Force of Nature: How Dr. Drew Lanham Is Changing Birding

The South Carolina ornithologist’s enthusiasm has brought the pursuit—and its connections to history and race—to a new audience


Gulf Showdown: Shark vs. Grouper

On a South Florida fishing excursion, one hungry, hungry grouper bit off more than he could chew


Call of the Quail

Few things top a great day in the field with good friends, fine bird dogs, and plenty of quail. A photographer captures the beauty and joy of a Southern tradition


Inside the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

Come summer, the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo brings thousands of entrants, decades of tradition, and varying degrees of piscatory prowess to Dauphin Island. Amid the million-dollar yachts and ten-dollar lawn chairs at the world’s largest fishing tournament, a writer and amateur angler wades into the frenzy of a Southern institution


Shotgun Marriage: Beretta’s New Over-Under

Old-world gunsmithing meets modern-day technology in the Italian company’s new SL3 over-under

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Following the Call of the Quail

Step into the field for a photographic ode to good times, great dogs, and the joy of a Southern quail hunt

Southern Women

Meet 86-Year-Old Rancher Minnie Lou Bradley

Determination, integrity, and an enduring love of the land keep this Texan at the top of her field

Southern Women

Madeline Jordan Is Enjoying The Ride

How the fourteen-year-old equestrian overcame a life-threatening accident and got back in the saddle


The Loneliest Peacock in Texas

Lookin’ for love at an Austin institution


Retreats on the Fly

Whether you want to stalk a stream or fold a pheasant, these five far-flung lodges are already among the country’s best outdoor escapes. Now Nicholas Air makes getting to them easier than ever


Do Tick Bites Cause Meat Allergies?

If you like eating barbecue and spending time outdoors, you need to read this

Land & Conservation

From Father to Son, a Legacy of Saving Sea Life

Gulf Coast conservation hero Jack Rudloe prepares to pass the stewardship of a beloved Florida research institution to his son


How to Reason with a Bear on Your Front Porch

What one man did when nature came a little too close for comfort


Six Expert Tips for Training Your Bird Dog

Scott Miller’s suggestions for getting the best out of your hunting companion


Secrets of the Bird-Dog Wizard

With an uncanny knack for working with bird dogs, Scott Miller became a legend on the field trial circuit. These days, he leads a quieter life in the Lowcountry, but he’s still training dogs, and, just as important, their owners

Good Dogs

How a Hotel in Asheville Helps Rescue Dogs

You can check out any time you like—but you might leave with a forever friend

Land & Conservation

How to Build a Gourd Home for Martins

A Southern tradition and a fun hands-on summer project


More Than A Birdhouse

In rural Alabama, a haven for purple martins generations in the making

Good Dog

The Canine Stand-In

A country mutt helps a father get through his own separation anxiety

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Arts & Culture

Pirouettes and Pups

Two photographers travel the country to photograph ballerinas alongside man’s best friend