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Vehicle Test: Can-Am 2020 Defender Max X MR

Guns

The Escort 22LR offers ease of use, affordability.Shotgun Maker Escort Releases New Bolt-Action Rifle

Shotgun Maker Escort Releases New Bolt-Action Rifle

Game & Fish Staff - August 11, 2020

The Escort 22LR offers ease of use, affordability.

The Crackshot XBR offers an alternative for both archery and firearm enthusiasts.Field Test: Traditions Crackshot XBR .22 Rifle, Arrow Launcher

Field Test: Traditions Crackshot XBR .22 Rifle, Arrow Launcher

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn - July 28, 2020

The Crackshot XBR offers an alternative for both archery and firearm enthusiasts.

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Having the right choke tube installed can mean the difference between a kill and a whiff. Here's how to choose the right one.Kill More Toms With the Right Choke Tube

Kill More Toms With the Right Choke Tube

Tom Keer - April 13, 2020

Having the right choke tube installed can mean the difference between a kill and a whiff....

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

Field-proven big-game arrows for lethal hunting results.Easton FMJ Arrows Offer Bowhunters More Penetration

Easton FMJ Arrows Offer Bowhunters More Penetration

Game & Fish Staff - August 27, 2020

Field-proven big-game arrows for lethal hunting results.

Sight Savvy: Different styles of bow sights each have their strengths—and weaknesses.How to Pick the Right Bow Sight for You

How to Pick the Right Bow Sight for You

Tony Hansen - August 25, 2020

Sight Savvy: Different styles of bow sights each have their strengths—and weaknesses.

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More adjustability and improved balance make these nine compounds even easier to shoot.The Best Compound Bows for 2020

The Best Compound Bows for 2020

Jace Bauserman - August 24, 2020

More adjustability and improved balance make these nine compounds even easier to shoot.

Here's how to get your rig ready for archery deer season.19 Ways to Get Your Crossbow, Compound Ready for Opening Day

19 Ways to Get Your Crossbow, Compound Ready for Opening Day

Bob Robb - August 21, 2020

Here's how to get your rig ready for archery deer season.

Crossbows

With archery deer season ready to open, here's a look at crossbow rules in 13 Eastern states.Crossbow Hunting Regs in Eastern States

Crossbow Hunting Regs in Eastern States

Bob Robb - August 21, 2020

With archery deer season ready to open, here's a look at crossbow rules in 13 Eastern states.

USA-made shafts are ready for fall hunting.New Easton 9MM Arrows for Crossbows

New Easton 9MM Arrows for Crossbows

Game & Fish Staff - July 28, 2020

USA-made shafts are ready for fall hunting.

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Lightweight, narrow, fast; it was an easy choice for this hunter with shoulder issues.Quick Look: TenPoint's Turbo M1 Crossbow

Quick Look: TenPoint's Turbo M1 Crossbow

Game & Fish Staff

Lightweight, narrow, fast; it was an easy choice for this hunter with shoulder issues.

TenPoint's new Viper S400 is its shortest forward draw crossbow with safe de-cocking.Short Draw, Big Results and 400 FPS

Short Draw, Big Results and 400 FPS

May 15, 2020

TenPoint's new Viper S400 is its shortest forward draw crossbow with safe de-cocking.

Other Hunting

Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hunter, the right gear is always essential for a successful hunting trip.7 Essentials That Should Be on Your Hunting Gear Checklist

7 Essentials That Should Be on Your Hunting Gear Checklist

Game & Fish Staff - September 23, 2020

Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hunter, the right gear is always essential for...

When the going gets sloppy, the Can-Am 2020 Defender Max X MR side-by-side will churn through the muck while keeping hunters comfy.Vehicle Test: Can-Am 2020 Defender Max X MR

Vehicle Test: Can-Am 2020 Defender Max X MR

Adam Heggenstaller - September 17, 2020

When the going gets sloppy, the Can-Am 2020 Defender Max X MR side-by-side will churn through...

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New store in Georgia, set to open Sept. 5, continues company's outreachHarbor Freight Tools Gives Back to Communities

Harbor Freight Tools Gives Back to Communities

Game & Fish Staff

New store in Georgia, set to open Sept. 5, continues company's outreach

The Moultrie XA-6000 is cost-effective cellular trail camera solution for those needing or wanting to do remote deer scouting.Gear Review: Moultrie XA-6000 Cellular Game Camera

Gear Review: Moultrie XA-6000 Cellular Game Camera

John Taranto - August 13, 2020

The Moultrie XA-6000 is cost-effective cellular trail camera solution for those needing or...

Rods

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.

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.

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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.

'Here's a quick look at some rods and reels options for smallmouth bass fishing inAffordable Options: Smallmouth Bass Rods & Reels

Affordable Options: Smallmouth Bass Rods & Reels

M.D. Johnson - June 22, 2018

'Here's a quick look at some rods and reels options for smallmouth bass fishing in

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

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.

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...

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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.

Major League Fishing professionals Brent Ehrler and Wesley Strader'rely on these go-to baitsGo-To Bass Baits of the Pros: Brent Ehrler, Wesley Strader

Go-To Bass Baits of the Pros: Brent Ehrler, Wesley Strader

Game & Fish Staff - March 29, 2018

Major League Fishing professionals Brent Ehrler and Wesley Strader'rely on these go-to baits

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...

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?

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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.

We reviewed these new boats that stand out for value, reliability and made-for-fishing action.Great New Fishing Boats for Southern Comfort

Great New Fishing Boats for Southern Comfort

G&F Editors - February 21, 2019

We reviewed these new boats that stand out for value, reliability and made-for-fishing action.

Other Fishing

Waterproof and fully submersible, the Yeti Panga Duffel is a great dry bag to store gear in for offshore fishing, camping, and everything in between.Yeti Panga 75 Review – Waterproof Duffel and Backpack in One

Yeti Panga 75 Review – Waterproof Duffel and Backpack in One

Jessyca Sortillon

Waterproof and fully submersible, the Yeti Panga Duffel is a great dry bag to store gear in...

These nets make it easy to land and release your catch safely and quickly.Floating Trout Nets from Frabill — New for ICAST

Floating Trout Nets from Frabill — New for ICAST

Game & Fish Staff - July 10, 2020

These nets make it easy to land and release your catch safely and quickly.

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Fully customizable, this new tackle storage system can be configured for nearly any use.New for ICAST: Plano's EDGE Flex Series

New for ICAST: Plano's EDGE Flex Series

Game & Fish Staff - July 06, 2020

Fully customizable, this new tackle storage system can be configured for nearly any use.

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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