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Wild turkey season is fast approaching. This expert advice will help you prepare for opening day.Spring Turkey Hunting Playbook 2021

Spring Turkey Hunting Playbook 2021

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

Doug Howlett

Recent weather has scrambled early season concentrations of mourning doves and whitewings, but those same conditions could be setting the stage for a fantastic two-week run of early teal for the Lone Star State.2020 Early Teal Forecast for Texas: Perfect Storm Could Deliver Epic Hunting

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

Turkey season is here. Here's what Missouri hunters should expect going into April.Missouri Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Missouri Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

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

Tony Kalna Jr

Last year hunters had the best season in 15 years. Find out what's in store for this year.West Virginia Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

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

Both Mississippi and Louisiana are poised to have strong seasons this year.Mississippi, Louisiana Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Mississippi, Louisiana Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

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

Glynn Harris

Where you hunt this spring is critical. Here are the top public-land picks for each part of the state.Kentucky Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

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

Summer is the time to plant food sources on your food plot that'll attract late-season, post-rut deer.Summer Plotting for Fall Deer-Hunting Success

Summer Plotting for Fall Deer-Hunting Success

Summer is the time to plant food sources on your food plot that'll attract late-season,

Mark Kayser

Learn to deal with the pressures of public-land hunting instead of allowing them to cause a poor season.No Excuses: Avoid These 8 Cop-Outs That Can Ruin Deer Season

No Excuses: Avoid These 8 Cop-Outs That Can Ruin Deer Season

Learn to deal with the pressures of public-land hunting instead of allowing them to cause a

Tony J. Peterson

With technology tools like map-based mobile apps, your chances increase for tagging a whitetail this fall.Eye in the Sky: Tech Tactics to Find Hidden Public-Land Deer

Eye in the Sky: Tech Tactics to Find Hidden Public-Land Deer

With technology tools like map-based mobile apps, your chances increase for tagging a

Darron McDougal

Tips on building a shooting house with ground blinds for deer hunting.How to Build Elevated Deer Blinds On A Budget

How to Build Elevated Deer Blinds On A Budget

Tips on building a shooting house with ground blinds for deer hunting.

Game & Fish Staff

Deer, like hunters, are edge critters. On public land, it's best to hunt edges away from crowds.A Thorough Look at Deer Hunting the Fringes of Public Land

A Thorough Look at Deer Hunting the Fringes of Public Land

Deer, like hunters, are edge critters. On public land, it's best to hunt edges away from

Tony J. Peterson

Browning introduces Eclipse ground blinds to meet broad range of hunting needs.Gear Check: 360-Degree View in New Pop-Up Hunting Blind

Gear Check: 360-Degree View in New Pop-Up Hunting Blind

Browning introduces Eclipse ground blinds to meet broad range of hunting needs.

Game & Fish Staff

Big Game

Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness reveals stunningly steep scenery, whitewater and the need to improvise for hunting success.Bucket List: Spring Horseback Bear Hunt in Idaho

Bucket List: Spring Horseback Bear Hunt in Idaho

Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness reveals stunningly steep scenery,

Richard Mann

Sportsmen's Alliance: Bear population management is a continual need.Bill Introduced to End Bear Hunting in California

Bill Introduced to End Bear Hunting in California

Sportsmen's Alliance: Bear population management is a continual need.

Sportsmen's Alliance

Over-the-counter mule deer and Coues deer tags make Arizona a prime destination for those looking for one last big-game bowhunt.Bowhunting: New Year, New Deer

Bowhunting: New Year, New Deer

Over-the-counter mule deer and Coues deer tags make Arizona a prime destination for those

Bob Robb

Perspective: It's nearly as patriotic as voting, volunteering for military service or paying taxes.Punching a Tag is Most American Thing a Hunter Can Do

Punching a Tag is Most American Thing a Hunter Can Do

Perspective: It's nearly as patriotic as voting, volunteering for military service or paying

Andrew McKean

Throughout November, blacktail hunters' chances improve as the weather gets wetter. Here's how to fill your tag in snotty conditions.Tough It Out to Tag a November Blacktail Buck

Tough It Out to Tag a November Blacktail Buck

Throughout November, blacktail hunters' chances improve as the weather gets wetter. Here's how

Gary Lewis

There's never not a good time of day this time of year to hunt elk.Western Elk Hunting from Dawn to Dusk

Western Elk Hunting from Dawn to Dusk

There's never not a good time of day this time of year to hunt elk.

