Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is 3,800 acres of unchecked wilderness. Here, centuries-old trees scrape the sky and shelter a natural world that reminds us of our place on this planet.
Hunting, by definition, is a sport. But it is not a game. When we hunt, we step into another world — the natural world, the wild world — intending to take something from it. The best hunters appreciate this, respect this, and pause for this before they pull a trigger or set a trap. They know, too, that life has always required life, whether we sustain ourselves on plants or game. And most important, they understand that what we take, we should also revere. These are our true sportsmen.
Serious birders come to the Outer Banks festival with a single goal — to spot a bird unlike any other they’ve ever seen. Others climb into canoes and hike into the wetlands to explore eastern North Carolina’s natural spaces. They all get swept up in Wings Over Water.