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Well I've written a rough draft of the story behind my 2015 buck and may have a magazine run the article.
Which magazines should I submit it to and more importantly, why?
 

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Outdoor life or Field and Stream. Great magazines, wide audiences and probably wider appreciation for it.


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I am fan of Western Hunter these days. Ryan Hatfield and Nate Simmons are class acts, and even though your buck is huge, these guys are more into respecting the tradition of hunting and the portrayal of such instead of just horn porn glory shots. I think their magazine photo layouts and quality are excellent too. Their audience is admittedly smaller though than Outdoor Life or Field and Stream and caters more to the DIY western crowd.
 

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Not really a hunting magazine guy anymore. I still enjoy Outdoor Life/Field and Stream more than others, but cut subscriptions to those as well. I started to realize that most months the magazines, while having cool pictures or stories, mostly failed to offer anything applicable to me these days. Too much LE/trophy focus to invest money in them anymore.

That said, there is one magazine I'd strongly advise AGAINST using, and that's Muley Crazy. They are on my 'do not support' list after the crap Ryan Hatch pulled this year.

Good luck with your article, ridge.
 

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Not really a hunting magazine guy anymore. I still enjoy Outdoor Life/Field and Stream more than others, but cut subscriptions to those as well. I started to realize that most months the magazines, while having cool pictures or stories, mostly failed to offer anything applicable to me these days. Too much LE/trophy focus to invest money in them anymore.

That said, there is one magazine I'd strongly advise AGAINST using, and that's Muley Crazy. They are on my 'do not support' list after the crap Ryan Hatch pulled this year.

Good luck with your article, ridge.
I would recommend getting the Field and Stream App. I bought a magazine after I had been reading the app and found that I had already read most of the articles on the free app

My vote would be Field and Stream.
 

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I gave up subscribing to all of them. Then if I feel like reading any of the articles I'll just go on line and read them for free and then I don't have to deal with the magazine sitting around for a number of months collecting dust. Not to mention that if you are a subscriber they never or very seldom give you any deals to renew it.
 

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I know one of the guys who is part of AVID. He is a good guy and they put out a good magazine-- very family friendly magazine.

Sports Afield is probably my favorite national magazine, but I don't subscribe to any mags anymore. Not sure how some of the larger publications take/print self-submitted articles.

I think you should write an article and post it on here. : )
 

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Definitely try Trophy Hunter Magazine. Here are two reasons:

1. Your deer is a big enough trophy to qualify for an article in the magazine (deer have to be 180"+)
2. They give way better prizes/payment for the articles they select. For example, they give things like a new Hoyt bow, Browning A-Bolt rifle, Kenetrek boots, badlands backpack etc... For comparison, Eastmans gives a pair of Zeiss binoculars (sweet), but the rest of the articles get something like a Firstlite clothing package, a tightspot quiver, a decoy, a knife, stuff like that. Of course, Trophy Hunter gives prizes like that, too. It just seems like they have more of the "jackpot" things that would be awesome to get for free!

Good luck. I hope you are able to get it published somewhere, regardless of which publication you choose.
 

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Western Hunter, Eastman's and Trophy Hunter. All around class acts and seen to care about the average hunter and they truly care about saving our hunting heritage.
 

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Definitely try Trophy Hunter Magazine. Here are two reasons:

1. Your deer is a big enough trophy to qualify for an article in the magazine (deer have to be 180"+)
2. They give way better prizes/payment for the articles they select. For example, they give things like a new Hoyt bow, Browning A-Bolt rifle, Kenetrek boots, badlands backpack etc... For comparison, Eastmans gives a pair of Zeiss binoculars (sweet), but the rest of the articles get something like a Firstlite clothing package, a tightspot quiver, a decoy, a knife, stuff like that. Of course, Trophy Hunter gives prizes like that, too. It just seems like they have more of the "jackpot" things that would be awesome to get for free!

Good luck. I hope you are able to get it published somewhere, regardless of which publication you choose.
Trophy Hunter is done. Come from the guys who published it. As far as giving great gifts for articles I got nothing and then they started giving my article to other companies without saying anything to me.

Magazines are a dying thing.
 

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Trophy Hunter is done. Come from the guys who published it. As far as giving great gifts for articles I got nothing and then they started giving my article to other companies without saying anything to me.

Magazines are a dying thing.
That stinks that you got worked. My friend got a Browning A bolt for his article, but I have to admit that it was 4-5 years ago.
 

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Koby,

I would think that the main theme of your article would help determine which magazine to submit to, in addition to what you actually want for doing so. If you are doing it to receive some nice perks (payment, etc.) then find the one that will cough up the best deals. If you are looking for a little ego stroking (which most of us could use every now and again) then find one that caters to that aspect.

Personally, I would love to see you pen an article that focuses on the hunt itself, with the killing of that beautiful animal as the icing on the cake. The determination, physical and mental preparations and expenditures, knowledge of finding mature, large bucks as a do it yourself hunter on a 'general unit' would be a fun read. It would let us mere mortals know that those kind of critters are there for the taking should we decide to put forth the efforts that you do, year in and year out.

In any case, good luck to you and regardless of the articles' theme, I'm sure it will be a great story. I would probably stick with one of or all of the top 3 three mags, F&S, OL, SA. They probably have guidelines that are a bit more strict, but that's what I would do...
 

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+1 for trophy hunter they have done well with the articles we have had published with them and there prizes are pretty darn nice also
 

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Huntin' Fool. I just won a Mathews Halon for winning the member vote. You can win the Mathews of your choice or a Rifle. The magazine is a membership magazine and only members can vote. I won my Chill two years ago that killed the Elk that won me my Halon.
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I think I have a pretty good story.
The title is called: "A buck with history"
If you guys remember, a couple years ago I had a couple guys email me with threats to stay out of their hunting area.
Well, it was mainly over the buck I shot last year.
Karma prevails!8)
I'll open up another thread with a video of my 2015 season.
 
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