June/July 2011

June/July issue

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Southwest Louisiana—Still a Sportsman’s Paradise

Southwest Louisiana—Still a Sportsman’s Paradise

From the Texas border to east of New Orleans, Louisiana’s marshes and bayous teemed with fish, birds, ducks and alligators. Then came April 20, 2010,…

Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament

Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament

The tournament is held at a time when two great tuna migrations overlap.  The weekend after Independence Day is near the end of the bluefin…

Secretariat

Secretariat

The world watched as a big red colt claimed his place among racing’s elite as the 1973 winner of the Triple Crown – a trifecta…

African Professional Hunter Association

African Professional Hunter Association

In recent years, pursuing big game in Africa the sport has become threatened by poaching, environmental changes, and rapid population growth and even unethical practices…

Adirondack Guide Boats

Adirondack Guide Boats

Steve Kaulback is the builder and designer of the  graceful, all-wooden, feather-light works of art, the Adirondack Guide Boat. From fly fishing to hoisting a…

Bloodhound Trailing

Bloodhound Trailing

The annual training of bloodhounds and their handlers by the Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue organization (VBSAR) is held at the Institute Farm in Aldie,…

Fly Fishing at the Bahamas

Fly Fishing at the Bahamas

Everything in the Bahamas except the vaunted gray ghost of the flats, the beautiful and powerful bonefish, moves to the rhythm of island time: slow,…

Huntsmen’s Hunt at Blue Run Hunt

Huntsmen’s Hunt at Blue Run Hunt

Te folks at the Bull Run Hunt in Culpeper, who are celebrating its centennial anniversary this year, like to think they have “the most fun…

Game Conservancy USA

Game Conservancy USA

The Game Conservancy USA (GCUSA) arose from conversations held in 1985 and 1986 between members of the Game Conservancy Trust (GCT) in U.K. and B.Z….

The Northwest Passgae

The Northwest Passgae

Departing from Greenland on July 20, the crew stopped at Beechey Island after two weeks’ travel and visited the graves of three members of the…

West Virginia Breeders Classics

West Virginia Breeders Classics

25 years of Breeders Classics races have produced an extraordinary $17 million in purses for horse breeders and owners. That money has spawned a highly…

Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington boasts a beautiful restored historic district, a thriving arts scene, a world-renowned film-making industry, good restaurants, tourist attractions aplenty, a top-ranked university and nearby…

Thoroughbred a PBS Documentary

Thoroughbred a PBS Documentary

In the summer of 2007 , Kentucky Educational Television (KET)  contacted Paul Wagner to discuss making a film about the Thoroughbred. After three years, much…

Homecoming USA 17 – America’s Cup winner

Homecoming USA 17 – America’s Cup winner

The giant trimaran – 115 feet long, 20 stories high with a wing sail 300 pounds shy of four tons – was carried to San…

The Virginia Foxhound Show

The Virginia Foxhound Show

For all intents and purposes, the Virginia Foxhound Show is indeed a dog show, an event where foxhounds are judged on conformation according to a…

The U.S. Army Caisson Platoon

The U.S. Army Caisson Platoon

The silence of the procession is broken only by the rhythmic clip-clop of the seven handsome horses. Astride four of the horses, soldiers sit ramrod…

Vassily Primakov and The Tuesday Evening Concert Series

Vassily Primakov and The Tuesday Evening Concert Series

Primakov was born in Moscow in 1979.  He studied with his mother before entering the Central Special Music School in Moscow at the age of…

Crozet, Virginia

Crozet, Virginia

A sleepy little Southern village in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Crozet can be described as the little town that survived its own…

Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

Originally a race across frozen Lake Superior starting on Madeline Island, its course now weaves throughout the back country of the Bayfield County Forest’s Sand…

Point-to-Point Racing with the Fairfax Hunt

Point-to-Point Racing with the Fairfax Hunt

The Fairfax Hunt has held its annual races at Morven Park just west of Leesburg, Virginia since 2006.  Morven Park and the Fairfax Hunt share…

Icicle Trout

Icicle Trout

In spite of the 15-degree temperature, we had trekked forth seeking the Grand River’s Lourdes-like healing waters.  It held the tonic that could alleviate our…

Echols Rifles

Echols Rifles

An Echols bolt-action hunting rifle is a functional work of art. Its performance and lines are flawless. The rifles will not be found at your…

The Red Setter

The Red Setter

The setters from Ireland are loved by hunters and field trial enthusiasts as well as those who show dogs.  But the Irish setter that hunters…

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Nowhere in Fredericksburg can you escape the Civil War, not even here beside this busy highway. This place served as a defensive position during Chancellorsville…