Andrew McKean, Hunting and Conservation Editor at Outdoor Life

Andrew McKean

Hunting and Conservation Editor


Expertise and interests include Western big-game hunting, upland and waterfowl hunting, optics testing, and natural history

      Background in interviewing, reporting, and explaining complex, contentious issues

      National leader in efforts to recruit new and diverse hunters and anglers

      A public-policy nerd, sharply focused on the legislation that affects our ability to hunt, fish, and recreate on public land



Andrew McKean is Outdoor Life’s hunting and conservation editor, drilling into issues that affect wildlife, wildlands, and the people who care about them. He’s also OL’s optics editor, helping readers to make informed buying decisions.

More from Andrew McKean

The Maven B.7 fit in the palm of your hand.

The Best Compact Binoculars of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

thermal deer

Will Thermals Change the Way We Hunt?

trophy whitetail heads

The Case Against Scoring Big-Game Animals

Best binoculars being tested in Montana

The Best Binoculars of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

The best rifle scopes tested and reviewed

The Best Rifle Scopes of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Shooting off a hunting tripod.

The Best Hunting Tripods of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

The best binoculars for hunting were tested over three days in Montana.

The Best Binoculars for Hunting of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

A hunter in camo secures a tag around the antlers of a nice elk.

Why Everybody Loves to Hate Nonresident Elk Hunters