Guide Profiles: Ed McCoy (Virginia)

My family inherited a mountain farm in western Virginia when I was in fifth grade, and from then on, I wanted to spend as much time up there as I could. Grouse were plentiful, and my two brothers and I spent countless. . .

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Guide Profiles: Durrell Smith (Georgia)

Durrell Smith started hunting birds in 2016 with his labrador retriever on public lands in the Red Hills region of Georgia. He quickly fell in love, as he says, with “…the fine art in it all: from the dogs, to the guns, to the stories. . .

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Meet the Nominees for the 2023 Orvis Endorsed Awards!

This will be the thirty-eighth year that the Orvis Company will recognize excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides (ELOG) program. The winners of this year’s coveted awards will be . . .

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Guide Profiles: Karen Syron (Idaho)

I was 18 when I started ruffed grouse hunting in Northern Idaho near where I grew up in Coeur d’Alene, and to this day, it’s still my favorite place to hunt. I came to work here at the Flying B Ranch 17 years ago as a temporary. . .

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A Good Checklist is a Key to a Great Hunting Trip

If you’re anything like me, you hate being on a hunting trip and discovering that you have forgotten to pack some necessary item. At best, you may have to spend money to buy a duplicate of something you already own, while at worst, the absence of that . . .

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Podcast: Conservation Education, with Al Stewart

Al Stewart joins Reid to discuss his work with The Nimrod Education Center at Hillsdale College. Al, who retired from 50 years with Michigan DNR, is a game-bird specialist who has studied and hunted internationally. In retirement, he has taken a post . . .

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Podcast: Idaho Upland Days, with Andy Wayment

Idaho’s Andy Wayment joins Reid to discuss his new book, Idaho Upland Days. The two talk about the role hunting has played in Andy’s life, his love of the Gem State’s native grouse, great dogs, and the pleasure of recording memories of days afield. A . . .

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Guide Profiles: Jon Hubble (Central Texas)

Jon Hubble began his hunting career at 9 years old, chasing quail on his family’s pastures in West Texas with a BB gun. He had free reign of the property at that age, so long as he stayed within earshot of his mom. Today, Jon is owner. . .

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