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In Praise of the Spoonie

Why the humble northern shoveler doesn’t deserve its bad rap


Dazzling Duck Calls

Josh Raggio brings his talent and vision to Main Street in Raymond, Mississippi


West Virginia’s Winter Wonderland

In the Allegheny Mountains, charming small towns and cross-country ski adventures beckon

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Sporting Gifts to Give and Covet

Classics, upgrades, and some new winners for the outdoors-lovers in your life

Food & Drink

Eye-Opening Duck Recipes from Five Top Hunting Lodges

Whether a rubbed-and-roasted centerpiece, a rum-infused appetizer, or real-deal duck soup, these five recipes—from five of the South’s top hunting lodges—showcase wild waterfowl in all its flavorful beauty

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Southern Conundrum: Is It Okay to Hunt Singles After You Flush a Covey of Quail?

A few thoughts on tradition versus science versus ethics in the quail woods


A Bird-Watcher’s Epiphanies in the Blind

For a passionate birder, duck hunting triggers an unexpected lesson


The Ducks of Home

A few classic Southern haunts—and their challenges—call one lifelong waterfowl hunter back season after season


The Women of the Palace

From a 1920s cottage on the Georgia coast, generations of Southern outdoorswomen gave a wide-eyed young boy an education in the ways of the water, the ethics of the hunt, and the infinite beauty of the natural world


One Special Horse to Cheer for at the Breeders’ Cup

Cody’s Wish has a sweet backstory and a top-notch cheerleader

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What Southern Hunters Need to Know about Chronic Wasting Disease

North Carolina is the latest state to implement new protocols to help control the disease’s spread


Fishing for Change

Acclaimed anglers and conservationists Andy Mill and Paul Dixon honored by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust


On Chalk Time

For the fly angler, a trip to the fabled streams of England just may be the pinnacle of the sporting life

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Duck Season Preview

Breaking down what the latest survey numbers reveal for Southern waterfowl hunters

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G&G Party Pics

Cast & Blast

G&G launches its fifth annual Cast & Blast event at Grosse Savanne Lodge in Lake Charles, Louisiana


Where to Surf in the South

Three experts share their favorite spots to ride the waves


Puppy Prescription: Introducing a Bird Dog to Noises and Water

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


Retriever Training at the Clays Course

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


A Late-Summer Suggestion: Learn the Art of Sailing

The time is right to conjure the magic of harnessing wind and water


How Ben Crenshaw Thinks about Golf Course Design

On fairways across the South, the duo Coore and Crenshaw follow the book (of nature)