Scott Haugen

Predator

Tips on using coyote vocalizations to your advantage.Voice Lessons from 2 Predator Hunting Pros

Voice Lessons from 2 Predator Hunting Pros

Tips on using coyote vocalizations to your advantage.

Heath Wood

After federal delisting from endangered list, wolves open for harvest during quota season.Gray Wolf Hunting, Trapping Opens in Wisconsin

Gray Wolf Hunting, Trapping Opens in Wisconsin

After federal delisting from endangered list, wolves open for harvest during quota season.

Lynn Burkhead

With more predator hunters joining the ranks every year, the competition for fur has never been stiffer.6 Sneaky Coyote Tactics to Separate Yourself From Pack

6 Sneaky Coyote Tactics to Separate Yourself From Pack

With more predator hunters joining the ranks every year, the competition for fur has never

Josh Boyd

Mountain lion meat is dense and meaty (similar to pork loin) and it makes delicious burgers that are perfect for grilling.Mountain Lion Burgers Recipe

Mountain Lion Burgers Recipe

Mountain lion meat is dense and meaty (similar to pork loin) and it makes delicious burgers

Rydell Danzie, host of "Field 2 Grill"

As vote for wolf reintroduction in Colorado nears, issues raised over the predator's impact.Sighting of Wolf Pup, Ballot Initiative Have Elk Hunters Concerned

Sighting of Wolf Pup, Ballot Initiative Have Elk Hunters Concerned

As vote for wolf reintroduction in Colorado nears, issues raised over the predator's impact.

Lynn Burkhead

Follow these tips for making shots at game on the move.Hunting Field Skills: Hitting Moving Targets

Hunting Field Skills: Hitting Moving Targets

Follow these tips for making shots at game on the move.

Paul Rackley

Hogs

Hogs aren't everywhere in California. You have to be where they are to hunt them successfully.Hog Wild: In Search of Boars in the Golden State

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

Op/Ed by National Shooting Sports Foundation on the POTUS's wishes to ban MSRs.NSSF: President Biden's 'Tone-Deaf' Call for Increased Gun Control

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

As hog populations continue to swell across the South, alternative means for hunting them have become essential.Night-Ops Strategies for After-Dark Feral Hog Hunting

Night-Ops Strategies for After-Dark Feral Hog Hunting

As hog populations continue to swell across the South, alternative means for hunting them have

Darron McDougal

Fast and easy: Boss Hawg Wild Berry is irresistible.Boss Buck Offers New Hog Attractant

Boss Buck Offers New Hog Attractant

Fast and easy: Boss Hawg Wild Berry is irresistible.

Game & Fish Staff

Invasive wild hogs have taken the South by storm, and controlling them is a battle.Wild Hog Dominion Over the South

Wild Hog Dominion Over the South

Invasive wild hogs have taken the South by storm, and controlling them is a battle.

Carolee Anita Boyles

Small Game

This wild-game take on a Chinese dish features a Minnesota cottontail.Bang Bang Ji Rabbit Recipe

Bang Bang Ji Rabbit Recipe

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

Jeff Benda

The Gamo Swarm Magnum 10x Gen2 performed very well on small game during the Squirrel Master Classic.Field Test: Gamo Swarm Magnum 10X Gen2 Air Rifle

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

Rabbit hunting isn't the exclusive domain of the houndsman. Try these tips this winter to bag a few bunnies for the pan.5 Tips for Taking Bunnies Without Beagles

5 Tips for Taking Bunnies Without Beagles

Rabbit hunting isn't the exclusive domain of the houndsman. Try these tips this winter to bag

