The November issue of Game & Fish magazine, America’s only national outdoor magazine with a focus on regional hunting and fishing, is available on newsstands now.

Adventure: Short Stand, Tall Tines

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A morning sit in an unlikely deer stand during the Oklahoma rut turns into a father-daughter hunt of a lifetime. Author Mark Chesnut and his daughter have hunted together for more than a decade, but their most memorable hunt came when Rachel was 11 years old. A dream buck can appear at any moment during the rut.

Whitetails: Make the Right Rut Shot

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The whitetail rut offers great opportunities for grounding a giant buck, but it also presents the most challenging shots for the bowhunter. Game & Fish bowhunting guru Dr. Todd. K. Kuhn says don’t let the fast action of November rush you into making a bad decision. The whitetail rut is arguably the best time to ground a lovestruck buck. November’s Game & Fish Magazine has loads of pertinent information about the rut in your region.

Region-by-Region: What’s In the Nov. Issue?

Game & Fish region editions, November 2019.

You’ll find region-specific hunting and fishing info in every Game & Fish Magazine. In East editions, Mike Marsh (“8 Deer Vocalizations You Must Master”) says you must master these eight deer vocalizations to be successful in the whitetail woods. Jeff Knapp (“Invasion of the Steelhead”) spotlights four waterways where Lake Erie and Ontario steelhead take over in November. In West editions, M.D. Johnson (“Tips to Survive the Mid-Season Lull”) writes that breaking with old habits can pay off as you wait for more birds to arrive. Gary Lewis (“Big Browns in Big Water”) covers tactics in Western lakes to target trophy brown trout feeding on large forage as winter approaches. For Midwest readers, Brian Lovett (“Bag a Can”) offers tips to help you cross canvasbacks off your bucket list this season. Tony Peterson (“Hang-and-Hunt Strategies”) and Brad Fitzpatrick (“Read the Rut”) help you take your November deer hunting to the next level. Down South, Mike Marsh (“Get the Jump on Local Ducks”) writes that jump-shooting creeks and other small waters can lead to good duck hunting away from the crowds. Larry Larsen (“Crack the Code on Cold-Front Bass”) has the right strategies to help you catch bass after a cold front passes.

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