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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

For incredible habitat and awesome bucks, it's tough to beat hunting in the Sooner State.Sooner Booners: Trophy-Class Whitetail Hunting in Oklahoma

Sooner Booners: Trophy-Class Whitetail Hunting in Oklahoma

For incredible habitat and awesome bucks, it's tough to beat hunting in the Sooner State.

Darron McDougal

Buck bedding areas become more important as deer season winds down.Ambush Late-Season Bucks Where They Live

Ambush Late-Season Bucks Where They Live

Buck bedding areas become more important as deer season winds down.

Josh Honeycutt

Miss your chance during the rut? Tune into these late-show tips for post-rut whitetails.4 Can't-Miss Strategies for Tagging an 11th-Hour Buck

4 Can't-Miss Strategies for Tagging an 11th-Hour Buck

Miss your chance during the rut? Tune into these late-show tips for post-rut whitetails.

Dustin Prievo

Taking his failures in stride, author chases huge Oklahoma whitetail that had only been seen at night on trail cams.Hunter's Red-Dirt Redemption in Pursuit of 'Ghost' Buck

Hunter's Red-Dirt Redemption in Pursuit of 'Ghost' Buck

Taking his failures in stride, author chases huge Oklahoma whitetail that had only been seen

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

Processing the rear legs of a deer may seem daunting, but these tips make butchering easy.DIY: Prime Tips for Prime Cuts from Venison Hindquarters

DIY: Prime Tips for Prime Cuts from Venison Hindquarters

Processing the rear legs of a deer may seem daunting, but these tips make butchering easy.

Drew Warden

Pro tips: Harold Knight and David Hale share the nuggets of knowledge from their decades of deer-hunting success.Master Class with Legendary Deer Call Makers

Master Class with Legendary Deer Call Makers

Pro tips: Harold Knight and David Hale share the nuggets of knowledge from their decades of

Bob Robb

Big Game

Big-game hunting packs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These four meet hunt-specific needs across a wide range of prices.Pick the Right Hunting Pack to Fit Your Needs

Pick the Right Hunting Pack to Fit Your Needs

Big-game hunting packs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These four meet hunt-specific

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

When rattling to Western blacktails, it's good to have options as the rut reaches peak.Rattle & Roll to Bring Rutting Blacktail Bucks in Range

Rattle & Roll to Bring Rutting Blacktail Bucks in Range

When rattling to Western blacktails, it's good to have options as the rut reaches peak.

Scott Haugen

As we wind down the final few weeks of pre-season, here are some items to be on the lookout for.7 Essential Gear Items for Whitetail Season Prep

7 Essential Gear Items for Whitetail Season Prep

As we wind down the final few weeks of pre-season, here are some items to be on the lookout

Lynn Burkhead

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

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

The U.S. is now home to 9 million feral hogs, and hunting opportunities across the nation are too good to ignore.Hog Wild Over Wild Hog Hunting in America

Hog Wild Over Wild Hog Hunting in America

The U.S. is now home to 9 million feral hogs, and hunting opportunities across the nation are

Craig Boddington

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

Small Game

Preparing a squirrel for the table isn't challenging (or at least shouldn't be).Field to Fork: Skin a Squirrel in 60 Seconds

Field to Fork: Skin a Squirrel in 60 Seconds

Preparing a squirrel for the table isn't challenging (or at least shouldn't be).

M.D. Johnson

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

Turkey

There are a lot of established beliefs when it comes to fall turkey hunting, but many of these myths simply don't hold up.5 Fallacies About Fall Turkey Hunting

5 Fallacies About Fall Turkey Hunting

There are a lot of established beliefs when it comes to fall turkey hunting, but many of these

Tony J. Peterson

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

Upland

Review: Garmin's new dog tracking and training unit for upland bird hunters and hound enthusiasts.Small and Light, Garmin Alpha 10 is Big on Features

Small and Light, Garmin Alpha 10 is Big on Features

Review: Garmin's new dog tracking and training unit for upland bird hunters and hound

Kali Parmley

The heyday of Northeast ruffed grouse hunting may be behind us, but there are still plenty of birds around for those just looking 
to get into the game.So, You Want to Be a Grouse Hunter? Here's How

So, You Want to Be a Grouse Hunter? Here's How

The heyday of Northeast ruffed grouse hunting may be behind us, but there are still plenty of

Matt Crawford

Bust more birds by choosing the right shotshell for maximum success.Pair Loads and Chokes to Connect on Upland Game

Pair Loads and Chokes to Connect on Upland Game

Bust more birds by choosing the right shotshell for maximum success.

Bob Robb

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

Waterfowl

Small creeks and little rivers are magnets for ducks, but setting a decoy spread in moving water can be a challenge. Here's how to do it.Go With the Flow for River Duck Hunting

Go With the Flow for River Duck Hunting

Small creeks and little rivers are magnets for ducks, but setting a decoy spread in moving

Mike Marsh

Where to find birds, and how to hunt them, following the chaos of opening day.9 Tactics for Duck Limits After Day One

9 Tactics for Duck Limits After Day One

Where to find birds, and how to hunt them, following the chaos of opening day.

M.D. Johnson

Drought across the Prairie Pothole Region, as well as a lack of fresh data, has waterfowl biologists concerned.Perspective: Can Drought Be 'Useful Reset' for Waterfowl Hunting?

Perspective: Can Drought Be 'Useful Reset' for Waterfowl Hunting?

Drought across the Prairie Pothole Region, as well as a lack of fresh data, has waterfowl

Andrew McKean

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

News

How does situational behavior square with our pronouncements that we are game-sharing conservationists?Applying Hunting Standards When Nobody is Looking

Applying Hunting Standards When Nobody is Looking

How does situational behavior square with our pronouncements that we are game-sharing

Andrew McKean

Feature from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.NSSF Profile: 5 Questions with U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas)

NSSF Profile: 5 Questions with U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas)

Feature from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Opinion column from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.NSSF: Remington Arms Joins Gun Industry Migration

NSSF: Remington Arms Joins Gun Industry Migration

Opinion column from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Larry Keane

Big Buck Report: After years of chasing it, Kevin Miller finally caught up to this giant Buckeye State whitetail.Crossbow Hunter Bags Ohio Buck Nicknamed 'Blades'

Crossbow Hunter Bags Ohio Buck Nicknamed 'Blades'

Big Buck Report: After years of chasing it, Kevin Miller finally caught up to this giant

Josh Honeycutt

Big Buck Report: Cody Frank ended a three-year journey for a monster Boone & Crockett whitetail.Bowhunter Arrows 200-Inch Ohio Hammer

Bowhunter Arrows 200-Inch Ohio Hammer

Big Buck Report: Cody Frank ended a three-year journey for a monster Boone & Crockett

Josh Honeycutt

'Deer fanatic' Illinois hunter harvests giant late-October 10-pointer.Big-Buck Report: 190-Plus Prairie State Whitetail

Big-Buck Report: 190-Plus Prairie State Whitetail

'Deer fanatic' Illinois hunter harvests giant late-October 10-pointer.

Josh Honeycutt

Stories

Taking his failures in stride, author chases huge Oklahoma whitetail that had only been seen at night on trail cams.Hunter's Red-Dirt Redemption in Pursuit of 'Ghost' Buck

Hunter's Red-Dirt Redemption in Pursuit of 'Ghost' Buck

Taking his failures in stride, author chases huge Oklahoma whitetail that had only been seen

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

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

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