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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

These new-for-2022 cartridges won't let you down when a big buck is in view next season.Best All-Around Deer Hunting Cartridges

Best All-Around Deer Hunting Cartridges

These new-for-2022 cartridges won't let you down when a big buck is in view next season.

Alan Clemons

Here's a look at giant whitetails harvested this past season.Top 10 Big Buck Stories from the 2021 Deer Season

Top 10 Big Buck Stories from the 2021 Deer Season

Here's a look at giant whitetails harvested this past season.

Josh Honeycutt

Big Buck Report: Oklahoma's Cort Travis dropped the deer on land he'd just received permission to hunt.Hunter Tags 213-Inch Muzzleloader Buck

Hunter Tags 213-Inch Muzzleloader Buck

Big Buck Report: Oklahoma's Cort Travis dropped the deer on land he'd just received permission

Josh Honeycutt

Consider the good, the bad and the ugly to become a better bowhunter.Tactics and Trends That Dominated 2021 Bowhunting

Tactics and Trends That Dominated 2021 Bowhunting

Consider the good, the bad and the ugly to become a better bowhunter.

Tony Hansen

Miss your chance during the rut? Tune into these late-show tips for post-rut whitetails.4 Can't-Miss Strategies for Tagging an 11th-Hour Buck

4 Can't-Miss Strategies for Tagging an 11th-Hour Buck

Miss your chance during the rut? Tune into these late-show tips for post-rut whitetails.

Dustin Prievo

With family members by their sides, these youth deer hunters notched their first harvests.Deer Stories: Youth Hunters Bag Their First Bucks

Deer Stories: Youth Hunters Bag Their First Bucks

With family members by their sides, these youth deer hunters notched their first harvests.

Game & Fish Staff

Big Game

This untamed country offers extraordinary big-game habitat, but finding whitetails amid the spectacular natural settings tests eyes and resolve.Big Game, Staggering Beauty Await in Far West Texas

Big Game, Staggering Beauty Await in Far West Texas

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

John Taranto

Big-game hunting packs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These four meet hunt-specific needs across a wide range of prices.Pick the Right Hunting Pack to Fit Your Needs

Pick the Right Hunting Pack to Fit Your Needs

Big-game hunting packs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These four meet hunt-specific

Game & Fish Staff

Every effort should be made to ensure your harvested deer gets the treatment it deserves.The Best Venison Is What You Harvest

The Best Venison Is What You Harvest

Every effort should be made to ensure your harvested deer gets the treatment it deserves.

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

When rattling to Western blacktails, it's good to have options as the rut reaches peak.Rattle & Roll to Bring Rutting Blacktail Bucks in Range

Rattle & Roll to Bring Rutting Blacktail Bucks in Range

When rattling to Western blacktails, it's good to have options as the rut reaches peak.

Scott Haugen

As we wind down the final few weeks of pre-season, here are some items to be on the lookout for.7 Essential Gear Items for Whitetail Season Prep

7 Essential Gear Items for Whitetail Season Prep

As we wind down the final few weeks of pre-season, here are some items to be on the lookout

Lynn Burkhead

Predator

Balance and precision combine in a hunting rifle well-suited for furbearers and varmints.Range Report: Ruger Hawkeye Predator Bolt-Action

Range Report: Ruger Hawkeye Predator Bolt-Action

Balance and precision combine in a hunting rifle well-suited for furbearers and varmints.

Richard Mann

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

Hogs

The U.S. is now home to 9 million feral hogs, and hunting opportunities across the nation are too good to ignore.Hog Wild Over Wild Hog Hunting in America

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

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

Small Game

Preparing a squirrel for the table isn't challenging (or at least shouldn't be).Field to Fork: Skin a Squirrel in 60 Seconds

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

Hunting these lesser-known species will add variety to your season. All roam freely on public land.Uncommon Hunting Pursuits on Common Ground

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

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

Turkey

Check out this great new shotgun ammunition for upland birds, waterfowl and turkeysBest New Shotgun Loads for 2022

Best New Shotgun Loads for 2022

Check out this great new shotgun ammunition for upland birds, waterfowl and turkeys

Alan Clemons

Thinking about duck blinds and goose fields, upland birds flushing or turkeys thundering? Consider these scatterguns.Best Shotguns for Waterfowl, Upland, Turkey: New for 2022

Best Shotguns for Waterfowl, Upland, Turkey: New for 2022

Thinking about duck blinds and goose fields, upland birds flushing or turkeys thundering?

