Vol. 6 Num. 3
APRIL - MAY 2018 ISSUE
In Patagonia, a man can simultaneously lose and find himself. In the last issue of Covey Rise, we introduced you to Rance Rathie and Travis Smith of Patagonia River Guides. Reid Bryant and photographer Brian Grossenbacher headed south to explore a relatively new and incredibly prolific Valley quail resource in the Andean steppe of central Patagonia. In this issue, they continue their journey in Patagonia to learn more about those souls that come looking for legends, and maybe a bit of the world’s best wild bird hunting as well. In the second part of the two-part series, they explore the region and the remarkable quail resource. Needless to say, they find birds aplenty, untracked open spaces, and a story to last a lifetime in part 2 of “In the Rough Hills North of Trevelin.”
Also in this issue, writer Miles DeMott and photographer Terry Allen head to Millpond Plantation—a 10,000-acre estate, which took over 20 years to create—in Thomasville, Georgia. They pay a visit to the Sedgwick family to discover stories untold, relive happy memories, and reacquaint with a simpler time. Learn more about Millpond Plantation and the Sedgwick family history on page 52. Our team also heads to Halfway, Oregon, to visit Ira Stutzman and learn more about his handmade fly rods. They also take a few days to pursue chukar partridge in the area. Discover more about this adventure on page 80. And what trip would be complete without a top-notch travel experience for your favorite four-legged companion? Read about the luxuries available for your most loyal hunting partner in “Jet-Setting Bird Dogs.”
We resume the London best gun series to bring focus on the final elements of building the gun. Recently we took a trip back to London to learn more about the pure aesthetics of the gun—engraving—and to gather more resources to document this intricate process. Read more about the steel canvas and the art of engraving on page 62.
To top off this issue we learn about what and when to mix with whiskey, why cigar boxes are an essential part of the cigar business and discuss how sportsmen and women champion wildlife and public lands in America.
We’ve got a lot in store for and are glad you’re here for the ride. So, you know the drill: put your feet up and pour yourself a drink, because it’s Covey Rise time.
Cover image by Jerry Imprevento