In the nearly seven years that I’ve been editorial director of Outdoor Life, the most consistent demand from our large audience has been for more: more cutting-edge information on hunting and fishing, more in-depth product reviews, and, most of all, more stories.
The most common request we get from readers of this magazine is that you want to read long articles that take you into the field, bring you along on adventures, and explore all aspects of what makes hunting and fishing such a rich, rewarding experience.
This endless hunger for more content is now being fed by many different types of media. Like the rest of society, sportsmen and women have a torrent of words, videos, and images coming at us through print magazines, books, news apps, and websites, plus Facebook and Instagram feeds. That is why we are evolving to give you more of what you want.
We are transforming Outdoor Life’s print magazine to a quarterly publication. Instead of more frequent but smaller issues, we will now give you four epic print editions a year. As you can see from this issue, OL is thicker than it has been in past years, with significantly more pages, allowing us to give you more great stories, more stunning photography, and more information about hunting, fishing, and shooting. We have the space to explore topics and subjects that, frankly, we didn’t have room for before. There is nothing else like it on the market, and we think you’re going to love it.
And, of course, we’re committed to delivering this kind of outdoor journalism on many other platforms as well. From our website to our social media channels, we are publishing more stories and videos than ever before. You asked for more, so we’re giving it to you.
Another change beginning with this issue is that Andrew Mckean (pictured above) is moving on from the position of editor-inchief to that of editor-at-large. OL readers know that Mckean is one of the best outdoor journalists and storytellers to ever appear in these pages. From his home in eastern Montana, Mckean will have more time to bring the Outdoor Life audience along on adventures in the field, deliver unsurpassed reviews of optics and other gear, and tackle important issues like access to public lands and recruiting new generations to our sports. There is no one better at this than Mckean, and I can’t wait to see what he does in his new role.
Editor-at-large Andrew Mckean