We started receiving Field & Stream The World's Leading Outdoor Magazine recently. I must note here we are more into fishing than hunting, hence my experience score of only 3. We do have many friends that hunt, so I know a little about the sport but not enough to make an authorized judgment on the hunting articles. I do read the articles just for conversation sake and they are well presented, easy to understand, and have a lot of information.
The same goes for the fishing articles I've read so far. However, upon writing this review, we are in the midst of hunting season. The fishing articles are sparse, to say the least.
I feel Field & Stream could cut the ad fat a bit. If you look at my sample image, you can see the strip of article squeezed between the ads. To me this is very distracting. I know the magazine has to do what they can to make money, but don't they get enough from subscription and stand magazine sales? I counted the page ads of one magazine. There were 50 full-page ads of the 116 pages in the magazine. This does not include all the 1/2 and 1/4 page ads.
Average subscription fees run about $20.00 for 12 issues. This is a good savings over the cover price of almost $4.00.
Generally I think Field & Stream is a good magazine, especially for hunters. Field is the first word in the title after all. I don't like all the ads; but to get a good tip on baiting a hook or catching a lunker, I'll live with them.