Designed for hunters, written and researched by hunters, the three newsletters published by the Outdoor News Service have developed almost cult-like followings among dedicated sportsmen in California. Western Birds is our oldest publication. Started in 1996 with a simple goal to provide detailed where-to-go hunting information for Southern California bird hunters, it has never wavered from that mission. California Hog Hunter was our next newsletter, kicked off in 1998 to fill a huge void in information about hunting wild hogs in the Golden State. That was followed by our newest publication, California Bucks, started in 2005 to focus on California’s six subspecies of deer and the hunters who pursue them. Unfortunately, the two big game newsletters are no longer being published.
Our oldest publication, Western Birds is unlike any other hunting publication on the market. We tell you where to find birds. We don’t give you vague information like other hunting publications, we publish maps with Xs on them and GPS coordinates of where we’ve seen birds. When we say where, we mean exactly where to find birds. It is a detailed scouting report -- the kind of information you’d get from a hunting buddy. Your best hunting buddy. We may be the only source you can find for guzzler and spring locations throughout Southern California. We tell you which waterfowl blinds shoot best on public hunting area. We cover everything from snipe to ptarmigan to waterfowl, focusing heavily on quail, chukar, and doves. There isn't another hunting publication like Western Birds. Anywhere. For any price.
Our Western Birds page includes: a sample map and story from Western Birds, backissue information, and subscription information. Click on the image or here to READ MORE...
California Bucks and California Hog Hunter are no longer being published. Back issues are available.
California Bucks is about California deer, California deer hunters, and California deer hunting. Hunters in the rest of the nation have no idea that we have six subspecies of deer in the state, most of them smaller-bodied and smaller-horned than Rocky Mountain mule deer. But that doesn’t mean they are somehow lesser trophies. Far from it. As lifetime California hunters, our staff know and love California deer and deer hunting. We try to bring you the biggest bucks, the hottest hunting tips, and the information you need to be a better deer hunter — a better California deer hunter. Whether you hunt north coast blacktails, Colorado River burro deer, or one of the four subspecies in between, this publication is for you.
A print edition of California Bucks is no longer being published. Very limited back issues are available. Please call if you are interested in back issues.
With more than 90 percent of the hogs killed by hunters in California are taken on private land. Since the days of knocking on a door and getting permission to hunt are long gone, California Hog Hunter provides hog hunters a resource on guides and outfitters, telling readers about their operations and who’s doing a good job — and who’s not! In addition, we ferret out places on public lands where hogs can be taken.
Our California Hog Hunter page includes: our up-to-date GUIDES & OUTFITTERS listing, a list of back issues, and the first four issues are still available free on-line as PDF files.
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