Field & Stream

For other uses, see Field & Stream (disambiguation).
Field & Stream

Field & Stream, July 1939
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
(December 2012)
Year founded 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 fishing, hunting, 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.

History and profile

Founded in 1895[2] 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 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.[3]

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 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.

See also


  1. "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  2. "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  3. "The Press: Forest, Field & Stream". 16 June 1930.

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