Destinations

The Hunter’s Heartland

For me, though, the essence of Heartland Lodge was captured in the final image of our last day’s hunt, a perfect blue-sky December day spent in the field with guide Terry Abney: the sudden blaze of sunset on a cackling rooster’s wings, the gun’s thump against my shoulder, and out there beyond the dogs, right where the hillside falls away, the sight of golden feathers bursting like a firecracker and the big bird tumbling, tumbling down.

Hi on Quail

Here at North Carolina’s George Hi Plantation, a team of plantation managers, native-grass specialists and forest planners are turning back time to one largely forgotten. George Hi’s 1,000 acres of pines and old fields have been hunted with pointing dogs since before the Civil War, and today there’s a massive program of habitat improvement transforming the spread.

Paradise in Patagonia

One of the best-kept secrets in wingshooting By Ralph P. Stuart There are very few best-kept secrets in wingshooting. Most of the world’s premier…