American hunters and fishermen have been staring at the signs of a similar deadly storm, but so far few have heeded the warnings. The storm in question is the economic siege that has buffeted state fish and game agencies since the early 1980s. A yearlong investigation by the staff of Field & Stream reveals, in fact, that many of these state agencies are going broke. If this is news to you, you had better read "Storm Warnings" (page 70) because the fallout from the crisis threatens to erode the quality of your hunting and fishing. This month, our report examines what went wrong and why. Next month, we'll look at possible solutions. At the end of deer season, I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment when I open the freezer and see all those neat rectangular packages of butcher paper-my winter larder of venison. But I have to admit, all too often what should be a great eating experience has turned into an agonizing chewfest. It seems no matter how I prepare some cuts of venison the end result has been less than appetizing.