Northwoods Sporting Journal
Hunting, Fishing &
The Northwoods Sporting Journal is the Northeast's most comprehensive and entertaining outdoor publication.
What’s the Story on Moosehead Lake Brookies?
By V. Paul Reynolds Henry David Thoreau, beholding Moosehead Lake for the first time, wrote this: “a gleaming silver platter at the end of the table.” If only he could have seen the lake from the air! The first time that I saw the big lake from the air …
Hunting Winter Coyotes
By Justin Merrill In the event you do venture out to howl in a coyote this January or February be prepared to sit at least an hour or longer. Dress for the occasion. Pick your spot carefully. Contrary to what some people believe, coyotes are extremely social animals. Anyone …
Kids and Hunting
By Josh Cottrell We didn’t need to kill a deer to have success. For me, this still carries on today. Sometimes figuring the deer out is the win. Looking back at the beginning of deer season, to youth day for deer, I truly enjoyed going through the Facebook posts …
North Woods Honey Holes
By Jeff Labree . As a fishing guide I spend most of my time on rivers and streams. These are usually fast flowing with deep pools and productive runs. When I have a day or two to myself, I love going to a small beaver flowage or little brook. Whether …
Too Many Does?
By Randy Spencer So, deer biologists, can you show us at least, the evidence that the population of does is not overbalancing the population of males? On the upside, I got to hunt almost every day of the season. That means I was out there in all sorts of …
For anyone who hunts or fishes, or simply enjoys the great outdoors, a subscription to the Northwoods Sporting Journal, is the monthly gift that maintains the all-important connection to the people and places that mean the most to outdoor-loving men and women.
Great Tips Every Month
Each month in the Sporting Journal, more than 50 outdoor writers share with you, not only their memorable outdoor adventures, but the best way to do things, whether its stalking a big ole buck, seducing a top-feeding brookie or simply mending a busted boat trailer.
Stories from Maine Hunters and Fishers
The outdoorsmen and women who write for the Sporting Journal have done it all. Seasoned hunters and anglers, they – like all sportsmen – love to share their stories, and they have them, in spades. For the price of a subscription, they will take you along, every month of the year.
Something for Everyone
Man, woman, or child, fisherman, hunter, hiker or kayaker, the Sporting Journal has something for anyone whose recreational pursuits fall under the broad mantle of the Great Outdoors. Check us out and you’ll agree!
Personality From Range of Writers
Our loyal readers, those who have been aboard for more than 20 years, will tell you that the Sporting Journal is a hunting and fishing magazine with “personality.” It’s true, and it’s no accident. Unlike so many other hunting and fishing publications that rely on a repetitive publishing formula, we pride ourselves on letting our writers “have their voice.” Unpredictable, opinionated, humorous, and, at times, even flinty and outlandish. But never boring!
Enjoyable Cover to Cover
Many of our readers tell us that they can’t wait each month for their Journal so they can follow the hilarious fictional adventures of Me & Joe, or pore through the Outdoor News Section to get up to speed on outdoor issues, or search the ads for Marty the Moose, or simply read their favorite monthly columnist. Entertaining and highly informative, the 72 pages of the Northwoods Sporting Journal are the best bang for the buck when it comes to outdoor reading material. Don’t take our word for it. Ask one of our longtime readers, or check out the coffee tables at any deer camp or sporting lodge, or, yes, even the outhouse! Like a faithful old gundog, the Journal hangs around, and there is a reason for it.
The Northwoods Sporting Journal is where advertisers go to connect with the outdoor community and target potential customers.
In Over 700 Stores in Maine
The Northwoods Sporting Journal is sold at more than 700 large and small retail outlets throughout northern New England.
Over 10,000 Monthly Readers
The combination of newsstand sales and mail subscribers gives the Sporting Journal a combined monthly circulation of about 10,000. Our time-tested “shelf life” at sporting lodges and outfitters makes our actual readership much greater than 10,000 monthly. Don’t take our word for it. Ask a sporting camp owner, or take a glance at the lodge’s nearest coffee table or reading nook.
Readers Throughout New England and Canada
Although the Sporting Journal is THE outdoor read anywhere you go in northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes, we have many subscribers in Massachusetts and other urban areas of New England as well.
Print and Digital Options Available
Although the printed version of the Sporting Journal continues to be the flagship of our outdoor communication mediums, our new, improved website makes our digital version of the magazine, new and old, available to all at no charge. Like a topline set of truck tires, this gives your advertising dollar extended mileage, both in the digital magazine and on the website itself. Contact us at 207 732 4880 or email [email protected] for prices and more information.
Long Shelf Life and Wide Presence
As we like to say, “The Sporting Journal has shelf life. It hangs around longer than an old wool hunting shirt or tired gundog beside a fireplace.” We like to think that this shelf life is a product of our publication’s personality, thoughtful, seasoned outdoor writers and exciting advertising displays. Distributing free issues of expired Journals at New England sportsman shows and other outlets helps that shelf life, too.
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