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Magazines or Books

Hey guys!

Do any of you read the magazine "Western Hunter" or "Bugle"?
I was just curious if they were worth the money. I love to read and learn all I can about hunting the west in order to be better prepared, since I am born and raised a midwest whitetail hunter.
Are there any other magazines you recommend? I used to read bowhunter, but it has fallen to nothing but 90% advertisments. I know they have to pay the bills, but when even whitetail pioneer/legend Chuck Adams can't tell a story without name dropping every-other sentence, it's time for me to look elsewhere. I could hardly understand what his last story was even about due to all the equipment and gear references! :(
For what it is worth, I do enjoy reading both the eastman magazines.

So what do you guys like to read/recommend?

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I haven't ever seen Western

I haven't ever seen Western Hunter but when I was a member of the RMEF I received the Bugle magazine and did enjoy it. There were some nice story's in it but very few were that educational about elk hunting but you could pick up something in them that would help you on your hunt. Even when I first started hunting mule deer and elk there were not any really great magazines that told you where to find them and how to do it. All the magazines that were out there just had stories about someones hunt that told you about the hike in and the shot.

Perhaps it is just me but I have progressed from reading magazines to buying and reading books on subjects that I enjoy. To me there is just something nicer about a hard covered book.

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I read and enjoy Bugle every

I read and enjoy Bugle every time I get one. As for the money, joining Rocky Mountain Elk is only $35 a year and they do a lot of outstanding work to help elk hunting and promote a positive light on hunting. It is well worth the investment to join and you get the book as part of the joining dues.

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I don't bother with the mags.

I don't bother with the mags. They're full of ads for high dollar optics, and trophy hunting. Neither of which interest me.

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Magazines

I would check out huntin fool's website. They have a great website/magazine. They are a little more expensive then other magazines. But they give you insites on hunting areas breaking it down by state kinda of like Eastman's magazine (another good one). Hunting fool actually connects you with hunters by area and units that you can call and get advice about that area. Good website to. Good luck.

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Hunting Fools

Striker wrote:

I would check out huntin fool's website. They have a great website/magazine. They are a little more expensive then other magazines. But they give you insites on hunting areas breaking it down by state kinda of like Eastman's magazine (another good one). Hunting fool actually connects you with hunters by area and units that you can call and get advice about that area. Good website to. Good luck.

I looked at Hunting Fools about 8 years ago, it seems like it was a little over a $100.00 a year back then ?.
I have better places for that much money. IMHO

Kevin

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