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Spring Turkey Hunting Playbook

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

Doug Howlett

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

Missouri Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

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

Tony Kalna Jr

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

Mississippi, Louisiana Turkey Hunting Outlook 2019

Both Mississippi and Louisiana are poised to have strong seasons this year.

Glynn Harris

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

Whitetail Wisdom: Craig Boddington's Greatest Hunting Lessons

Even after a lifetime spent hunting whitetails, it's all too easy to forget the important

Craig Boddington

Best of 2023: 10 Popular Stories About Whitetail Hunting

The most popular whitetail stories on gafmag.com last year were focused on the rut.

Game & Fish Staff

Buzzer-Beater Bucks: Don't Hang Up Your Gear Just Yet

With the rut in the rearview in most of the South, winter is a great time to tag a buck.

Bob Robb

10 Tips for Late-Season Deer Hunting

After the Rut: Don't throw in the towel on whitetail hunting as the final days tick away.

Josh Honeycutt

The Land of Monster Whitetails in Southern Iowa

Start planning a trip to southern Iowa to chase the state's giant bucks next season. Here's

Darron McDougal

Big Game

New World Record Roosevelt's Elk Smashes Old Benchmark

California hunter Timothy Carpenter smashes Roosevelt's elk world record; holds archery world

Lynn Burkhead

Rocky-Mountain Pursuits of Shiras Moose

The shiras may be the smallest of North America's moose species, but hunting them is still a

Craig Boddington

8 Surefire Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Mule Deer Hunt

Tips learned the hard way over decades of public-land mule deer hunting

Scott Haugen

7 Do-It-Yourself Tips for Public-Land Muleys

How to tilt the odds in your favor to score big when hunting mule-deer country.

Bob Robb

Elk Education: Don't Be Afraid to Fail When Bowhunting Bulls

If you're not making mistakes while hunting elk with a bow, you might not be hunting hard

Scott Haugen

Bold Tactics for Calling and Decoying Elk this Fall

Don't be afraid to make some noise—and moves—when hunting bulls. These are the tactics to use.

Scott Haugen

Bowhunting

Bow vs. Shotgun: Which is Better for Your Turkey Hunting?

Here are 10 differences between bowhunting and shotgunning turkeys.

Josh Honeycutt

Gateway Arch Welcomes 26th ATA Trade Show to St. Louis

The annual archery trade show visits the Show Me State with the newest bowhunting gear.

Lynn Burkhead

The Advantages of Staying Mobile in Final Days of Deer Season

Put a mobile plan into play to react quickly to changing late-season patterns and tag a

Tony Hansen

Lessons from Three Whitetail Rut Hunts That Went Awry

The rut is a fleeting thing, so don't ruin it. Learn from these bowhunting mistakes to avoid

Tony Hansen

Bowhunting White-Tailed Bucks Before Halloween

Stop focusing on the November rut and instead take advantage of lower pressure in October.

Tony Hansen

Elk Education: Don't Be Afraid to Fail When Bowhunting Bulls

If you're not making mistakes while hunting elk with a bow, you might not be hunting hard

Scott Haugen

Predator

Coyotes Are Top Dogs, But Don't Overlook These Other Furbearers

'Other' predators are willing to answer the call throughout the West this winter.

Scott Haugen

Night Shift Tactics for Active Predators

Increase your odds of connecting with coyotes, bobcats and foxes by heading out after dark.

Scott Bestul

Take a Minimalist Approach to Predator Hunting

Like many outdoor pursuits, predator hunting has become gear-intensive in recent years. But

M.D. Johnson

Wolves at the Door: The Hot-Button Issue of Wolf Management

States from Idaho to Wisconsin seek to control numbers, as current strategies are under attack.

Andrew McKean

Set-Up and Calling Strategies for Winter Coyotes

Drop more song dogs by focusing on the habitat they love.

Scott Haugen

Predator Hunting Tactics for Older, Wiser Coyotes

Late-season coyotes are wilier than their early season counterparts. Hunt habitat interfaces

Gary Lewis

Hogs

Moments of Truth: Tennessee Hog Hunting

A hunt on the historic Cumberland Plateau strengthens family traditions and presses one man to

Brian Reisinger

Taking to the Skies: Helicopter Hog Hunt in Texas

Watch the Helibacon crew in action as they tackle Texas' wild pig crisis. Brace yourself for

Lynn Burkhead

Best Bullets for Boar Hunting

Feral hogs have been the author's bullet-testing laboratory for 40 years.

Craig Boddington

Go Whole Hog: Tactics to Put Pork in the Freezer this Winter

Deer season might be over, but your next hunting adventure could be right around the corner.

Jace Bauserman

Hog-Hunting Heaven in Texas

Three Curl Outfitters' boar-hunting adventures specialize in putting customers on plentiful

Kevin Reese

Pressured Pork: Hunting Wary Wild Pigs 

Hunting hogs—especially those that have encountered other hunters—is tough, but certainly not

Colin Moore

Small Game

Late-Season Squirrel Hunting in the Open

When the leaves are gone and the mast has dropped, adjust your tactics to bag more wary,

M.D. Johnson

Bunnies In Between: Embracing the Off-Season

Late-winter rabbits provide the perfect link between fall and spring hunting seasons.

Chris Ingram

Early Season Tactics & Gear for Squirrel Hunting

Hunting squirrels in early fall offers loads of opportunities for small-game hunters if they

Drew Warden

7 Unwritten Rules When Hunting Public Land

Tread lightly: Keep these do's and don'ts in mind to increase your odds of success.

