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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

RT-QuIC technology, in wide use for more than year, has proven effective in detecting proteins that cause CWD.CWD Prion Test Adopted by Most Deer-Scent Makers

CWD Prion Test Adopted by Most Deer-Scent Makers

RT-QuIC technology, in wide use for more than year, has proven effective in detecting proteins

Game & Fish Staff

8 questions with Nick Pinizzotto, head of National Deer Association.New Advocacy Group Aims to Unite All Deer Hunters

New Advocacy Group Aims to Unite All Deer Hunters

8 questions with Nick Pinizzotto, head of National Deer Association.

Andrew McKean

ALPS OutdoorZ's new-for-2021 Impulse brings stealth, easy-of-access in all-day pack.New Hunting Pack Designed with Whitetail Hunters in Mind

New Hunting Pack Designed with Whitetail Hunters in Mind

ALPS OutdoorZ's new-for-2021 Impulse brings stealth, easy-of-access in all-day pack.

Game & Fish Staff

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

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

Jeff Johnston

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

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

Lynn Burkhead

Big Game

Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness reveals stunningly steep scenery, whitewater and the need to improvise for hunting success.Bucket List: Spring Horseback Bear Hunt in Idaho

Bucket List: Spring Horseback Bear Hunt in Idaho

Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness reveals stunningly steep scenery,

Richard Mann

Sportsmen's Alliance: Bear population management is a continual need.Bill Introduced to End Bear Hunting in California

Bill Introduced to End Bear Hunting in California

Sportsmen's Alliance: Bear population management is a continual need.

Sportsmen's Alliance

Over-the-counter mule deer and Coues deer tags make Arizona a prime destination for those looking for one last big-game bowhunt.Bowhunting: New Year, New Deer

Bowhunting: New Year, New Deer

Over-the-counter mule deer and Coues deer tags make Arizona a prime destination for those

Bob Robb

Perspective: It's nearly as patriotic as voting, volunteering for military service or paying taxes.Punching a Tag is Most American Thing a Hunter Can Do

Punching a Tag is Most American Thing a Hunter Can Do

Perspective: It's nearly as patriotic as voting, volunteering for military service or paying

Andrew McKean

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

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

Gary Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

Terry Madewell

Small Game

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

This year's new shotguns and rimfires offer improved actions, lightweight components and better ergonomics to help you fill your bag.Game Getters: New Shotguns, Rimfires for 2020

Game Getters: New Shotguns, Rimfires for 2020

This year's new shotguns and rimfires offer improved actions, lightweight components and

Game & Fish Staff

Turkey

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

Experiment with turkey hunting loads and chokes until you get the best out of your gun.9 Steps to Picking Your Best Load-and-Choke Combo

9 Steps to Picking Your Best Load-and-Choke Combo

Experiment with turkey hunting loads and chokes until you get the best out of your gun.

Bob Robb

If you're looking to get the lead of your turkey hunting, consider these non-toxic options.Lead-Free Turkey Loads: Which is Right for You?

Lead-Free Turkey Loads: Which is Right for You?

If you're looking to get the lead of your turkey hunting, consider these non-toxic options.

Al Raychard

With 14 pockets, there is ample room for all your turkey hunting gear.Turkey Gear: MidwayUSA Full Strut Turkey Vest

Turkey Gear: MidwayUSA Full Strut Turkey Vest

With 14 pockets, there is ample room for all your turkey hunting gear.

Game & Fish Staff

When large expanses of turkey land are hard to find, small parcels offer ample opportunities to tag a tom.Score Big on Skinny Land for Spring Turkeys

Score Big on Skinny Land for Spring Turkeys

When large expanses of turkey land are hard to find, small parcels offer ample opportunities

Doug Howlett

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

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

Lynn Burkhead

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

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

Scott Mackenthun

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

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

Game and Fish Staff

The region is unique, unforgiving and loaded with such a variety of game a hunter might need three trips to fully appreciate the bounty.Destinations: Great Plains, Great Game in Nebraska's Sandhills

Destinations: Great Plains, Great Game in Nebraska's Sandhills

The region is unique, unforgiving and loaded with such a variety of game a hunter might need

Josh Dahlke

Chief Upland's new Over/Under vest built for wingshooters.World's First Customizable Front-Loading Hunting Vest

World's First Customizable Front-Loading Hunting Vest

Chief Upland's new Over/Under vest built for wingshooters.

Game and Fish Staff

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

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

Bob Robb

Waterfowl

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

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

Freeze-Up Ducks

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

Brian Lovett

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

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

Scott Linden

News

Opinion by National Shooting Sports Foundation on gun-control issues.NSSF: Gun-Control Groups Spend Big; What Are They Buying?

NSSF: Gun-Control Groups Spend Big; What Are They Buying?

Opinion by National Shooting Sports Foundation on gun-control issues.

Larry Keane

Op/Ed by National Shooting Sports Foundation on Sens. Kaine and Warner and their support of national gun control.NSSF: Gun-Rationing Legislation Ignores Facts and Figures

NSSF: Gun-Rationing Legislation Ignores Facts and Figures

Op/Ed by National Shooting Sports Foundation on Sens. Kaine and Warner and their support of

Larry Keane

Op/Ed by National Shooting Sports Foundation on President Joe Biden's first Congressional address.NSSF: In 3 Minutes, Biden Got Plenty Wrong About Firearms

NSSF: In 3 Minutes, Biden Got Plenty Wrong About Firearms

Op/Ed by National Shooting Sports Foundation on President Joe Biden's first Congressional

Larry Keane

RT-QuIC technology, in wide use for more than year, has proven effective in detecting proteins that cause CWD.CWD Prion Test Adopted by Most Deer-Scent Makers

CWD Prion Test Adopted by Most Deer-Scent Makers

RT-QuIC technology, in wide use for more than year, has proven effective in detecting proteins

Game & Fish Staff

Stories

Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness reveals stunningly steep scenery, whitewater and the need to improvise for hunting success.Bucket List: Spring Horseback Bear Hunt in Idaho

Bucket List: Spring Horseback Bear Hunt in Idaho

Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness reveals stunningly steep scenery,

Richard Mann

What can a veteran bowhunter learn by taking a shooting course for riflemen? Turns out, plenty.Dyed-in-Wool Bowhunter Learns Lessons of Long-Range Rifle Shooting

Dyed-in-Wool Bowhunter Learns Lessons of Long-Range Rifle Shooting

What can a veteran bowhunter learn by taking a shooting course for riflemen? Turns out, plenty.

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

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

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

Jeff Johnston

Four generations later, Faulk's Game Calls continues family tradition.Fabled Waterfowl Maker Still Turning Out Custom Calls

Fabled Waterfowl Maker Still Turning Out Custom Calls

Four generations later, Faulk's Game Calls continues family tradition.

John N. Felsher

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