Deer camp is really all about the stories. Stories about the way it used to be always get better with the telling. We seem to never tire of telling the same tales over and over,tales, that hunt that took place last year of forty years ago. The new generation of hunters that are growing up, sitting around the campfire or the wood stove listening wide eyed to the tales of previous generations. There is something almost primal in this tradition. We remember those before us and recall our own feeling of wonder when we were youngsters listening to those tales by those who taught us to hunt and to feel the excitement and anticipation of tomorrows hunt.
Since time immemorial our ancestors prepared for the hunt and trained the next generation of hunters in this manner. The weapons of the hunt may have changed somewhat and our hairy half naked ancestors could not comprehend the clothing and gear that we now use. The only real difference is, for most of us at least, an unsuccessful hunt doesn’t mean starvation. We can always open another can of beans if we fail to close the deal.
We want to make Deer Camp Magazine another venue for the novice hunter to learn from others. The old ways are soon forgotten if not told and retold. The internet makes those stories available to more novice hunters as well as those just yearning to once again experience those golden opportunities.
In that spirit we will start publishing your short stories and memories.
Yes. Your work will be edited. Deer Camp Magazine editors will go through your work and edit it for spelling, flow, continuity, and overall quality. We take pride in what we produce so if we like your article but feel it needs a few tweaks to make it the best possible we will do that.
We love to publish Guest Contributor work, but we do receive a lot of submissions. Due to that make sure your bring your A game! We end up turning down more articles than we accept.
Articles fall into certain categories (See submission guidelines below) if your article falls into one of these categories than please submit it! If it doesn’t, or if your article was not selected for publishing, you should post it in the Campfire stories section of our page. CAMPFIRE STORIES are reader submitted stories. They are unedited by Deer Camp Magazine and are meant as a place for readers to share stories of hunts, not as content for the Magazine itself.
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