Alan Clemons

There are a lot of established beliefs when it comes to fall turkey hunting, but many of these myths simply don't hold up.5 Fallacies About Fall Turkey Hunting

5 Fallacies About Fall Turkey Hunting

There are a lot of established beliefs when it comes to fall turkey hunting, but many of these

Tony J. Peterson

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

Upland

Check out this great new shotgun ammunition for upland birds, waterfowl and turkeysBest New Shotgun Loads for 2022

Best New Shotgun Loads for 2022

Check out this great new shotgun ammunition for upland birds, waterfowl and turkeys

Alan Clemons

Thinking about duck blinds and goose fields, upland birds flushing or turkeys thundering? Consider these scatterguns.Best Shotguns for Waterfowl, Upland, Turkey: New for 2022

Best Shotguns for Waterfowl, Upland, Turkey: New for 2022

Thinking about duck blinds and goose fields, upland birds flushing or turkeys thundering?

Alan Clemons

Understand the habitats they frequent to bag plenty of birds.Crack the Code in Search of Bobwhite Quail

Crack the Code in Search of Bobwhite Quail

Understand the habitats they frequent to bag plenty of birds.

Scott Mackenthun

Review: Garmin's new dog tracking and training unit for upland bird hunters and hound enthusiasts.Small and Light, Garmin Alpha 10 is Big on Features

Small and Light, Garmin Alpha 10 is Big on Features

Review: Garmin's new dog tracking and training unit for upland bird hunters and hound

Kali Parmley

The heyday of Northeast ruffed grouse hunting may be behind us, but there are still plenty of birds around for those just looking 
to get into the game.So, You Want to Be a Grouse Hunter? Here's How

So, You Want to Be a Grouse Hunter? Here's How

The heyday of Northeast ruffed grouse hunting may be behind us, but there are still plenty of

Matt Crawford

Bust more birds by choosing the right shotshell for maximum success.Pair Loads and Chokes to Connect on Upland Game

Pair Loads and Chokes to Connect on Upland Game

Bust more birds by choosing the right shotshell for maximum success.

Bob Robb

Waterfowl

Check out this great new shotgun ammunition for upland birds, waterfowl and turkeysBest New Shotgun Loads for 2022

Best New Shotgun Loads for 2022

Check out this great new shotgun ammunition for upland birds, waterfowl and turkeys

Alan Clemons

Thinking about duck blinds and goose fields, upland birds flushing or turkeys thundering? Consider these scatterguns.Best Shotguns for Waterfowl, Upland, Turkey: New for 2022

Best Shotguns for Waterfowl, Upland, Turkey: New for 2022

Thinking about duck blinds and goose fields, upland birds flushing or turkeys thundering?

Alan Clemons

It's not too late to get in on some of the most thrilling duck hunting — from boat blinds, layout boats and even dry land.3 Decoy Spreads to Take Limits of Diving Ducks

3 Decoy Spreads to Take Limits of Diving Ducks

It's not too late to get in on some of the most thrilling duck hunting — from boat blinds,

M.D. Johnson

For an entirely different brand of waterfowling, head out to sea for a thrilling adventure.Big Water, Big Waterfowl Action: Sea Duck Hunting on Chesapeake Bay

Big Water, Big Waterfowl Action: Sea Duck Hunting on Chesapeake Bay

For an entirely different brand of waterfowling, head out to sea for a thrilling adventure.

