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OUTDOOR NEWS — THE GREAT LAKE STATES’ MOST POPULAR OUTDOOR SOURCE OF NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR SPORTING ENTHUSIASTS

Originally founded in 1968, Outdoor News has been publishing hunting and fishing publications for outdoor enthusiasts for 50 years. From Minnesota to New York, Outdoor News covers the local hunting and fishing scene like no other media source available.  We are the “watch dog” for the sportsmen who call Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York home.  Hunters, anglers, trappers and outdoor enthusiasts rely on Outdoor News to provide the most up-to-date local outdoor information available, and they trust us to keep them updated on legislative actions and policies that have a direct impact on their way of life.

Managing editor and company president, Rob Drieslein, leads a team of local, award-winning writers that are personally devoted to covering the same outdoors where they hunt and fish themselves.

Outdoor News subscribers are an important part of the conversation when it comes to every edition of the publications. Pages of photos feature the successes that our readers have found in the woods and waterways across the Midwest and have shared with us for publication. We welcome letters to the editor, because we believe it helps to keep the conversation alive on the issues that are important to our readers.

Our readers are very active in the outdoors and enjoy many activities: 96% hunt and 89% fish. They love reading Outdoor News spending over one hour reading each issue from cover-to-cover.

Outdoor News recognizes the importance of bringing the community together, and in 2016, added the Minnesota Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic as a three-day event with seminars, exhibitors and antler scoring competitions.
The Outdoor News Junior Pro Team is a free program for youth under the age of 18 to share their photos and tips with other like-minded kids from across the United States. The Junior Pro Team offers a resource for kids to hone their skills, share their knowledge, and to win some gear and prizes through regular contests.

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If you would like to check out a sample edition from one of our states, you can order a copy here: https://www.outdoornews.com/Order-a-Sample-Paper/

WHAT READERS SAY…

Here is what some of our readers say about Outdoor News:

“Out of all the magazines I get, this is the best one. Keep up the good work. I really enjoy Outdoor News; my wife loves it too.” – Richard Hickman

“You have the best outdoors newspaper around. You seem to cover from one end of the state to the other on everything! On every subject too. I don’t know how you could make it better.” – John Parks

An OHIO reader tells us:
“It’s the best & most informative news around.”

From Rick in NEW YORK:
“Enjoy this paper. Find it very helpful on all the lake.  Also news concerning hunting dates, seasons and areas in New York State.”

Ed in PENNSYLVANIA tells it like it is:
“Your paper is better than any hunting magazine. I’ve dropped every magazine I subscribed to.”

From a longtime WISCONSIN subscriber, Glen, who tells us that he has continued the outdoors legacy and now hunts with his grandsons: “Really enjoy your publication.”

Jeff in WISCONSIN values our award-winning editorial staff:
“GREAT JOB. Need more honesty in the media as you have shown.”

Knowing Outdoor News is on the right track was confirmed by – Matt in MINNESOTA:
“Outdoor News is a great resource for Minnesota Sportsmen – you guys cover relevant topics and keep the outdoor community up to date on all issues that are relevant to our lifestyle. Keep up the good work!!”

WHAT ADVERTISERS SAY…

Here is what some of our advertisers have to say about Outdoor News:

“Rapala and Outdoor News have been partners for over 45 years now. That in itself is a great foundation upon which to build. The people we work with at Outdoor News have been great supporters of Rapala, have been great to work with, and are very flexible.” Kelly Brockpahler, Rapala

“Outdoor News has helped me in a number of ways. First, some of our clients have media budgets that allow me to purchase advertising on a national level but several others want as much exposure as they can but with limited budgets. They have key markets they want to hit in the Midwest and Outdoor News is PERFECT for them. I can heavily hit the states I need and not have to purchase national buys in states that do not benefit them. Secondly, some of our clients have products that have less appeal in states with warmer climates, like our client that makes ice augers and ice shelters for example. For them, I can hand pick the states with an ice season. Perfect target marketing! Lastly, since Outdoor News is a publication that subscribers seem to read cover to cover, I feel confident that when our clients get editorial that highlights their great products, this helps drive readers to retail outlets.” – Sheryl Gallup, Gallup Advertising

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