Vol. 10 Num. 3
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