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December-January 2024 Game & Fish Magazine

December-January 2024 Magazine Issue
The East and South editions of December/January 2024's Game & Fish Magazine.

Waterfowl Gear, New Hunting Gun, Conservation

The December-January 2024 issue includes the following features and articles in all editions:

SAVAGE IMPULSE MOUNTAIN HUNTER: A carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel from Proof Research lightens Savage’s innovative straight-pull bolt gun by nearly 2 pounds. By Darren Choate

FOR FOWL DAYS: This roundup of waterfowl gear will keep you warm, dry and ready to drop birds all season long. By Game & Fish Staff

CONSERVATION: Hunters are under attack by the very fish-and-game commissions that should be representing them. By Andrew McKean

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The Midwest and West editions of the December-January 2024 issue of Game & Fish Magazine.

Winter Deer, Crappie & Walleye on Ice, Late-Season Birds

Here's a look at some of the regional articles in the December-January 2024 editions of Game & Fish magazine.


RED RETREATS: When temps drop, certain spots appeal to redfish more than others. By Frank Sargeant

BUZZER-BEATER BUCKS: With the rut in the rearview in most of the South, it’s time for a shift in our deer hunting strategies. By Bob Robb

WINTER JIGGING: Roust sluggish bass from their winter slumber with these jig options and presentations. By Shane Beilue

SPOT-AND-STALK HOGS: Use these tactics to slip within range of unwitting pigs. By Jeff Johnston


GRAD-SCHOOL DUCKS: How to bag late-season limits of well-educated birds. By Scott Haugen

CUT A TRACK: Instead of sitting and calling coyotes to you, lace up the boots and put the stalk on them.By Andrew McKean

HOLIDAY TOMS: Turkey seasons extend through December and into January in many Western states. By Scott Haugen

STEELHEAD SWEETS: The patterns that get the most bites from winter chromers. By Scott Turo


SMALL SPREAD SUCCESS: Tempt late-season Canada geese with micro-sized decoy spreads set in the right spot. By M.D. Johnson

FLASH AND FLUTTER: Use a variety of jigging spoons to ice more crappies this winter. By Scott Mackenthun

CORNERING COYOTES: Draw coyotes into easy range by using terrain, wind, scents, decoys and calls. By Mark Kayser

ALL-DAY ACTION: Overcome midday maladies to catch more walleyes this ice season. By Scott Mackenthun


OPEN-WATER OPS: How to lure, deke and call late- season ducks into shooting range on big bodies of water. By Capt. Ruben Perez

LAST-CHANCE BUCKS: Top strategies for punching deer tags before the fat lady sings. By Al Raychard

BLADE RUNNERS: Tempt tight-lipped bass with tantalizing blade baits. By Jeff Knapp

CUT A TRACK: Instead of sitting and calling coyotes to you, lace up the boots and take the hunt to them. By Doug Howlett

More Inside This Issue:


Mallards in green-timber reservoirs may get the most attention, but the Grand Prairie region offers a wealth of other waterfowling opportunities. By Drew Warden


The outcome of a West Texas mule deer hunt hangs in the balance as a wire-haired dachshund takes up the sparse trail of a wounded buck. By Richard Mann

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