Field & Stream Homepage Waterfowl Find Your Calling Four advanced calling skills to fake more ducks and geese By David Draper The Latest Hunting What’s Next for the West After a Summer of Fire By Rick Bass posted Sep 22nd, 2017 The author reflects on the wildfires that ravaged the Western U.S. Hunting Master These Four Advanced Calling Skills to Fake More Ducks and Geese Perfect these waterfowl sounds to keep birds pouring into your spread all season By David Draper posted Sep 22nd, 2017 Master these tips from champion callers to up your duck and goose game… The Gun Nuts Blasts From the Past: EIG Derringer By Phil Bourjaily posted Sep 22nd, 2017 The name EIG comes from Saul Eig, whose business was known as EIG Cutlery, for he imported and sold knives… Hunting Jim Harrison: The Misadventure Journals The pages of a novelist’s sporting diary that turned out in unexpected ways By Jim Harrison posted Sep 21st, 2017 The pages of a novelist’s sporting diary that turned out in unexpected ways… Gear 17 Must-Have Tools for Backcountry Adventures By Michael R. Shea and Will Brantley posted Sep 21st, 2017 The best gear for a wilderness trek… Field Notes The Fallout From the Leaked Monuments Report By Joe Albert posted Sep 20th, 2017 A leaked document sparks harsh feedback… Gear First Look: 2017 Kia Niro By Slaton L. White posted Sep 20th, 2017 Neil Dunlop, who handles corporate communications for Kia of America, is a fisherman to his very core. You need to know that before we go any further. The Conservationist Leaked Monuments Report Spells Bad News for Sportsmen By Bob Marshall posted Sep 20th, 2017 The news just keeps getting grimmer for sportsmen who oppose reductions to National Monuments… The Gun Nuts A Gun Nut’s Guide to the Apocalypse By David E. Petzal posted Sep 20th, 2017 When the Real Thing arrives, there will be no help. Simply staying alive will be a full-time job, and conditions will not improve over time. The Real Thing may not be… See All Latest Stories Top Stories Jim Harrison’s Sporting Journal Big Deer in Warm Weather 30 Best Handguns How to Butcher Your Own Deer Lockjaw Lessons “When the chinook jumped, it cleared the river by 2½ feet, turned on its side, and shook like a wet dog. The line snapped.” T. Edward Nickens Knife Skills Eight blade talents every sportsman needs to know. Plus, three other on-point knife stories 12 Best Survival Knives Best New Knives for 2017 Sharpen a Knife in the Field In Season Hunting What’s Next for the West After a Summer of Fire By Rick Bass posted Sep 22nd, 2017 The author reflects on the wildfires that ravaged the Western U.S. Gear 17 Must-Have Tools for Backcountry Adventures By Michael R. Shea and Will Brantley posted Sep 21st, 2017 The best gear for a wilderness trek… Hunting First Bull: A Bucket-List Moose Hunt in Alberta The author heads to the dark north woods for a big-country trophy By Will Brantley posted Sep 19th, 2017 The author heads to the dark north woods for a big-country trophy… Hunting How to Make Fried Buttermilk Quail What happens when small, delicious birds meet hungry Southern hunters By Jonathan Miles posted Sep 14th, 2017 What happens when small, delicious birds meet hungry Southern hunters… Reader Questions Q. How do you go about choosing a puppy for a hunting companion?—PMACC60 ANSWER THIS QUESTION Q. What choke should I use for rabbit hunting with a 20 gauge and what size shot is best?—RayRay ANSWER THIS QUESTION Social Video Hunting Your Wildest Dreams Plan the ultimate (and affordable) big-game adventure From the Editors Bill Heavey Heavey is the writer of Field & Stream’s popular backpage column, A Sportsman’s Life. He loves to deer hunt, hoard gear, and irritate David E. Petzal A Sportsman's Life Snake Wrangling at a Kid’s Birthday Party. What Could Go Wrong? Arizona man is bitten in the face by a rattler A Sportsman's Life Muzzleloaders on a Plane Not as catchy as “Snakes on a Plane,” but even more dangerous? A Sportsman's Life Finding Deer Sign in New Hunting Territory If you move often enough, you learn to look for ways to make yourself feel grounded JR Sullivan Sullivan is the associate editor for Field & Stream. He has lofty aspirations of, one day, becoming a flyfishing bum. The Real Protectors of Public Land A tribute to the men and women fighting to save our wild places from the flames Making Sense of the National Monument Debate Why sportsmen should care about the battle over the Antiquities Act New Mexico’s Greatest Little-Known Trout Stream The author and his wife travel to one of the West’s most underrated fishing spots T. Edward Nickens Nickens is the resident Total Outdoorsman for F&S. He does it all: hunt, fish, camp, paddle, and survive. He cooks a mean biscuit, too. 10 Items Guaranteed to Improve Your Next Camping Trip Upgrade your gear before your next weekend fishing adventure The Biggest Lesson of Getting Skunked What should’ve been a dream trip turned into a brutal reminder of just how tough fishing can be How to Plan a Red-Hot Wood Duck Shoot Stage an epic half-hour early-season woodie hunt Will Brantley Brantley is Field & Stream’s hunting editor. He’s hunted all over North America for just about everything. Also, he can skin a squirrel faster than you. First Bull: A Bucket-List Moose Hunt in Alberta The author heads to the dark north woods for a big-country trophy Five Awesome Guns for Young Hunters Long-Range Reality: Why You’re Not as Accurate as You Think Sooner or later, you’ll be faced with a long shot. Are you truly ready for it? More From Field & Stream 21 Classic Camping Tips Essential advice from the F&S archives The Locals How a supertight group of buddies chases resident Canada geese A Sportsman's Life Snake Wrangling at a Kid’s Birthday Party. What Could Go Wrong? Arizona man is bitten in the face by a rattler By Bill Heavey posted Sep 19th, 2017 Arizona man is bitten in the face by a rattler… The Gun Nuts The Perfect Shotgun for Dove Hunting By Phil Bourjaily posted Sep 18th, 2017 The perfect dove hunting gun (for me) is the Fabarm Initial Hunter. I can shoot it about as well as I shoot any field gun, and it combines all all the qualities I want… Field Notes Secretary Zinke Signs Order to Expand Public-Land Access By Josh Parks posted Sep 15th, 2017 Today Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order to support and expand hunting and fishing opportunities throughout the country… The Gun Nuts Were They Tougher Than We Are? By David E. Petzal posted Sep 15th, 2017 Being a hunter, I’ve always had an interest in walking; specifically, how to avoid it as much as possible.