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G&F's Top 10 Highlights of 2014

G&F's Top 10 Highlights of 2014

Every year, Game & Fish aims to bring its readership an endless flow of the best content from the fields and waters it lives to hunt and fish. As editors, we're constantly scouting for the best tips, tactics and techniques to put our followers on more fish and more gameit's as simple as that. But we're also here to entertain.

Now it's time to look back on a year of stories that brought the outdoors to your screen. We've picked some of the most popular G&F stories of 2014 to make a required reading list for the start of the new year. Here's a taste of the best of last year to get you excited for 2015.

Check out some of our favorites from 2014:

10. 12 Great Catfish Baits


From chicken livers to raw bacon, see which baits were cat favorites. Read more to discover your best options.


9. Best Centerfire Rifles for 2014

Whether you were buying or just browsing, we compiled the top new rifle offerings for 2014. Find out which ones made our list.

8. How to Fillet a Pike

Hank Shaw shared his technique on how to make the northern tasty table fare. Read more to learn for yourself.




7. Michigan Mission: A Sportsman's Quest for 5 Species in 72 Hours

G&F sent a sportsman to test the limits of Michigan — salmon, whitetail, ruffed grouse, turkey and woodcock. Discover the adventure here.

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6. Gear Test: Best Hunting Boots and Shoes for Winter 2014

From upland fields to snow-covered mountains, we tested the year's best hunting footwear to put you and your feet in the know. Read more to see the results.

5. Best Big Buck States for 2014

It was a good year for hunters, which means it was a bad year for bucks. Review the best buck states of 2014 and take notes for next season.

4. 10 Reasons Every Hunter Should Be a Fan of Suppressors

A hot topic in 2014 was the use of suppressors for hunting. With more states allowing them in the field every year, read why many hunters are opting to go silent.

3. 10 Best Turkey Shotguns for 2014

Shotgun manufacturers put special emphasis on the needs of turkey hunters in 2014. Check out our list of the year's best offerings.

2. 10 Biggest Muskie World Records Ever Caught

We compiled a list of unbelievable muskie world records that you need to see to believe. Read more to see the photos and learn the stories behind them.

1. The Girls of Game & Fish: Angler Edition

G&F celebrated the triumphs of our female anglers across the nation. View the gallery here.

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