Video: Behind the Scenes of Outdoor Life's October Cover

This fall, Outdoor Life ran its first illustrated deer cover in nearly two decades. Wildlife artist Ryan Kirby spent 65 hours of studio time transforming a blank canvas into a work of art that resonates with hunters everywhere. And while the October 2014 issue evokes the classic covers of previous generations, the appeal of encountering a giant buck is the timeless and universal promise of opening day.

Enter OL's cover contest here and you could win a signed print of Kirby's painting. To view ever cover of Outdoor Life from the past 116 years, check out our Digital Archives here.