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Spring Turkey Hunting Playbook

Wild turkey season is fast approaching. This expert advice will help you prepare for opening

Doug Howlett

2020 Early Teal Forecast for Texas: Perfect Storm Could Deliver Epic Hunting

Recent weather has scrambled early season concentrations of mourning doves and whitewings, but

Lynn Burkhead

Missouri Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

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

Tony Kalna Jr

West Virginia Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

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

Bruce Ingram

Mississippi, Louisiana Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

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

Glynn Harris

Kentucky Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Where you hunt this spring is critical. Here are the top public-land picks for each part of

Richard Hines

Whitetail

Snack Smart to Stay Sharp in the Hunt Stand

Turn to protein, not sugar, to maintain mental focus while on a hunt.

Game & Fish Staff

5 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Favorite Deer Hunting Spot

Avoid making these basic mistakes so whitetails can't pattern you next season.

Alan Clemons

Gear Field Test: Garmin's inReach Mini 2

Send text messages, mark waypoints, summon help and more—all without cell service.

Aram von Benedikt

Deer Misses: How Not to Blow Your Next Shot at a Big Buck

Missed shots are rarely unavoidable in big-game hunting, but they do happen. Here are some

Craig Boddington

13 for 13: Breakdown of a Dream Deer Season

The author and his friends all took bucks in Kansas last season. They did some things right,

Craig Boddington

Chronic Wasting Disease Marches On. Can We Stop It? Or Even Slow It?

Understanding how deer movement and human involvement impacts population and CWD management.

Josh Honeycutt

Big Game

Tag the Best Pronghorn of Your Life This Season

Trophy mindset: To kill better bucks, you need to change your thinking … and the way you hunt.

Bob Robb

Ready, Set ... Elk: Prep Now for Early Season Success

With all the time spent to get ready for elk season, August may be most crucial month.

Scott Haugen

Gear Field Test: Garmin's inReach Mini 2

Send text messages, mark waypoints, summon help and more—all without cell service.

Aram von Benedikt

Deer Misses: How Not to Blow Your Next Shot at a Big Buck

Missed shots are rarely unavoidable in big-game hunting, but they do happen. Here are some

Craig Boddington

Pronghorn Hunting in South Dakota

The Mount Rushmore State offers bowhunters one of the season's first opportunities at bagging

Mark Kayser

Big Game, Staggering Beauty Await in Far West Texas

This untamed country offers extraordinary big-game habitat, but finding whitetails amid the

John Taranto

Bowhunting

New Rangefinding Optics for Bowhunters

New binos, digital bow sights and rangefinders for bowhunting in 2022.

Alan Clemons

New Lightweight Treestands for Bowhunting 2022

Here are some of the newest and lightest stands featured at this year's ATA Show in Las Vegas.

Tony Hansen

Best Compound Bows for 2022

Upgrade your bow for the upcoming season with one of these hot new models.

Alan Clemons

Huge Utah Mule Deer is Typical Velvet Bow World Record

Killed in 2012, 218-plus-inch buck certified in new Pope and Young category.

Game & Fish Staff

Easton Celebrates 100 Years of Archery Greatness

The iconic arrow-maker looks continue legacy into the future.

Game & Fish Staff

Best New Ground Blinds for Bowhunting

These new hunting blinds have great features for bowhunters.

Tony Hansen

Predator

Night Shift Tactics for Active Predators

Increase your odds of connecting with coyotes, bobcats and foxes by heading out after dark.

Scott Bestul

Take a Minimalist Approach to Predator Hunting

Like many outdoor pursuits, predator hunting has become gear-intensive in recent years. But

M.D. Johnson

Wolves at the Door: The Hot-Button Issue of Wolf Management

States from Idaho to Wisconsin seek to control numbers, as current strategies are under attack.

Andrew McKean

Set-Up and Calling Strategies for Winter Coyotes

Drop more song dogs by focusing on the habitat they love.

Scott Haugen

Predator Hunting Tactics for Older, Wiser Coyotes

Late-season coyotes are wilier than their early season counterparts. Hunt habitat interfaces

Gary Lewis

Predator Hunting Gear: 4 Top E-Callers

These new broadcasters will bring the coyotes running this season.

Bob Robb

Hogs

Hog-Hunting Heaven in Texas

Three Curl Outfitters' boar-hunting adventures specialize in putting customers on plentiful

Kevin Reese

Pressured Pork: Hunting Wary Wild Pigs 

Hunting hogs—especially those that have encountered other hunters—is tough, but certainly not

Colin Moore

Hog Wild Over Wild Hog Hunting in America

The U.S. is now home to 9 million feral hogs, and hunting opportunities across the nation are

Craig Boddington

Hog Wild: In Search of Boars in the Golden State

Hogs aren't everywhere in California. You have to be where they are to hunt them successfully.

Bob Robb

NSSF: President Biden's 'Tone-Deaf' Call for Increased Gun Control

Op/Ed by National Shooting Sports Foundation on the POTUS's wishes to ban MSRs.

Larry Keane

Small Game

New for 2022: Hatsan Model 65 Air Rifle

Small-game hunters, backyard plinkers will love this gun.

Game & Fish Staff

Field to Fork: Skin a Squirrel in 60 Seconds

Preparing a squirrel for the table isn't challenging (or at least shouldn't be).

