Field & Stream (F&S for short) is a magazine featuring fishing, hunting, and additional outdoor activities in the United States. Together with Sports Afield and Outdoor Life, it is considered one of the Big Three of American outdoor publishing.

History and profile

Founded in 1895[3] by John P. Burkhard and Henry Wellington Wack, the magazine has a readership of approximately 1 million. Depending on the season and the availability of information, the magazine might offer advice on bass, birds, deer, trout, rifles and shotguns. Warren H. Miller was its managing editor from 1910 to 1918. The magazine absorbed its chief competitor, Forest and Stream, in 1930.[4]

The magazine additionally offers tricks, survival tips, miscellaneous facts, and at times a recipe. In addition to those departments, each issue contains a few featured articles. Field & Stream once worked with Dynamix and Sierra On-Line to create hunting and fishing video games, the Trophy Bass and the Trophy Hunting series.

Henry Holt and Company purchased the magazine in 1951. Holt eventually ended up being owned by CBS, which sold their magazines in a leveraged buyout, led by division head Peter Diamandis, to the Times-Mirror Company, which in turn sold their magazines to Time Inc. in 2001. Field and Stream was one of 18 magazines sold to Bonnier Group in February 2007.


While Field & Stream magazine now belongs to Bonnier, the right to use the Field & Stream name on goods and services belongs to a private investment group unrelated to Bonnier or the magazine, while Dick's Sporting Goods owns the rights to the name for Field and Stream retail stores.