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The Sporting Life

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

Made in the South Awards 2017

Modus Studio

The Outdoors category winner is a portable fire pit-grill combo that can go from football games to backyard barbecues

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Southern Style

Looking Sharp: The New Hunt-Season Staples

Head into the field with stylish essentials that blend function and finish

Sporting

Field Notes: Three New Women’s Shotguns

Beretta, Blaser, and Zoli are the latest manufacturers to unveil quality shotguns designed for women

Sporting

Born to Fly

At a grass airstrip in rural North Carolina, novelist and onetime fighter pilot Clyde Edgerton steps back into the cockpit—and back in time—for the flight of his dreams

Sporting Scene

Curl Power: Poodles Return to the Field

A Georgia trainer revives the reputation of a historic gundog

Sporting Life

The Wild Zen of Flip Pallot

The world-famous angler, archer, TV personality, woodsman, and sage has always lived life by one rule—follow your heart

Sporting South

Finest Afield

When quail season winds down, an elite group of handlers who keep the bird dogs on point in the famed Red Hills hold a friendly competition to see who has the top dog

Arts & Culture

Once-in-a-Lifetime Decoys

More than 150 pieces from the collection of Donal C. O’Brien, Jr., cross the auction block for the first time

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Sporting

A Look at a Once-in-a-Lifetime Decoy Auction

For the first time, more than 150 pieces of Donal C. O’Brien, Jr.’s treasured sporting art collection will cross the auction block at Copley’s Sporting Sale

SPORTING LIFE

Argentine Dream: Fishing Patagonia

In the estancias of Patagonia, a seasoned angler finds much more than just trophy trout. Come along on the fly-fishing trip of a lifetime, complete with fine wine, outstanding barbecue, majestic countryside, and plenty of requisite siestas. Pura vida, indeed