GAME & FISH: ON NEWSSTANDS NOW

The February 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.

The Best Boats of 2020

February Issue
A look at eight great boats for 2020.

New boats packed with cutting-edge performance features and angler-friendly conveniences are arriving at dealers across the country, according to writer Dr. Jason Halfen. Included are watercraft that will carry you faster and farther, allow you to stow more well-organized gear and tackle, deliver you to formerly unreachable places, and ultimately, help you to find and catch more fish in comfort and safety. Game & Fish was treated to advance access to eight of 2020’s most compelling new boat offerings, and now, you can learn about the features that separate them from the pack. We’ll also cover several new outboards for powering your watercraft, and detail the latest in marine electronics and boat control accessories that belong on your shopping list.

Region-by-Region: What’s in the February Issue?

February Issue
The February issues of Game & Fish Magazine.

Predator hunting is one theme present in Game & Fish’s February issues.

In the East edition, Brad Fenson says in “Calling All Love-Struck Coyotes,” that coyotes are tough to outwit. Here is how to call them during their rut.

In the West, in “Secrets of the Coyote Rut,” Andrew McKean says you should ditch the prey calls and sing a song of love to connect with coyotes this time of year.

Midwest readers will read in Mark Kayser’s “Separate From The Pack,” that late-season coyotes have seen it all by now. Think outside the box to score fur this month.

In the South, Stephen Carpenteri says you should try these two killer tactics for taking Southern coyotes in the dead of winter in “Put the Freeze on Winter Coyotes.”

Bucket List: Reel Adventure in the Outback

February Issue
Photo by Larry Larsen

Fishing for barramundi in Australia’s Northern Territory offers excitement you won’t forget. They look like snook but live among 12-foot crocodiles. In “Reel Adventure in the Outback,” Larry Larsen writes, “I felt like I was watching an episode of the old TV show “Wild Kingdom” when an explosion erupted in front of our anchored boat. Two giant saltwater crocodiles with death locks on each other wrestled on the nearby bank and in the foot-deep shallows. Water was thrown 30 to 50 feet as the rumble continued and both 12-footers reared up on their back legs and tails, trying to better their grasp.”

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