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2022 | Covey Rise

Vol. 10 Num. 5
Vol. 10 Num. 5
Covey Rise

Vol. 10 Num. 5

$ 10.00

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2022 ISSUE

There are many common threads running throughout each hunting trip we take: our beloved dogs, our trusted guns, and, hopefully, a bagged bird or two. However, no two upland experiences are the same. In fact, the chosen location for a hunting expedition often colors the experience.

In this issue of Covey Rise, Reid Bryant explores the hill country of Eastern Nebraska at Pheasant Bonanza before artist Walter Matia guides us across the USA in his wildlife sculptures. Take a trip through sporting history to learn about smallbore shotguns before enjoying the locally sourced food of the Scottish Highlands and finishing up with a scenic, father-son trip to the wilds of Alaska.

No matter where in the world your pursuit of the hunt may take you, there will always be something new and wonderful waiting to be discovered. Clear your calendar before reading; by the end of this issue, you’ll be ready to plan your next trip afield.

 

Insurance of Life and Livelihood: Achieve your upland goals at Pheasant Bonanza in Nebraska.

Walter Matia: The potential energy of art.

The Modern Obsession: Shooters of today garner a passion for smallbore shotguns.

From Highlands to Table: Learning the virtues of slow food in Scotland.

Return to the Izembek: Part I: World-class wingshooting and fishing on the edge of Alaska.

 

Cover by: Brian Grossenbacher

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Vol. 10 Num. 4
Vol. 10 Num. 4
Covey Rise

Vol. 10 Num. 4

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JUNE-JULY 2022 ISSUE

When one hears the phrase “upland hunting,” it is easy to recall memories of a hunt, images of beloved bird dogs, and picturesque views taken in on the journey. However, upland hunting is not simply a sport, but a lifestyle, and one that has been decades in the making. 

The customs of the hunt are passed down through generations of families, lifetimes are dedicated to perfecting a craft, and the utmost respect is given to practices that have been around much longer than we have. Covey Rise seeks to recognize the stories of those who have dedicated themselves to upholding these traditions. 

Whether it be the meticulous crafting of a beautiful gun, honoring the art of hunting with animals, or lovingly enhancing the sport with a home-cooked meal, the upland lifestyle is integral to the hunt, even if the hunt doesn’t define the lifestyle. This issue looks at that relationship, and we celebrate it all.


Wing & Barrel: Bringing the best of California together at Wing & Barrel Ranch.

 

Bubba: A lifetime of humility is the legacy of Bubba Wood.

 

Spectacle of Nature: The ancient art of falconry with bird dogs elevates hunting to its pinnacle form.   


Flawless Function: Few gunsmiths carry on the centuries-old trade, and Del Whitman is one.  


Peaches in the Summertime, Apples in the Fall: How Joanne Linehan’s love for food blooms in the Yaak Valley of Montana.


Through a Hunter’s Lens: The art of Rodger McPhail represents what we feel afield.

 

Cover by: Austin Coit

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Vol. 10 Num. 3
Vol. 10 Num. 3
Covey Rise

Vol. 10 Num. 3

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APRIL-MAY 2022 ISSUE

Simplicity is often overlooked and undervalued. We tend to mistake the “grand” moments in life as the ones we must strive for—the ones that will be most fulfilling or the most rewarding. But perhaps life’s best moments are found in the in-between—the moments in the waiting for things yet to come. It is the stillness found in moments some might call the mundane.

Covey Rise seeks out these treasured moments. We revel in the glory of the experience of the hunt and process that truly define a successful day afield. It is the loud thump of your own heartbeat amidst the anticipation of a covey rising from the shadows. It is the daily walk to that same spot each morning as the sun’s warm rays begin to stretch across the horizon. It is the thrill of the dogs rattling in their cages as they eagerly await the chase. It is the hands that labored to create a most cherished gun and the time spent between bird dog and owner that forges the bond of a lifetime.  

N.J. Correnti has defied the odds since he was 12 years old. Starting his own business at the age of 16, today he owns a globally acclaimed private aviation company, Nicholas Air. In “The Flight Ahead,” we discover where unwavering passion, confidence, and focus can lead you. For N.J., this is providing luxury travel, built for speed and efficiency–with the success story to prove it. 

At Castle Valley Outdoors in Utah, its grandeur and breathtaking typography is its very essence–a premier destination for the traveling wingshooter is just a small part. Beneath the Western skies, ancient traditions and familial pride run deep at Castle Valley. Owned and operated by the Johnson family and managed by Jim Fauver, such hallowed ground possesses wonders to unfold, enduring legacies of generations, and appreciation for the simple things.

