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Forecasts

Turkey season is here. Here's what Missouri hunters should expect going into April. Forecast

Missouri Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Tony Kalna Jr

Turkey season is here. Here's what Missouri hunters should expect going into April.

Last year hunters had the best season in 15 years. Find out what's in store for this year. Forecast

West Virginia Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Bruce Ingram

Last year hunters had the best season in 15 years. Find out what's in store for this year.

Both Mississippi and Louisiana are poised to have strong seasons this year. Forecast

Mississippi, Louisiana Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Glynn Harris

Both Mississippi and Louisiana are poised to have strong seasons this year.

Whitetail

Executing a sharply angled shot is one of the toughest assignments in bowhunting. Here is how to ace it. Whitetail

Make the Shot: Steeply Angled Arrows

Tony J. Peterson - October 01, 2019

Executing a sharply angled shot is one of the toughest assignments in bowhunting. Here is how...

Taking deer in the early season requires specific tactics to overcome challenges that heat and humidity create. Try these tactics for hot-weather hunts. Whitetail

How to Beat the Heat for Early Season Deer

Terry Madewell - September 23, 2019

Taking deer in the early season requires specific tactics to overcome challenges that heat and...

Crafting fake scrapes now can make your deer hunt — this month, or later in the season. Whitetail

Make Killer Mock Scrapes Now

Scott Bestful - September 23, 2019

Crafting fake scrapes now can make your deer hunt — this month, or later in the season.

Big Game

With populations at all-time highs across much of the region and expanded seasons in some areas, hunters should find plenty of bears this fall. Big Game

Eastern U.S. Bear Report 2019

Al Raychard

With populations at all-time highs across much of the region and expanded seasons in some...

Feel free to sweat the small stuff if you want, but don't sweat over finding bucks during the heat. Big Game

Your Best Moves for Early Blacktails

Scott Haugen

Feel free to sweat the small stuff if you want, but don't sweat over finding bucks during the...

Here's where the experts think hunters will find the biggest bulls this season. Big Game

Rocky Mountain Elk Forecast 2019

Roger Wheaton - September 20, 2019

Here's where the experts think hunters will find the biggest bulls this season.

Predator

Summer is prime time to get after aggressive coyotes. Try these tactics for consistent success. Predator

Expert Tactics for Open-Country Coyotes

Scott Haugen - July 23, 2019

Summer is prime time to get after aggressive coyotes. Try these tactics for consistent...

Want to kill more 'yotes this season? Follow these tips and learn how to be a more proficient coyote hunter. Predator

5 Tips to Better Coyote Hunting

Brad Fitzpatrick - January 31, 2019

Want to kill more 'yotes this season? Follow these tips and learn how to be a more proficient...

 Focusing on coyote behavior is just one key to success when hunting them in the West's vast Predator

Western Coyotes: Focus on Behavior, Scouting, Approach

Scott Haugen - July 05, 2018

Focusing on coyote behavior is just one key to success when hunting them in the West's vast

Hogs

He's out there, the wild boar of every hunter's dreams. Hogs

'Wild Boar Fever X' Debuts on MOTV July 8

G&F Online Staff - July 02, 2019

He's out there, the wild boar of every hunter's dreams.

Try these tips to improve your wild boar hunting skill set. Hogs

Quick Tips: How to Spot and Stalk a Hog

Ian Nance - May 28, 2019

Try these tips to improve your wild boar hunting skill set.

Shooting hogs on the run requires a trained eye and the right gear. Here's how to set up for success. Hogs

Hogs on the Run: How to Take Accurate Shots

October 30, 2018

Shooting hogs on the run requires a trained eye and the right gear. Here's how to set up for...

Small Game

Find the right food sources and you can have hours of fun stalking bushytails. Small Game

Zero in on Fall Squirrels

Larry Case - September 24, 2019

Find the right food sources and you can have hours of fun stalking bushytails.

From curs to feists, squirrel dogs come in various forms. But the best ones come from good bloodlines. Small Game

3 Steps to Training a Squirrel Dog

Justin Goethe - June 27, 2019

From curs to feists, squirrel dogs come in various forms. But the best ones come from good...

