Your favorite hunting magazines

Your favorite African hunting magazines

  • African Hunter

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • African Outfitter

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • African Hunting Gazette

    Votes: 5 45.5%
  • Africa's Bowhunter

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • WILD & JAG / GAME & HUNT

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Safari (SCI)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Game Trails (DSC)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Pheroze

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I like to read - I am an information junkie - but over the last decade or so I have gone off novels and books and seem to prefer magazines. I read all day long at work so I think their short articles are just easier to get through in my off time. I rarely watch TV so magazines are my major source of entertainment when I chill. Anyway, currently one of my favourites is Sports Afield which I consider this pure adventure porn:D. Most of these hunts seem tantalizingly possible and the high gloss magazine just adds to the fantasy. This magazine stokes the desire to travel and hunt for sure! I also really enjoy Ontario Out of Doors. I like that it is a practical and local(y) guide to all things out of doors. And it includes updates on the political scene as it relates to us.

I am wondering what magazines you folks enjoy and why? Maybe some more subscriptions are down the road for me!
 

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I used to subscribe to several aussie mags
wild deer and hunting adventures
bow hunter down under
Australian shooter ( which I still get as its a part of the ssaa fees)
Australian hunter
and I never subscribes but always buy it , australian and international trophy hunter. (this is my favourite)
l always bought the Victorian deer hunting magazine when I seen it on the shelf .
but have lost the interest in them now , proberly not forever ,though
and are reading more novels ,at the moment .
which l havnt had the time or notion to order any new ones , and seeing as im kinda burying my self in work these last few months , im actually rereading all my Wilbur smith novels ,
just starting the angels weep , again havnt read that for about 16 years or more .
 

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For me, Sports Afield is the best of the North American magazines, but favourite overall is African Outfitter. Great articles, well selected to run from longer and more detailed to shorter and snappier, good pictures and production values, overall an excellent magazine.
 

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Only one of these - African Hunting Gazette. Really like Sports Afield, Sporting Classics, and Double Gun Journal. I am a life member of DSC and SCI, but am not overly impressed with either journal.
 

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Only one of these - African Hunting Gazette. Really like Sports Afield, Sporting Classics, and Double Gun Journal. I am a life member of DSC and SCI, but am not overly impressed with either journal.

Agree with your comment about the DSC and SCI journals. Neither come close to what they were 25 years ago when I first subscribed to them. All they are concerned with now (in my opinion) is advertising dollars, but have virtually no content of substance.
 

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Of the old time U.S. mags, Sports Afield is by far the best. After that Sporting Classics and for the shot gunner, Shooting Sportsman. Shooting Sportsman seems to have slowly became more and more for advertising than for content in recent years.
 

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1. Double Gun Journal:

Because it's primarily about vintage double shotguns and vintage double rifles, with some vintage single shot articles sprinkled in for good measure, and has little to nothing in it about big tape measure trophies or record books.


2. Magnum (this one is from South Africa and is also known as "Magnum and The Man"):

Because it is primarily about hunting in Africa, but also about the equipment (latest as well as historical equipment) suitable for same.
Some articles are written in Afrikaans but I enjoy this magazine in spite of my failure to understand most of the words within those specific articles.
 
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Double gun journal looks very nice. I habour a fantasy about a 450/400 double so I am going to check that one out. Although, I am not good a resisting temptation and reading about these guns could be my undoing!

The other magazine that I find inspiring is the RMEF periodical, Bugle. Some good hunting tales and encouraging conservation work. This stuff just stokes the fires!
 

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