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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Hank Shaw’s Red Coconut Curry

2021, Featured, Food and Drink, Recipes

Hank Shaw, contributing editor, chef, hunter, angler, forager and wild-foods expert, shares his red...

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Richmond Is Virginia’s Beer City

2021, Food and Drink, Staff Picks

To put it simply, craft beer is booming in Richmond. The Virginia capital city’s metro area holds...

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“Gentlemen, I Ain’t a’Goin”

2020

The 1912 Hillsville Courthouse Tragedy Is a Cautionary Tale of Anarchy Unleashed...

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That Guy

2020, Fly Fishing

I’m that guy.   You know that guy. If you’re lucky enough you have one. He’s the guy who...

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Making Stew with What You Have

2020, Food and Drink

Hank Shaw shares tips for making fantastic stew with what you already have in the house....

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Places to Go

Travel

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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Biking in Bristol VA/TN

Sponsored Content, Travel

Pack up your bike and head to Bristol, Va./Tenn., for days filled with epic trails, delicious eats,...

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what we're reading

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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