Last year we introduced the first-ever Sporting Lifestyle issue of Sporting Classics. From Theodore Roosevelt’s game room to the home of Dick and Mary Cabela, we toured some of the most extraordinary sporting homes ever designed.
This year we build on that foundation by exploring homes you the reader can personally visit—even own! Look inside the majestic hillside home of the late outdoor writer Corey Ford; explore a Southern plantation with game-scene murals painted on the dining room walls; see what went into creating “the Ultimate Sportsman’s Lodge.”
Our cover reflects this issue’s theme by showcasing a new way to enjoy the sporting lifestyle. Nomadic Shack is a custom home builder that constructs modular “shacks” to fit a client’s wants and needs. The home showcased on the cover took just 60 days to complete, with Nomadic Shack constructing, shipping, and erecting it on a hill overlooking a waterfowl roosting area.
Can’t buy or build at the moment? Consider visiting Primland Resort, Joshua Creek Ranch, or other hunting lodges that enable their visitors to stay in the lap of luxury while hunting trophy game animals. Between the outdoors and the indoors, you’ll never want to leave.
This issue includes:
His new hunting concession would be a huge success. And then came the lions . . .
By David Cabela
GOOD BIRD HUNTERS GO TO HEAVEN
Some things a man can do best when alone, but not bird hunting.
By Havilah Babcock
A STATELY BUCK HE WAS
An early morning hunt for black-tailed deer.
By Clarence A. Lyman
EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES
A bittersweet memoir of bird hunting on safari in northern Kenya.
By Robert F. Jones
DREAM HOMES FOR SPORTSMEN
A tour of homes that truly epitomize the sporting life.
Might I possibly consider using a 40-year-old recurve bow on my North Country rifle hunt?
By Michael Altizer
SPORT AMONG THE CLOUDS
Two days of fun and family bonding at Primland Resort.
By Ryan Stalvey
There’s one less trophy buck in Texas . . . but plenty more where he came from.
By Taylor J. Pardue
A PERFECT PRESERVE
The Preserve at Boulder Hills has something for everyone.
By John Steinbreder & Tom Keer
Columns by Mike Gaddis, Michael Altizer, Roger Pinckney, Doug Painter, Tom Keer, Laurie Bogart Wiles, Ron Spomer, Tom Davis, Todd Wilkinson, and Robert Matthews.