The Sporting Life

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Dispatch From the Road: Bass Fishing in Florida

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


On Being a Turkey

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


Life Lessons from the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf

Harvey Penick’s sage advice still resonates


The Rebirth of the Sweet Sixteen

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


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


Reel Love

A behind-the-scenes look at fly fishing’s most devoted couple


Vince Lombardi’s Southern Season

The Super Bowl trophy’s namesake spent his largely forgotten last season trying to turn a scruffy team of Southerners into NFL champions

Sporting Scene

Polo’s Game Changer

A South Carolina phenom is helping break down the sport’s gender boundaries

Good Dogs

Five of the South’s Best Gundog Trainers

Few things can match the sublime pleasure of working with a great dog in the field. But the dogs don’t usually start out great. These trainers are here to help

Good Dogs

Sporting South: The Driven Way

For a hunt that combines history, tradition, beauty, and some of the most challenging wing shooting you will ever encounter, cross the pond for a British driven shoot

Land & Conservation

Bluegill Dreams

An artist resumes a childhood obsession with the fish of his youth

Made in the South Awards

2015 Outdoors Category

Jeff Robbins’s throwback vessels are keeping a Southern tradition afloat


The Story Behind the Longleaf Gun

Making this one-of-a-kind quail gun took an international effort


First Look: A Sea Island Sporting Club Reopens

Take a sneak peek at Broadfield Sporting Club & Lodge, carved from the grounds of one of the South’s oldest hunt clubs


The Case of the Vanishing Quail

Texas researchers identify a new threat to the bobwhite


An Ode to Fall in the Field

What is it about grown men sitting there in camo, waiting for those little birds to fly over?


Jason Isbell’s Atlanta Braves Obsession

Notes from a lifelong fan