Look Back: 17 Hunting Gear Reviews from 2017

Look Back: 17 Hunting Gear Reviews from 2017

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Throughout 2017, Game & Fish writers and editors reviewed hundreds of shooting and hunting gear items in our magazines and online.

If you're looking for the best rifles, ammo and other gear  —  especially for a Christmas gift —  chances are we reviewed them in the past year.

Check out the in-depth info below on these products — Click on the headline to read each article.


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Whether 1,500 miles away from home, or pitching a weekend tent in the backyard, staying comfortable is key to outdoors gear. Editors of Game & Fish share insider information on gear designed to help you go farther and stay longer on your next adventure. Click on the headline for more info
Whether 1,500 miles away from home, or pitching a weekend tent in the backyard, staying comfortable is key to outdoors gear. Editors of Game & Fish share insider information on gear designed to help you go farther and stay longer on your next adventure. Click on the headline for more info
If you're interested in new deer ammo this year — whether it be for whitetail, blacktail or mule deer — there are great choices for the 2017 season. Click the headline for more info.
If you're looking for a new deer rifle — whether it be for whitetail, blacktail or mule deer — there are great choices for the 2017 season. Check out these rifles featured recently in our 2017 Gear Issue magazine editions. Click the headline for more info.
Fully flocked mallard floaters. Eye-catching double reeds. Cold-weather waterproof vests. Low-profile skiffs built to get you where the ducks want to be, and then hide you from those same prying eyes once you're there. Another year, and another round of 'fowling gear, all of which is designed to tip the scales in your favor. Click the headline for more info.
Deer gear is trending toward the pursuit- and situation-specific reality of the modern deer junkie. Everything from rifles to grunt tubes are being designed for exact moments in the woods, which not only gives us more choices — but also better options from which to choose. Click the headline for more info.

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If you're interested in a new bow for your 2017 whitetail deer hunting, there are some great choices. Check out six of the best and newest bows featured this summer in our 2017 Gear Issue magazine editions. Click on the headline for more info

Game & Fish Readers Choice Awards: 2017 Hunting Gear
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Here are Game & Fish readers' picks for the best in hunting gear for 2017. Click on the headline for more info

New Shotguns from NRA Atlanta 2017

New Shotguns from NRA Atlanta 2017
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Shotguns are the most versatile tools available to hunters, as they can be used to take everything from deer to turkeys to doves and even small game. Every hunter has at least on shotguns, though most probably have quite a few more. Click on the headline for more info

Suppressors Shootout: 4 New Cans Tested

Suppressors Shootout: 4 New Cans Tested
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We tested accuracy, decibel level and POI change of four popular .22LR suppressors and ran them head-to-head — same rifle, same sound equipment, same ammunition. Click on headline for more info

Top Turkey Hunting Gear for 2017

Top Turkey Hunting Gear for 2017
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You won't be getting far without a turkey gun, calls and a decoy. Here is the latest turkey hunting gear for a successful 2017 season. Click the headline for more info

2 Great Starter Rifles for Young Hunters

2 Great Starter Rifles for Young Hunters
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When Game & Fish editors decided to feature two youth rifles as part of our pre-Christmas gear reviews, it brought back memories of hunting between fathers and sons. Squirrel hunting with .22s, for example, was how many started hunting as youths. Click the headline for more info

3 Hot Coyote Guns

3 Hot Coyote Guns
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All coyotes share one common trait — they're savvy predators that will use the surrounding terrain to their advantage when approaching your calling position. Different hunting setups demand different rifles. Here's a list of three of our favorite new coyote guns, a trio of rifles that will work for any calling setup. Click the headline for more info

Crossbow Revolution: New Bows for 2017

Crossbow Revolution: New Bows for 2017
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Some are incredibly light, like the Gearhead X16. Others are very well-balanced like Barnett's ReVengeance. And some will blow you away, like Ravin's new R15. Whichever 2017 new crossbow works for you, each is a deer-hunting machine that shoots arrows into the 300- and 400-foot-per-second range with astounding accuracy. Click the headline for more info

New Hunting Guns & Ammo for 2017 (NRA Atlanta)

New Hunting Guns & Ammo for 2017 (NRA Atlanta)
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This guns and ammo look at new gear shown at the annual NRA Meetings and Exhibits (April 27-30 in Atlanta) was the result of Game & Fish editors scouting the floor to find news of interest to hunters. Click on the headline for more info

6 Trail Cams to Elevate Your Game

6 Trail Cams to Elevate Your Game
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We checked out a handful of the latest cams to see if they excel at certain tasks. You're likely to find one that fits your needs in this 2017 roundup. Click the headline for more info

Take Your Pick: 11 Shotguns for Upland Bird Hunting

Take Your Pick: 11 Shotguns for Upland Bird Hunting
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If you're looking for a new shotgun for your upland bird hunting — whether it's grouse, pheasants, doves or quail — here are some suggestions for 2017. Check out 11 of the best and newest shotguns we featured this summer in our 2017 Gear Issue magazine editions. Click on the headline for more info
 

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