With the proliferation of outdoors magazines on the market, it can sometimes be difficult for the newcomer to hunting and fishing to find the right magazine that gives him just what he wants, i.e., solid, reliable, well-written information by writers who have been there and done that time and again. Field & Stream remains the classic in the genre, which of late has been polluted and corrupted by such rags as Sports Afield and Men's Journal.
Field & Stream's strengths come from a number of points, including their editorial staff (people like Slaton White and David E. Petzal, who have been there forever), their stable of diverse, experienced writers, and how they select topics for coverage that every outdoorsman will find of use. Whether you want to know about trophy whitetail tactics, bass basics, seasonal info on stream trout, outdoor skills such as navigation and fire building, the details on rifles and shotguns, marksmanship, ammunition, knives, the best lures for all manner of species, great angling and hunting destinations, good books and videos, and so on, it is all here in Field & Stream. Every article is not only absolutely clear and to the point, but written with style by "duty experts" you can trust.
This fine magazine stays well clear of kayaking, crocodile wrestling, yuppies in the outdoors altogether, BASE jumping, and all the other stuff covered by lesser magazines, of which there are quite a few. Make no mistake: Field & Stream is a magazine for serious traditional outdoorsmen who want to sharpen their skills in the woods and on the waters. If you don't fall into that category, move along.