New York, NY – The October-November issue of Field & Stream is on newsstands now

Best Days of the Whitetail Deer Rut 

Field & Stream’s 14th Annual “Best Days of the Rut” is the go-to guide for hunting the whitetail deer breeding season—aka, the rut. Broken down into six phases (pre-rut, seeking, chasing, peak breeding, pickup breeding, and secondary breeding), the special section has vital information on the rut, 50 expert tips, and more. Plus: Our picks for the seven-absolute must-hunt dates of the season.

The Allies 

The recently proposed Homestead Act aims to transfer 640 million acres of America’s public lands to state control, and this would almost certainly lead to the sale of the remaining public land—just like the millions of public acres that states have already sold off. As the fight for our federal public lands intensifies, two businessmen with very different customer bases came together to raise awareness of what’s at stake for America’s hunters, anglers, and sporting heritage. Yvon Chouinard (founder of outdoor retailer Patagonia) and Kenton Carruth (co-founder of hunting gear company First Lite) spoke to Hal Herring about their views on conservation. On the fight to preserve our public lands, Chouinard says: “We need to stop being negative, stop being on the defensive, get together and win this fight.”

Hunting-Camp Gear Field Test

Featuring two dozen products to help you hunt smarter, finish chores faster, have more fun, and maybe even get a little sleep. Whether it’s a cornhole set, a portable heater, a camp chair, or a travel trailer, there’s something for everyone in our latest Field Test.

The Uplanders 

Don’t miss this 10-page photo tribute to some of the hardest-working and most loyal bird-hunting partners—man’s best friend. Find some picture-perfect hunting dogs, like an English pointer, a Boykin spaniel, a black Lab, and a German shorthaired pointer.

PLUS: Wild Dove Escabeche; Land Monster Flatheads at Night; and more!


CONTACT: Cathy Hebert, 410.458.2823, [email protected]