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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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Editor's Picks

Jason Isbell Gets Personal on New Album, “Reunions”

2020, Editor's Picks, Music, Summer

Jason Isbell has set a high bar when it comes to Southern storytelling through song. The Alabama native, who grew up surrounded by the historic musical influences of Muscle Shoals, first made an ...

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South River Preserve’s River Restoration

2020, Editor's Picks, Summer

Hilliard Estate & Land Management Helps Landowners Restore a Stretch of the South River In ...

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Hank Shaw’s Turkey Bean Soup

2020, Editor's Picks, Food and Drink, Spring

Wild-foods expert and author Hank Shaw shares one of his favorite Appalachian recipes....

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Sporting Clays Methodology

2019, Editor's Picks, Sporting, Summer

Understanding and Developing the Proper Approach...

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Cast Again

2019, Editor's Picks, Fly Fishing, Sporting, Travel, Winter

A Tribute to Orri Vigfússon, The Greatest Friend Wild Atlantic Salmon Could Ever Have...

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2020 Sportsman Gear Picks

2020, Editor's Picks, Summer

Our editors field-tested some unique gear that’s ideally suited for Virginia Sportsman readers....

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Briar Britches: Lessons on a Grouse Hunting Trip

Featured, Hunting, Sporting, Summer

My grandfather Scott Hudgens was the bird hunter in the family. He hosted annual quail hunts for...

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Nature, Unfiltered: Falconry at Field & Fire

2020, Culture, Featured, Sporting, Summer

At Palmetto Bluff’s Field & Fire, Falconry Is an Object Lesson in the Wild...

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Jason Isbell Gets Personal on New Album, “Reunions”

2020, Editor's Picks, Music, Summer

Jason Isbell has set a high bar when it comes to Southern storytelling through song. The Alabama...

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Simple Grilled Whole Fish

2020, Food and Drink, Summer

Grilled whole fish is something I do a lot, and it’s easy to do, once you know a few tips and...

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South River Preserve’s River Restoration

2020, Editor's Picks, Summer

Hilliard Estate & Land Management Helps Landowners Restore a Stretch of the South River In our...

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Places to Go

Travel

The Wild Horses of Corolla in the Outer Banks

2020, Equestrian, Featured, Spring, Travel

Running free... the wild horses of Corolla and North Carolina’s Outer Banks are truly a sight to...

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On Seeing the Other Side of the World

2020, Culture, Spring, Travel

How often have you had a wild idea pop into your head knowing that it might never see the light of...

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Cast Again

2019, Editor's Picks, Fly Fishing, Sporting, Travel, Winter

A Tribute to Orri Vigfússon, The Greatest Friend Wild Atlantic Salmon Could Ever Have...

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Cappadocia, Turkey

2019, Summer, Travel

In mid-spring, this single American woman explored western Turkey. Cover photo by Emily. M. Grey I...

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what we're reading

Staff's Picks

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s Tag Tarpon

2019, Fly Fishing, Staff's Picks, Winter

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, Fall, 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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The Thrill of the Flush

2019, Fall, Sporting, Staff's Picks

Afternoon Wingshooting in Central Virginia...

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Craft Beers to Drink This Season

2019, Fall, Food and Drink, Staff's Picks

From an easy-drinking IPA to a rich bourbon-barrel stout, we’ve got you covered with a range of...

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Back to Basics

2019, Music, Spring, Staff's Picks

Southern Rockers Blackberry Smoke Plot Acoustic Tour Cover photo courtesy Blackberry Smoke...

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