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NSSF Profile: Q&A With U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY)

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

You can't always wait for the deer to come to you.Don't Just Sit There; Consider Making a Treestand Move

Don't Just Sit There; Consider Making a Treestand Move

Tony Hansen - November 25, 2020

You can't always wait for the deer to come to you.

When it's cold and miserable, and the rut is pretty much done, it's still one of the best times of the deer season for a trophy.Late-Innings Whitetails: How to Rally for a Southern Giant

Late-Innings Whitetails: How to Rally for a Southern Giant

Doug Howlett - November 24, 2020

When it's cold and miserable, and the rut is pretty much done, it's still one of the best...

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Convince a mature buck that an interloper has invaded his turf. Then use it against him.5 Intruder Tactics to Trick Whitetail Bucks During Rut

5 Intruder Tactics to Trick Whitetail Bucks During Rut

Josh Honeycutt - November 18, 2020

Convince a mature buck that an interloper has invaded his turf. Then use it against him.

Want to make the most of this year's rut? Your success hinges on avoiding these common mistakes.Avoid These 10 Mistakes During the Deer Rut

Avoid These 10 Mistakes During the Deer Rut

Bob Robb - November 11, 2020

Want to make the most of this year's rut? Your success hinges on avoiding these common...

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

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.

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...

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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...

Here's insider information on how to improve your chances of grounding more predators this winter.Techy Tips for Wary Predators

Techy Tips for Wary Predators

Brad Fenson - January 29, 2020

Here's insider information on how to improve your chances of grounding more predators this...

Hogs

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.

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...

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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.

He's out there, the wild boar of every hunter's dreams.'Wild Boar Fever X' Debuts on MOTV July 8

'Wild Boar Fever X' Debuts on MOTV July 8

G&F Online Staff - July 02, 2019

He's out there, the wild boar of every hunter's dreams.

Small Game

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...

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.

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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.

A careful still-hunting approach can put plenty of cottontails and snowshoes in your game bag.No Rabbit Dog? No Problem

No Rabbit Dog? No Problem

Stephen Carpenteri - December 19, 2019

A careful still-hunting approach can put plenty of cottontails and snowshoes in your game bag.

Turkey

The wild turkey is a triumph of conservation efforts in the U.S. But, while populations decline in the East, flocks have often become nuisances in the West. What's next?Next-Generation Turkey Management

Next-Generation Turkey Management

Andrew McKean - May 14, 2020

The wild turkey is a triumph of conservation efforts in the U.S. But, while populations...

Cleaning and tuning turkey calls is an important first step in ensuring they sound their best.Turkey Calls: DIY Spring Conditioning

Turkey Calls: DIY Spring Conditioning

Larry Case - May 11, 2020

Cleaning and tuning turkey calls is an important first step in ensuring they sound their best.

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Midwest turkeys: If you set up right, fencelines can be used to funnel birds right to you.Turn Fencelines Into Turkey Funnels

Turn Fencelines Into Turkey Funnels

Joel Nelson - May 07, 2020

Midwest turkeys: If you set up right, fencelines can be used to funnel birds right to you.

Public lands throughout the Northeast provide top-notch turkey and trout opportunities.Toms & Trout Right Under Your Nose

Toms & Trout Right Under Your Nose

M.D. Johnson - May 06, 2020

Public lands throughout the Northeast provide top-notch turkey and trout opportunities.

Upland

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...

Plan your own successful grouse hunt with advice compiled over the years.Tips & Tricks for More Eastern Ruffed Grouse this Season

Tips & Tricks for More Eastern Ruffed Grouse this Season

Scott Linden - November 06, 2020

Plan your own successful grouse hunt with advice compiled over the years.

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Some pre-hunt planning and a little additional effort can yield more public-land ruffed grouse.Grouse Hunting Off the Grid

Grouse Hunting Off the Grid

Tony Peterson - October 30, 2020

Some pre-hunt planning and a little additional effort can yield more public-land ruffed grouse.

Chasing prairie grouse on the plains of South Dakota offers hunters one of the first upland opportunities of the season in an incredible environment.Little Hunt on the Prairie

Little Hunt on the Prairie

Mark Kayser - October 26, 2020

Chasing prairie grouse on the plains of South Dakota offers hunters one of the first upland...

Waterfowl

On a couple of waterfowl hunts we experienced an incredible new way to hunt while keeping our ears protected.Field Tested: TETRA Waterfowl AlphaShield Hearing Protection

Field Tested: TETRA Waterfowl AlphaShield Hearing Protection

Drew Warden - November 12, 2020

On a couple of waterfowl hunts we experienced an incredible new way to hunt while keeping our...

It pays to think small for early season duck hunting.Take a Minimalist Approach to Your Duck Decoy Spreads

Take a Minimalist Approach to Your Duck Decoy Spreads

M.D. Johnson - November 04, 2020

It pays to think small for early season duck hunting.

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Resident Canada geese are a tough assignment for waterfowlers. Deciphering their resting and feeding areas can help you find success.Harass the Locals: Crack the Code on Resident Canada Geese

Harass the Locals: Crack the Code on Resident Canada Geese

Mike Marsh - October 29, 2020

Resident Canada geese are a tough assignment for waterfowlers. Deciphering their resting and...

No matter what part of North America you hunt, there is undoubtedly a small waterfowl hunting honey hole somewhere nearby.Where to Hunt Ducks - Look for Small Water for Big Success

Where to Hunt Ducks - Look for Small Water for Big Success

Lynn Burkhead - October 01, 2020

No matter what part of North America you hunt, there is undoubtedly a small waterfowl hunting...

News

The popular firearms trade show in Las Vegas has been shuttered due to COVID-19.2021 SHOT Show Falls Victim to Ongoing Pandemic

2021 SHOT Show Falls Victim to Ongoing Pandemic

Lynn Burkhead - October 30, 2020

The popular firearms trade show in Las Vegas has been shuttered due to COVID-19.

If there were ever a vote held to create some sort of Mount Rushmore like monument to the great bowhunters of North America, there's little argument that the late, great Fred Bear would certainly be on the mountain when the ballots were tallied.Renowned Bowhunter Chuck Adams Pushes Record Book Total to 200 … and Counting!

Renowned Bowhunter Chuck Adams Pushes Record Book Total to 200 … and Counting!

Lynn Burkhead - October 07, 2020

If there were ever a vote held to create some sort of Mount Rushmore like monument to the...

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On a virtual town hall event with firearm and ammunition industry leaders, U.S. Rep. McCarthy shared a story of a recent trip to a big box retailer.House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Offers Election Insights to Firearm Industry

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy Offers Election Insights to Firearm Industry

Matt Manda / NSSF - September 24, 2020

On a virtual town hall event with firearm and ammunition industry leaders, U.S. Rep. McCarthy...

New York City has a violent crime problem and accidental Mayor Bill de Blasio is shuffling deck chairs in attempts to address it.NYC Gun Buyback Program Successful?

NYC Gun Buyback Program Successful?

Larry Keane - September 23, 2020

New York City has a violent crime problem and accidental Mayor Bill de Blasio is shuffling...

Stories

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...

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...

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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?

It was a difficult question for a young hunter to ask, and the answer didn't come any easier.Deer Camp Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Deer Camp Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Jeff Johnston - February 04, 2020

It was a difficult question for a young hunter to ask, and the answer didn't come any easier.

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