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  • Keep stories between 500 and 1,500 words, saved in Microsoft Word format.
  • Submit original full-resolution photos, NOT the smaller thumbnail versions, as .JPEGS (.JPG) or .TIFF files.
  • Make sure to send a variety of photos to support your story (scenery, glassing, hiking, camping, live animal, harvest from different angles, etc.). The more pictures we have to work with when designing a story for the magazine, the better.
  • Send the first and last names of everyone in your group photos


You do not have to submit a story to be in our magazine!

Photos alone have the opportunity to be featured in the following ways:
- State Section
- Trophy Room
- Social Media

2021 Cover Story Prize

The Title Sponsor for the Cover Story Contest is Weatherby. Thanks to them, the hunters who are chosen as our cover stories will receive a Weatherby Mark V Backcountry rifle. This rifle includes a carbon fiber stock, 3D HEX recoil reducer, a TriggerTech Trigger, and Accubrake ST. Implementing the new 6.5 WBY RPM, the Backcountry weighs in at a mere 5.3 pounds built on a 6-Lug receiver. The retail value of the Cover Story prize is $2,599.

2021 Printed Story Prize

All stories that are printed in the 2021 magazines will receive an exclusive story package! The 2021 printed story packages contain a Klymit Cush Seat, an Outdoor Edge RazorBone knife, a Pyro Putty Survival Pack (2 summer foil packs, 3 winter foil packs, a large mega inferno rod, and a multi-tool), 50 feet of mil spec 5040 Extremus orange paracord that's made in the USA, a Huntin’ Fool branded ScopeCoat, a Huntin’ Fool branded Nalgene water bottle, a Huntin’ Fool hat, and four free copies of the issue in which the story is featured. Each story package is valued at $200. The opportunity to receive a great story package like this makes writing and submitting your story well worth your time.

2021 Trophy Room Prize

Vortex Optics is continuing to sponsor our Trophy Room Photo Contest. To enter, submit your 2020 harvest photos by emailing them to Winners will be chosen by a panel of Huntin’ Fool staff based on photo resolution, quality, and composition. The winning photo is featured first in the Trophy Room, and if you include a short comment about your hunt, it may be printed under the photo as well! The winner of this contest will receive a pair of Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 binoculars valued at $279.99.

Stickers for Stories

We love hearing about your successes and sharing them with the Huntin' Fool community! When you submit a story with a wide variety of photos, you'll get rewarded. We want to be able to feature as many stories as possible, whether they be printed in our magazine or published on our website. Sharing your stories builds up our community. Just for sending us your story and photos, we will send you a Huntin' Fool sticker.
By submitting your photos, you hereby grant Huntin’ Fool permission to use them on their website or other electronic form or any media, including print, or in any other manner desired without notifying you. In return, Huntin’ Fool agrees to credit the hunter/photographer with the photo wherever possible.
Please contact our team at 435-865-1020 or with any questions regarding your submission.