It should come as no surprise that we here at Sporting Classics admire and respect Field & Stream, especially for the days when it boasted work by the likes of Zane Grey, Horace Kephart, and Robert Ruark. These authors’ classic stories, which often debuted in F&S, inspired us to found our magazine and continue the legacy of publishing timeless hunting and fishing tales.

Over the years, we’ve read countless back issues of F&S, but this week, we unearthed a handful of old, pre-war editions, some of which we’ve never seen before. Among these included copies of Forest and Stream, which merged with Field & Stream in 1930. Below we’ve included ten of the greatest covers from the bunch.


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