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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

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

DIY: Build Your Own Whitetail Field of Dreams

Thinking about clearing ground to add a food plot to your property? Here's how to get started.

Jeff Johnston

Big Game

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

Don't Miss Your Next Shot at a Trophy Buck

Missed shots are rarely unavoidable in big-game hunting, but they do happen. Here are some

Craig Boddington

Bowhunting

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

Best Broadhead Options for Hunting Deer, Bears and Turkeys

Head Bangers: Some heads are better suited for certain types of game.

Al Raychard

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

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

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

Small Game

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

Shooting: Lethal Small-Game Hunting Beyond 25 Yards

How much difference can there be in .22 LR loads? Testing shows quite a bit.

Richard Mann

Field Skills: The Best Way to Skin a Squirrel

Dehiding bushytails can be a pain. Try this technique the next time you're faced with a pile

Colin Moore

Turkey

Work and Play: Merriam's Turkeys in Wyoming

It's a family affair as ALPS OutdoorZ celebrates 30 years with an awesome gobbler hunt.

Game & Fish Staff

Gobbler Getters: Big Turkeys from the 2023 Season-UPDATE

Game & Fish users shared their hunting successes as part of the Primos Hunting Giveaway.

Game & Fish Staff

Regional Strut Update: How to Tag a Tom Before the End of the Season

Spring turkey hunting is down to the final days of the 2023 season. Here's what to do to fill

Game & Fish Staff

May is for Merriam's

May is made for chasing Western toms. Here's how to find and fool late-season gobblers.

Darron McDougal

Turkey Talk: Say the Right Thing at the Right Time

Coaxing a gobbler into shooting range requires a thorough understanding of its daily routine.

Zack Vucurevich

Upland

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

10 Hard Lessons to Become a Better Wingshooter

These tips learned the hard way will help you add more birds to your bag this fall.

Scott Linden

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

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

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

News

Music Icon, Outdoors Lover Toby Keith Succumbs to Cancer at 62

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

SHOT Show 2024 Rolls into Las Vegas

The huge firearms trade show brings Super Bowl-like vibe to Sin City.

Lynn Burkhead

Halloween Walleye Has Trick-or-Treat Trek to State Record

Game & Fish Digest: S.D. walleye weighed 16-8. Also: Tautog record, superb pheasant hunting,

Lynn Burkhead

Stories

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

A Conversation with Hunting Legend Jim Shockey

"Hunting isn't what I do, it's who I am." Shockey discusses new book, the love of his life,

Tony Martins

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