Field & Stream Homepage Opening Day in America More than 700 hunting seasons open in August and September around the country. Let's do this By The Editors The Latest Hunting Close the Distance: How to Call in Ducks and Geese Closer Eight ways to pull waterfowl closer to the gun By M.D. Johnson posted Aug 15th, 2018 8 tips for calling in ducks and geese closer than ever… Guns Seven Serious Concealed-Carry Handguns Choosing a handgun that might save your life is a decision you can't afford to get wrong. Stick with one of these seven proven performers. By Richard Mann posted Aug 14th, 2018 Choose from these seven semi-automatics and revolvers for the best concealed-carry firearm for your hand, carry-style, and pocketbook. Then, tote with confidence. Hunting How to Hunt Ducks from a Canoe, Kayak, or Johnboat Switch up your regular waterfowl hunting routine and head down the river in a small boat By M.D. Johnson posted Aug 14th, 2018 How to plan a safe and successful float hunt for ducks… The Gun Nuts Big Guns and How to Shoot Them A big gun is .400 caliber or above, and shooting one is like driving 150 mph By David E. Petzal posted Aug 13th, 2018 A big gun is .400 caliber or above, and shooting one is like driving 150 mph. Gear First Look: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Towing Package By Slaton L. White posted Aug 13th, 2018 To demonstrate what GM has done, Slaton White sat in the cab of the High Country model with Frank Bruneel before we set out on a towing test and watched as he flipped… Hunting How to Call in Resident Canada Geese Dial down pitch, volumne, and frequency to pull in more local honkers By Bill Heavey posted Aug 13th, 2018 Expert calling tips for resident geese… The Gun Nuts Blast from the Past: Cogswell and Harrison Konor This custom-ordered British shotgun still sees action during Wisconsin's bird season By Phil Bourjaily posted Aug 10th, 2018 Founded in London in 1770 by Benjamin Cogswell, Cogswell and Harrison is now London’s oldest surviving gunmaker, at 248 years old. The company still makes bespoke… The Gun Nuts On the True Nature of Handloading and Greek Mythology Despite the much-improved quality of factory ammo, handloading is far from futile By David E. Petzal posted Aug 10th, 2018 Despite the much-improved quality of factory ammo, handloading is far from futile. Hunting The Best Shooting Drills for Better Bowhunting Accuracy The best bowhunting practice is done from your stand By Scott Bestul posted Aug 10th, 2018 How to improve bow accuracy from your treestand… See All Latest Stories Top Stories The Best Fishing Spots in America Summer Black Bear Hunting Primos Game Calls Factory Tour 2017's Biggest Bucks So You Want to Kill a World-Record Whitetail? “Sometimes I want to tell people that just because I killed a big deer, it doesn’t make me a better hunter than anyone else.” Stephen Tucker Stay Sharp Find the Best Blade for Hunting, Fishing, and Survival The 20 Greatest Knives Ever Made Bonus Blades: 10 Cool Tools for the Outdoors Petzal's Favorite Folding Knives The Hottest New Knives of 2018 In Season Hunting Close the Distance: How to Call in Ducks and Geese Closer Eight ways to pull waterfowl closer to the gun By M.D. Johnson posted Aug 15th, 2018 8 tips for calling in ducks and geese closer than ever… Hunting How to Call in Resident Canada Geese Dial down pitch, volumne, and frequency to pull in more local honkers By Bill Heavey posted Aug 13th, 2018 Expert calling tips for resident geese… Fishing Dressed to Kill: The Making of a Mepps Aglia Lure Bill Heavey follows the process of how an iconic lure gets made—from the squirrel woods to the factory and finally to the river By Bill Heavey posted Aug 6th, 2018 Heavey's cast and blast, and the making of an iconic lure—the Mepps Aglia… Hunting The Vintage Buck: A Deer Hunt in California Wine Country While most of California vineyards are fenced to keep deer out, one family of vinters who love to hunt has kept its borders open. The result is a spot-and-stalk paradise By Colin Kearns posted Jul 27th, 2018 A spot-and-stalk deer hunt in California wine country. Reader Questions Q. Do the best cuts of venison taste as good as the best cuts of beef?—99EXPLORER ANSWER THIS QUESTION Q. What’s the “best" AR hunting caliber/cartridge?—FIRSTBUBBA ANSWER THIS QUESTION Social Video Hunting The Wise Guys 10 Outdoor Legends Share Their Greatest Hunting and Fishing Skills By Will Brantley and Joe Cermele From the Editors David E. Petzal Petzal is the Rifles editor for Field & Stream. His writing ability and knowledge of firearms are often referred to as "godlike." The Gun Nuts Big Guns and How to Shoot Them A big gun is .400 caliber or above, and shooting one is like driving 150 mph The Gun Nuts On the True Nature of Handloading and Greek Mythology Despite the much-improved quality of factory ammo, handloading is far from futile The Gun Nuts 10 Hints for Hunting the High Country How to venture way up there and not die in the process Michael R. Shea Shea’s first F&S story was about how to tan a deer hide in your bathroom. (His wife was not amused.) He’s now one of the brand’s go-to writers, adventurers, and video producers. Arrow Ace: How to Make the Perfect Hunting Arrow for Your Shooting Style Say goodbye to flyers, and perfect your arrows by micromanaging your build process with these 9 steps Axis Deer: The Perfect Summer Bowhunt These free-ranging exotic deer provide a target-rich environment—and some of the best steaks you’ll ever eat How to Split a Wild Pig A small hog skinned and halved is perfect for the smoker. Here’s how to do it Joe Cermele Cermele is the fishing editor for Field & Stream and the host of Hook Shots, a digital series that blends fishing with punk rock—naturally. Hook Shots: For The Love Of Chain Pickerel Wild Courses: Flyfishing for Wild Michigan Brook Trout A wade in brookie country goes from peaceful to punishing and gives new meaning to "fishing hard" Get Snake-Bit: Catching Snakeheads on Topwater Lures Is Fishing's Most Addictive Bite Here's what our fishing editor learned after a summer-long quest to catch his personal-best snakehead Scott Bestul Bestul is one of the industry’s leading deer experts. If a Field & Stream tip helped you kill a deer, you can probably thank him. The Best Shooting Drills for Better Bowhunting Accuracy The best bowhunting practice is done from your stand 2017’s Biggest Bucks—Every One Over 200 Inches Last season’s sharpest, and luckiest, hunters share their stories and photos of 15 benchmark bucks, totaling more than 3,000 inches of antler Father's Day Deer Hunting Gifts From venison-saving coolers to budget bows to trigger-happy trail cameras, this Father’s Day gift guide has something for the deer-hunting dad in your life 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 Going West My daughter is carving out a new life for herself in Utah By Bill Heavey posted Aug 7th, 2018 My daughter is carving out a new life for herself in Utah… Hunting How to Judge the Size of a Pronghorn Rack in the Field Follow these steps to distinguish a trophy animal from the rest of the herd posted Aug 7th, 2018 Here's how to field-judge a trophy pronghorn… The Gun Nuts A Backcountry Bird Gun Pick a do-it-all upland and turkey shotgun that won’t break when you need it most By Phil Bourjaily posted Aug 6th, 2018 A backcountry gun needs to be rugged and reliable. It has to not break, since there’s not a lot of gunsmithing besides basic cleaning you can do around the campfire. The Gun Nuts 10 Hints for Hunting the High Country How to venture way up there and not die in the process By David E. Petzal posted Aug 6th, 2018 How to venture way up there and not die in the process.