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 Post subject: Re:Garden & Gun
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:45 pm 
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Don't make us come down there again...

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 Post subject: Re:Garden & Gun
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:59 am 
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I don't know if I fit into the southerner or northerner category, being west of the Mississippi. I may just be a westerner. By G&G's definition I'm not a southerner, but who knows. But apparently I 'get it.' ;)

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The February/March '09 issue is especially good.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:20 pm 
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^ I'm itching to try the sausage and biscuits recipe. I salivate just looking at the page.

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Tucker wrote:
The February/March '09 issue is especially good.
I agree. I've been a subscriber from the beginning, having been the recipient of a free trial subscription handed out by a couple of leggy young things at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo a couple of years ago. Funny how well that strategy works - I would have accepted a subscription to Better Hogpens and Landfills from those two (but I digress).

Anyway, I wasn't crazy about the layout in the first couple of issues, and I think their outdoor coverage was pretty lightweight at first, but it is definitely is getting better. I think they scooped both Shooting Sportsman and Double Gun Journal with the Connecticut Shotgun Mfg Co article. The current look is great, the literary content is excellent, and food coverage surprisingly good. I think I've read every word in the current issue except for the falconry article.

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 Post subject: Re:Garden & Gun
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:33 pm 
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I recently received an email from the magazine that they're skipping an issue. Doesnt sound too good for the mag's viability. I'm a subscriber but I've only signed on for a year at a time with an eye toward its folding. I do like the mag though it makes me feel a bit poncy.

http://gardenandgun.com/newsletter/hanging-tough


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:04 am 
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I understand what you mean about poncy. Sometimes they overshoot their demographic, I think, especially the advertising. I believe they may have too many designers and too few sportmen and gardeners on staff. I do hope they can find the groove, beacuse as I stated last winter the magazine was improving.

The English magazine, The Field strikes a good balance between the posh and the earthy. G&G would be wise to take a look there.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:25 am 
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I haven't ever gotten a subscription, for some reason, but I did pick up an issue a couple of months ago. Inside they were promoting the Garden & Gun Club which were basically subscription along with some other perks but for higher prices ($35, $100, and $500). I suspect they were using this to try to generate some capital, but I guess it hasn't worked so far.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:10 pm 
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Is it just me or is this magazine becoming even more poncy than before? I recently got the latest issue and I found myself skipping many of the articles. I can only take so much 'artisanal' authenticity and nuoveau riche schlock. Seems like they are shooting for the NYC crowd I try to avoid.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:09 am 
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Agreed, they are heading in the direction of the hipster South.


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 Post subject: Re: Garden & Gun
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:11 pm 
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I'm gonna bump this, just because Ted Turner is on the cover of the 5th anniversary issue.

Is Ted really a "visionary" or just an amazingly wealthy, self-centered jackass?


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 Post subject: Re: Garden & Gun
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:39 am 
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Tucker wrote:
I'm gonna bump this, just because Ted Turner is on the cover of the 5th anniversary issue.

Is Ted really a "visionary" or just an amazingly wealthy, self-centered jackass?
I noticed this too. Bold. What better way to loose subscribers than to put such a polarizing figure on the cover of your magazine.


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 Post subject: Re: Garden & Gun
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:13 pm 
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I have subscribed to this for about a year now, and I too was surprised when ol' Ted showed up in the mailbox. Great magazine though.


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