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oak123
04-12-2012, 05:56 PM
Hey, does anyone know what happened to several of the guys from Eastman's Magazine, going to the Western Hunter
Magazine?? Did they get run out of the country, or depart on good terms to start new careers??
I have read both magazines for a few years now, but since Western Hunter has some former Eastman guys on board,
there are some things in Western Hunter, that are very Eastman like..
Any thoughts??

ssliger
04-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Was wondering the same thing.

RUTTIN
04-12-2012, 11:10 PM
That's kind of what I was thinking of the new Elk Hunter Magazine, looks a lot like Eastmans. They may have taken some ideas and put them in there own mag. Maybe that is why I like Elk Hunter Magazine too! I have always liked to keep up with what Nate Simmons is doing. When he disappeared I was bummed, then when I saw him as the backcountry editor in this mag, it was great, he is full of information.

cali_hornhunter
04-12-2012, 11:48 PM
also i noticed that nate and other guys or part of the website rokslide thats all about backcountry hunting great site also

Colorado Cowboy
04-13-2012, 08:22 AM
I'll bet the mailing list also got poached...I received a copy last month and I am not a subscriber!

Ikeepitcold
04-13-2012, 08:37 AM
I knew Nate and Adam were at Elk Hunter mag. It was kept very quiet when Nate left. I thought Eastmans might have said something about it but didn't. I read somewhere that Nate left to spend more time at home with the wife and persue his own independent writing career. Then he poped up at Elk hunter. I figured he's probably not working as much and maybe more money. The money part might be a streach with Guy saying on the newsletter that Eastmans is the largest hunting publication in the world. I really like Nate and wish him the best.

Doe Nob
04-13-2012, 08:45 AM
Well, western hunter could do nothing but improve IMO. Their publishing schedule was sporadic at best.

BOHNTR
07-20-2013, 07:30 PM
WH is a whole new magazine with Ryan Hatfield at the helm.

BigSurArcher
07-20-2013, 07:55 PM
This may not be the place to say it, but in my opinion, Ryan (with the help of his staff of course) has put Western Hunter at the TOP in a very short time. Yeah matte finished covers may be cool and all, but grainy over-edited photos and extremely short, anti-climatic stories have made it hard for me to even open an Eastman's here lately.

bern0134
07-20-2013, 08:47 PM
I guess for me regardless of the periodical just a good hunting story is enough to get the blood boiling for this year's hunts ;-). I'm sure any regular Joe like most of us would like to be able to hunt and write reviews about our adventures and the equipment and lessons we've learned along the way and get paid for it regardless of the magazine. However 1 negative I did notice was 1 story being printed in 2 different magazines which I think was unfair since I'm sure the author of the story got prizes from both magazines. Anyone else see that???

buckbull
07-20-2013, 09:05 PM
I guess for me regardless of the periodical just a good hunting story is enough to get the blood boiling for this year's hunts ;-). I'm sure any regular Joe like most of us would like to be able to hunt and write reviews about our adventures and the equipment and lessons we've learned along the way and get paid for it regardless of the magazine. However 1 negative I did notice was 1 story being printed in 2 different magazines which I think was unfair since I'm sure the author of the story got prizes from both magazines. Anyone else see that???

I saw the same story that was in Eastmans (made the cover) and then in the latest Mule Deer Foundation magazine.

Musket Man
07-20-2013, 09:31 PM
I cant see a problem with someone getting their story published in 2 places. Im not sure what story it is but it must be pretty good and who cares if they get something for it. Im not jealous of them at all!

Elkoholic307
07-20-2013, 09:54 PM
This may not be the place to say it, but in my opinion, Ryan (with the help of his staff of course) has put Western Hunter at the TOP in a very short time. Yeah matte finished covers may be cool and all, but grainy over-edited photos and extremely short, anti-climatic stories have made it hard for me to even open an Eastman's here lately.

I agree. I quit subscribing to Eastmans' quite a while ago and jumped over to Elk Hunter. Elk and Western Hunter are great magazines.