Kentucky offers many hunting opportunities, and with the cooler weather comes the desire to get out and pursue game.  Small Game

Kentucky's Fall Hunting Roundup 2018

Ken McBroom - November 26, 2018

Kentucky offers many hunting opportunities, and with the cooler weather comes the desire to...

Turkey

Suddenly, .410s and 28 gauges are legitimate turkey hunting options. Turkey

Tungsten Super Shot Takes Over Turkey Shells

Brian Lovett - August 26, 2019

Suddenly, .410s and 28 gauges are legitimate turkey hunting options.

Three ways to stay in the game for gobblers. Turkey

Turkeys After Rush Hour

Terry Madewell

Three ways to stay in the game for gobblers.

Scenes from afield: Game & Fish Photo Editor Ron Sinfelt shares photos of scouting with his dog Oreo. Turkey

Turkey Scouting with a Man and His Dog

Ron Sinfelt

Scenes from afield: Game & Fish Photo Editor Ron Sinfelt shares photos of scouting with his...

Upland

Lightweight, nimble upland shotgun for next generation. Upland

New CZ Quail: Pheasants Forever's Top Youth Gun

September 11, 2019

Lightweight, nimble upland shotgun for next generation.

Lone Star State wingshooters could have a stellar season, especially in the south. Upland

Texas Hunters Can Expect Banner Dove Season for 2019

Lynn Burkhead - September 09, 2019

Lone Star State wingshooters could have a stellar season, especially in the south.

Be sneaky, hunt into the wind and know a rooster's routine. Upland

Patterning Mr. Ringneck: The Essence of Pheasant Hunting

M.D. Johnson - September 05, 2019

Be sneaky, hunt into the wind and know a rooster's routine.

Waterfowl

Get ready for duck season with these five great shotshell options. Waterfowl

Non-Toxic Innovations in Waterfowl Ammo

M.D. Johnson - September 11, 2019

Get ready for duck season with these five great shotshell options.

Are you using the right hen-to-drake ratio in your spread? It could make all the difference. Waterfowl

Three Better Approaches to Mallard Hunting

M.D. Johnson - August 28, 2019

Are you using the right hen-to-drake ratio in your spread? It could make all the difference.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service duck breeding population numbers are down again, but above long-term average. Waterfowl

USFWS 2019 Duck Population Status Report

Lynn Burkhead - August 19, 2019

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service duck breeding population numbers are down again, but above...

News

'Next year, we're going to need a bigger boat' News

Their First Gator Was Huge, Even With Missing Tail

G&F Online - September 17, 2019

'Next year, we're going to need a bigger boat'

Reality-based hunting series debuted this summer. News

GPO Announces 'Huntsman' TV Show Sponsorship

September 16, 2019

Reality-based hunting series debuted this summer.

Readers will find new look, new features beginning in September issues. News

New Game & Fish Coming Your Way

Michael F.X. Cassidy - August 01, 2019

Readers will find new look, new features beginning in September issues.

Stories

From a world-record crappie to the best gear of the year, these hunting and fishing articles were most popular with our readers. Stories

Game & Fish's Top 10 Stories of 2018

G&F Online Staff - December 24, 2018

From a world-record crappie to the best gear of the year, these hunting and fishing articles...

Here's a look at some of coyote hunting rifles and shot gun featured in this summer's Game & Fish 2018 Gear Guide magazine. Stories

Gear Reviews: New Coyote Hunting Rifles, Shotguns

Game & Fish Online Staff - September 07, 2018

Here's a look at some of coyote hunting rifles and shot gun featured in this summer's Game &...

Behind the Badge is a regular series of perspective stories by Oklahoma game warden Carlos Gomez. In this article, Gomez recounts his experiences from his first nighttime poaching bust. Stories

Behind the Badge: A Warden's First Night-Poaching Bust

Game & Fish Online Staff - July 30, 2018

Behind the Badge is a regular series of perspective stories by Oklahoma game warden Carlos...

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