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The Sporting Life

The Sporting Life

The Sporting Life

Made in the South Awards

2016 Outdoors Category

A Tar Heel outdoorsman makes decoys the old way, preserving a proud water-fowling tradition

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Books

Celebrating 500 Years of Beretta

A new book of photographs and essays tells the story of the family-owned Italian company’s passion for sporting tradition

22 Slideshow

Sporting

Explore the Santee Delta

Spend a day in the duck blind on South Carolina’s Santee Delta

Sporting

The Wild Santee

Once the heart of Carolina rice country and the stomping ground of Archibald Rutledge, the tidal marshes of the Santee Delta constitute a natural treasure. Today, a handful of passionate duck hunters are helping to make sure it all stays that way.

Sporting Scene

Savannah’s Tack Stars

Savannah College of Art and Design’s equestrian team aims for a third national title

Southern Style

Outstanding in the Field

From hand-forged blades to the best new boots, this collection of sporting gear is on point

Sporting Scene

Vincent Hancock: Eyes on the Prize

A shotgun phenom sets his sights on an unprecedented third consecutive Olympic gold

Guns

Sure Shots: Eight Great Gun Shops

Eight of the best shops in the South and beyond for the bird-gun enthusiast

Sporting

The Plantation Broker

There’s no finer quail country than the Red Hills, 300,000 acres of longleaf and wiregrass and home to more than a hundred sprawling plantations. Who’d have thought a real estate broker would become its unofficial steward?

Arts & Culture

Bob Rich, Jr. Q&A: From the Boardroom to Books to Broadway

The business mogul, broadway producer, and philanthropist on his latest adventures

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Sporting

Inside the World of the Plantation Broker

When buyers want to own a pristine piece of the Red Hills extraordinary quail country, they talk to Jon Kohler

12 Slideshow

Sporting

Dispatch From the Road: Bass Fishing in Florida

Join writer Dave Mezz as he travels in search of big bass in the Sunshine State

Sporting

On Being a Turkey

Deep in the Mississippi woods, a hunter reflects on the joys — and pain — of chasing gobblers

Books

Life Lessons from the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf

Harvey Penick’s sage advice still resonates

Guns

The Rebirth of the Sweet Sixteen

Long a favorite among Southern hunters, a classic shotgun returns to the field

Weekends

Riding High: Five Equestrian Resorts

Beyond luxury accommodations, great food, and first-rate service, these resorts are a Southern equestrian’s dream

Sporting Scene

The Quail Field Primeval

How a North Carolina plantation turned back the clock on bobwhite habitat

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Sporting Scene

North Carolina’s George Hi Plantation

Where the quail feel right at home

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Arts & Culture

For Sale: Heritage Sporting Art

Hundreds of paintings and sculptures will be up for bid at this week’s Copley Fine Art Auctions’ Winter Sale