HeartElk1
07-21-2013, 12:34 AM
I like Western Hunter and Elk Hunter too, but Eastmans' is still tops IMO. They are the pioneers and they set the bar pretty high. I also like the EHJ and EBJ combo -- gives you something to look forward to each month instead of every other month. Their hunting books are really good too, and I hope they keep more coming...

ivorytip
07-21-2013, 07:39 AM
cameron hanes, nate simmons, even david long are all awesome top notch elk and mule deer experts and anything they have a hand in publishing will b superb. as for eastmans, eastmans is the daddy of these othere mags... western hunts, elk hunter, extreme elk... if it wasnt for eastmans i dont these the before stated men would have the sucsess they are having now, at least not as soon. the eastman boys are the pioneers of this style of mag. when these other mags begin to grow and become more popular they too will be filled with adds, thats just the mag world. i get all of them, ha, they are all real good learning tools.

packmule
07-21-2013, 09:07 AM
My understanding about getting in with a top notch magazine is there's about a 5yr period before the
$ and ability to advance plateaus. And not referring to Eastman's on this one, but sometimes mgmt can also be so messed up that it causes a mass exodus of friends & family.

Ikeepitcold
07-21-2013, 09:12 AM
cameron hanes, nate simmons, even david long are all awesome top notch elk and mule deer experts and anything they have a hand in publishing will b superb. as for eastmans, eastmans is the daddy of these othere mags... western hunts, elk hunter, extreme elk... if it wasnt for eastmans i dont these the before stated men would have the sucsess they are having now, at least not as soon. the eastman boys are the pioneers of this style of mag. when these other mags begin to grow and become more popular they too will be filled with adds, thats just the mag world. i get all of them, ha, they are all real good learning tools.


I completely agree. Eastmans started the whole thing and will only be the publication I subscribe to. I do enjoy WH TV show and like to see Nate hunting. I wouldn't limit myself to just one publication as far as a good read and to learn more but as far as all time fav it will always be Eastmans. I pay for my subscription just like everyone else and I want the best bang for my buck.

On a side note Adam Bender has left Eastmans recently. He left in good terms and didn't go to another publication but to fallow a different career opportunity and to be closer to his family.

ssliger
07-21-2013, 09:54 AM
This may not be the place to say it, but in my opinion, Ryan (with the help of his staff of course) has put Western Hunter at the TOP in a very short time. Yeah matte finished covers may be cool and all, but grainy over-edited photos and extremely short, anti-climatic stories have made it hard for me to even open an Eastman's here lately.

I have to agree! I used to read Eastmans cover to cover as soon as I get it. I really enjoyed the section where there was questions for Mike and Guy, but its no longer there. There have been far to many stories that were guided and or private property. I still enjoy Eastmans, just not my favorite anymore.

Kevin Root
07-21-2013, 10:39 AM
I like Western Hunter and Elk Hunter magazine. I enjoied seeing the photrography section Tony has in the magizine. I like Western Hunter TV as well. It is a very well done production. I'm enjoying their media so far and wish them the best in their endevers.

DryFlyGuy
07-21-2013, 10:43 AM
I'll always be a loyal EBJ subscriber. I run into the Eastmans from time to time and they are good folks. The fact that they have helped launch a cadre of other successful careers is a benefit to all of us and indicative that they are great at scouting talent as well as bucks/bulls.

Guy took three hours one night to go over his tips and tricks for backpack hunting with me over dinner. He didn't know me, but he agreed to grab a bite and talk hunting. We need more people like that advocating for our lifestyle. Fair chase is the only way.

wapiti66
07-21-2013, 01:49 PM
cameron hanes, nate simmons, even david long are all awesome top notch elk and mule deer experts and anything they have a hand in publishing will b superb. as for eastmans, eastmans is the daddy of these othere mags... western hunts, elk hunter, extreme elk... if it wasnt for eastmans i dont these the before stated men would have the sucsess they are having now, at least not as soon. the eastman boys are the pioneers of this style of mag. when these other mags begin to grow and become more popular they too will be filled with adds, thats just the mag world. i get all of them, ha, they are all real good learning tools.

I agree...It all started with Eastmans, and its a nice thing that others are following their style. I believe competition is a good thing no matter what industry and it makes everybody "try harder" to succeed. Ive noticed that there are more guided and private land hunts being published, but it's really not up to Eastmans what stories get submitted to them. I think more of the backcountry hunters are probably sending their stories to these other magazines, which I enjoy also. I am a subscriber to EHJ, EBJ, and Extreme Elk, but have read elk hunter, and I think they are all good. To me it depends a lot more on the individual story than the magazine, and that's all up to the hunter who chooses where to send their story. As far as researching states and hunts, Eastmans is well ahead of the rest.