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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

Lynn Burkhead - September 11, 2020

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

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

Bruce Ingram

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

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

Missouri Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Tony Kalna Jr

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

Numbers are down in some parts, but a wealth of public land still holds gobblers for you this spring.Tennessee Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Tennessee Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Richard Hines

Numbers are down in some parts, but a wealth of public land still holds gobblers for you this...

Whitetail

Now's the time to finalize plans for the perfect deer season opener.10 Expert Deer Hunting Preparation Tips for Opening Day

10 Expert Deer Hunting Preparation Tips for Opening Day

M.D. Johnson - August 26, 2020

Now's the time to finalize plans for the perfect deer season opener.

Starting opening day, there's a small window to tag out before pressure impacts buck movement. Make the most of it.Quick-Strike Tips for Early Archery Deer Success

Quick-Strike Tips for Early Archery Deer Success

Tony Peterson - August 18, 2020

Starting opening day, there's a small window to tag out before pressure impacts buck movement....

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Deer season is right around the corner. Here are 10 things you should start doing now to prepare for Opening Day.Your Countdown to Deer Hunting Season

Your Countdown to Deer Hunting Season

Terry Madewell - August 12, 2020

Deer season is right around the corner. Here are 10 things you should start doing now to...

If you're like a lot of deer hunters, you probably hunt out of the same stands every season. You might want to re-think things.Take a New (Deer) Stand for Fall Hunting

Take a New (Deer) Stand for Fall Hunting

Mike Marsh - July 09, 2020

If you're like a lot of deer hunters, you probably hunt out of the same stands every season....

Big Game

How and where to find trophy muleys in the West.In Search of Big Public-Land Mule Deer

In Search of Big Public-Land Mule Deer

Wayne van Zwoll - August 28, 2020

How and where to find trophy muleys in the West.

Pre-season scouting can be the key to filling a tag—if you do it right.Do the Legwork for Rocky Mt., Roosevelt Elk

Do the Legwork for Rocky Mt., Roosevelt Elk

Scott Haugen - August 26, 2020

Pre-season scouting can be the key to filling a tag—if you do it right.

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Bear-hunting regulations vary widely throughout the West. Are these differences necessary?Bear Necessities for Proper Management

Bear Necessities for Proper Management

Andrew McKean

Bear-hunting regulations vary widely throughout the West. Are these differences necessary?

Said the hunter: ‘We knew he was big, but not world-record big.'World Record Rocky Mountain Goat Approved by Pope & Young

World Record Rocky Mountain Goat Approved by Pope & Young

Game & Fish Digital Staff - February 20, 2020

Said the hunter: ‘We knew he was big, but not world-record big.'

Predator

Try these two killer tactics for taking Southern coyotes.Put the Freeze on Cold-Weather Coyotes

Put the Freeze on Cold-Weather Coyotes

Stephen D. Carpenteri - March 10, 2020

Try these two killer tactics for taking Southern coyotes.

In the South a mix of woods, swamps and ag fields attracts all kinds of small mammals and birds—and coyotes.Winter Hunting Tactics for Southern Coyotes

Winter Hunting Tactics for Southern Coyotes

Stephen D. Carpenteri - February 07, 2020

In the South a mix of woods, swamps and ag fields attracts all kinds of small mammals and...

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Coyotes living close to humans are good at avoiding contact, which makes them even more difficult to hunt.Sneaky Tips to Trick Close-to-Home Predators

Sneaky Tips to Trick Close-to-Home Predators

Andrew McKean - February 04, 2020

Coyotes living close to humans are good at avoiding contact, which makes them even more...

Here's insider information on how to improve your chances of grounding more predators this winter.Techy Tips for Wary Predators

Techy Tips for Wary Predators

Brad Fenson - January 29, 2020

Here's insider information on how to improve your chances of grounding more predators this...

Hogs

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

Boss Buck Offers New Hog Attractant

Game & Fish Staff

Fast and easy: Boss Hawg Wild Berry is irresistible.

As winter food sources dwindle, hogs move more often. Here's how to be at the right place at the right time.Proven Cold-Weather Hog-Hunting Tactics

Proven Cold-Weather Hog-Hunting Tactics

Terry Madewell - February 28, 2020

As winter food sources dwindle, hogs move more often. Here's how to be at the right place at...

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

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.'Wild Boar Fever X' Debuts on MOTV July 8

'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.

Small Game

A careful still-hunting approach can put plenty of cottontails and snowshoes in your game bag.No Rabbit Dog? No Problem

No Rabbit Dog? No Problem

Stephen Carpenteri - December 19, 2019

A careful still-hunting approach can put plenty of cottontails and snowshoes in your game bag.

If you're lucky enough to be invited by a tried-and-true hound man, here's what to expect when the tailgate drops.Basic Beagling Etiquette for Rabbit Hunting

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...

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Find the right food sources and you can have hours of fun stalking bushytails.Zero in on Fall Squirrels

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.3 Steps to Training a Squirrel Dog

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...

Turkey

The wild turkey is a triumph of conservation efforts in the U.S. But, while populations decline in the East, flocks have often become nuisances in the West. What's next?Next-Generation Turkey Management

Next-Generation Turkey Management

Andrew McKean - May 14, 2020

The wild turkey is a triumph of conservation efforts in the U.S. But, while populations...

