Vol. 11 Num. 6
October-November 2023 Edition
Adventure meets nostalgia when the past is incorporated into the future—some of the old into some of the new. It’s important to remember that established upland traditions can be made new again and new adventures make welcome traditions.
In this issue of Covey Rise, we visit with October Kennels, keepers of the Ryman setter’s flame. Then, we travel to Pineridge Grouse Camp, a Northwoods retreat for more than great hunting who has a reputation that precedes it. A splash of history springs off the page when we talk about Ogden Pleissner, an artist of yesteryear who has captured the essence of sporting traditions. We also visit with Griffin & Howe, an established purveyor of fine firearms celebrating the opening of a new facility to much fanfare. And we hear from Chef John Currence, who grew up in a Louisiana duck blind and cooked his way to stardom across the Southeast. In QuietKat, we find a thought experiment about what the future of upland adventures might look like. We also explore natural wine, a controversy fermenting in the spirits world, and consider one example of how quail hunting has changed the world. Along the way, Frank reveals his latest, greatest, and only country music hit that is sure to be a radio sensation if he ever puts paws to paper to finish it.
So let the old be new again, and welcome the new with open eyes and open hearts. It’s hunting season, after all. Let us be glad and rejoice in it.
Cover by Brian Grossenbacher