Vol. 11 Num. 1
The easy way is not always the best way. In the pages of this issue of Covey Rise, we are advised to slow down, take our time, and go the extra mile to achieve great things. Sometimes a leap of faith or a decision to go with the flow produces better results than we could have hoped for.
In this issue, the glory of Gleneagles and its storied past unfolds before Matt Soberg’s solo hunting trip turns out to mean just a bit more. Dr. Charles Campbell takes on the challenge of restoring the esteemed Butterfield Plantation and Dave Cruz forges a career path through his love of the outdoor lifestyle. Finally, Thomas Reed reflects on the trials and tribulations of wingshooting and that one bird that never seems to get caught, and Chef Wade Truong helps us get out of our comfort zone when it comes to game.
The meal after the hunt wouldn’t taste as good if it wasn’t hard earned during a day afield with a shotgun in hand. Sometimes our dogs don’t take off in the direction we’d like them to, but those extra steps make a fallen bird that much more rewarding. Passion and determination take the forefront of this issue, and we hope you ride that wave into your next upland adventure.
Gleneagles: A glorious Scottish secret.
Solo in a Small Town: Alone in the middle of nowhere, but part of a bigger plan.
As Fate Would Have It: Providence returns an esteemed property to family hands.
Dave Cruz, A Portrait: Why the wingshooting tradition appears strong for another century.
Ghost Grouse: A trying terrain, a patient dog, and a phantom bird.
(dis)Comfort Food: The complex simplicity of Elevated Wild.
Cover by John Hafner