Bob Robb

Small Game, Big Fun for Diehard Hunters

Squirrel, rabbit and grouse seasons remain open in many states. Here's how to hunt them in

Bruce Ingram

Start 'Em on Squirrels

Why the squirrel woods are the ideal place to introduce a kid to hunting.

M.D. Johnson

Turkey

Tagged Out: Big Turkeys Taken During the 2024 Spring Season

Here are some of the biggest turkeys taken this season, as reported in our Regional Strut

Game & Fish

The Turkey Hunters 40-Yard Dash

Are turkey hunters the greatest 40-yard dash participants on the planet?

Trey Wheeler

Field Tested: Fiocchi Golden Turkey TSS Shotshells

Expect dense patterns that hit hard from these turkey-hunting loads.

Adam Heggenstaller

Turkey Blind Options for 2024 and Beyond

From run-and-gun turkey hunting options to something a little more substantial, here are 10

Lynn Burkhead

10 Great Turkey Calls for 2024

If you're in the market for a new turkey call, you can't go wrong with these this spring.

Lynn Burkhead

Upland

Fine-Tune Your Wing-Shooting in Just 3 Boxes of Shells

Short on time? Here's a wing-shot workout to help up your odds of downing more birds this

Scott Linden

Last-Hurrah Birds

Don't put the shotgun away just yet. Several states across the West offer upland opportunities

Scott Linden

Outside-the-Box Strategies for Last-Gasp Pheasant Success

It's down to the wire for hunters in states where pheasant season is still open.

Lynn Burkhead

Cackles, Cattails and Roosters for Christmas

Chasing late-season pheasants can involve hunting in the nastiest stuff around.

Lynn Burkhead

How to Apply Tactical Mindset & Techniques to Bird Hunting

Elevate your mental game for upland hunting with lessons from tactical training.

Mike Keleher

Good Pheasant Season Prospects in 2023

Despite harsh winter, perfect storm of habitat and weather conditions has led to solid

Lynn Burkhead

Regional Rut Update

Buzzer-Beater Bucks: Don't Hang Up Your Gear Just Yet

With the rut in the rearview in most of the South, winter is a great time to tag a buck.

Bob Robb

10 Tips for Late-Season Deer Hunting

After the Rut: Don't throw in the towel on whitetail hunting as the final days tick away.

Josh Honeycutt

Tagged Out: Big Bucks Harvested During 2023 Season

Our readers share their memorable whitetail hunts from this season (Updated).

Game & Fish Staff

The Advantages of Staying Mobile in Final Days of Deer Season

Put a mobile plan into play to react quickly to changing late-season patterns and tag a

Tony Hansen

Use the Ground Game to Outwit Post-Rut Bucks

Ambush pressured late-season whitetails by employing a ground blind.

Ryan Fair

Waterfowl

Fine-Tune Your Wing-Shooting in Just 3 Boxes of Shells

Short on time? Here's a wing-shot workout to help up your odds of downing more birds this

Scott Linden

Paradise on the Prairie: Waterfowling on Hallowed Ground

The Grand Prairie region of Arkansas is a bucket-list experience for duck and goose hunters.

Drew Warden

New Winchester Loads for Waterfowlers

New offerings include Blind Side 2, Bismuth addition and added sub-gauge shotshells.

Game & Fish Staff

Grad-School Ducks: Bag Late-Season Limits of Well-Educated Birds

Filling a limit of late-season ducks is no easy task. These tips will help increase your odds.

Scott Haugen

10 Tips to Help Your Pup Become a Great Bird Dog

Winter is a great time to get a new pup. Here's how to be ready for what lies ahead.

Tom Keer

News

More Cheating Scandals at Fishing Tournaments Reported

News Digest: Also, record fish catches in two states; National Fishing and Boating Week

Lynn Burkhead

Bone Collector Crew Collects Turkey Hunting World Record Grand Slam

Harvesting each of the four turkey subspecies was completed in just 10 hours, 43 minutes.

Lynn Burkhead

New World Record Roosevelt's Elk Smashes Old Benchmark

California hunter Timothy Carpenter smashes Roosevelt's elk world record; holds archery world

Lynn Burkhead

How the Great American Eclipse Impacted Game and Fish

From Texas to Maine, there did seem to be some solar eclipse effects on hunting and fishing

Lynn Burkhead

Music Icon, Outdoors Lover Toby Keith Remembered

Keith, owner of dozens of No. 1 country hits, also owned Luck E Strike tackle company.

Lynn Burkhead

Soggy Weather Greets Industry Day at the Range

The annual SHOT Show event at the range faced rainy conditions for the second year in a row.

Lynn Burkhead

Stories

Good Old Days with Time-Worn Shotguns

A soul-searching turkey hunter resurrects three older shotguns and spends a season chasing

Scott Haugen

Shooting: The Case of the Quarter Bore

They were once beloved by hunters for their versatility, but are .25-caliber cartridges still

Richard Mann

Best of 2023: Most Popular Hunting and Fish Videos

G&F users flocked to video series "Bass Crash Course," "Beyond the Bait" and much more.

Game & Fish Staff

Best of 2023: Storytelling, Inspiration, Destinations & Humor

These were our editors' favorite hunting and fishing feature stories from last year.

Game & Fish Staff

Destinations: Waterfowl All Ways in the Pacific Northwest

Long seasons and a variety of species in vast habitats make the PNW a special place to hunt

Scott Haugen

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