Vol. 4 Num. 1
Vol. 4 Num. 1 – December/January 2016
Gathering our news of the world from a nightly network television broadcast has long been a fact of daily living in America, through generations. For many years, either from a network studio or broadcasting from the field, Tom Brokaw has been our evening information anchor. Covey Rise spent a weekend in the pheasant fields of South Dakota at Paul Nelson Farm last fall with Mr. Brokaw, a native son of South Dakota and longtime pheasant hunter.
From a personality profile on an inspiring man and hunting devotee to a gun profile of generational significance, we share another exciting feature written by Miles DeMott, about a Stevens shotgun passed down to young hunters-to-be.
The Continental Field Trials hosted by Florida’s Dixie Plantation are the epicenter for top-level bird-dog competition, and have been for decades. Barbara Teare writes about the Plantation’s history and Field Trials’ important role in setting the bar for the ongoing improvement of the dog breeds.
Nancy Anisfield takes her German shorthaired pointers—trained on hunting birds in the Northeast’s dense upland coverts—to discover pheasant and other game on Castle Valley Lodge’s wide open 14,000 acres.
And we embark on a driven shoot in the UK with prominent sporting-travel hosts Bettws Hall, written by author and shotgun expert Chris Batha.