The December/January 2018 challenge of Subject & Stream is on newsstands and the iPad now

One Big Buck These hunters risked consuming their tags, sat in the identical stands for a whole lot of hours, and put their jobs and households on maintain—all for that one deer. Their epic tales of obsessive big-buck quests will educate you methods to bag your individual white whale of a deer—and the way to not lose your sanity within the course of. Web page 37

Marsh Insanity Following the rains of Hurricane Irma in September 2017, the US Military Corps of Engineers started discharging billions of gallons of extremely polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the South Florida rivers to stop the flooding of agricultural land to the south, whereas poisoning among the world’s richest fish habitat—and this was hardly a primary. Fishermen have proposed a strategy to restore the Everglades and South Florida rivers, however will their concept ever turn into a actuality? Web page 24

So You Need to Kill a World-File Whitetail? Are you prepared for the sudden fame, social-media backlash, and crazed animal-rights crowd? Stephen Tucker says it’s all completely price it. Right here’s the untold story of how the Tennessee farmer’s life modified after tagging the most important hunter-killed whitetail buck ever: a 312-inch colossus. Web page 60

Ghosts of Africa For his last safari, David E. Petzal stalked an animal he has lengthy been fascinated by: the Cape buffalo. He was very huge, even for a Cape buffalo (round 1,800 kilos), and really outdated (round 12 years) and really good. However he was condemned to demise by his hooves, which have been additionally big and which left an unmistakable monitor within the sandy soil of the Zimbabwean Lowveld. Web page 78

The Excellent Feather Should you’ve ever caught a fish on a fly, there’s a great probability the hackle wrapped across the hook got here from a Colorado rooster barn the place a humble, however sensible, geneticist creates probably the most sought-after feathers for fly-tiers world wide. From wild patterns and colours to their freakish shapes and lengths, Tom Whiting’s feathers are in contrast to something you’d see on a rooster farm. Web page 48

A Buck for All Seasons What was speculated to be a one-time deer hunt within the Nebraska Sandhills was a years-long marketing campaign (with three journeys to Nebraska) that lastly ended final December, with the whitetail of a lifetime. Subject & Stream’s Editor in Chief Colin Kearns describes all the journey, together with a hunt throughout archery season and one throughout muzzleloader season. Web page 55

The Dredge Junkie When somebody says “flyfishing,” what pops into your head? If the reply is the fragile sip of a rising trout, the right drift over a tender seam, or whole leisure, Fishing Editor Joe Cermele would name you standard. Then there’s Cermele. How one angler’s habit to getting meat streamers down for the depend may also help you rating big fish on the fly. Web page 66