Editor's Picks

2020 Sportsman Gear Picks

2020, Editor's Picks

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

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Jason Isbell Gets Personal on New Album, “Reunions”

2020, Editor's Picks, Music

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

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South River Preserve’s River Restoration

2020, Editor's Picks

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

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

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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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Road Trip Gear for Your Next Great Escape

2021, Outfitted

It’s time to plot your next great escape. Whether you’re heading to a river lodge deep in the...

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Getting Birdy: Pheasant Hunting at Primland Resort

2021, Featured, Hunting, Sporting

A hunting trip to Primland Resort....

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G. Love Goes for Grammy Gold

2021, Music

In early 2020, everything was coming together for Garrett Dutton, who is affectionately known as G....

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Essential Summer Gear

2021, Outfitted

Our editors select their favorite apparel and equipment for sport and travel....

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Places to Go


The Highest Railway on Earth

2020, Culture, Travel

A look back on a life-changing journey to Peru in words and photos. ...

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Barbecue, Beer, and Bourbon in Bristol, VA/TN

Food and Drink, Lifestyle, Music, Travel

The tastes of Virginia and Tennessee collide in Bristol, inviting visitors to dive into the deep...

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The Bristol Way

Music, Travel

Discover the bright lights with a small city feel when you visit Bristol, Va./Tenn. This thriving...

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Staff's Picks

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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The Thrill of the Flush

2019, Sporting, Staff's Picks

Afternoon Wingshooting in Central Virginia...

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Craft Beers to Drink This Season

2019, 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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