Category / Covey Rise
Sportsmen share a deep connection with the land upon which they hunt, cultivate, and live. This land provides jobs, clean air, fresh water, sustainable resources, and a wonderful sporting playground to enjoy. We celebrate the land, the hunt, and the upland lifestyle, and in this issue, we learn about different individuals whose passion for the outdoors is evident in how they live their lives.
As we shift our focus from the summer months—which were full of fly fishing, shooting sporting clays, and spending time outdoors with friends and family—to the beginning of hunting season, we reflect on what adventures this new season could bring. Maybe this season, you’ll get the chance to head to Wyoming in search of the elusive chukar partridge, or head to south Texas seeking bobwhite quail. Whatever this season has in store, you’re sure to find more than just birds in your pursuits.
All wingshooters get a special thrill from seeing, holding, or shooting a best gun. These are works of art as well as highly functional tools of our passions. In the June-July issue, we meet stocker, a sculptor of wood who creates the beautiful stocks on best-quality guns: his name is Paul Hodgins. Born and raised in the UK and living and working now in the US in Logan, Utah, Hodgins