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Butski Designs New Hunter Specialties' Turkey Calls

Forecasts

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

Some folks just don't know a good buck when they see one.When the Grandstander Shows Up at the Weigh Station

When the Grandstander Shows Up at the Weigh Station

Jeff Johnston - January 21, 2021

Some folks just don't know a good buck when they see one.

Bundle up and punch the clock; end-of-year monster bucks not uncommon.Whitetail Record Books Show Late Season Can Still Be Great

Whitetail Record Books Show Late Season Can Still Be Great

Lynn Burkhead - December 23, 2020

Bundle up and punch the clock; end-of-year monster bucks not uncommon.

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Perspective from the opening day of deer season.Taking a Stand: Old and New Ways Can Both Be Right

Taking a Stand: Old and New Ways Can Both Be Right

Jeff Johnston - December 17, 2020

Perspective from the opening day of deer season.

Active-duty Navy chief hosts newbie friend on memorable archery hunt in Maryland.No Limits: Inspiring Amputee Shares Buck Fever with First-Timer

No Limits: Inspiring Amputee Shares Buck Fever with First-Timer

Aaron Ritter - December 15, 2020

Active-duty Navy chief hosts newbie friend on memorable archery hunt in Maryland.

Big Game

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

Gary Lewis - November 12, 2020

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

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

Scott Haugen - October 27, 2020

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

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Increase your odds of putting meat on the ground this season by forgetting about trophy bucks and focusing on their little brothers.Blacktail Deer: Hunting for Freezer-Fillers

Blacktail Deer: Hunting for Freezer-Fillers

Scott Haugen - October 23, 2020

Increase your odds of putting meat on the ground this season by forgetting about trophy bucks...

Looking to improve your odds this season? Hit the ground running – and calling.Get Aggressive for Roosevelt Elk

Get Aggressive for Roosevelt Elk

Scott Haugen - October 16, 2020

Looking to improve your odds this season? Hit the ground running – and calling.

Predator

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

Josh Boyd - February 03, 2021

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

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.

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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...

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...

Hogs

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

Darron McDougal - February 04, 2021

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

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.

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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...

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.

Small Game

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

M.D. Johnson - February 09, 2021

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

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

Jimmy Jacobs - November 09, 2020

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

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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

Brad Fitzpatrick - November 03, 2020

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

Bag more bushytails this season with these shooting and calling techniques.How to Become a Squirrel Sniper

How to Become a Squirrel Sniper

Larry Case - October 16, 2020

Bag more bushytails this season with these shooting and calling techniques.

Turkey

His response tells will you what they're doing, if you listen closely.Spring Turkeys: Read What a Tom is Gobbling About

Spring Turkeys: Read What a Tom is Gobbling About

Paul Rackley

His response tells will you what they're doing, if you listen closely.

Renown expert is the brains behind 'Long Stroker' and 'Original' Cutter calls.Butski Designs New Hunter Specialties' Turkey Calls

Butski Designs New Hunter Specialties' Turkey Calls

Game & Fish Staff - March 01, 2021

Renown expert is the brains behind 'Long Stroker' and 'Original' Cutter calls.

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Putting in the work can make all the difference when it comes to filling a turkey tag.Top 10 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Tips

Top 10 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Tips

Scott Haugen

Putting in the work can make all the difference when it comes to filling a turkey tag.

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

Doug Howlett - February 24, 2021

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

Upland

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

Lynn Burkhead - January 29, 2021

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

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

Scott Mackenthun - December 21, 2020

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

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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

Game and Fish Staff - December 18, 2020

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

Hunting western quail is not only possible without canine assistance, you're sometimes better off without it.A Dog-Less Pursuit: 9 Tips to Bag Quail Without a Dog

A Dog-Less Pursuit: 9 Tips to Bag Quail Without a Dog

Bob Robb - November 17, 2020

Hunting western quail is not only possible without canine assistance, you're sometimes better...

Waterfowl

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

Lynn Burkhead - January 25, 2021

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

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

Freeze-Up Ducks

Brian Lovett - January 21, 2021

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

In the waning days of waterfowl season, dogs and hunters alike can benefit from a regroup.Late Ducks: Avoid These 3 Dog Disasters and Finish Strong

Late Ducks: Avoid These 3 Dog Disasters and Finish Strong

Scott Linden - January 13, 2021

In the waning days of waterfowl season, dogs and hunters alike can benefit from a regroup.

News

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

Lynn Burkhead - February 23, 2021

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

Perspective from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.Outdoor Escape: Hunting, Rec Shooting See Boom During Pandemic

Outdoor Escape: Hunting, Rec Shooting See Boom During Pandemic

Larry Keane - January 29, 2021

Perspective from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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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

Lynn Burkhead - January 26, 2021

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

State legislator says tourism is behind unusual legislation.Bill Proposes Bigfoot Hunting Season in Oklahoma

Bill Proposes Bigfoot Hunting Season in Oklahoma

Game and Fish Staff - January 22, 2021

State legislator says tourism is behind unusual legislation.

Stories

16-pointer is deer of a lifetime for brothers who re-connect in Missouri.Stories from the Field: Big Whitetail Punctuates Brothers' Hunting Trip

Stories from the Field: Big Whitetail Punctuates Brothers' Hunting Trip

Bobby Ross - December 01, 2020

16-pointer is deer of a lifetime for brothers who re-connect in Missouri.

Crossbows are more popular – and legal – in more places, and statistics show they're not that much more effective than vertical bows.Few Bowhunters Can Ignore This Case for Hunting with Crossbows

Few Bowhunters Can Ignore This Case for Hunting with Crossbows

Patrick Durkin - September 30, 2020

Crossbows are more popular – and legal – in more places, and statistics show they're not that...

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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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