M.D. Johnson

Hunting squirrels with a partner can help you fill two limits quicker than you could fill just one.Double Down Tactics for Your Best Squirrel Hunt

Double Down Tactics for Your Best Squirrel Hunt

Hunting squirrels with a partner can help you fill two limits quicker than you could fill just

Jimmy Jacobs

Want to bag more squirrels this season? Employ these tips the next time you head to the woods.Small Game Tips: 3 Keys to Bagging More Bushytails

Small Game Tips: 3 Keys to Bagging More Bushytails

Want to bag more squirrels this season? Employ these tips the next time you head to the woods.

Brad Fitzpatrick

This year's new shotguns and rimfires offer improved actions, lightweight components and better ergonomics to help you fill your bag.Game Getters: New Shotguns, Rimfires for 2020

Game Getters: New Shotguns, Rimfires for 2020

This year's new shotguns and rimfires offer improved actions, lightweight components and

Game & Fish Staff

Turkey

As we try to manage species at certain population levels, are we basing our expectations on conditions that no longer exist?Conservation: Examining the Myth of Abundance

Conservation: Examining the Myth of Abundance

As we try to manage species at certain population levels, are we basing our expectations on

Andrew McKean

When an unexpected incident injures one hunter's arm, tagging a tom becomes even more of a challenge.One is Enough: Arm in Sling Doesn't Stop Die-Hard Turkey Hunter

One is Enough: Arm in Sling Doesn't Stop Die-Hard Turkey Hunter

When an unexpected incident injures one hunter's arm, tagging a tom becomes even more of a

Josh Dahlke

No matter how bad the weather conditions get, turkeys are going to continue to do what they do each spring.5 Tips for Beating Windy Weather Gobblers This Spring

5 Tips for Beating Windy Weather Gobblers This Spring

No matter how bad the weather conditions get, turkeys are going to continue to do what they do

Lynn Burkhead

Using a turkey's tail fan will draw tough-to-find toms top-pin close. Here's how it works.Join the Spring Turkey Hunting Fan Club

Join the Spring Turkey Hunting Fan Club

Using a turkey's tail fan will draw tough-to-find toms top-pin close. Here's how it works.

Bob Robb

Upland

Off-season conditioning and reinforcement training are keys to a healthy, productive hunting dog.Hunt Dogs: There Is No Off-Season for Healthy, Productive Bird Dogs

Hunt Dogs: There Is No Off-Season for Healthy, Productive Bird Dogs

Off-season conditioning and reinforcement training are keys to a healthy, productive hunting

Scott Haugen

Bundle up, load up the bird dog, and go hunting one more time in Roosterville.PhD Course in Late-Season Pheasant Hunting Success

PhD Course in Late-Season Pheasant Hunting Success

Bundle up, load up the bird dog, and go hunting one more time in Roosterville.

Lynn Burkhead

Maximize your hunting time by identifying the best ringneck cover in the fields you hunt.Picking Prime Parcels for Late-Season Pheasants

Picking Prime Parcels for Late-Season Pheasants

Maximize your hunting time by identifying the best ringneck cover in the fields you hunt.

Scott Mackenthun

These 7 gear items will keep you accurate, prepared and comfortable.Quick List: Great Gift Ideas for Upland Bird Hunting

Quick List: Great Gift Ideas for Upland Bird Hunting

These 7 gear items will keep you accurate, prepared and comfortable.

Game and Fish Staff

The region is unique, unforgiving and loaded with such a variety of game a hunter might need three trips to fully appreciate the bounty.Destinations: Great Plains, Great Game in Nebraska's Sandhills

Destinations: Great Plains, Great Game in Nebraska's Sandhills

The region is unique, unforgiving and loaded with such a variety of game a hunter might need

Josh Dahlke

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

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

Game and Fish Staff

Waterfowl

Off-season conditioning and reinforcement training are keys to a healthy, productive hunting dog.Hunt Dogs: There Is No Off-Season for Healthy, Productive Bird Dogs

Hunt Dogs: There Is No Off-Season for Healthy, Productive Bird Dogs

Off-season conditioning and reinforcement training are keys to a healthy, productive hunting

Scott Haugen

Don't put away that autoloader just yet. Greater snow geese are here.Snow Days for Eastern Wingshooters

Snow Days for Eastern Wingshooters

Don't put away that autoloader just yet. Greater snow geese are here.

