Stories

Carp Busting: Quality Gear is Key to Your Best Bowfishing

A bow has to work with an individual in fit and performance, and if it doesn't, the whole process suffers.

Latest

Conservation & Politics

Coyotes: Their Eco-Impact and Spread

Whitetail

Baiting Deer Continues to Dwindle in Midwest

Conservation & Politics

War on Feral Hogs Rages On

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.

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

Kentucky Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Richard Hines

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

Whitetail

Here's a look at the regs and arguments about using bait while whitetail hunting. Whitetail

Baiting Deer Continues to Dwindle in Midwest

Patrick Durkin - December 11, 2019

Here's a look at the regs and arguments about using bait while whitetail hunting.

He found his 19-point 'buck' to be a doe as he started field-dressing. Whitetail

Missouri Hunter Bags Rare Antlered Doe

G&F Online Staff - December 02, 2019

He found his 19-point 'buck' to be a doe as he started field-dressing.

Become a better poor-weather deer hunter. Whitetail

Make Bad Weather a Deer-Hunting Bonus

Terry Madewell - November 27, 2019

Become a better poor-weather deer hunter.

Learn the lingo to improve your odds in the whitetail woods. Whitetail

8 Deer Vocalizations You Must Master

Mike Marsh - November 26, 2019

Learn the lingo to improve your odds in the whitetail woods.

Big Game

Post-rut bulls feel the thunder from pickups on forest roads and are gone ... but are they? Big Game

Hunting Elk When They're Hard to Find

Wayne van Zwoll

Post-rut bulls feel the thunder from pickups on forest roads and are gone ... but are they?

Get close by following these tips from lessons learned the hard way. Big Game

Stalking Secrets for Open-Country Mule Deer

Andrew McKean - November 06, 2019

Get close by following these tips from lessons learned the hard way.

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...

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

Watch Mike Schoby, of Petersen's Hunting, as he hunts a cautious coyote in central Illinois.
Many Predator

Simple Tips For Winter Coyote Hunting

Stephen D. Carpenteri - December 16, 2015

Watch Mike Schoby, of Petersen's Hunting, as he hunts a cautious coyote in central...

Hogs

Fall hunting isn't just for deer; it's prime for pork as well. Hogs

High Time for Hog Hunting

Terry Madwell - November 07, 2019

Fall hunting isn't just for deer; it's prime for pork as well.

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

If you're lucky enough to be invited by a tried-and-true hound man, here's what to expect when the tailgate drops. Small Game

Basic Beagling Etiquette for Rabbit Hunting

Stephen D. Carpenteri - December 05, 2019

If you're lucky enough to be invited by a tried-and-true hound man, here's what to expect when...

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

Dog days of November in the Appalachians, where four-legged experts are eager to find and scatter flocks for you to call to the gun. Turkey

Bucket List: Fall Turkey Hunting of Your Life

Larry Case - November 25, 2019

Dog days of November in the Appalachians, where four-legged experts are eager to find and...

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

South Dakota's milo fields tell stories of decades-old tradition. Upland

Welcome to the Pheasant Hunting Mecca

Laura Kovarik - November 20, 2019

South Dakota's milo fields tell stories of decades-old tradition.

Lone pheasant hunters can find success if they get creative. Upland

Solo Strategies for Pheasants

M.D. Johnson - November 06, 2019

Lone pheasant hunters can find success if they get creative.

Fix your faults to get more hits on grouse this season. Upland

10 Ways to Eliminate Wingshooting Miscues

Tom Keer - November 05, 2019

Fix your faults to get more hits on grouse this season.

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.

Waterfowl

The canvasback is often considered the king of North American waterfowl. Waterfowl

Bucket-List Birds: The Challenges of Hunting Canvasbacks

Brian Lovett - December 09, 2019

The canvasback is often considered the king of North American waterfowl.

Modern duck-hunting technology has changed how we hunt. What do we really need to be successful? Waterfowl

Ducks: Go Old School to Get Your Quack On

M.D. Johnson - December 04, 2019

Modern duck-hunting technology has changed how we hunt. What do we really need to be...

Always put safety first when hunting waterfowl. Waterfowl

Things to Keep You Alive this Duck Season

M.D. Johnson - November 28, 2019

Always put safety first when hunting waterfowl.

Birds come and go; tweaking your tactics can mean limiting out or not. Waterfowl

Surviving Duck Hunting's Mid-Season Lull

M.D. Johnson - November 26, 2019

Birds come and go; tweaking your tactics can mean limiting out or not.

News

A roundup of recent poaching cases across the country. News

Big Fines, Lifetime Ban; 'Majestic' Elk Poached

G&F Online Staff - November 19, 2019

A roundup of recent poaching cases across the country.

'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...

Calling all coyotes:'These predators are efficient, so finding and calling them to the gun can Stories

Predator Hunting: 3 Ways to Find Elusive Coyotes

Brad Fitzpatrick - June 26, 2018

Calling all coyotes:'These predators are efficient, so finding and calling them to the gun can

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