New York, NY – The August-September 2018 issue of Field & Stream is on newsstands now.

Have Your Best Opener Ever

More than 700 opening days for hunting season are mapped out for hunters looking for their first and best opportunities more across the U.S. for deer, waterfowl, small game, and upland birds. Special sections on the Midwest, West, South, and East illustrate the excitement, anticipation, tactics, and traditions of opening day.

PLUS: Fuel up before the big hunt with the delicacies from local diners. Including recipes for corned-beef hash, huevos rancheros, country scrapple, and more.

The Vintage Buck

More than 4,000 rows of grapevines, 620 acres of Central California wine country and 100 resident deer. Field & Stream Editor-in-Chief, Colin Kearns, ventured to Steinbeck Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles, California, for one of the rarer varietals around—a hunting trip among the vines. Kearns writes: “‘These deer love Merlot,’ [Ryan Newkirk] said. His tone was so matter-of-fact that I needed a second to register the out-of-nowhere observation. It’s not every day you hear someone equate your quarry with an oenophile.”

2018 Shooter’s Gear Guide

Get gear reviews and expert opinions on the best gear available to you this year in the latest field test by the editors of Field & Stream. Whether you’re a range rat or looking to gear up for opening day, find everything you need to succeed this season.

Put Your Pooch on the Scent

Plenty of hunters know the angst of losing a deer. Here’s a foolproof set of do’s and don’ts for training your own blood-trailing hound. This feature also includes top tips for what to do if you’re hiring a local hound for help.  

PLUS: Rough it for Brookies in Michigan; Homemade Venison Brats; Hawg Hacks from Four Bass Pros; My Spring Awakening from Bill Heavey, and more!


CONTACT: Cathy Hebert, 410.458.2823, [email protected]