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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Editor's Picks

Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook

2019, Books, Editor's Picks, Fall, Food and Drink, Hunting, Sporting

“Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail” Might Be Hank Shaw’s Best Cookbook Yet.

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A True American Spirit

2019, Editor's Picks, Food and Drink, Spring, Travel

A Moonshine Experience in Virginia’s Moonshine Country...

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A Fishing Safari in the Land of Fire and Ice

Editor's Picks, Fly Fishing, Travel

My friend Chad Pike invited me to go fly fishing with him in Iceland. At first I wondered, why ...

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A Pristine and Abundant Environment

Editor's Picks, Fly Fishing, Travel

Fishing options cover the waterfront at The Ford Plantation in coastal Georgia...

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15 Great Lodging Destinations in the Blue Ridge

Editor's Picks

Big Lick Retreat Lake Moomaw, VA Lodge and guest houses nestled on 2,900 mountain acres with ...

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Latest Stories

James Rutland and the Instinct-Shooting Method

2019, Fall, Hunting, Sporting

A Day of Shooting at Little George Rod and Gun...

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15 Great Lodging Destinations in the Blue Ridge!

2019, Lodging, Spring, Travel

Big Lick RetreatLake Moomaw, VALodge and guest houses nestled on 2,900 mountain acres with private...

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2019, Featured, Sporting, Spring

An inside look at the dynamics of a multiday sailing adventure that starts in the Chesapeake Bay...

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Renovations Bring New Opportunities to the Virginia Horse Center

2019, Equestrian, Fall

Horse lovers in Virginia have something to be excited about. The Virginia Horse Center (VHC), a...

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On a Yellow Stonefly

2019, Books, Fly Fishing, Summer

Excerpted with permission from Tim Poland’s latest novel, “Yellow Stonefly” Though the sun...

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The Future of Bluegrass

2019, Editor's Picks, Music, Summer

Billy Strings Takes Tradition on a Wild Ride...

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Waterplay Favorites

2019, Outfitted, Summer

Whether you’re planning a river trip or beach getaway, check out our editor-approved gear picks...

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Spring Travel Gear

2019, Outfitted, Spring

IceMule BossKeep your thirst quenched on extended river trips with IceMule’s premium backpack...

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Field-Tested Gear and Apparel for Sport and Style

2019, Fall, Outfitted

As the leaves turn and the temperatures dip, get outfitted for autumn adventures with our...

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Staff's Picks

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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15 Can’t-Miss Vineyards in the Blue Ridge

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

Banner Elk Winery & VillaBanner Elk, NCBanner Elk Winery & Villa is a jewel of the North...

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Back to Basics

2019, Music, Spring, Staff's Picks

Southern Rockers Blackberry Smoke Plot Acoustic Tour Blackberry Smoke has spent nearly two...

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