Evening Post Publishers, owner of the Post and Courier, will stop production on Garden and Gun magazine at the end of January. The magazine’s management is still seeking out other investors and has plans to produce more issues.
Originally, EPP had made a five-year commitment to publishing the magazine, but Darwin assured us (as did Pierre Manigault, EPP’s chairman of the board, who was also on the call) that this decision had more to do with the dire economic situation surrounding the newspaper world than with the magazine’s success. (EPP’s main revenue stream comes from newspapers.)
The magazine that we jokingly refer to as hunter porn had told the Atlanta Journal Constitution in August that it would be expanding its reach with other niche publications.
Garden and Gun was named after a hip gay disco in Charleston that was affectionately nicknamed the “Root and Shoot.”