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Guns

The Traditions Pursuit XT will be available in many configurations for 2021.Traditions Introduces Next Gen of Pursuit Muzzleloader Series

Traditions Introduces Next Gen of Pursuit Muzzleloader Series

Game and Fish Staff - January 19, 2021

The Traditions Pursuit XT will be available in many configurations for 2021.

An unusual deer hunting rifle: A good bullet placed properly is really all that's needed.Why Not Use a .357 Mag Rifle for Whitetails?

Why Not Use a .357 Mag Rifle for Whitetails?

Richard Mann - November 23, 2020

An unusual deer hunting rifle: A good bullet placed properly is really all that's needed.

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Daisy Christmas Dream Red Ryder BB gun offers fun, educational for young shooters.New Special Edition Air Gun is a Christmas Dream Come True

New Special Edition Air Gun is a Christmas Dream Come True

Game & Fish Staff - November 11, 2020

Daisy Christmas Dream Red Ryder BB gun offers fun, educational for young shooters.

We decided to build such a rifle. Here's how it came together.Precision Plinker: Build a Finely Tuned Rifle for Squirrels

Precision Plinker: Build a Finely Tuned Rifle for Squirrels

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn - November 05, 2020

We decided to build such a rifle. Here's how it came together.

Ammo

Several Midwestern states now permit hunters to use centerfire, straight-wall cartridges during deer seasons that were previously limited to muzzleloaders and shotguns.Straight-Wall Rifle Cartridges: Deer Hunting Advantages

Straight-Wall Rifle Cartridges: Deer Hunting Advantages

Adam Heggenstaller

Several Midwestern states now permit hunters to use centerfire, straight-wall cartridges...

How much emphasis should you place on a bullet's BC?Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: When It Matters for Hunters

Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: When It Matters for Hunters

Richard Mann - March 23, 2020

How much emphasis should you place on a bullet's BC?

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The key to dropping coyotes quickly is a bullet with dramatic expansion at moderate and long ranges.What to Look for in Ammo for Predator Hunting

What to Look for in Ammo for Predator Hunting

Richard Mann - February 12, 2020

The key to dropping coyotes quickly is a bullet with dramatic expansion at moderate and long...

Extra rounds close at hand can save your hunt. There are better options than your pockets.The Importance of Ammo Maintenance

The Importance of Ammo Maintenance

Richard Mann - December 18, 2019

Extra rounds close at hand can save your hunt. There are better options than your pockets.

Optics

Match a scope to hunt conditions, not a misguided desire for extreme magnificationPick the Proper Power in Your Riflescope

Pick the Proper Power in Your Riflescope

Richard Mann - September 01, 2020

Match a scope to hunt conditions, not a misguided desire for extreme magnification

Not all eye protection is created equal. Here's what to consider to find the best glasses for shooting.A Close Look at Shooting Glasses

A Close Look at Shooting Glasses

Richard Mann

Not all eye protection is created equal. Here's what to consider to find the best glasses for...

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German Precision Optics' 10x50 RangeGuide and Rangetracker 1800 are new for 2020.New GPO Rangefinders Available Soon

New GPO Rangefinders Available Soon

April 08, 2020

German Precision Optics' 10x50 RangeGuide and Rangetracker 1800 are new for 2020.

Made for unforgiving conditions, the new Axeon Dog Soldier 4-16x50, 30mm-tube riflescope is tough and a great choice for predator hunting.Axeon 4-16x50 Predator Scope – First Look

Axeon 4-16x50 Predator Scope – First Look

Game & Fish Digital Staff - March 02, 2020

Made for unforgiving conditions, the new Axeon Dog Soldier 4-16x50, 30mm-tube riflescope is...

Bows

Every bowhunter should be able to handle four key tasks in setting up a compound.Setting Up a Compound Bow: You Can Do This

Setting Up a Compound Bow: You Can Do This

Tony Hansen - January 08, 2021

Every bowhunter should be able to handle four key tasks in setting up a compound.

Here are 10 essential items to put in your compound bow repair kit.Bow First Aid: What You Need to Fix Malfunctions in the Field

Bow First Aid: What You Need to Fix Malfunctions in the Field

Bob Robb - January 08, 2021

Here are 10 essential items to put in your compound bow repair kit.

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More visible arrow flight to your intended target.New Archery Gear: Easton 6.5 Whiteout Carbon Arrows

New Archery Gear: Easton 6.5 Whiteout Carbon Arrows

Game and Fish Staff - December 16, 2020

More visible arrow flight to your intended target.

New for 2021, the 4MM AXIS will offer bowhunters even more of what they want in a micro-diameter arrow.Easton Archery Rolls Out 4MM AXIS Long-Range Arrows

Easton Archery Rolls Out 4MM AXIS Long-Range Arrows

Game and Fish Staff - November 23, 2020

New for 2021, the 4MM AXIS will offer bowhunters even more of what they want in a...

