Dave Duffy, founder and publisher of Backwoods Home magazine, has announced that the periodical will cease publishing its print version this year. Its sister publication, Self-Reliance, will remain as a hard copy magazine. The electronic version of Backwoods Home will continue, at least for now, online. So will this blog, and Jackie Clay’s. Stay tuned for further updates. Dave’s own statement on the matter is here.
Now, Backwoods Home ain’t done yet by a long shot. Print edition production is scheduled to run through the November-December issue, and January-February is what’s current now. Stay tuned for further announcements.
Having been Firearms Editor for Backwoods Home for some twenty years and blogging here for almost nine, I’m going to miss leafing through those dead tree pages and absorbing lots of useful knowledge from the many contributors who’ve been there and done that. The anthologies that grew from that have proven to be precious resources, and I believe there will be more to come.
Dave’s magazine lasted a helluva lot longer than Benjamin Franklin’s.