M.D. Johnson

Uncommon Hunting Pursuits on Common Ground

Hunting these lesser-known species will add variety to your season. All roam freely on public

Bryce M. Towsley

Bang Bang Ji Rabbit Recipe

This wild-game take on a Chinese dish features a Minnesota cottontail.

Jeff Benda

Field Test: Gamo Swarm Magnum 10X Gen2 Air Rifle

The Gamo Swarm Magnum 10x Gen2 performed very well on small game during the Squirrel Master

Drew Warden

Turkey

Confined Spaces: Hunt Small, Win Big on Spring Turkeys

Good turkey hunting can be found on small parcels. Use these tactics to tag a big tom on a

Doug Howlett

The Turkey Hunting Do-Over

How to salvage your hunt (and season?) after bumping a bird.

Doug Howlett

Talk to the Hen to Bring Gobblers into Range

Strike up a conversation with a boss hen to pull her tom close. 

Bob Robb

Pot & Peg Pointers for Turkey Hunting's Most Versatile Call

Use these tips to master the pot-style call to bring more turkeys in range this season.

Scott Bestful

Don't Get Busted by a Sharp-Eyed Turkey

Use the lay of the land to stay undetected while hunting wary gobblers.

Bob Robb

6 Tips for Hunting Gobblers From a Ground Blind

Blind Ambition: Smarter turkey hunting from a ground blind this spring begins with these tips.

M.D. Johnson

Upland

Put in the Work to Make Your Dove Opener Grand

Then, be adaptable to stay on the birds in the weeks that follow.

Phil Bourjaily

Dove Hunting: How to Stay Dialed In After Opening Day

Dove hunting is significantly simpler once you understand their needs and habits.

Keith Sutton

Tips for Heat-of-Summer Dog Training

Know what signs to look for to keep your hunting dog safe from heat-related illness during

Tom Keer

Why Hunt Crows? Ask 'Crowman' About These Black-Winged Bandits

If left unchecked, these black-winged bandits can cause problems for landowners. Expert Todd

Josh Dahlke

Game Face: The Greatest Quail Guide in the South?

For Tomás Manuel Demaria Kayser, finding limits of quail is all in a day's work—every day of

Adam Heggenstaller

New Bobwhite G2 Shotguns for Lefties, Smaller Shooters

CZ-USA introduces Bobwhite G2 Southpaw and Bobwhite G2 Intermediate side-by-side guns.

Game & Fish Staff

Waterfowl

Tips for Heat-of-Summer Dog Training

Know what signs to look for to keep your hunting dog safe from heat-related illness during

Tom Keer

Mossberg 940 Pro Waterfowl Shotgun Review

Features proven in competitive shooting also excel in the duck and goose blind, making this

Brad Fenson

It's Early, But Duck Hunters Get Good News from North Dakota

State's waterfowl survey shows increased breeding index for most species.

Lynn Burkhead

Avian Flu Confirmed As Spring Snow Goose Season Peaks

Missouri findings bring concern as millions of light geese migrate northward.

Lynn Burkhead

Show-Me Snows: Hunting Missouri's 'Golden Triangle'

The renowned snow-goose hunting paradise yields big-number days … if you're willing to put in

Brandon Butler

Field Report: Stoeger M3500 Snow Goose Shotgun

This semi-auto is purpose-built for frenzied shooting among light geese.

Drew Warden

News

NSSF, Governors Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

National Shooting Sports Foundation: "This is a $70 billion industry that provides over

NSSF

NSSF: Study Shows Target Shooters, Hunter Choose AR-15s

Results of 2022 Ammunition Consumption Study by Winchester Ammunition.

Larry Keane

Chronic Wasting Disease Marches On. Can We Stop It? Or Even Slow It?

Understanding how deer movement and human involvement impacts population and CWD management.

Josh Honeycutt

News: Savage Arms Partners with Hunt Ed Group

The firearms maker joins forces with International Hunter Education Association U.S.A.

Game & Fish Staff

It's Early, But Duck Hunters Get Good News from North Dakota

State's waterfowl survey shows increased breeding index for most species.

Lynn Burkhead

Game Warden Stories: Serial Poaching Case in Virginia

Old-style police and technology lead to conviction in 'case of a lifetime.'

Molly Kirk

Stories

5 Classic Lever-Action Guns You Should Try

Join the author on a fortune hunt for some of the most important hunting firearms in American

Craig Boddington

13 for 13: Breakdown of a Dream Deer Season

The author and his friends all took bucks in Kansas last season. They did some things right,

Craig Boddington

Federal Ammunition Celebrates 100 Years

The iconic ammo maker reaches the century mark with plans for 100 more.

Game & Fish Staff

Field Report: Turkey Hunting with QuietKat E-Bike

One hunter faced a challenging turkey hunt in western Illinois, but ultimately learned the

Drew Warden

Jaw-Dropping Trio of Monster Non-Typical Bucks

Trophy Report: 180-inch-plus whitetails from Ohio, Oklahoma and Alberta.

Josh Honeycutt

Trophy Buck: Long-Beamed Muzzleloader Booner Was Worth the Wait

This big late-season Iowa whitetail, taken days before Christmas, checks all the boxes.

Josh Honeycutt

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