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The Wild South

Articles by T. Edward Nickens

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Watch Now: What’s in My Dove Bucket?

Our Wild South columnist shows you the items he always brings along to the dove field

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Hank Shaw’s Ultimate Guide to Seafood

The latest cookbook from the wild foods maestro covers just about everything that swims. Plus: Get his recipe for pickled shrimp

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Knives Every Southerner Needs

Handy blades for the woods, water, kitchen, and pocket

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A Plea for Florida

Dying manatees, red tide, washed-up fish—the Sunshine State is at a tipping point

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Southern Conundrum: Is It Okay to Toss Leftover Food Overboard?

What should you do with orange peels, sandwich scraps, and the like when you’re out on the boat? Our Wild South columnist weighs in

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Southern Fly-Fishing Gear

Upgrade your arsenal with these innovative offerings from Southern-based brands making waves in the fly-fishing world

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The Art of the Hand-Carved Turkey Decoy?

Though still rare as hen’s teeth, hand-carved wooden turkey decoys might just be ready for their moment

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The Case for Grilling Your Oysters

Nothing against the traditional roast, but while the oyster-getting is good, fire up the grill

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The Case for Grilling Your Oysters

Nothing against the traditional roast, but while the oyster-getting is good, fire up the grill

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Wild Game Cookbooks for Every Hunter

From a Texas chef’s inspiring guide to a 1903 French tome, these five cookbooks will help make the most of the contents of your game freezer

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The South’s Disappointing Duck Season

For many Southern duck hunters, this season has been full of empty skies

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Sporting-Minded Gifts for Everyone on Your List

These innovative items—for him and for her—bring convenience and a bit of style to outdoor adventures

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A Duck Camp Bloody Mary

Sim Whatley, the founder of Duck Camp, shares a post-hunt Louisiana duck club tradition

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Favorite Bird Knives

Whether for dove, ducks, geese, or quail, these five knives are proven winners for bird hunters

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A One-of-a-Kind Quail Gun

A fundraising auction for the North Florida-based conservation group Tall Timbers offers up a wealth of Southern experiences—and one gorgeous quail gun

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Three Rules for the Dove Field

A few surefire tips to make the most of the opener—or any day in a dove field this season

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Fly-Casting Lessons at Home

Practice makes perfect, but sometimes we could all use a few pointers. A virtual lesson from the casting experts at Orvis can do wonders

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Why a Sous Vide Machine Is a Hunter’s Best Friend

Clear out the freezer and enjoy a tender, perfectly cooked venison steak every time

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The Perfect Fishing Kayak?

A new line of high-tech motorized craft from Old Town takes the fuss out of kayak fishing

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Gifts for Sporting Dads

Whether in the dove field, on the boat, or at camp, these gifts make life outdoors a little sweeter