Vol. 8 Num. 2
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2020 ISSUE
As the off season approaches, hunters and dogs are relegated to licking the wounds of recovery after roaming many hard-fought miles across the upland landscape. We can’t shake birds from our brains very easily, and unfortunately, time machines don’t exist for hunters who can’t wait. Luckily, Covey Rise is the resource that keeps us living the upland lifestyle all year-round.
The feature, “Down to Dirt,” about wildlife conservation at El Coronado Ranch in Arizona, shows how active management of soil and water supports many species of wildlife and the overall ecosystem of the surrounding region. A little effort on your private lands goes a long way.
Miles DeMott’s “Primary Player” showcases Steve Barnett’s role in the secondary fine-gun market. Inside the doors of Steve’s unassuming store in a small Mississippi town, gun collectors can rest assured that the finest guns in the world pass through his hands.
Shooters in the United States and the United Kingdom share a passion for shooting, but when we take a closer look at the tradition of driven shooting, the customs and practices contrast and diverge. In his piece, “When in Britain,” Silvio Calabi portrays the myths and misconceptions of shooting driven birds across the pond.
The upland lifestyle never dies, no matter the time of year. From fine food and quality spirits, to the hunt narratives, guns, and gear, utilize the downtime to appreciate the passion that is authentically presented on every page of Covey Rise as a resource to satisfy your upland indulgence every second until the next, long-awaited hunting season.
Cover by John Scheuermann