Inside the December-January Issue of Field & Stream


Out Cold — Skills, tips, and wild wisdom to help you survive and thrive this winter.

YOU WANT ANSWERS?
What are the best late season deer hunting tactics?When are your hunting days behind you? Without question, the pursuit of next-level expertise has marked the American sporting experience for nearly three centuries. But the 9-to-5 grind of everyday life is hard enough to figure out, so Field & Stream’s editors took it upon themselves to answer more than 100 questions about hunting, fishing, and, yes, even the meaning of life for their readers.

CAN FLORIDA COME BACK?
“The water woes here have grown to be as much a part of the state’s lore and legend as swamp tours and spring break shenanigans. Year after year, a horror show of environmental ills seems to plague what is arguably the most important fishing destination in the Lower 48,” says Eddie Nickens, Field & Stream Editor-at-Large. From red tides to toxic algae blooms to beaches covered with dead fish, Florida’s waterways and its frequenters have been fighting an uphill battle for years. Now, anglers, captains, conservationists, and politicians are promoting efforts to save the sunshine state’s legendary fisheries, and for the first time in years, there’s hope that these spots can be saved.

HOW DOES THE SAUSAGE GET MADE? 
New Orleans-based and celebrated wild-game chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois answers some common cooking questions, and shares his recipes for showstopping items such as Maple Venison Breakfast Sausage, Jalapeño and Cheese Boar Bratwurst, Chimichurri Honker Sausage, and More.

THE BEST OF THE BEST 2019 
Field & Stream’s editors and contributors have spent months compiling and testing all of this year’s new bows, guns, rods, reels, and more. From Polaris’ Back Country UTV to Daiwa’s beastly yet light casting reel and Garmin’s game-changing Trapshooting Trainer to a compact and practical hunting scope from Sig Sauer, the annual “Best of the Best” is comprised of the most innovative and exciting gear of the year.

PLUSHow to Make Homemade Fish StockWhat’s It Like to Kill the Biggest Buck Ever?What’s It Like to Grow Up in Bear Camp?; and More