Joseph Albanese

One place that a duck hunter ordinarily wouldn't expect to find a serious supply of mud bath possibilities might be in a southern Oklahoma pecan tree bottom, a spot where a rancher might ride by on horseback or a Hollywood movie crew might be setting up to film a cowboy western.Riding Your Way to Late-Season Waterfowling Success in Swampy Conditions

Riding Your Way to Late-Season Waterfowling Success in Swampy Conditions

One place that a duck hunter ordinarily wouldn't expect to find a serious supply of mud bath

Lynn Burkhead

At Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake: 'What has taken place today is hard to process. No duck is worth the life of a man.'Shooting Leaves Two Duck Hunters Dead at Famed Waterfowl Lake

Shooting Leaves Two Duck Hunters Dead at Famed Waterfowl Lake

At Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake: 'What has taken place today is hard to process. No duck is worth

Lynn Burkhead

How do you bag a final-week limit of ducks? Keep these three tips in mind.Keys to a Buzzer-Beater Limit of Late-January Ducks

Keys to a Buzzer-Beater Limit of Late-January Ducks

How do you bag a final-week limit of ducks? Keep these three tips in mind.

Lynn Burkhead

Frosty conditions in the Midwest usually create fantastic opportunities, provided you know how to take advantage.Freeze-Up Ducks

Freeze-Up Ducks

Frosty conditions in the Midwest usually create fantastic opportunities, provided you know how

Brian Lovett

News

National Shooting Sports Foundation credits Toomey (R-Pa.) 'for protecting ATF from special-interest gun control.'NSSF: A Word of Thanks to Sen. Toomey

NSSF: A Word of Thanks to Sen. Toomey

National Shooting Sports Foundation credits Toomey (R-Pa.) 'for protecting ATF from

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Catastrophic fires, poor grouse habitat, declining water quality … healthy trees cure all these ailments.Conservation Perspective: Healthy Forests for the Trees

Conservation Perspective: Healthy Forests for the Trees

Catastrophic fires, poor grouse habitat, declining water quality … healthy trees cure all

Andrew McKean

Optics company will film the winner's hunt and produce a digital series from the footage.Leupold Announces 'Project Hunt' Film Contest

Leupold Announces 'Project Hunt' Film Contest

Optics company will film the winner's hunt and produce a digital series from the footage.

Game & Fish Staff

Stories

Nothing is more important to the future of hunting than mentoring a young hunter, and public land provides an ideal place to do it.Make Time to Pass on Your Hunting Passion to Generation Next

Make Time to Pass on Your Hunting Passion to Generation Next

Nothing is more important to the future of hunting than mentoring a young hunter, and public

Jace Bauserman

When an unexpected incident injures one hunter's arm, tagging a tom becomes even more of a challenge.One is Enough: Arm in Sling Doesn't Stop Die-Hard Turkey Hunter

One is Enough: Arm in Sling Doesn't Stop Die-Hard Turkey Hunter

When an unexpected incident injures one hunter's arm, tagging a tom becomes even more of a

Josh Dahlke

Hunting perspective by Jeff Johnston on keeping your feet warm in a frozen duck blind.Out in the Cold: Coffee Can Help Even When It's Gone

Out in the Cold: Coffee Can Help Even When It's Gone

Hunting perspective by Jeff Johnston on keeping your feet warm in a frozen duck blind.

Jeff Johnston

Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness reveals stunningly steep scenery, whitewater and the need to improvise for hunting success.Bucket List: Spring Horseback Bear Hunt in Idaho

Bucket List: Spring Horseback Bear Hunt in Idaho

Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness reveals stunningly steep scenery,

Richard Mann

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