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Field & Stream
Ask Petzal • Our legendary rifles editor answers your most pressing questions—like it or not
This Bites • Welcome to the chomping grounds, where we break down the strongest, deadliest, and, yes, most delicious bites in the wild
Straight Shooter • Long-range competitor and social-media influencer Rei Hoang talks precision rifles, 3,000-plus-yard shots, and secret Facebook groups
The Mega-Buck Boom • When it comes to 200-plus-inch whitetails, the record book proves that the good old days are now
Speak Up! • A few unkind words for mumblers, jabberers, and whisperers—and a warning for shooters everywhere
2020 Best of the Best Awards • After months of testing the latest guns, bows, rods, reels, and accessories, we honor the most innovative and outstanding gear of the year
MODERN CLASSICS • Celebrating 125 years of stories so great, they never get old
FANGS AND HORNS
Suicide Made Easy
THE COVER STORY • Nothing quite grabs a reader’s attention like menacing beasts, narrow escapes, and mortal peril
The Cautious Crocodile
LIVING THE DREAM • After the author arrives in Maine’s fabled North Woods with a moose tag in his pocket, an adventure he’s been wanting to take his entire hunting life, reality sets in, and he learns a valuable lesson: Be careful what you wish for
The Elephants of Chirisa
The Old Man and the Mountains
The Ghosts of Africa
THE TOTAL OUTDOORSMAN
The Art of Flippery
THE FAMILY GUIDE TO NOODLING
TEN TO GROW ON • IN THE LAST 125 YEARS, WE’VE SHARED countless outdoor skills that’ve helped readers hunt smarter, catch more fish, and simply have a ball in the wild. To keep that tradition alive, we’ve put together this new batch of killer tips from today’s leading experts.
The “Ferocious” Commuter
THE COVER STORY • Some of our most iconic covers featuring fathers and sons, husbands and wives, and old pals enjoying the wild together
The Reunion Hunt
NOTES FROM DEER CAMP • In getting ready for an annual whitetail trip in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the author goes through his old hunting journals and pieces together some highs and lows from an enduring tradition of friendship
THE TRUCK THAT OWES ME NOTHING
GAME CHANGERS • A look at 125 years of conservation milestones, starting with F&S’s initial pleas for fish and wildlife protections
THE BIGGEST RIPOFF • Today’s “Keep It Public” campaign is the latest rallying cry in a decades-long battle. In the early 1980s, a flashpoint ignited when President Reagan appointed industrialist James G. Watt as secretary of the interior. F&S fought for public lands then, as we do now, and Ted Trueblood didn’t mince words.
THE MIDAS TOUCH • For nearly three decades, conservation editor George Reiger was the magazine’s moral compass, pointing the way with a mix of indignation, outrage, cutting humor, and plain common sense, as he does here.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? • After a difficult year, hunters and anglers need our public lands and waters more than ever
THINK ABOUT IT
AN ACT OF FAITH • There’s nothing easy about steelhead fishing—but every now and then, the fish gods will answer your prayers
A HUNT WITH POPPA