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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

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

Follow these tips to produce better ground venison from your 2021 harvest.Ground Rules: Take Your Venison Grinding to Next Level

Ground Rules: Take Your Venison Grinding to Next Level

Follow these tips to produce better ground venison from your 2021 harvest.

Bruce Ingram

Rut Crash Course: Understanding whitetail language is at the heart of deer calls.Using Grunts, Bleats, Wheeze Snorts During the Deer Rut

Using Grunts, Bleats, Wheeze Snorts During the Deer Rut

Rut Crash Course: Understanding whitetail language is at the heart of deer calls.

Game & Fish Staff

Here's what to do as October heats up with pre-rut activity heading into the November breeding cycle.5 Old-School Tactics to Bag a Monster Buck by Halloween

5 Old-School Tactics to Bag a Monster Buck by Halloween

Here's what to do as October heats up with pre-rut activity heading into the November breeding

Lynn Burkhead

Rut Crash Course: How to use decoys to draw big bucks within range.Deer-Decoy Tactics for Hunting Whitetails Through the Rut

Deer-Decoy Tactics for Hunting Whitetails Through the Rut

Rut Crash Course: How to use decoys to draw big bucks within range.

Game & Fish Staff

Big Game

It also was the first moose to be harvested with Benelli Lupo, Remington Core-Lokt.G&F Publisher Takes Dream Moose During Maine Lottery Hunt

G&F Publisher Takes Dream Moose During Maine Lottery Hunt

It also was the first moose to be harvested with Benelli Lupo, Remington Core-Lokt.

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

Mature mule deer move to avoid pressure. Here's where they go and what you should do.How to Hunt Mule Deer Bucks on the Move

How to Hunt Mule Deer Bucks on the Move

Mature mule deer move to avoid pressure. Here's where they go and what you should do.

Gary Lewis

A Wyoming pronghorn hunt that doesn't go as planned is lesson in endurance of hunter and game.Pronghorn Perseverance: When Hunt Goes Off the Rails in Blink of an Eye

Pronghorn Perseverance: When Hunt Goes Off the Rails in Blink of an Eye

A Wyoming pronghorn hunt that doesn't go as planned is lesson in endurance of hunter and game.

John Taranto

Try a full-court press to get the job done this archery hunting season.Aggressive Tactics to Tag a Big Bull Elk With Your Bow

Aggressive Tactics to Tag a Big Bull Elk With Your Bow

Try a full-court press to get the job done this archery hunting season.

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

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

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

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

These five hunting boots stand out for a wide variety of upland hunting.Field Tested: 5 Great Boots for Upland Game Hunting

Field Tested: 5 Great Boots for Upland Game Hunting

These five hunting boots stand out for a wide variety of upland hunting.

Drew Warden

Handy and handsome, this 16-gauge over-under is a lively, lightweight option for upland game.Range Report: Franchi Instinct SLX Shotgun

Range Report: Franchi Instinct SLX Shotgun

Handy and handsome, this 16-gauge over-under is a lively, lightweight option for upland game.

Drew Warden

Upland bird hunters relish late-fall days running huntdogs and limiting on ringnecks.Pheasant Season Brings Annual Excitement, Optimism

Pheasant Season Brings Annual Excitement, Optimism

Upland bird hunters relish late-fall days running huntdogs and limiting on ringnecks.

Lynn Burkhead

As opening day nears, here's expert advice to bag ringnecks this fall.Rooster-Busting Tips for an Early Season Limit of Pheasants

Rooster-Busting Tips for an Early Season Limit of Pheasants

As opening day nears, here's expert advice to bag ringnecks this fall.

Lynn Burkhead

South Dakota's legendary upland bird hunting won't disappoint, according to the experts.Despite Drought, Good Pheasant Opener Predicted

Despite Drought, Good Pheasant Opener Predicted

South Dakota's legendary upland bird hunting won't disappoint, according to the experts.

Lynn Burkhead

Hunting woodcock with a well-trained dog should be high on any life-list of hunting experiences.In Search of Woodcock: The Last Great Upland Hunting Adventure?

In Search of Woodcock: The Last Great Upland Hunting Adventure?

Hunting woodcock with a well-trained dog should be high on any life-list of hunting

Bryce M. Towsley

Waterfowl

Still, duck populations remain strong, and there will be plenty of waterfowling opportunities.Down Year for Ducks? North Dakota Brood Survey Says So

Down Year for Ducks? North Dakota Brood Survey Says So

Still, duck populations remain strong, and there will be plenty of waterfowling opportunities.

Lynn Burkhead

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

News

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

Big Buck Report: 2 hunters, with assists from their fathers, fill tags with a pair of dandy deer.Kansas Kings: Early Season Giants in the Sunflower State

Kansas Kings: Early Season Giants in the Sunflower State

Big Buck Report: 2 hunters, with assists from their fathers, fill tags with a pair of dandy

Josh Honeycutt

Reps Ron Kind (D-WI), Glenn Thompson (R-PA) introduce the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act.Bi-Partisan Bill Takes Congressional Aim at CWD in the U.S.

Bi-Partisan Bill Takes Congressional Aim at CWD in the U.S.

Reps Ron Kind (D-WI), Glenn Thompson (R-PA) introduce the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and

Lynn Burkhead

This deer never shed its velvet or rack in 2020. It stayed in velvet and kept on growing.Big Buck Report: Monster Georgia Non-Typical Buck in Full Velvet

Big Buck Report: Monster Georgia Non-Typical Buck in Full Velvet

This deer never shed its velvet or rack in 2020. It stayed in velvet and kept on growing.

Josh Honeycutt

Opinion column from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.NSSF: Oklahoma Aims for Gun-Related Business

NSSF: Oklahoma Aims for Gun-Related Business

Opinion column from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Larry Keane

Stories

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

Big Buck Report: 2 hunters, with assists from their fathers, fill tags with a pair of dandy deer.Kansas Kings: Early Season Giants in the Sunflower State

Kansas Kings: Early Season Giants in the Sunflower State

Big Buck Report: 2 hunters, with assists from their fathers, fill tags with a pair of dandy

Josh Honeycutt

This deer never shed its velvet or rack in 2020. It stayed in velvet and kept on growing.Big Buck Report: Monster Georgia Non-Typical Buck in Full Velvet

Big Buck Report: Monster Georgia Non-Typical Buck in Full Velvet

This deer never shed its velvet or rack in 2020. It stayed in velvet and kept on growing.

Josh Honeycutt

A Wyoming pronghorn hunt that doesn't go as planned is lesson in endurance of hunter and game.Pronghorn Perseverance: When Hunt Goes Off the Rails in Blink of an Eye

Pronghorn Perseverance: When Hunt Goes Off the Rails in Blink of an Eye

A Wyoming pronghorn hunt that doesn't go as planned is lesson in endurance of hunter and game.

John Taranto

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