Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cdes, bxrchk, Big Puma, Horbach Outdoors, Cert. Weigh Master
60502 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77598
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43790
BOBO the Clown 41127
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32705
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30585
facebook
Forum Stats
60502 Members
45 Forums
476395 Topics
6249585 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6238004 - 03/27/16 10:06 AM Hunting/Fishing Magazines
kmartinusa Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/09/11
Posts: 214
Loc: SW Oklahoma
Hi All-

Growing up I had little to no access to hunting and fishing however I was obsessed with both. The way that I stayed connected and learned was by reading everything that I could get my hands on. Field and Stream, every book that I could find (AC Becker, Larry Bozka, Rudy Grigar, Chester Moore, etc.), among others that I can't remember.

As an adult, I make a point of taking kids in similar situations to do stuff outdoors. This is because I know exactly what it is like to want to but not be able to and I believe that the stuff that we do is a productive way out of some really bad choices.

That said, I've got a 12 year old who lives in a pretty rough part of town who reminds me of me. I cannot take him everywhere with me or even often but I'd like to send gift subscriptions to a couple of magazines that will help feed his interest and that he will learn from. I have sent a subscription to Deer and Deer Hunting magazine because I believe it to be the best magazine out there related to deer hunting. I'd like to send a second one but I can't decide which one to send and I haven't read many magazines in awhile.

What outdoor magazine (I'd like it to cover both hunting and fishing) would you suggest? Field and Stream has a lot of stuff from parts of the country that is completely irrelevant to our area. I just don't know what would appeal to him- entertaining and good content- and be relevant to our area.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: LandPirate
We kept it as a pet for several months until it got run over by a truck. Then we ate him.

Top
#6238031 - 03/27/16 10:37 AM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
TxBuck Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/12/06
Posts: 320
I think Texas Fish & Game is still in business that would be a good one.

Top
#6238606 - 03/27/16 10:46 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
dkershen Online   content


Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15184
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Field and Stream has the best overall staff of writers. Texas Hunting and Fishing News is good for a local mag.
_________________________

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
www.NewHopeEquine.com

Top
#6238626 - 03/27/16 11:36 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
Sniper John Online   happy

gumshoe

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16317
Loc: North Texas
Texas Fish & Game is a good one.
I think the Texas Outdoors Journal is still around as a snail mail subscription too.

Another I always enjoyed though not Texas based is Fur-Fish-Game magazine. It has articles that are interesting in that they are not the ones just pimping the latest electronic gadgets, articles that are just outfitter advertisements, or rewritten boilerplate trophy deer and bass type articles you read in almost every month in the big outdoor mags. There are articles in FFG you just don't find much in those other magazines anymore like on trapping, hunting small game, wilderness survival, and woodsmanship for example.
_________________________

"Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you'll go!" ~ Dr. Seuss

Top
#6238679 - 03/28/16 05:47 AM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: dkershen]
Palehorse Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4035
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Originally Posted By: dkershen
Field and Stream has the best overall staff of writers. Texas Hunting and Fishing News is good for a local mag.

Yep. Even though a lot of it is not for our area, it's still cool for a young man to read and dream about going there. Outdoor Life is good for young ones too. They have a lot of the outdoor survival articles and comics. Both subscriptions can be had fairly cheap too.
_________________________
That which does not kill me only makes me more irritable.

Top
#6238854 - 03/28/16 08:46 AM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
EddieWalker Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1177
Loc: Tyler, TX
Safari Club International has my favorite magazine. It's pricey, but the main reason I'm a member.

Top
#6239469 - 03/28/16 05:56 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
Lone Cowboy Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/05/12
Posts: 32
Loc: Longmont, CO
I'm late to the hunting scene. Didn't go until I was in my 40's. I always, always learn at least one thing from F & S and outdoor life. worth a $1/ month in my opinion. Like you say a lot doesn't apply to what i"m doing now, but heck ya never know.
_________________________
Brian H
Longmont CO

Top
#6239580 - 03/28/16 07:12 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
furfinrfeather Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/17/09
Posts: 255
"Colorado Outdoors" is a nice one to read.

Top
#6240424 - 03/29/16 01:12 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
ALM TXhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/17/13
Posts: 154
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
I was fortunate enough to grow up reading Field-n-Stream and Outdoor Life magazines. These mags do a good job of covering both fishing and hunting. They will definitely get you into the outdoors. For local information in addition to Texas Fish & Game, Lonestar Outdoor News is informative.

Top
#6240457 - 03/29/16 01:33 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
Hoytman Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/06/06
Posts: 3621
Loc: hopkins co
fur fish and game is the only mag i subscribe to and love it!
_________________________
(Sig Pic to be no more than 125 pixels tall)

Top
#6241075 - 03/29/16 09:17 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
Texas Dan Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 11275
Deer and Deer Hunting. As the name implies, it covers both deer behavior and deer hunting from an individual perspective so the reader can make better decisions on what tactics work best.
_________________________
Dan,

Spring, Texas

Top
#6241872 - 03/30/16 02:46 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
Featherduster Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 5588
Loc: Columbus / Garwood
I know you said hunting AND fishing, and I think most people have those covered, but I can remember when I was little my parents got me a subscription to In-Fisherman magazine and Bassmasters. I remember laying down at night looking at all the new lures and techniques that the magazine had to offer and couldn't sleep cause I wanted to fish so bad. When fall came around I was looking into hunting magazines and still reading about cold fishing techniques.

Top
#6241997 - 03/30/16 04:32 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
Nogalus Prairie Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 19306
Loc: Corsicana
I am still a fan of F&S and Outdoor Life. They are cheap and fun reads - especially for young folks. I always enjoyed reading about stuff from all over.

Deer-only magazines are fine for a youngster but there are only so many stories that can be written on whitetail hunting.

I also think Eastmans' would be a fun read for a young person.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



Top
#6249967 - 04/06/16 12:38 PM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
TheCloudX Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Plano, Texas
Used to read F&S pretty regularly. Had a sub for years. But sometime ago they or Outdoor Life (pretty much the same mag) did a piece praising Obama for his conservation efforts and belittled everyone that pointed out his anti-gun policies.

Didn't renew my sub because of that and refuse to read them.

Now a days, I mainly use this site and a few others for news and tips.


Edited by TheCloudX (04/06/16 12:40 PM)

Top
#6250878 - 04/07/16 08:49 AM Re: Hunting/Fishing Magazines [Re: kmartinusa]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2730
Loc: Huntsville, AL
Another vote for Texas Fish & Game. Their lake reports are spot on.
_________________________
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide