Editor's Picks

Bluegrass State of Mind

Editor's Picks, Music

After Battling COVID-19, Sturgill Simpson Embraces Kentucky Roots and Reboots Back Catalog with ...

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Snake-Aversion Training: Keeping Dogs Safe in the Field

2020, Editor's Picks, Featured

Venomous Snake Aversion Training...

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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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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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Old Ruff and the Timberdoodle Downeast

2021, Hunting, Sporting, Travel

Most of Maine Is an Upland Bird Hunter’s Paradise...

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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 Beckbe’s...

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The Road to Red Lion


“The road is always better than its inn.” Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra I didn’t initially...

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5 Great Kentucky Bourbons to Drink This Summer

2021, Featured, Food and Drink

Our Favorite Options from the South’s Whiskey Wonderland...

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Old Ruff and the Timberdoodle Downeast

2021, Hunting, Sporting, Travel

Most of Maine Is an Upland Bird Hunter’s Paradise...

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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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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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