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The Sporting Life

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An Unexpected Encounter in the Field

The land and wildlife manager at Palmetto Bluff goes on a turkey hunt—and gets the surprise of his life

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Pro Advice for Southern Sportsmen

From fly fishing to bird-dog training, these are the tips top sportsmen live by

Adventures

Eight Elite Sporting Schools

Find the best places to steady your aim, dial in your cast, fly a falcon, or craft an heirloom-quality bamboo rod

Sporting

Where Waterfowling Is a Family Affair

At a historic duck camp on the Chesapeake Bay, a family has made it its mission to introduce new hunters to waterfowling, while instilling a conservation ethic that will carry the next generation

The Wild SOuth

A Club for the Do-It-All Bird Dog

Interest in bird hunting is on the rise—and so is the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Our Kind of Place

Inside a Hallowed Shotgun Hideaway

If you want to see some of the finest shotguns in the country, first you have to ask

The Wild South

Why Eastern Mallards Need Help

A look at the new mallard bag limits for duck hunters along the Atlantic Flyway

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Meet the Georgia Trainer at the Pinnacle of Dog Handling

Record-setting Luke Eisenhart is at the top of his game

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Chipping Away at the Old Blocks

Whether you find one or carve it yourself, every wooden decoy holds a little magic

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Fish Hawks in Paradise

Set two top-notch anglers loose in the untouched waters off Andros Island and you have a master class in angling—and pure joy

THE WILD SOUTH

Squirrel Day in Ville Platte

The seat of Louisiana’s Evangeline Parish all but shuts down for the opening of squirrel season, a celebration of Cajun culture and community

Sporting

Inside a Rare-Gun Auction

History and craftsmanship take center stage at one of the country’s most anticipated antique and collectible firearms sales

Sporting

For the Love of Quail

When the Rollins family isn’t overseeing a vast business empire and philanthropic foundations, you’ll find them among the Old Florida live oaks and cabbage palms of Blue Cypress Ranch, where the bobwhite is king—and a kennel of American-bred British Labrador retrievers is turning heads in the dog world

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A Turkey Hunter’s Paradise

One family opens its doors to
share a slice of Old Florida

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

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Are Paper Shotgun Shells Ripe for a Revival?

Why some shooters are ready for a blast from the past

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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

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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