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The Sporting Life

The Sporting Life

The Other Montana

While they may not get the attention of the storied waters out West, two East Tennessee rivers—the South Holston and the Watauga—hold the kind of brown and rainbow trout that usually only swim through anglers’ dreams. Welcome to the Tennessee Tailwaters

Sporting Scene

Are Paper Shotgun Shells Ripe for a Revival?

Why some shooters are ready for a blast from the past

Sporting

A Weekend at Turkey Camp

Each spring, Birmingham chef Chris Hastings invites a handful of friends and their children to his camp in Alabama for a week of hunting, camaraderie, good food… and a few life lessons

Sporting

The Amazonian Sporting Trip of a Lifetime

Deep in the jungle of the Amazon Basin lies a surprisingly well-appointed lodge, where the only thing that tops the amenities just might be the fishing

Sporting

Tour the Ultimate Shotgun Collection

A trove of classic doubles brings America’s golden age of shotguns to life

Best of the Sporting South

The South’s Next Great Wildlife Artist

From his home base in the North Carolina mountains, Ryan Kirby is bringing an unbridled passion for the outdoors to the canvas—and giving the sporting art world a jolt of youthful energy

Land & Conservation

Currituck Defenders

Long a duck-hunting mecca, North Carolina’s Pine Island stands as one of the few remnants of the untamed Outer Banks. Today, thanks to the National Audubon Society, it’s also a living laboratory for how to protect the coastal South’s uncertain future

Made in the South Awards: Outdoors

Winner: Hollifield Bamboo Fly Rods

Runners-Up: a fire pit from Deus Modern, landing nets by HeartWood Trade, and axes from Richardson Axeworks

Hurricane Michael

What Hurricane Michael Did to Quail Country

After slamming into the Gulf Coast, Michael set its sights on some of the South’s most cherished pine forests

ADVENTURES

Falconry in Georgia: A Hunt Like No Other

The sport of kings still reigns at Sea Island Resort

Sporting

Gulf Showdown: Shark vs. Grouper

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

Sporting

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

Guns

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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Sporting

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

Land & Conservation

Fishermen Save Trapped Leatherback Turtle

Anglers capture incredible photos of the massive animal off the coast of South Carolina

S is for Southern

Turkey Hunting: A (Humorous) Primer

The joys and pains of trying to bag a gobbler

Sporting

A Big Race in a Small Boat

Competitors captain skiffs on a grueling circuit around Florida to benefit coastal conservation

Traditions

Granddad’s Gun

A Georgia quail hunter keeps a family legacy alive

Made in the South Awards 2017

Tom Beckbe

Outdoors runner-up Tom Beckbe’s waxed canvas hunting vest has a liner dyed from the clay found along Alabama’s Tombigbee River

Made in the South Awards 2017

Ian Balding

Outdoors runner-up Ian Balding’s Paddle Bateau is a cross between a stand-up paddleboard and a creek pirogue