Crossbows

The Havoc RS440 XERO, Havoc RS440 and Siege RS410 bring cutting-edge tech to your hunt.New for 2021 from TenPoint Crossbows

New for 2021 from TenPoint Crossbows

Game and Fish Staff - December 29, 2020

The Havoc RS440 XERO, Havoc RS440 and Siege RS410 bring cutting-edge tech to your hunt.

HyperFlite arrows improve accuracy, penetration.Barnett's Breakthrough Small-Diameter Crossbow Arrow

Barnett's Breakthrough Small-Diameter Crossbow Arrow

Game and Fish Staff - December 09, 2020

HyperFlite arrows improve accuracy, penetration.

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Smart technology offers crossbow hunters instantaneous decision making capabilities.Field Tested: TenPoint's Vapor RS470 XERO Proves Itself on Ohio Hunt

Field Tested: TenPoint's Vapor RS470 XERO Proves Itself on Ohio Hunt

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn - November 18, 2020

Smart technology offers crossbow hunters instantaneous decision making capabilities.

Partnered with Garmin's revolutionary Xero X1i scope, there's no other crossbow package like it.TenPoint Vapor RS470 XERO: First Crossbow with Rangefinding Scope

TenPoint Vapor RS470 XERO: First Crossbow with Rangefinding Scope

Game & Fish Staff - November 10, 2020

Partnered with Garmin's revolutionary Xero X1i scope, there's no other crossbow package like...

Other Hunting

Ballistic shooting app puts the hunter's point of aim right on target.Shooting App for Long-Range Shooters, Hunters

Shooting App for Long-Range Shooters, Hunters

Game and Fish Staff - December 08, 2020

Ballistic shooting app puts the hunter's point of aim right on target.

Chief Upland's new Over/Under vest built for wingshooters.World's First Customizable Front-Loading Hunting Vest

World's First Customizable Front-Loading Hunting Vest

Game and Fish Staff - December 07, 2020

Chief Upland's new Over/Under vest built for wingshooters.

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Delta McKenzie's new Speed Bag 500 stops arrows up to 500 fps.New Target for High-Performance Bows and Crossbows

New Target for High-Performance Bows and Crossbows

Game and Fish Staff - November 24, 2020

Delta McKenzie's new Speed Bag 500 stops arrows up to 500 fps.

Cool new SneakyHunter Bootlamps offer new perspective on seeing where you're going.Headlamps for Your Feet Light Your Pathway in the Dark

Headlamps for Your Feet Light Your Pathway in the Dark

Game & Fish Staff - November 13, 2020

Cool new SneakyHunter Bootlamps offer new perspective on seeing where you're going.

Rods

A custom rod can be affordable and enjoyable to build when you use a kit that comes with everything needed for the job.DIY: Build Your Rod, Your Way in 11 Steps

DIY: Build Your Rod, Your Way in 11 Steps

Bryce M. Towsley - December 25, 2020

A custom rod can be affordable and enjoyable to build when you use a kit that comes with...

Stuck inside? Mud Hole makes rod-building simple and fun for novice rod builders.Mud Hole MHX Rod Building Kits: Field-Tested

Mud Hole MHX Rod Building Kits: Field-Tested

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn - July 21, 2020

Stuck inside? Mud Hole makes rod-building simple and fun for novice rod builders.

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To pick the perfect bass fishing rod you must understand action and power.What Do Those Bass Rod Ratings Mean?

What Do Those Bass Rod Ratings Mean?

Josh Ward - March 16, 2020

To pick the perfect bass fishing rod you must understand action and power.

Here are some of the newest and best tough enough to battle trophy catfish.Great Catfish Rods and Reels for 2019

Great Catfish Rods and Reels for 2019

Keith Sutton - June 19, 2019

Here are some of the newest and best tough enough to battle trophy catfish.

Reels

We pick the best combinations for different fishing styles.Gear Reviews: 6 Killer Rod-and-Reel Combos

Gear Reviews: 6 Killer Rod-and-Reel Combos

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn - April 09, 2019

We pick the best combinations for different fishing styles.

In our extensive tackle testing, we found this spinning rod and reel to be great choices.G&F Great Buy: Best Value Spinning Rod & Reel

G&F Great Buy: Best Value Spinning Rod & Reel

Dr. Todd Kuhn - March 19, 2019

In our extensive tackle testing, we found this spinning rod and reel to be great choices.

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Our six expert anglers tested more than 50 rods and reels over the course of three days in the Louisiana bayou.G&F Editor's Choice: Best Spinning Rod & Reel 2019

G&F Editor's Choice: Best Spinning Rod & Reel 2019

Dr. Todd Kuhn - March 12, 2019

Our six expert anglers tested more than 50 rods and reels over the course of three days in the...

