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trooper3385
March 20, 2007, 11:56 PM
I stole this idea from another forum, but changed it to hunting instead of just guns in general. Which magazine do you think is the best hunting publication out there? In my opinion, the Texas Trophy Hunter magazine is by far the best one that I've read. Even if your not from Texas. While it does have it's share of ad's, it doesn't seem to be over run by them like some of the magazines are. The articles and picture are very interesting. I just wish it came out every month instead of every other month. What do you all think?

Charshooter
March 21, 2007, 12:28 AM
Sports Afield has good articles, but it is more aimed toward wealthy hunters.

Kato_Guy
March 21, 2007, 01:04 AM
I would have to say peterson hunting is a my favorite The field and stream and outdoor life are good in the fall but this time of year they are horrible!!

Quickdraw Limpsalot
March 21, 2007, 07:51 AM
I really like the American Hunter mag put out by the NRA. Lots of good stuff, IMO. Field & Stream is always pretty good too.

fisherman66
March 21, 2007, 08:56 AM
I prefer blind magazines.

Art Eatman
March 21, 2007, 10:45 AM
Thinking in terms of a year's worth of articles, and help for the newbies, I still think the "Big Three" are the best. Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life. All kinds of hunting, all around the country. Same for fishing.

Art

jhgreasemonkey
March 23, 2007, 12:29 PM
The Washinton hunter magazine has been pretty unreliable. They have fabricated 2 stories that I know of. So I dont read that one anymore. Bummer there are not any good ones that I know of for my area.

USNairman
March 23, 2007, 12:42 PM
Who needs to pay for magazines with the internet around...

RedneckFur
March 23, 2007, 06:33 PM
I like them all for fishing articles, but most of the hunting magazines I've read just arent very relative to the type of hunting i do. I still like to read the articles, look at the pictures, and wish i was there though.

My favorites have always been Field and Stream, and Southern Outdoors.

Jack O'Conner
March 23, 2007, 08:29 PM
FUR-FISH-GAME is the only one I subscribe to anymore. Outdoor Life & Field Stream have become long run-on advertisements for new gear. Peterson's HUNTING would be okay if Boddington went away.

Jack

fisherman66
March 23, 2007, 09:15 PM
I knew you'd say "Outdoor Life", Jack. I guess you knew O'Conner served as an executive editor for Peterson's Hunting after leaving Outdoor Life?

chemist308
March 23, 2007, 09:59 PM
I'm starting to like one that's local to me: Pennsylvania Game and Fish. I also get Outdoor Life and Field and Stream; they're good too.

And +1 for Fur Fish and Game. By the way do they still have adds in there for folks buying wild ginseng from woodsmen? My uncle used to harvest that stuff and he used to give me all his old Fur Fish and Game.

Kreyzhorse
March 25, 2007, 07:39 AM
I get both F&S and Outdoor Life. I don't think that either of them are great, but they are cheap to subscribe too and I usually find at least a good article or two that justifies the cost of admission.

I let my sub to Sports Afield die. Articles are usually well written but as I don't have an African safari planned, they lose something in translation. Ditto the custom made double or trophy room.

My favorite sub is Kentucky Afield. Generally well written articles :barf: and the money support Kentucky wildlife funds.

Art Eatman
March 25, 2007, 09:50 AM
The specific-state-oriented mags are okay, but there's little "how to" stuff for newbies. The ones for Georgia and Florida, anyway. A lot of useful info if you already know what you're doing.

I do get a bit tired of the real estate ads: "Own your own hunting land! 6.873205 acres on Stinking Scum Creek! Only $8,399 per acre!"

:), Art

Rembrandt
March 25, 2007, 10:40 AM
American Hunter - from the NRA, good all around topics
North American Whitetail - deer only topics
Varmint Hunter - prairie dogs, crows, coyotes, etc

Won't buy Field & Stream because of its editors anti-black gun positions.

rem33
March 25, 2007, 10:48 AM
Field & Stream was my favorite as at one time and the back page with Patrick McManas (sp) was the best. Sports Afield, and Outdoor Life were good too.

22-rimfire
March 25, 2007, 11:12 AM
For years I subscribed to Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. Let the subscriptions lapse as my hunting became more sporadic and I became more focused on work, photography, and family. Subscribed again a couple of years ago and I am really enjoying them monthly. My hunting and fishing activities have experienced a similar rejuvenation; so has gun buying and shooting.

I really like NRA's American Hunter. I love to go through issues of Fur Fish & Game. That is a magazine of my youth and it brings back fond memories. Also get one of the state hunting magazines. It's okay. Not great. The PA magazine is good as is the PA Game News.

