Vol. 9 Num. 4
JUNE - JULY 2021 ISSUE
The stories printed on the pages of a magazine are eternal. It is this power of the pages that makes Covey Rise critical for the future of publishing and hunting traditions. Pick up the magazine in your hands and notice the distinct look, feel, and smell. Each issue is a book in and of itself. And the ink on the paper preserves the upland stories that need be told now and in the future. For they will ignite the imaginations of the next generation, so hopefully they appreciate the upland lifestyle as we do now.
In “King Ranch,” Miles DeMott dives into the history, lore, and influence of this iconic place. When Captain Richard King set about building his ranch, he was almost certainly confident he could make it succeed. From humble beginnings, he had always worked both hard and smart, and his transition from the steamboat trade to the ranching business would define not only the history of South Texas, but much of the American West as well. King Ranch remains one of the last strongholds for wild quail hunting and conservation in the South.
Richard Childress is a racing icon. And, the story of his rise to becoming a NASCAR racing legend is one that can only happen in America. Despite his success, he’s also endured serious heartbreak, but he’s persevered through it all by taking the right chances, meeting the right people, and hunting along the way.
As it flows from the North to the South, the Mississippi River might be the most influential travel corridor in American history. Our own Frank A. Dog goes searching for the mouth of the mighty Mississippi during hunting season and shares his uniquely canine perspectives, trials, and tribulations of life while on the hunter’s road.
Westley Richards is a British gunmaker that is synonymous with exquisite perfection. After the death of its leader Simon Clode, all too soon, the company is in good hands going forward, as Anthony (Trigger) Alborough-Tregear, a maverick himself, is taking the reins to preserve the gunmaker’s name and status for future generations.
Cover by Brian Grossenbacher