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Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Jun 11, 2008

First, this website will get you in contact with us via e-mail addresses.  Now, if you need to call us, avoid phone frustration. When you hear the recording after dialing (949) 366-0030, a two-digit extension number will direct your call to the proper person or department.
Remember, WON is open to all readers for Sound Off letters, reader photos, First Person Fishing and Hunting Reports and tips on news.  So again, to reach our SoCal editorial headquarters editorial, call (949) 366-0030 and punch in the following  extensions for Editor Pat McDonell (x33), staffers Rich Holland (x50), Bradley Schweit (x43) and Brandon Hayward (x37). For the NorCal office, call Editor Bill Karr at (530) 642-0870 or while assistant editor Bud Neville can be reached at (530) 367-4813 or

You can e-mail in photos and reports and letters to the southern edition editorial office at or to individual writers at:,,,, For the NorCal edition, e-mail to or   

Letters, First Person Reports and print photos that are MAILED to our SoCal office should be addressed to:  WON Editorial Dept. 185 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673. For NorCal, send to WON Editorial,  P.O. Box 1536 Placerville, CA 95667.  

For sending in Private Boater Spotlight reports, call (949) 366-0030, extension 99 or e-mail For NorCal Private Boater Reports, send to or call (530) 367-4813.

To send in Baja reports for inclusion on the website or the weekly Baja section, send them to: Deadline for the next issue is Friday at 4 p.m.

For information on any of the WON Yamaha tournaments, call Chuck Buhagiar  at  (949) 366-0030 (x34), for Baja salt tournaments call  Kit McNear (x27) or Tuna Jackpot Director Pat McDonell  (x33).  For WON BASS and all freshwater tournaments (Big Bear, Striper Derby, Double Haul), contact Bill Hutcheson (x29) or e-mail him at  For the Golden Gate Challenge, e-mail or call (530) 367-4813.
To reach advertising, call our Advertising Coordinator Judy Morgan at (949) 366-0030, ext. 32. She will direct you to the appropriate advertising representative for your area.

Our SoCal advertising representatives are Mike Flynn (ext. x28) or at,  Ben Babbitt  (x31) or at, and Tom Bette (x35) or at National sales staffers are Chuck Buhagiar (x34) or at, Mike Bohn (x52) or and Scott Nagel (x36) or  

For subscriber services, call 1-800-290-2929 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at  

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Back issues of WON are available at the cover price of $2.25 each. For back issues of Western Outdoors magazine, click on the Western Outdoors link on the publications page and follow the same procedure. Back issues of Western Outdoors are available for the cover price of $3.50. There are no shipping charges except for orders shipped outside the U.S.

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