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Eastmans’ – The Story of Us

Our story begins with our grandfather Gordon Eastman and his adventure films that started in the 1950’s and showcased the wildlife of the North, the country they lived in and the grit it took to hunt them. From there, his son and our father, Mike Eastman created Eastmans’ Hunting Journals,  publications where hunters could share their success stories and promote the passion that is western big game hunting. Mike’s goal, which remains the core principle of Eastmans’ still, was to promote the ethics of fair chase hunting, while expanding knowledge and skills, appreciation and awareness of the outdoors and the wildlife of the West.

A lot has changed since Grandpa and Dad went on their adventures and brought back tales of their rugged and wild experiences but some things haven’t – the Eastman passion for the outdoors and sharing it with you will forever be the roots of what we do and who we are.

To that end, Eastmans’ Hunting Journal and Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal remain the number one resource for western big game hunting and hunters to share their stories, learn the latest and greatest tactics, review the hottest gear and, with our  Members Research Section in the back of every subscriber magazine, be loaded with the best what, where, when, how for drawing those coveted western big game tags.

We invite you to join the Eastman family of subscribers as we, much like our father and grandfather before us, blaze new trails into what lies ahead. For example, be sure not to miss a single issue of Eastmans’ Hunting and Bowhunting Journals by subscribing to the take anywhere, always with you, zoom it in and scroll down efficiency of the digital version of our incredibly popular Hunting and Bowhunting Journals.  

“Remember, this is your publication, and the other members are like hunting buddies you haven’t met yet.”



About Ike Eastman

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Ike Eastman is the President of Eastmans’ Publishing and oversees the daily operations of Eastmans’ Hunting TV, Eastmans’ Hunting and Bowhunting Journals, Eastmans’ Live Events including the Trophy Deer Tour, films in the fall and is hands-on in all facets of the company. Ike’s hunting knowledge and expertise has been shaped by more than 25 years of pursuing trophy big game across most of North America.

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  1. I’m a longtime fan of Eastmans. Never knew much about your roots and growth over the years. This adds a different level of connection and interest. Thanks for sharing your story!

  2. Gregory Sanner

    I’m 61 years old. I owe my interest in hunting to Gordon Eastman! In the lays 60s, I heard about a movie that would be shown at our high school auditorium called Savage Wild I believe. I paid my fee and sat through the movie. I was left with a burning desire to hunt the west. The impression left on me by the man Gordon Eastman stayed with me all of these years. Every time I turn my TV on, I’m looking for Eastman Hunting! I felt like I knew Gordon Eastman. I felt a real loss when he passed away on my birthday. Such a great man. I have been able throughout my life, to hunt a few Midwest states and made it to Wyoming once for a Mule Deer hunt and I just appreciate what Gordon Eastman instilled in my heart! Great Man!

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