Cleaning and tuning turkey calls is an important first step in ensuring they sound their best.Turkey Calls: DIY Spring Conditioning

Turkey Calls: DIY Spring Conditioning

Larry Case - May 11, 2020

Cleaning and tuning turkey calls is an important first step in ensuring they sound their best.

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Midwest turkeys: If you set up right, fencelines can be used to funnel birds right to you.Turn Fencelines Into Turkey Funnels

Turn Fencelines Into Turkey Funnels

Joel Nelson - May 07, 2020

Midwest turkeys: If you set up right, fencelines can be used to funnel birds right to you.

Public lands throughout the Northeast provide top-notch turkey and trout opportunities.Toms & Trout Right Under Your Nose

Toms & Trout Right Under Your Nose

M.D. Johnson - May 06, 2020

Public lands throughout the Northeast provide top-notch turkey and trout opportunities.

Upland

State wildlife commission extends days, hours for 2020 season.South Dakota Pheasant Hunters See Increased Opportunities

South Dakota Pheasant Hunters See Increased Opportunities

Lynn Burkhead - September 04, 2020

State wildlife commission extends days, hours for 2020 season.

A gully washer dampened one hunter's day, but not his 2020 optimism.Despite Soggy Dove Opener, Banner Hunting Expected in Texas

Despite Soggy Dove Opener, Banner Hunting Expected in Texas

Lynn Burkhead - September 02, 2020

A gully washer dampened one hunter's day, but not his 2020 optimism.

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It'll be key to success in September after the season-opener.Read a Dove-Hunting Field Like a Book

Read a Dove-Hunting Field Like a Book

Lynn Burkhead - August 26, 2020

It'll be key to success in September after the season-opener.

The countdown to opening day of dove season has begun. Are you ready?Food and Weather Key to Effective Dove Scouting

Food and Weather Key to Effective Dove Scouting

Lynn Burkhead - August 20, 2020

The countdown to opening day of dove season has begun. Are you ready?

Waterfowl

No matter what part of North America you hunt, there is undoubtedly a small waterfowl hunting honey hole somewhere nearby.Where to Hunt Ducks - Look for Small Water for Big Success

Where to Hunt Ducks - Look for Small Water for Big Success

Lynn Burkhead

No matter what part of North America you hunt, there is undoubtedly a small waterfowl hunting...

The challenges of the late season can also yield ruffed grouse success.Late-Season Ruffs When It's Tough

Late-Season Ruffs When It's Tough

Matt Soberg - December 18, 2019

The challenges of the late season can also yield ruffed grouse success.

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The canvasback is often considered the king of North American waterfowl.Bucket-List Birds: The Challenges of Hunting Canvasbacks

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?Ducks: Go Old School to Get Your Quack On

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...

News

On a virtual town hall event with firearm and ammunition industry leaders, U.S. Rep. McCarthy shared a story of a recent trip to a big box retailer.House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Offers Election Insights to Firearm Industry

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Offers Election Insights to Firearm Industry

Matt Manda / NSSF - September 24, 2020

On a virtual town hall event with firearm and ammunition industry leaders, U.S. Rep. McCarthy...

New York City has a violent crime problem and accidental Mayor Bill de Blasio is shuffling deck chairs in attempts to address it.NYC Gun Buyback Program Successful?

NYC Gun Buyback Program Successful?

Larry Keane - September 23, 2020

New York City has a violent crime problem and accidental Mayor Bill de Blasio is shuffling...

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November's elections now promise to set the direction for all three branches of government and voters concerned about protecting Second Amendment rights have much more at stake.Supreme Court Vacancy Amplifies Importance of #GunVote

Supreme Court Vacancy Amplifies Importance of #GunVote

Larry Keane - September 22, 2020

November's elections now promise to set the direction for all three branches of government and...

Listed as endangered just half a century ago, the American alligator now thrives across the South and represents one of our great conservation success stories.Once Endangered, the American Alligator Survived Potential Disaster Thanks to Conservation Efforts

Once Endangered, the American Alligator Survived Potential Disaster Thanks to Conservation Efforts

Carolee Anita Boyles - September 21, 2020

Listed as endangered just half a century ago, the American alligator now thrives across the...

Stories

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to re-examine many cherished traditions, but hunting remains an essential activity.Perspective: Why We Hunt

Perspective: Why We Hunt

Andrew McKean - August 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to re-examine many cherished traditions, but hunting...

We know we have to follow legal regulations, but how do you apply personal ethics to the hunt?The Gray Area of Hunting in America

The Gray Area of Hunting in America

Andrew McKean - April 27, 2020

We know we have to follow legal regulations, but how do you apply personal ethics to the hunt?

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It was a difficult question for a young hunter to ask, and the answer didn't come any easier.Deer Camp Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Deer Camp Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Jeff Johnston - February 04, 2020

It was a difficult question for a young hunter to ask, and the answer didn't come any easier.

From a world-record crappie to the best gear of the year, these hunting and fishing articles were most popular with our readers.Game & Fish's Top 10 Stories of 2018

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...

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