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New Guns & Gear for 2015

Bows

Best New Compound Bows for 2015

by Christian Berg

I once interviewed a lucky bowhunter who had just arrowed the state-record whitetail buck. I don’t remember all the details… more »

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TriggerTech’s Innovative Crossbow Trigger is the Future

by Tracy Breen

It is safe to say a late percentage of new crossbow hunters are people who sent most of their time… more »

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10 Old School Catfishing Techniques That Still Work Today

by Anietra Hamper

Kansas native Jerry Dishman remembers using whatever means possible to catch catfish in the Big Blue River as a young boy in the… more »

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Top 10 Freshwater World Records Ever Caught

by Jack Vitek

It’s been nearly 40 years since the IGFA began maintaining and recording freshwater world records, previously the responsibility of Field… more »

Smooth gears and 7 a unique, effective casting system 8 make the Revo MGX a standout among high-quality reels.

First Look: Abu Garcia MGX Spinning Reel

by John Geiger

Game & Fish/Sportsman editors got to take a first look at Abu Garcia’s new $300 Revo spinning reel. Until now, the Premier was Revo’s top-of-the-line spinning reel. Now,… more »

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Best New Hunting Optics for 2015

by Gary Lewis

When I counted up the hours spent afield last year, the ones that meant the most were in open country…. more »

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10 Most Common Reel Performance Problems

by Anietra Hamper

Fishing reel maintenance provides a steady stream of business for The Fisherman’s Warehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Owner Mark Minshall spends a lot… more »

Rifles

10 Great New Hunting Rifles for 2015

by Matt Haun

By far, deer are the most popular big-game animals in this great country. And the most popular weapon to harvest… more »

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hunting Turkeys with Crossbows

by David Hart

  If there’s one steadfast rule in fall turkey hunting, it’s that success depends largely on how well the birds scatter… more »

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Shooting Predators With Crossbows

by Fred Eichler

I was with friends at Gator Country Trappers in Florida when they were called to remove a big nuisance alligator. … more »

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The Realtree Lifestyle Comes to a Larger Audience

by Brian McCombie

Don’t miss a second of the adrenaline-pumping action during the Realtree Hunting Camp, a three hour block of non-stop hunting… more »

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Tips for Cooking the Perfect Hog

by Game & Fish Online Staff

One early morning on the way to a turkey hunt, I saw a group of young wild hogs running across… more »

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5 Top New Spinning Tackle Setups for 2015

by John Geiger

“The right gear matters.” I’m sure you’ve heard this time and time again, but it so true.  Having the right gear… more »

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How to Fillet a Crappie

by Keith Sutton

Crappie are fun to catch and delicious to eat. Before the eating begins, however, anglers must know how to properly… more »

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Readers’ Choice Awards 2015: Best Hunting Gear

by Game & Fish Staff

Thank you to those who voted in our annual Readers’ Choice poll. We had a huge response — 5,395 of you… more »

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4 Fundamental Steps to Becoming a Better Pond Angler

by Chris Schneider

Ponds are no secret to the millions of fisherman out there. I first got hooked on bass fishing at a… more »

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First Look: Mossberg Patriot Rifle

by John Geiger

Budget rifles recently turned a corner. Several companies have produced centerfire rifles under the $500 mark that shoot accurately and… more »

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Winchester Deer Season XP Review

by John Geiger

Do we really need another cartridge for deer hunting? Well, shelves at your local gun store are filling up with… more »

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10 Biggest Smallmouth Bass World Records of All Time

by Jack Vitek

Although oftentimes overshadowed by their larger-mouthed relatives, the smallmouth bass is easily one of the most popular freshwater game fish… more »

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How to Pan-Dress a Crappie

by Keith Sutton

Some connoisseurs prefer their fish pan-dressed—with skin, tail and bones intact—to facilitate the most thorough enjoyment of these scrumptious wild… more »