Editors' picks: The best stories of 2018

The favorite stories of the past year, as selected by our staff and contributors
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Photo: Martin Christensson

Last week, we highlighted the most popular Hatch Magazine stories of 2018 as "voted" by our readers—voted, that is, by readership. Those top 10 stories of the past year were a mixed bag including everything from fishing tips and gear news to conservation journalism and other topics. In addition to those that bubbled to the top of the list of reader favorites, we asked our editorial staff and contributors to pick their favorites from 2018.

What they came up with is similarly varied—travel stories, fishing and hunting tales, conservation coverage, political coverage and more. Here are their selections.