Candidates Go Hunting (Not Each Other) in Field & Stream

McCain, Obama declare their love for the outdoors in nature mag
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2008 5:05 PM CDT
John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., talk as they walk together after participating in a Ground Zero 9/11 memorial observance Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama and John McCain will talk fishing and hunting in the October issue of Field & Stream magazine. (Coincidentally or not, the cover feature implores readers to “Find Your Bull,” the Swamp notes.) In the interview, both candidates profess to be big fans of the outdoors, with McCain recalling fishing and hiking in Arizona, Obama describing spearfishing in Hawaii.

  • McCain, from the F&S interview: "I like to hike. The area around Sedona—most Americans think that Arizona is just flat desert but that area is one of the most beautiful in the world, the red rocks."
  • Obama: "We spent quite a bit of time in Montana recently. ... I am absolutely certain that I'm going to learn how to flyfish, because that land is spectacular."