Matthew Every

Senior Editor

Matthew Every is the Senior Editor of Field & Stream. He has been with Field & Stream since 2019, when he joined the team as the Associate Online Editor for both F&S and Outdoor Life. Before that, he worked as a hunting guide and wrote about his adventures in his free time. Every has lived all over the country, but calls New York’s Catskill Mountains home. 


  • Covers shooting, fishing, and conservation along with big-game, waterfowl, and upland hunting
  • Studied art in college and apprenticed with a gunsmith


Along with his wife and two dogs, Every lives part-time on the highway in a 20-foot travel trailer. He has hunted or fished in 23 states and Mexico and has been a guest on America Outdoors Radio. In 2021, he also sat on the “Meet the Editors” panel at the Outdoor Writers Association of America Conference. Every writes and edits for both F& and the digital edition of the magazine. He enjoys working on short essays and longer adventure stories.


Every’s interest in hunting started in his early teens, around the time he attended the Orvis Wingshooting School at Sandanona. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Cooper Union where he studied painting, sculpture, and video. After college, Every briefly apprenticed for a gunsmith, and he still likes working on old rifles and shotguns.

F&S Lightning Round

Favorite Place to Fish: Any small stream with brook trout,
Favorite Critter to Hunt: It’s a tie between ducks and deer,
Bucket List Adventure: Stalking deer in Scotland,
Most Prized Piece of Gear: 1939 William Ford side-by-side shotgun,
All-Time Favorite F&S Story: “The Lion Dogs,” by Bill Heavey