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GAME & FISH: ON NEWSSTANDS NOW

The December-January issue of Game & Fish magazine, America's only national outdoor magazine with a focus on regional hunting and fishing, is available on newsstands now. Here is a preview of what's inside.

Deer, Ducks, Rod-Building Too

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Waterfowl hunting hits its stride in many areas of the country.

The December-January issue of Game & Fish is chock full of great info on late-fall and winter hunting and fishing, from waterfowl and deer hunting to ice fishing. Articles featured in all editions include:

Waterfowl gear: A duck and goose gear overview by the Game & Fish staff. From guns and loads to calls and clothes, here’s a guide to the stuff you’ll want to have in the blind this season.

Hot Rods: If you’re looking to try your hand at building your own fishing rod, author Bryce M. Towsley has a great winter project for you. Affordable rod kits combine components and tools with step-by-step instructions to help you put together a new stick to fish this spring.

Rifle Management: Don’t let a clogged barrel or a loose screw ruin your hunt. Take a few simple tools with you in the field to deal with minor rifle problems, writes Richard Mann.

Region-by-Region: Great Stories Close to Home

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December-January 2020-21 covers of Game & Fish Magazine

Here’s a look at regional articles in the December-January issue of Game & Fish:

Midwest: Plan for Pike — Up your game to take on trophy northerns through the ice (by Dr. Jason Halfen). Waterfowl After Freeze-Up — Late season brings ice to many areas, but that doesn’t mean an end to duck hunting (by Brian Lovett). Stationary Vs. Mobile Ice Strategies — Should you stay or move for more hardwater bites? Or both? (by Joel Nelson)

South: Hail Mary — Late-season ducks have seen and heard it all. You’ve got to radically change your thinking to outsmart them (by John N. Felsher). Bucks at the Buzzer — The rut has faded into your rearview, and you’re still clutching that buck tag. Don’t call it quits just yet—there’s still hope (by Doug Howlett). Structured Plan — Bridges are year-round bass magnets, and you should know how to best fish them (by Ken Duke).

West: Crows, Coyotes and You — Want to kill more predators this winter? Take a cue from scavenging birds (by Gary Lewis). Late-Season Waterfowl Strategies — Scout grain fields, small ponds and creeks for some of the most reliable waterfowl hunting in the West (by Scott Haugen). Behemoth Bass — The next world-record spotted bass is out there. Here’s how to get in on the action (by Ken Duke)

East: Big-Water Birds — Here’s how to fill late-season duck limits when marshes and ponds ice up (by Joseph Albanese). Hot Spots for Icy Trout — Hit the region’s top lakes for hardwater fish (by Matt Crawford). Surefire Winter Predator Tactics — Put up more fur as the weather turns cold with these six expert tips (by Josh Boyd).

Bucket List: Counting Coues & Tigerfish Terror

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Photo by Larry Larsen
Correspondents Josh Dahlke and Larry Larsen share their experiences hunting and fishing in exotic locales. Dahlke contends that long after the whitetail rut is over in most states, the action is hottest for Coues deer in Sonora, Mexico. (But that doesn’t mean bucks are easy to find.) On fishing for tigerfish in South Africa, Larsen warns some anglers return from a trip with more just memories. The careless ones come home with scars.

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