For nearly 50 years, Mark and Sophie Haglin have combined their passion for English springer spaniels with their educational backgrounds to become the premier springer breeding program in the United States at Pine Shadows. Such a reputation as this does not come without the hard work and dedication that must endure to produce dogs that are equally equipped in the field as they are at home. This process begins at just a few weeks old. At Pine Shadows, the Haglins have upheld trusted customer care, high standards in all aspects, and hearts for creating the lifetime bond between bird dog and owner.

The term “English gunmaker” is not sufficient to encompass the genius and personhood of David Trevallion. The history and heritage of a near century-long career of gun mastery can only define such as man as this. From his first days at Purdey’s to now teaching a new man the invaluable knowledge and craftmanship of fine gunmaking, David Trevallion is a legend among legends.

Plus: David Zumbaugh discusses the rise in conservation efforts after two years in a global pandemic while Chuck Holland writes about the effect it has also had on the cigar industry. Part two of the series “Grape to Glass” explores the crucial timeline in farming a vineyard and the vigneron who labors skillfully in the intricate dance of winemaking. Ben O. Williams recounts the simple joys of fly-fishing trout and campfires among the vast High Plains of life’s most unassuming moments.

Cover by: John Hafner

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Vol. 10 Num. 2
Vol. 10 Num. 2
Covey Rise

Vol. 10 Num. 2

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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2022 ISSUE

Upland hunting can only be truly and fully enjoyed among pleasant company, whether with four- or two-legged companions. The quantifiable successes of the day’s hunt will wither away, but the relationships built are what endure. This fellowship afield builds the foundation of our upland dreams. 

In every issue, Covey Rise strives to help forge these relationships in all aspects of the upland life—traditions shared and memories made. Perhaps, that is what it is all about: to revel in a feeling shared alongside others, rather than your own personal gain. From a daughter’s first successful shot to a conversation around a campfire following a hard day’s work, this issue brings this fellowship of the hunt to fruition.

An international household name, Jorge Padrón and his family have forged a legacy, honoring those that came before them and the generations to come. As the Padrón family hunts on a blistery winter afternoon at Otter Creek Homestead, they share life lessons, knowledge gained, and the values that helped shape their family empire.

Chef Tyler Lyne translates his childhood summers spent in the mountains of Wyoming living off the land to his art as a renowned chef in the kitchen. Former students at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Tyler and his wife, Jennifer, are owners of Tasting TBL in Birmingham, Alabama, a chef’s tasting experience hosted in their home. They share the tradition of cooking and its primal relationship to the hunt while building a community with all who walk through their doors.

Damascus-barreled shotguns have long been misunderstood, and Oliver Hartner, in “The Road to Damascus,” reveals such legend and lore along with years of personal prejudices that led him to a newfound understanding of these guns. He shares the intricate history and craftmanship behind them as well as practical knowledge for those who may want to invest in a Damascus gun.

Jim McCann recounts his time in Alaska hunting sharptails in their ancestral lands. A tale of the chase, this story is filled with adventure, breathtaking surroundings, and the power of reflection for the creatures that inhabited this earth millenniums ago.

Plus: David Zumbaugh teaches us about the future of lead and nontoxic shot for success on your days afield. Enjoy part one of our series on wine production from grape to glass, beginning in the soil. Finally, Frank A. Dog and Doc Blythe share stories of lessons learned with odes to fond memories and days gone by.

Cover by: Lee Kjos

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Vol. 10 Num. 1
Vol. 10 Num. 1
Covey Rise

Vol. 10 Num. 1

$ 60.00

10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR'S EDITION (DECEMBER - JANUARY 2022 ISSUE)

This limited-edition 10th Anniversary issue of Covey Rise includes over 250 pages of the best upland stories ever told from the most celebrated photographers and writers in the upland world. This issue is a celebration. For 10 years, Covey Rise has embraced the true complexity of our special moments in the uplands, the ones that make up the beating heart inside the lives of the beautiful stories we tell.

Covey Rise carries the torch to honor this upland lifestyle. In this timeless book, have merged our favorite stories from the most accomplished contributors. You’ll find everything from hunting adventures, fine food, vintage shotguns, and conservation efforts—all classic storytelling from here and abroad.

This celebration is for all of us. Covey Rise wouldn’t be where it is today without the help of our faithful readers. For that, we sincerely thank you. Let’s commemorate where we’ve come, protect our traditions for future generations, and honor the upland legacy we never want to be forgotten.


Cover by: John Hafner

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