1871 Club Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the 1871 Club? 

The 1871 Club is our new membership program that celebrates Field & Stream’s heritage and showcases our best stories. It’s also where we offer readers with the exclusive privilege of receiving a bi-annual print magazine. We won’t be selling our magazine at newsstands, so you’ll have to join the 1871 Club to get it! 

The 1871 Club goes beyond a traditional membership: It’s a journey into exclusive F&S+ online content, limited members-only products, enhanced access to outdoor experiences and benefits, and a commitment to give back to the outdoor community. As a member, you’ll also have access to exclusive deals, offers, and discounts on gear and experiences from us and our partners. 

To explore our three plan offerings and the different benefits, please visit 1871 Club Membership. 

How many magazine issues are included in my Membership?  

Founders Circle and Legacy Members of the 1871 Club will receive two issues per year—spring and fall editions. The Hobbyist members can purchase individual issues of the magazine a few months before they are published.  

Each F&S issue is a collector’s item, spanning over 100 pages and presented in a large 11X14 format with stunning photography and the adventure stories that have made Field & Stream a household favorite for over a century. 

When will I receive the first issue of my magazine? 

That depends on when you sign up. To receive the spring issue, you’ll need to be a member by March 1. To receive the fall issue, you’ll need to be a member by August 1. More details will be available in your 1871 Club Membership welcome letter and through email.  

How long is my membership for? 

Your membership is good for a full calendar year from the date that you sign up. Your membership will auto renew at the end of those 12 months unless you choose to cancel. 

When will I receive all of my membership benefits? 

Members-only gear will ship out by May 1, 2024, or up to 6-8 weeks after your membership is purchased. Other Member benefits, such as sweepstakes, partner discounts, and first dibs on tickets, will be emailed to you as they become available. Make sure to keep an eye on your spam folder so you don’t miss a thing. 

How do I access the presale tickets to the Field & Stream Music Festival? 

Presale tickets will be announced through your 1871 Club email. You must be in a Founders Circle or Legacy Member plan to receive priority pre-sale access. VIP Music Festival experiences will be offered to our Founding Circle members, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll be sure to send you reminders through email and on social. In the meantime, be sure to check your inbox for more updates and members-only experiences from us!  

Can consumers in Canada purchase F&S Shop merchandise and join the 1871 Club

Looking to get your hands on our merchandise or purchase the Field & Stream magazine as a part of an 1871 Club Membership in Canada? We’re excited to announce that Canadian residents officially are able to. Explore our exclusive offerings on our merch store and join the 1871 Club here. Please Note: Unfortunately, memberships for other international countries are not available at this time.

I can’t log in to my account. How do I get back in? 

Typically, if you’re having trouble logging into your account it’s for one of two reasons:  

  1. You’ve signed up for a membership but haven’t yet created an account on the site.  
  2. You forgot your password. 

If you forgot your password or haven’t set up an account yet, you can follow the prompts here. Use the email associated with your account or payment method. All your subscription, billing, and shipping information will be available in your new account and can be accessed at the top right corner of your screen.  

Still need help? Contact: customer service portal.

What is F&S+? 

Field & Stream+ is online premium content access that’s now a part of the 1871 Club Membership Program. It’s the place where you’ll find member-only access to adventure stories, advice from our hunting and fishing experts, and more of the best-in-class storytelling you can only get from Field & Stream. All 1871 Club Member Levels (The Hobbyist, Legacy Member, and Founders Circle) can read F&S+ stories on our website or browse through our iOS, Android, and desktop apps. 

I was an existing Field & Stream+ subscriber. How do I get access to my account now that there is an 1871 Club Membership? 

Existing Members who haven’t yet set up an 1871 Club account should follow the prompts for resetting a password using the email address associated with their old F&S+ account. If you have difficulty, contact customer service

Subscribers who were F&S+ Members before the new 1871 Club launched on 1/25/2023, are now a part of our digital-only level, The Hobbyist. You won’t need to do anything with your membership and will be able to access your F&S+ online content as usual. You’ll also now have the option to purchase individual issues of the Field & Stream print magazine! If you’d like to have a bi-annual automatic delivery of the magazine, and enjoy premium 1871 Club membership benefits, you’ll need to upgrade your plan and purchase a Founders Circle or Legacy member plan.  

How can I read Field & Stream? 

Join the 1871 Club! Members can also use the email address associated with their Field & Stream+ account to read magazine-formatted issues and archives through our iOS, Android, and desktop apps. If the app asks for a password, download the latest version to continue with just your email address. 

To read current stories, log into F&S+ on our website. You’ll need to be a member to receive the physical print magazine two times a year. Please note, only the Legacy Member ($75/year) and Founders Circle ($95/year) plans within the 1871 Club program will receive a print magazine twice a year. The Hobbyist ($15 /year) level has the option to purchase individual magazines.  

How do I access the digital archives? 

Members can use the email address associated with their Field & Stream+ account to access issues going back to 2008 through our iOS, Android, and desktop apps. If the app asks you for a password, please download the latest version to continue with just your email address. 

How can I cancel my membership? 

All membership payments are billed annually, but you can cancel at any time by logging into your 1871 Club account. Access my account (user icon), go to membership plan, and click cancel. Changes are effective at the end of the annual billing cycle. 

How can I get a refund? 

Refunds are available only within the first 7 days of your membership start date. Please request a refund through our customer service portal

I purchased Field & Stream merchandise from the shop and have questions surrounding my order. 

Submit a request or question through our product request form.

How do I contact support? 

Submit a request or question through our customer service portal

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