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October 2021 Game & Fish Magazine

Game & Fish October Magazine Issue

The October issue of Game & Fish magazine, America's only national outdoor magazine with a focus on regional hunting and fishing, is available on newsstands now. Here is a preview of what's inside.

Feral Hogs, Mobile Bowhunting, E-Bikes for Hunting

The Midwest and West editions of the October Game & Fish Magazine

The October issue includes the following national-themed stories in all editions:

Bowhunting: Mobile hunting is all the rage, but the tactic can put undue pressure on deer when not used carefully. By Tony Hansen

Feral Hogs: They’ve lived in the U.S. for about 500 years and have dramatically increased their range during that time. Often regarded as pests, feral hogs nonetheless have become a popular game species, even replacing deer in some areas, and their numbers continue to grow. By Craig Boddington

Conservation: Drought across the Prairie Pothole Region, as well as a lack of fresh data, has waterfowl biologists concerned. By Andrew McKean

Hunt on E-Bike: Quiet and efficient, electric bikes designed for hunting can add miles to your daily range. By Drew Warden

Buyer's Guide: New optics bring improvements to glass, coatings and design to help hunters find game and collect it cleanly. Here are four riflescopes and two binoculars up to the task. By Game & Fish Staff

Region-by-Region: Great Stories Close to Home

The East and South editions of the October Game & Fish Magazine.

Here's a look at some of the regional articles in the October issue of Game & Fish:


Around the East: Bears, bucks, bass and ducks offer top action this month. By Matt Crawford

Dial in Your Buck: October is transition time in the deer woods. Here’s where to hang cams to pattern bucks before the rut. By Dustin Prievo

Duck After Opener: Where and how to find more birds in the weeks following opening day. By M.D. Johnson

Around the East: Bears, bucks, bass and ducks offer top action this month. By Matt Crawford

Striper Town USA: Head to Montauk at the eastern end of Long Island for the region’s best striped bass fishing. By Joseph Albanese


Around the South: Whack ducks, battle bones, skewer flounder and much more. By T. Edward Nickens

Warm Weather Bucks: Deer don’t go dormant just because it’s hot. Tailor your game plan to their behavior. By Bob Robb

Twitchy Fingers: Here’s help for bowhunters stricken with target panic. By Jace Bauserman

Ain't No Fluke: These soft plastics are proven producers of fall largemouths. By David A. Brown


Around the Midwest: Bluegrass bucks, SoDak roosters, Hoosier crappies and more. By Brandon Butler

Creatures of Habit: Outsmart mature whitetails by turning their natural tendencies to your advantage. By Josh Honeycutt

Own the Opener: Hunt smarter to make the most out of the first day of duck season. By Brian Lovett

Power Plays: Fall power-fishing works wonders for pro angler Kevin VanDam. It can for you, too. By Mike Pehanich


Around the West: Awesome opportunities abound once big-game tags are filled. By Andrew McKean

Critical Calculations: Knowing when to call, move or do both makes the difference between punching that elk tag and eating it. By Scott Haugen

Caddis Craze: Our trout expert shares his best- kept secrets for steady hookups during the caddis hatch. By Gary Lewis

Bust More Birds: Pair loads and chokes correctly to connect on upland game. By Bob Robb

More Inside This Issue:

Get Ready for Deer Season

Check out region-specific info on how to make your early season deer hunting a success.

Shooting Practice for Fall

Dry practice is a time- and ammo- efficient way to improve rifle skills. By Richard Mann

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