Re: How have Outdoor READERS changed over the last 20-30 years?
John, nothing is perfect. People today are more educated so your chance of seeing good literature in print is higher now than the old days. There are a lot of niche publications -- racing forms, shooting publications that teach wing shooting, even quail hunting. My late father subscribed to The American Small Stock Farmer and he consumed every page, every word. I know people here and elsewhere see mags as same old, same old. That was always the case. When I was a student in high school, I used to keep a copy of Outdoor Life and Field and Stream in my notebook which I read during lectures and study hall. It was more entertaining, for me at least, than Huck Finn.