Vol. 8 Num. 1
DECEMBER - JANUARY 2020 ISSUE
We all understand that cold winds are inescapable at this time of year. But wintry conditions should never impede our ability to enjoy the upland traditions for which we live. During your downtime during the holidays, get comfortable with this issue of Covey Rise next to the fire and live the lifestyle through the best stories the uplands have to offer.
The holiday season is ideal for thinking about warmer climates and planning your next great upland adventure. In “Paradise Found,” author Oliver Hartner describes quail hunting in Argentina with Will and Lauren Cowan, owners of HookFire Adventure Travel and Safaris. Will was quoted as saying, “In these valleys, there are rivers no human has ever fished, and quail that’ve never heard a shotgun. This is one of the most genuine places you’ll ever see. I’ve seen a dreamy look in people’s eyes when they talk about places like this.”
A new legislative session is right around the corner, and in “The Politics of Gun Dogs,” Nancy Anisfield describes the dog-related bills that matter to our legacy and urges us all to get involved to make a difference. “When it comes to how most of us feel about our gun dogs, the word ‘passionate’ has no ambiguity,” Nancy wrote. “We live that passion, and with vigilance, we can preserve the right to pursue it.”
These fireside stories are even better with your favorite whiskey, cigar, or wine. Or, consider preparing a Covey Rise recipe for the Christmas table. In this issue, you’ll find wild-game options from renowned chef and author Stacy Lyn Harris, Fred Minnick discusses finding bourbon abroad, and Jordan Mackay describes the allure of drinking big reds in the winter. Last but not least, our “On Point” section features the latest gifts and gear that make perfect presents for our readers.
Cover by Terry Allen