ADVENTURE JOURNAL

HIGH ADVENTURE JOURNAL

In the Blind

– Story by Nathan Sparks. Photos by Nathan Sparks and Alexis Greene – It’s just before dawn when we step out of the truck. The peaceful murmuring of the North Platte River creates a pleasant background to the sound of our boots on the frozen ground. It’s so perfect; it’s […]

Lucky at the Honey Hole

Quail hunting at the Beretta Shooting Grounds is always a pleasure and sometimes, it’s downright magical.  This post from friend, client, and wordsmith Robert Parvin Williams captures the magic of one such experience.  His words make me relive that special day, which is without a doubt the best quail hunt […]

The Lore of Lanai

– Drew Carroll, Seek One Productions – The United States is host to many incredible hunting opportunities. From elk and mule deer of the Rockies, whitetails of the Midwest, to the moose and grizzlies of Alaska. Until recently, Hawaiian hunting opportunities didn’t seem to be on many hunter’s radars. The […]

The “Culinary Experience”

– Sean Finley – Every year I find myself in a wonderful dilemma to come up with new menu items that will dazzle our guests when they come to hunt. I have never wanted to just be “normal” when it comes to food. After working in the food industry for the last 25 years […]

Full Strap & Stringer

– Drew Burrell – What happens when you take some good ole boys from Tennessee and put them in the middle of the best waterfowl hunting spot in Louisiana? Well, let’s just say it’s a bad day to be a teal! Last summer, I was back home visiting with some […]

African Luxury

– Matthew Smith, &Beyond Sales Manager – If you have been looking for the perfect, luxurious safari lodge, we have found it! Located in the remote western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, expect a private Serengeti safari experience complete with resident hippo pods and remarkable lion prides. Perfectly situated on […]

Big Trout in a Small Creek

– John Geiger, Managing Editor of Safari Magazine and Safari Times – A fishing lodge on Georgia’s Soque River boasts more than four miles of private Appalachian trout streams. So how was it that in my two days of fishing I covered only 200 yards of water? Well, I guess […]

IN THE NEWS

Eddie Bauer – Wildlife biologist, destination hunting guide, and owner/operator of the High Adventure Company

John Burrell has guided hunting and fishing in world-class locations, from Zimbabwe and New Zealand to Uruguay, Alaska, and Argentina. From fly-fishing in Patagonia and wing shooting in South Dakota to hunting big game in Africa, Burrell’s High Adventure Company has assembled the finest collection of sporting lodges worldwide. One of his favorites is Tipiliuke in Argentina, a wing-shooting and fly-fishing paradise that recently hosted former President Jimmy Carter and was named top lodge in Patagonia with an Anglers Choice Award.

Garden & Gun – Searching for Monster Trout on Georgia’s Soque River

In the headwaters, cornfields in the valleys nudge against sycamores and mountain laurel as the river, here little more than a creek, twists through banks clad in vine and wildflowers. Farther downstream, it gathers flow from limestone springs, and its rock-ribbed pools are cooled in the shade of soaring hemlock groves. The Soque River (pronounced so-quee) flows for about thirty miles contained in a single county—Habersham, merely four counties northeast of metro Atlanta—an intimacy that lends it a homey, winsome, tucked-just-out-of-sight appeal.

Shooting Sportsman – The Adventurous Life

John Burrell drops two shells into his over/under as deftly as he would plunk Alka Seltzer into a glass of water. Plop, plop. He eases closed the gun and slips into the grass, stopping shy of the staunch setter. At the handler’s command, the pin is pulled from the waiting cocker, which launches like a grenade into the cover, blowing the covey of quail skyward.