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Hunting How-To

Put in the Work to Make Your Dove Opener Grand

Then, be adaptable to stay on the birds in the weeks that follow.

Phil Bourjaily

Snack Smart to Stay Sharp in the Hunt Stand

Turn to protein, not sugar, to maintain mental focus while on a hunt.

Game & Fish Staff

Dove Hunting: How to Stay Dialed In After Opening Day

Dove hunting is significantly simpler once you understand their needs and habits.

Keith Sutton

Ready, Set ... Elk: Prep Now for Early Season Success

With all the time spent to get ready for elk season, August may be most crucial month.

Scott Haugen

5 Classic Lever-Action Guns You Should Try

Join the author on a fortune hunt for some of the most important hunting firearms in American

Craig Boddington

5 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Favorite Deer Hunting Spot

Avoid making these basic mistakes so whitetails can't pattern you next season.

Alan Clemons

Fishing How-To

Depth Raiders: How to Fish Deep Crankbaits for Summer Bass

Casting cranks around key offshore structures is one of the hottest summer bass bites around.

Mike Pehanich

4 Hot Target Areas for Summer Panfish

Summer panfish aren't always lurking in deep water. Many find everything they need much closer

Keith Sutton

Summer Stream Smallies on Slow Soft-Plastics

Topwaters and cranks are fine, but slow presentations are consistently good for river

Bruce Ingram

Catch Your Own Fishing Bait

It not only saves you a few bucks, it's a great way to get kids involved in summertime fishing

M.D. Johnson

Jump in a Creek for Fast Panfish Action

If you're looking to catch a few panfish for the skillet, take a break from the heat and to go

Jim Gronaw

3 Knots to Know for Braided Fishing Line

Braided lines offer many advantages over clear lines, but they can present some knotty

Colin Moore

Conservation & Politics

NSSF, Governors Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

National Shooting Sports Foundation: "This is a $70 billion industry that provides over

NSSF

NSSF: Study Shows Target Shooters, Hunter Choose AR-15s

Results of 2022 Ammunition Consumption Study by Winchester Ammunition.

Larry Keane

News: Wisconsin DNR Asks for Help in Fish-Kill Investigation

Agency says die-off in Fox River, Green Bay impacts catfish, carp, sheepshead.

Game & Fish Staff

Top 100 Best Places to Fish in America

To celebrate its 100th year, Abu Garcia ranked the best fisheries in the U.S.

Game & Fish Staff

Chronic Wasting Disease Marches On. Can We Stop It? Or Even Slow It?

Understanding how deer movement and human involvement impacts population and CWD management.

Josh Honeycutt

Predator Impact: Whitetail Populations on the Decline

Predators are undeniably reducing fawn recruitment rates. Habitat mismanagement is also to

Josh Honeycutt

Survival

How to Treat Chigger Bites

How does one go about getting rid of chiggers and treating chigger bites? Your first line of

Lynn Burkhead

Idaho Hunter Survives Black Bear Attack

An Idaho hunter is recovering from serious injuries he sustained in a black bear attack.

Game & Fish Online Staff

Must-Know Outdoor Skills: Become a Real Woodsman

Learning the woodsmanship skills presented in this column not only is an insurance policy, but

Keith Sutton

Survival Camps Offer Preparedness Training

For generations, survival skills were primarily the domain of outdoorsmen, who often learned

P. J. Perea

The Right Knife Matters: 7 Blades for the Outdoorsman

Non-hunters often ask me about skinning and field-dressing as if they are a sort of

Game & Fish Staff

How to Survive a Major Flood

What would you do if you were in this situation? Would you be prepared to help your family

Peter B. Mathiesen

Big Bucks

Huge Utah Mule Deer is Typical Velvet Bow World Record

Killed in 2012, 218-plus-inch buck certified in new Pope and Young category.

Game & Fish Staff

Jaw-Dropping Trio of Monster Non-Typical Bucks

Trophy Report: 180-inch-plus whitetails from Ohio, Oklahoma and Alberta.

Josh Honeycutt

Trophy Buck: Long-Beamed Muzzleloader Booner Was Worth the Wait

This big late-season Iowa whitetail, taken days before Christmas, checks all the boxes.

Josh Honeycutt

Top 10 Big Buck Stories from the 2021 Deer Season

Here's a look at giant whitetails harvested this past season.

Josh Honeycutt

Hunter Tags 213-Inch Muzzleloader Buck

Big Buck Report: Oklahoma's Cort Travis dropped the deer on land he'd just received permission

Josh Honeycutt

Deer Stories: Youth Hunters Bag Their First Bucks

With family members by their sides, these youth deer hunters notched their first harvests.

Game & Fish Staff

Records

Bass-Fishing Record Tied in Georgia. Shoal Bass, That Is

It was the second time in the past year that a record shoalie was caught in the Peach State.

Game & Fish Staff

Channel Cat Record Broken in West Virginia

Another big trophy catfish is added to the state fishing record book.

Game & Fish Staff

Opening-Day Smallie Sets N.Y. State Record

Fishing records also reported in Missouri, Wyoming, Mississippi.

Game & Fish Staff

Fishing Buddies Share Walleye State Record

Troll-caught South Carolina walleye is a virtual tie with the existing record.

Game & Fish Staff

Angler Fulfills Catfish Passion with Record Flathead

Michigan giant continues trend of state-record catfish.

Game & Fish Staff

Biggest Bass Story: Largemouth World Record Turns 90

Caught June 2, 1932, George Perry's extraordinarily large bass has quite an amazing backstory.

Lynn Burkhead

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