T. Edward Nickens

Nickens is editor-at-large of Field & Stream and the author of The Total Outdoorsman Manual. His articles also appear in Smithsonian and Audubon magazines.


How the Great Fire of 1934 Changed Wrightsville Beach

More than 80 years ago, fierce winds whipped flames through the town of Wrightsville Beach, forever changing the look of this oceanside community.


12 Months, 12 Rivers, 12 Fish: A Guide to the Freshest Catch

From briny currents to bracing mountain pools, fish and rivers are always in cahoots. Our waters are stocked with true characters (fish, too) — if you know when and where to find them.


Ramblin’ Man: Uncovering a Temporary Treasure

Finding a buried Native American artifact in the Cape Fear River brings history home — but not for long.


Black Bears Are Making a Coastal Comeback

Once a symbol of the mountain woods, black bears are now thriving — and eating well — on the Coastal Plain.