Vol. 5 Num. 5
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUE
Wingshooting season is upon us and it is important for sportsmen to be fully equipped when they hit the field. So, we did the research for you and inside this issue we examine cutting-edge companions for upland hunters: knives and other sharp, essential tools. We also take a journey to Montana to visit Stock Farm Club, a sporting playground set amid stunning views of the Bitterroot Valley, where we try our hand at fly-fishing and get acquainted with their Five Stand Shooting Center. We visit another sporting playground, Glendorn, in northwestern Pennsylvania and spend time exploring their 1,500 acres of prime upland habitat.
With appetites whetted, we head down South to Roberts Shooting Preserve in Georgia, where Gianni Gallucci prepares Italian dishes full of upland game for friends and family. And speaking of Italy, in this issue we learn about the Spinone Italiano, a truly versatile hunting breed built for tough terrain, and explore the life of Athos Menaboni, an Italian immigrant artist who rose to fame by painting his favorite muse—birds. Returning to London for the next installment of our best gun series, we take a closer look at the fine art of chequering. Along the way Frank, our no-nonsense correspondent, shares with us how you really get to know someone, and we consider ways to safeguard water, our most precious resource.
After the long journey, it’s time for a drink of something other than water. May we suggest a glass of mead? Or how about a nice refreshing beer? In this issue we explore mead, one of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages and find out if cigars and beer really do complement each other. We also investigate the mystery behind wine—terroir—and its effect on why wine tastes as it does. So, pull up a chair and pour a drink because it’s Covey Rise time. We hope you enjoy.
Cover image by Lee Thomas Kjos