Editor's Picks

Turning the Page

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Travel, Uncategorized

In Irvington, The Tides Inn Is Connecting to Its Environment—and a New Generation of Guests Thunk! Thunk! Thunkthunkthuntthunkthunkthunk! It’s 3 P.M. on a late May afternoon and Will Smiley is ...

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Out of Wanchese

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Fly Fishing, Uncategorized

In Search of Speckled Trout and Red Drum on North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound It’s an early June ...

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Raise a Gourd

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Food and Drink, Uncategorized

Five Pumpkin Beers That Are Actually Delicious Pumpkin beers have gotten a bad rap. When they ...

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10 Fall Hunting Gear Essentials

2021, Editor's Picks, Featured, Outfitted

Tom Beckbe, Strap Vest For many, the arrival of fall means one thing: bird hunting. Tom ...

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The Magazine

For 17 years, The Virginia Sportsman has been the region’s premiere sporting-life publication, covering active pursuits, culture, and lifestyle for a loyal readership that is not limited to Virginia. Our unique heritage is enjoyed by loyal readers across the country and in different parts of the world.

 

In each issue, we cover a broad range of sporting interests—from fly fishing, hunting, and shooting sports, to land preservation and recreational land management. Also frequently covered are equestrian activities, historic homes and gardens, and destination travel. We also feature food, wine and spirits, sailing, gear and the arts. Stories include sporting life and culture from all parts of the globe—fly fishing in Alaska, Patagonia, and Iceland, horseback-riding in Transylvania, hunting in Africa, and sailing from the United States to Bermuda.

 

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“Water Views: Rivers, Lakes, Oceans”

2022, Fall, Featured, Travel

David Ondaatje’s Book Reveals Stunning Aerial Photographs—and Concern for Our Waters Recently,...

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Roast Wild Duck

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Food and Drink, Uncategorized

It is virtually impossible to get that mystical combination of crispy skin, tender meat and just...

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Turning the Page

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Travel, Uncategorized

In Irvington, The Tides Inn Is Connecting to Its Environment—and a New Generation of Guests...

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Virginia Eastern Shore

2022, Fall, Featured, Travel

It may no longer be a “best kept secret” (thanks a lot, Internet!), but Virginia’s Eastern...

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The Pandemic and its Impact on Outdoor Recreation 

2022, Fall, Featured, Hunting, Wildlife

New Outdoor Participants Give Industry the Opportunity to Grow and Diversify When the pandemic and...

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Out of Wanchese

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Fly Fishing, Uncategorized

In Search of Speckled Trout and Red Drum on North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound It’s an early June...

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“Water Views: Rivers, Lakes, Oceans”

2022, Fall, Featured, Travel

David Ondaatje’s Book Reveals Stunning Aerial Photographs—and Concern for Our Waters Recently,...

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Turning the Page

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Travel, Uncategorized

In Irvington, The Tides Inn Is Connecting to Its Environment—and a New Generation of Guests...

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Virginia Eastern Shore

2022, Fall, Featured, Travel

It may no longer be a “best kept secret” (thanks a lot, Internet!), but Virginia’s Eastern...

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Spring Fishing Safari in Southwest Florida: Nine Species in Two Days

2022, Featured, Fly Fishing, Travel

APRIL 25 Over the years, I’ve witnessed Captain Jamie Goodwin toss a casting net. It may sound...

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Staff's Picks

4 Virginia Craft Ciders to Sip on This Winter

2021, Food and Drink, Staff's Picks

More than 30 varieties of apples are grown in orchards across Virginia, giving hard cider makers...

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Ghost Trap Rodeo: Clearing Florida Waters of Dangerous Traps

2021, Featured, Staff's Picks

Fishing Tournament with a “Catch” Helps Clear Florida Waters of Dangerous Ghost Traps...

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Can You Catch Tarpon in Virginia?

2020, Fly Fishing, Staff's Picks

We departed Virginia Beach at 5:45 a.m. and headed for the Eastern Shore. The sun rose from the sea...

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Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s Tag Tarpon

2019, Fly Fishing, Staff's Picks

Multi-Year Study Aims to Better Understand Tarpon Movement and Habitat Use ...

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Working Man’s Country—Tyler Childers Stays True to His Roots

2019, Music, Staff's Picks

At last year’s Americana Music Awards in Nashville, Tyler Childers made it clear what type of...

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