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FROM THE EDITOR

Outdoor Life was founded in 1898 with the mission to be the number one source for cutting-edge hunting and fishing information, the hottest new gear and gun reviews, and everything else you'd ever want to know about outdoor adventure, from survival tips (don't drink your own pee) to conservation policy (hint: hunting is conservation). More than 120 years later, we're still delivering. 


Our roster of expert contributors will help you hunt bigger bucks, bugle in a bull elk, catch more bass, shoot more accurately and much, much more. We also conduct the most rigorous gear tests in the hunting and fishing industry, so you know our product reviews are honest and in depth. Count on us to help you pick out your next new rifle, shotgun, compound bow, riflescope, or crossbow. Still want more? We're also publishing the best wild game recipes, DIY projects, gift guides, and opinion pieces on outdoor news.

“The amount of pharmaceuticals—we’re talking geriatric Florida here, after all—along with human pathogens that get washed into this bay has created super-resistant bacteria. I won’t wade this water, and I sure as hell won’t eat a fish from here."


–Capt. Billy Rotne, Florida's Water Crisis Has Sport Fishing on the Brink of Collapse

VIDEOS


5 Iconic Lever-Action Rifles

Lever-action rifles won the West, and for good reason. They're fast and reliable. Here are five classic models, many of which are Winchesters.


Three Top Emergency Fire Starters for the Backcountry

My three favorites are Wetfire, UCO Sweetfire matches, and a standard road flare.