Field & Stream

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Field & Stream
Field & Stream, July 1939
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
(December 2012)
First issue 1895 (1895)
Company Bonnier
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
ISSN 0015-0673

Field & Stream (F&S for short) is a magazine featuring hunting, fishing, and other 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.

Founded in 1895 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 may offer advice on deer, bass, birds, trout, shotguns and rifles. The magazine absorbed its chief competitor, Forest and Stream, in 1930.[2]

The magazine also offers tricks, survival tips, miscellaneous facts and sometimes a recipe. In addition to those departments, each issue contains a few featured articles. Field & Stream once worked with Sierra On-Line and Dynamix 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, who sold their magazines in a leveraged buyout led by division head Peter Diamandis. It was sold by Diamandis to the Times-Mirror Company, which sold their magazines to Time Inc. in 2001. It was one of 18 magazines sold to Bonnier Group in February 2007. While Field & Stream magazine belongs to Bonnier, the right to use the Field & Stream name on goods and services belongs to a private investment group unrelated to Bonnier and the magazine, while Dick's Sporting Goods owns the rights to the name for retail stores.

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In the "Alcoholics Unanimous" episode of the TV series M*A*S*H*, Hawkeye Pierce complains to Trapper John McIntyre, "You've got Field & Stream mixed in with my Joys of Nudity!'" He then proceeds to portentously announce the mock title of an article: "How To Wrap A Grizzly Bear For Mailing."

In Eudora Welty's short story "A Visit of Charity" a nurse, a minor character is reading an issue of the Magazine. [3]

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