Dave Hurteau

Executive Editor

Dave Hurteau is the Executive Editor of Field & Stream. He took the position of assistant editor at Field & Stream in 1994, and has been with the brand ever since. His first job was to work on F&S’s 100th anniversary issue, and in 2020, he helped spearhead the 125th. In that span, he’s worked with many of the magazine’s greats, from Gene Hill and Bob Brister to Bill Heavey, and David E. Petzal


  • Covers deer hunting, big-game hunting, upland and waterfowl hunting, small-game hunting, general outdoors, and outdoor gear
  • Has written and edited several books on hunting and fishing


After graduating college, Hurteau launched a regional hunting and fishing magazine from an apartment in Ithaca, New York, and soon parlayed that into the job at Field & Stream. He’s had no less than eight titles with F&S, from gear editor to contributing writer and, now, executive editor. He’s been nominated for a National Magazine Award as a writer and was part of an F&S editorial team to win two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence—the highest honor in magazine journalism.

Hurteau oversees much of the brand’s hunting, gear, and general outdoors coverage. An serious hunter and angler himself, he is co-author of The Total Deer Hunter Manual and the The Total Bowhunting Manual.


Hurteau graduated from the University of Rochester with degrees in English and philosophy, the latter of which helped him to rationalize the days spent hunting and fishing in western New York when he should have been in class.

F&S Lightning Round

Favorite Place to Fish: Home
Favorite Critter to Hunt: Whitetail deer (and turkeys, and ruffed grouse, and…)
Bucket List Adventure: Archery moose—anywhere
Most Prized Piece of Gear: Ka-Bar stacked-leather hunting knife
All-Time Favorite F&S Story: Seriously? Well, today it’s: The Elephants of Charisa, by Bob Brister. Ask me again tomorrow.

Notable Work