Norman Strung

Contributing Writer

Norman Strung began contributing to F&S in the mid-1960s when he was an English professor at Montana State University in Bozeman. One of our most eclectic contributors, he did everything from elk hunting to saltwater fishing. He was a highly disciplined writer whose output was prodigious, but he did not live to see his 50th birthday.

Born into a well-to-do family, Strung went to an exclusive prep school in the East. But instead of going on to college, he got on a train for Montana. When his father asked what he would do, he replied, “The best I can.”


  • Covered big-game hunting and fishing

Favorite Pieces of Gear

In his entire hunting career Strung used only two rifles-a Savage Model 99 lever action in .358 and a Browning BAR auto in .270.

Notable Work

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F&S Classics: Magnetic North


F&S Classics: Tommy’s Fiddle


F&S Classic: The Measure of a Hunter