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December/January 2022 Issues

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The December-January 2022 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.

Sea Ducks, Lever-Gun Loads, Bow Trends, More

Dec/Jan 2022
December/January 2022 Game & Fish Magazine South and West editions.

The December/January 2022 issue includes the following national-themed stories in all editions:

CALL OF THE COAST: Floating in the Atlantic and waiting for sea ducks spurs deep reflections on our nation’s history, because the layout boat is surrounded by it. By Alan Clemons

FIELD TEST: Federal Premium HammerDown loads boost lever-gun performance. By Adam Heggenstaller

BOWHUNTING: Examining this season’s trends can teach us some things about strategy, gear and attitude. By Tony Hansen

CONSERVATION: Your opinion not only counts, but also is vital, in effectively managing game and fish populations. By Andrew McKean

Region-by-Region: Great Stories Close to Home

Dec/Jan 2022
December/January 2022 Game & Fish Magazine East and Midwest editions.

Here's a look at some of the regional articles in the December/January 2022 issue of Game & Fish.


WINTER LUNKERS: Never mind the weather. Now’s the time to be on the water in search of your personal-best bass. By Ken Duke

ANGLE OF ATTACK: Making steeply-angled bow shots is a function of proper form. By Emily Kantner

GO QUIET FOR QUACKERS: Success on wary ducks requires knowing when—and more importantly, when not—to call. By Mike Marsh

LONE STAR SWINE: Texas’ Three Curl Outfitters offers a one-stop shop for hog-hunting adventures. By Kevin Reese


THE LATE SHIFT: Set up for success on late-season ducks and geese that haven’t yet left for warmer climes. By Mike Gnatkowski

HOME BREWING: Catch more winter steelhead by perfecting your own egg cure. By Scott Haugen

SOFT TOUCHES: When coyotes, foxes and bobcats hang up out of range, use quiet calling to coax them in. By Art Isberg


ARTIFICIAL ATTRACTION: Can soft plastics imitating small insect larvae beat the real thing for panfish beneath the ice? By Mike Pehanich

GOOSE GO-TOS: Try these three classic decoy setups for late-season honkers. By Brian Lovett

ADAPT AND THRIVE: Adjust your coyote sets to the conditions at hand to boost success. By Mark Kayser

WINTER WONDERLANDS: Fish Lake of the Woods, the Apostle Islands and other top ice bites throughout the region. By Scott Mackenthun


POST-RUT WHITETAILS: Still holding a buck tag? Fill it now with one—or a combination—of these proven tactics. By Dustin Prievo

CUNNING COYOTES: How to outsmart predators and stack up the fur this season. By Bob Robb

PLANT APPLES FOR DEER: Add fruit trees to your property to draw and hold more whitetails. By Bruce Ingram

ADIRONDACKS ON ICE: The North Country’s top lakes for hardwater action on trout, pike, walleyes and more. By Matt Crawford

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