Check out how the Denali Fission and Academy Mettle HD fared against other new-for-2019 baitcasting gear.Baitcaster Showdown: G&F Great Buy Rod and Reel 2019

Baitcaster Showdown: G&F Great Buy Rod and Reel 2019

G&F Editors - February 22, 2019

Check out how the Denali Fission and Academy Mettle HD fared against other new-for-2019...

Baits & Lures

Addition of steel ball creates loud hard-rattling sound bass find irresistible.New for 2021: SPRO Updates Little John 50 Crankbaits

New for 2021: SPRO Updates Little John 50 Crankbaits

Game and Fish Staff - January 04, 2021

Addition of steel ball creates loud hard-rattling sound bass find irresistible.

A quick look at offerings from SPRO for 2020-21.New from ICAST: Rattle Little John; Essential Series

New from ICAST: Rattle Little John; Essential Series

Game & Fish Staff - July 13, 2020

A quick look at offerings from SPRO for 2020-21.

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In order to be successful in the summer months when fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, an angler will need a variety of lures to be successful as the sun shines and temperatures rise.5 Best Bass Lures for Summer

5 Best Bass Lures for Summer

Lynn Burkhead

In order to be successful in the summer months when fishing for largemouth and smallmouth...

With or without a minnow, here are four crappie-lure must-haves.Gear Trend: Great Crappie Jigs & Grubs

Gear Trend: Great Crappie Jigs & Grubs

Keith Sutton - August 29, 2019

With or without a minnow, here are four crappie-lure must-haves.

Boats

Advancements in anchor systems, electronics and trolling motors have made fishing boat control easier than ever.Boat Control at the Push of a Button

Boat Control at the Push of a Button

Dr. Jason A. Halfen - June 04, 2020

Advancements in anchor systems, electronics and trolling motors have made fishing boat control...

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We got an advanced look at 8 new fishing boats — What sets them apart?2020 Boats, Motors and Electronics Reviews

2020 Boats, Motors and Electronics Reviews

Dr. Jason Halfen - March 09, 2020

We got an advanced look at 8 new fishing boats — What sets them apart?

Expanded line has a wide range of outputs sure to please many boaters.Evinrude Launches New 3-Cylinder E-TEC G2 Models

Evinrude Launches New 3-Cylinder E-TEC G2 Models

Drew Warden - June 12, 2019

Expanded line has a wide range of outputs sure to please many boaters.

Other Fishing

Make your ice-fishing time more productive with these new gear items.New Hard-Core Hardwater Fishing Gear

New Hard-Core Hardwater Fishing Gear

Drew Warden - January 06, 2021

Make your ice-fishing time more productive with these new gear items.

Gill's new rain suit offers a dry day on the water at any speed.Field Test: Gill Pro Tournament 3-Layer Jacket & Bib

Field Test: Gill Pro Tournament 3-Layer Jacket & Bib

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn - December 11, 2020

Gill's new rain suit offers a dry day on the water at any speed.

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'Powerful, yet affordable' and packed with fishfinding tools.Quick Look: Lowrance's New Elite FS Fishfinder Series

Quick Look: Lowrance's New Elite FS Fishfinder Series

Game and Fish Staff - December 07, 2020

'Powerful, yet affordable' and packed with fishfinding tools.

Outdoor Edge's new RazorFin might be the perfect knife for ice fishing.New Gear: Quick-Change RazorFin Fillet Knife

New Gear: Quick-Change RazorFin Fillet Knife

Game and Fish Staff - December 03, 2020

Outdoor Edge's new RazorFin might be the perfect knife for ice fishing.

Coolers

Buy a ticket to the 2020 Yeti Film Tour to see inspiring films from the wild, support conservation, and meet other adventurers with a passion for the outdoors.Yeti International Film Tour 2020

Yeti International Film Tour 2020

Game & Fish Digital Staff - February 07, 2020

Buy a ticket to the 2020 Yeti Film Tour to see inspiring films from the wild, support...

Yeti blends a classic, retro-style look with modern technology.First Look: Yeti V Series Cooler

First Look: Yeti V Series Cooler

Jessyca Sortillon - November 22, 2019

Yeti blends a classic, retro-style look with modern technology.

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If you're looking for an affordable rotomolded cooler, visit Academy Sports + Outdoors for options that won't break the bank.10 Hard-Sided Coolers for Under $200

10 Hard-Sided Coolers for Under $200

Lynn Burkhead

If you're looking for an affordable rotomolded cooler, visit Academy Sports + Outdoors for...

Turn up the bass and keep your drinks cold with the Wet Sounds Shivr-55, an all-in-one cooler featuring superior ice retention and a high-performing audio speaker systemWet Sounds Shivr-55: High Performing Cooler-Speaker Combo

Wet Sounds Shivr-55: High Performing Cooler-Speaker Combo

Jessyca Sortillon

Turn up the bass and keep your drinks cold with the Wet Sounds Shivr-55, an all-in-one cooler...

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