the South

One of the Country’s Finest Gun Engravers

How Lisa Tomlin turned a childhood obsession with drawing animals into a career as one of the country’s finest gun engravers

Land & Conservation

Tall Timbers: In Search of the Wild Flush

An 
innovative plan to restore wild quail populations throughout the South