Now photography is again about to go through a rejuvenation of sorts for me. Looking forward to it and I'll probably subscribe to Outdoor Photographer as well. Good magazine.

chemist308
March 26, 2007, 02:30 AM
Won't buy Field & Stream because of its editors anti-black gun positions.
Thankyou. I didn't know about that.

ConcealCarryNY
March 26, 2007, 06:00 AM
FUR-FISH-GAME is the only one I subscribe to anymore

+1 on that fine magazine

Art Eatman
March 27, 2007, 10:35 AM
"Won't buy Field & Stream because of its editors anti-black gun positions."

I'd have to see it to believe it.

Art

mikejonestkd
March 27, 2007, 11:33 AM
Field and Stream FIRED Zumbo, so how are they anti black gun? Sounds to me like they were taking the EBR side of things on that issue with Zumbo.

I get F&S and outdoor life, sometimes they are good and sometimes they are average...

Rembrandt
March 27, 2007, 07:47 PM
David Petzal, editor of Field and Stream came out against black guns in 1994 saying, Quote: "The American public -- and the gun-owning public; especially the gun-owning public -- would be better off without the hardcore military arms, which puts the average sportsman in a real dilemma". An Uzi or an AKM or an AK-47 should be no more generally available than a Claymore mine or a block of C4 explosive."

Here's more.... http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=257553&highlight=field+stream

Art Eatman
March 27, 2007, 08:21 PM
One guy? And 1994? Sorry, but I'm not gonna blast an entire group of editors, columnists and feature writers over one guy. That's no better than quitting TFL over some idiot's racist flaming in L&P that was resurrected from 1999.

Art

Jseime
March 27, 2007, 08:33 PM
I'm a big fan of Petersens Hunting actually I like all of their magazines.

Rembrandt
March 28, 2007, 05:30 AM
One guy? And 1994? Sorry, but I'm not gonna blast an entire group of editors, columnists and feature writers over one guy.

This one guy was and still is the executive editor, 1994 was the pivotal year the Brady Bill (AWB) came to life that set the model for many liberal states to enact similar legislation. Recently Petzal has continued to make insulting comments comparing Zumbo boycotters to metal patients and calling them "Yahoo's". Although the Zumbo issue has been beat to death, I think the actions of these "yahoo's" in the long run will do more good to strengthen 2nd Amendment resolve than efforts of Field & Stream.

Everyone is free to make their own conclusions about Field & Stream....this is just my small way of letting them them know, I think their executive editor crossed the line and will not receive my financial support.

fisherman66
March 28, 2007, 09:42 AM
No such thing as bad publicity.

Art Eatman
March 28, 2007, 10:31 AM
Better to write the publisher, able to say, "As a long-time subscriber, I must protest this wilful divisiveness within the firearms community." Etc., etc. You don't change people's minds by going away and sulking. First communicate; then, follow with a further communication about the action of cancelling a subscription.

One snail-mail letter is seen to represent the views of around 300 people. Same view is held by the advertisers as well as the publishers.

Silence makes no change.

Art

lockedcj7
March 28, 2007, 03:57 PM
+1 on FFG. I also like Deer and Deer Hunting because they actually publish scholarly articles based on good science along with the "how to's" and whatnot.
It is specific to whitetails and has an eastern focus though.

Rembrandt
March 28, 2007, 06:57 PM
Better to write the publisher, able to say, "As a long-time subscriber, I must protest this wilful divisiveness within the firearms community." Etc., etc. You don't change people's minds by going away and sulking. First communicate; then, follow with a further communication about the action of cancelling a subscription.

One snail-mail letter is seen to represent the views of around 300 people. Same view is held by the advertisers as well as the publishers.

Silence makes no change.

Art

Art, not sure if your comments are directed at me or not...if not no problem, sometimes it's hard to interpet internet intent. If it was for me, I have not been a long time subscriber and by no means sulking. Not my intent for the topic to head this direction, merely responding to your questions.

While I agree writing to the editor and publisher informs them of customer disapproval and has a place, withholding financial support for their product does the same thing and more.

Like many TV/Radio news outlets, news papers, and/or magazines....they exist to make money. Alienating your market is bad business.....doesn't matter if you're CBS, FOX News, or Field & Stream. As a consumer I choose to support publications that are in line with my beliefs. David Petzal drew the rath of the NRA and gun community down on himself in 1994....comments like his are never forgotten. While no apology ever came from Petzal, supporting his publication would be tantamount to supporting his beliefs.Message is plain and simple, if you want my money....don't attack the second amendment.

Art Eatman
March 29, 2007, 09:12 AM
Aw, just sort of an "in general..." comment on how to affect a behavior or a policy.

I don't subscribe to S.A, so Petersen Publishing doesn't know I exist. I might get some effect by writing advertisers, but as a non-subscriber I'm rather unimportant to Petersen.

Non sequitur: I don't like IRS, but I definitely read their publications. :D

Art