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The Sporting Life

A bamboo fly rod

Sporting

A homegrown Smoky Mountains event caters to the cult of the cane makers, restorers, and collectors

A woman teaches another woman how to attach a fly to a rod in a river

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The angler, author, and instructor on her greatest catch and how to cast 161 feet

A white and brown pointer dog.

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The winning performance of Touch’s Gallatin Fire proves an older dog might be able to teach us some new tricks

Chico Fernández gives the game fish in Florida’s Everglades National Park a brief break.

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After fleeing the island as a teenager, Chico Fernández landed in Florida, where he would stumble into a trio of fishy friends, eventually quit his corporate job, and go on to make a lasting mark among anglers

A composite of two women's sporting guns

Sporting

Reimagined models fill a long-overlooked niche

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Baby steps and keeping it fun are keys to trainer Stephen Faust’s approach

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Trainer Jeremy Criscoe’s regimen for tuning up a retriever’s self-control

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Why nailing this command is critical for a pointer

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Patience and a little change in mindset can make all the difference for a pup learning its way around a dove field

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Many consider permit to be the pinnacle of fly fishing. But it took hitting a personal low before Nathaniel Linville could truly begin his quest to become one of the best permit fishermen alive

Sporting South

For Jonathan Wilkins, the trips he organizes through his Black Duck Revival in Arkansas aren’t about guarded spots, bragging rights, or limiting out on game. They’re about giving everyone a taste of the hunt

Sporting South

Long overlooked as a prime upland bird in the South, the timberdoodle is quickly inspiring a new legion of hunters. But that by no means makes this whimsical-looking, erratic-flying,
thick-cover-loving quarry an easy target

Conservation

On the back of a determined West Virginian—and private landowners and government agencies
alike—the vaunted and cherished brook trout just might be making a miracle comeback

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From hardscrabble roots, a onetime farmer creates his quail woods dreams in North Carolina, where good dogs and great friends make memories that stretch beyond the field

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The Virginia artist carries on the legacy of the master carvers of old. He lives much like them, too

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An improved take on the popper—complete with a maple-Sriracha drizzle

Sporting Scene

Tracking the Texan’s unorthodox rise to the top

Sporting Scene

Meet the dedicated Maryland watermen keeping the last of these traditional boats afloat

Adventures

A beloved Bahamian fishing escape rises from ruin

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