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The Sporting Life

Sporting South

An Arkansas Hunting Lodge That’s Changing the Game

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

Into the Woodcock Woods

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

Return of the Native Brook Trout

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

Sporting

A Coastal Plain Quail Retreat

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

Sporting

Cameron McIntyre’s One-of-a-Kind Decoys

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

Sporting

Deconstructed Dove-Fig-Prosciutto Poppers

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

Sporting Scene

How Bull Rider Zeke Mitchell is Bucking Convention

Tracking the Texan’s unorthodox rise to the top

Sporting Scene

Last of the Chesapeake Skipjacks

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

Adventures

Walker’s Cay: An Island Reborn

A beloved Bahamian fishing escape rises from ruin

Sporting

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

Sporting

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

Sporting Scene

Meet the Georgia Trainer at the Pinnacle of Dog Handling

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

Sporting

Chipping Away at the Old Blocks

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

Sporting

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

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