Features

The Perfect Pool

Fall, Featured

The afternoon didn’t get off to a great start. There were the extra phone calls I had to make before sneaking out of the office. Then I had to rush to pack fly rods, flies and other necessities ...

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Family Ties

Featured, Summer

Chris and Oliver Wood started on different musical paths. After the brothers from Colorado left ...

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Fishing Memories

Featured, Summer

Photos by Merrill Watson Dressed in waders, Dad slipped on the mossy rocks and into ...

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Reunited

Featured, Summer

At Poplar Forest Near Lynchburg, Jefferson’s Blend of Landscape and Architecture is Now ...

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Troubled Waters

Featured, Summer

New Study Finds Opioids, Psychoactive Medications and Other Drugs in Florida Redfish Photos ...

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Editor's Picks

Turning the Page

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Travel, Uncategorized

In Irvington, The Tides Inn Is Connecting to Its Environment—and a New Generation of Guests Thunk! Thunk! Thunkthunkthuntthunkthunkthunk! It’s 3 P.M. on a late May afternoon and Will Smiley is ...

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Out of Wanchese

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Fly Fishing, Uncategorized

In Search of Speckled Trout and Red Drum on North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound It’s an early June ...

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Raise a Gourd

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Food and Drink, Uncategorized

Five Pumpkin Beers That Are Actually Delicious Pumpkin beers have gotten a bad rap. When they ...

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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 ...

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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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Fishing Memories

Featured, Summer

Photos by Merrill Watson Dressed in waders, Dad slipped on the mossy rocks and into...

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Editor’s Note

Summer

As you will discover in our cover story, a recent study tells us that the fish we catch and eat may...

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Summer 2023 Gear Review

Summer

Mountain Hardwear, Trail Sender JacketSometimes the best jacket is the one you have with you....

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Bavarian’s Brews

Summer

Bavarian Brothers Brewing offers a rotating list of house beers at the Bavarian Inn that will...

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The Bavarian Inn

Summer

Photos Courtesy of The Bavarian Inn David Asam has been focused on hospitality for as long as he...

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Troubled Waters

Featured, Summer

New Study Finds Opioids, Psychoactive Medications and Other Drugs in Florida Redfish Photos...

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Places to Go

Travel

West Virginia’s Jefferson County

2022, Travel, Winter

If you can imagine an outdoor adventure, you can find it at River Riders Adventure Resort...

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“Water Views: Rivers, Lakes, Oceans”

2022, Fall, Travel

David Ondaatje’s Book Reveals Stunning Aerial Photographs—and Concern for Our Waters Recently,...

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Turning the Page

2022, Editor's Picks, Fall, Travel, Uncategorized

In Irvington, The Tides Inn Is Connecting to Its Environment—and a New Generation of Guests...

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Virginia Eastern Shore

2022, Fall, Featured, Travel

It may no longer be a “best kept secret” (thanks a lot, Internet!), but Virginia’s Eastern...

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Staff's Picks

4 Virginia Craft Ciders to Sip on This Winter

2021, Food and Drink, Staff's Picks

More than 30 varieties of apples are grown in orchards across Virginia, giving hard cider makers...

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Ghost Trap Rodeo: Clearing Florida Waters of Dangerous Traps

2021, Featured, Staff's Picks

Fishing Tournament with a “Catch” Helps Clear Florida Waters of Dangerous Ghost Traps...

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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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