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The August 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.

Bow Season Prep, Public Land Hunting Hot Spots, Cell Cams

Get ready for bow season. (Photo courtesy of Realtree)

The August issue includes the following national-themed stories in all editions:

  • Get Ready for Bow Season: Start this to-do list now in order to be ready for opening day. By Tony Hansen
  • Hunting Adventure: From sika deer in Maryland to snowshoe hares in Vermont, here are public-land opportunities that will add variety to your season. By Bryce M. Towsley
  • Shooting: Five new rifle cartridges address hunters’ needs in specific situations. By Richard Mann
  • Cell Cam Buyer’s Guide: Technology and ease of use reach new levels in these 12 cell cams. By Darron McDougal
  • Conservation: A bold initiative seeks to protect more land and water in the U.S. By Andrew McKean

Region-by-Region: Great Stories Close to Home

Here's a look at some of the regional articles in the August issue of Game & Fish:

The East and Midwest editions of the August Game and Fish Magazine.


  • Around the East: The only thing hotter than the weather in August is the fishing. From bluefin tuna off the coast of Massachusetts to chain pickerel in local ponds, the bite is on. By Matt Crawford
  • Hit the Mosquito Hatch: One of the greatest pests knownin the outdoors is also a favorite food of trout. By Joseph Albanese
  • Whitetail Intel: Apply hard-earned knowledge gained last fall to raise your odds of success this deer season. By Dustin Prievo
  • Real-Time Bass: How forward-scanning sonar is changing the bass fishing game. By Shane Beilue


  • Around the Midwest: From Missouri River flatheads and Superior lakers to Illinois bluegills and St. Joe smallies, the only thing hotter than the weather this month is the fishing. By Brandon Butler
  • Pronghorn Paradise: South Dakota’s speed goats offer world-class hunting during one of the Midwest’s earliest big-game seasons. Point your truck toward the northwest corner of the state and get after them. By Mark Kayser
  • Eyes on the Prize: Get the best intel possible on whitetail locations and patterns, then formulate your fall game plan. By Tony Peterson
  • The View Ahead: Change how you find and catch bass with forward-scanning sonar. By Shane Beilue
The South and West editions of the August Game & Fish Magazine.


  • Around the South: From Tar Heel bull reds and Tennessee trout to Arkansas squirrels and Palmetto State deer, the South’s hunting and fishing is as hot as the weather this month. By T. Edward Nickens
  • Monster Mecca: Texas’ Camelot Bell pay-to-play bass-fishing operation could quite possibly produce the next world- record bass. And you can fish there—for a price, of course. By Ken Duke
  • Cats in the Concrete: Summer catfish seek the shelter and feeding opportunities of hard structure. Here’s how to find them. By Keith Sutton
  • Into the Melee: The annual anchovy invasion triggers a feeding frenzy among snook, reds, trout and more. By Frank Sargeant


  • Around the West: From antlerless elk and archery antelope to epic trout, salmon and smallmouth fishing, the West is rife with incredible hunting and fishing opportunities this month. By Andrew McKean
  • Wide-Open Bucks: Big mule deer escape pressure by hiding where you least expect. By Gary Lewis
  • Trout Heaven: Looking for a late-summer fly- fishing fling before the weather starts to turn? You could do a lot worse than a foray to these three Yellowstone Park hot spots. By Andrew McKean
  • Success from the Start: If you want to fill an early-season elk tag, the real work starts now. By Scott Haugen
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