John N. Felsher

Another family member was missing after their waterfowl trip to Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake was hit by tragic storm.Father and Son Duck Hunters Perish in Tornado Outbreak

Father and Son Duck Hunters Perish in Tornado Outbreak

Another family member was missing after their waterfowl trip to Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake was

Lynn Burkhead

Small creeks and little rivers are magnets for ducks, but setting a decoy spread in moving water can be a challenge. Here's how to do it.Go With the Flow for River Duck Hunting

Go With the Flow for River Duck Hunting

Small creeks and little rivers are magnets for ducks, but setting a decoy spread in moving

Mike Marsh

News

SHOT Show News and Notes: 'It's great to be back in Vegas'By First Day Numbers, 2022 SHOT Looks Strong

By First Day Numbers, 2022 SHOT Looks Strong

SHOT Show News and Notes: 'It's great to be back in Vegas'

Lynn Burkhead

After shut last year by the pandemic, the huge trade show once again highlights the best in hunting and shooting gear.All In for Vegas: In-Person SHOT Show Returns

All In for Vegas: In-Person SHOT Show Returns

After shut last year by the pandemic, the huge trade show once again highlights the best in

Lynn Burkhead

After last year was canceled due to COVID-19, bowhunting's big trade show returns with in-person event.ATA Show Makes Return After Pandemic Break

ATA Show Makes Return After Pandemic Break

After last year was canceled due to COVID-19, bowhunting's big trade show returns with

Lynn Burkhead

Here's a look at giant whitetails harvested this past season.Top 10 Big Buck Stories from the 2021 Deer Season

Top 10 Big Buck Stories from the 2021 Deer Season

Here's a look at giant whitetails harvested this past season.

Josh Honeycutt

Big Buck Report: Oklahoma's Cort Travis dropped the deer on land he'd just received permission to hunt.Hunter Tags 213-Inch Muzzleloader Buck

Hunter Tags 213-Inch Muzzleloader Buck

Big Buck Report: Oklahoma's Cort Travis dropped the deer on land he'd just received permission

Josh Honeycutt

Column from the National Shooting Sports Foundation on hunters helping families, communities.NSSF: Hunters Help Brighten the Holidays for Those in Need

NSSF: Hunters Help Brighten the Holidays for Those in Need

Column from the National Shooting Sports Foundation on hunters helping families, communities.

Larry Keane

Stories

Here's a look at giant whitetails harvested this past season.Top 10 Big Buck Stories from the 2021 Deer Season

Top 10 Big Buck Stories from the 2021 Deer Season

Here's a look at giant whitetails harvested this past season.

Josh Honeycutt

With family members by their sides, these youth deer hunters notched their first harvests.Deer Stories: Youth Hunters Bag Their First Bucks

Deer Stories: Youth Hunters Bag Their First Bucks

With family members by their sides, these youth deer hunters notched their first harvests.

Game & Fish Staff

Taking his failures in stride, author chases huge Oklahoma whitetail that had only been seen at night on trail cams.Hunter's Red-Dirt Redemption in Pursuit of 'Ghost' Buck

Hunter's Red-Dirt Redemption in Pursuit of 'Ghost' Buck

Taking his failures in stride, author chases huge Oklahoma whitetail that had only been seen

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

Big Buck Report: 'Perfect' harvest of 185-inch Sooner State giant.3-Year Quest Ends with Huge Typical Whitetail

3-Year Quest Ends with Huge Typical Whitetail

Big Buck Report: 'Perfect' harvest of 185-inch Sooner State giant.

Josh Honeycutt

Neal Kirkpatrick didn't waste time filling his Kentucky tag. He got it done in one sitting.Big Buck Alert: 211-Inch Bluegrass Giant

Big Buck Alert: 211-Inch Bluegrass Giant

Neal Kirkpatrick didn't waste time filling his Kentucky tag. He got it done in one sitting.

Josh Honeycutt

As the record books show, private land is not the only place to kill a giant whitetail buck.When Public Land Hunting Outshines Private

When Public Land Hunting Outshines Private

As the record books show, private land is not the only place to kill a giant whitetail buck.

Lynn Burkhead

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