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Game & Fish South December/January 2019-20

Each issue of Game & Fish South details proven local strategies for whitetails, turkeys, bass, catfish and more. Discover the best places to hunt and fish from North Carolina to Texas, and learn the top times for success in the field and on the water. Get info on hot new gear and how it performs, as well as updates on trends, regulations, seasons and destinations to help you plan your next outing.

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KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
USD 19.97
12 Números

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3 min.
the stuff of dreams

YOU LIKELY have noticed (and, we hope, have enjoyed) the “Bucket List” feature that has appeared in each issue of Game & Fish since September 2019. While most of us do the majority of our hunting and fishing close to home, there are other places where, one day, we’d like to visit for the chance to take different game or fish species. Perhaps you’re a Florida bass fisherman who’s always wanted to try for salmon in Alaska, or a whitetail hunter who would love to chase elk bugles through the mountains of Montana. Maybe your dreams include more exotic destinations: Argentina for doves, Namibia for kudu or New Zealand for brown trout. Whether the trips require hours of driving or days of flying, we all have a personal hunting or fishing…

5 min.
predator projectiles

I SHOT the first coyote I ever called in. Tagged out during a deer hunt in Oklahoma, I was working a mouth call when three coyotes stormed me. I punched the front varmint through the center of the lungs with a 150-grain Winchester Power-Point fired from a .270 Winchester at about 70 yards. I didn’t see any reaction, and the coyote ran almost 100 yards before piling up. One of the last coyotes I killed was in Wyoming. I smacked him mid-body with a 95-grain Hornady V-Max, fired from a 6.5 Creedmoor, at about 160 yards. He immediately face-planted into the snow. That’s the difference between a real predator bullet and a big-game bullet: In both instances the coyotes died, but the one shot with the V-Max died immediately. The best bullets…

4 min.
second rut, last chance

BOWHUNTING LATE in the season is tough. The primary rut is now in the rearview, and Mother Nature has her nastiest snarl on, as winter’s icy grip tightens. While conditions may not be ideal for bowhunting, now is still a great time to arrow your best buck. HANG TOUGH Bowhunting in the late season is not for the faint of heart. The weather is often inhospitable, and climbing in and out of treestands or blinds is a slog for even the most dedicated archer. It seems like all the excitement is gone. Sadly, many bowhunters hang their bow on a hook as the weather worsens. They settle into a cozy rocker with the remote instead of grinding it out in a miserably cold, uncomfortable treestand. Admittedly, there are some great games on now but,…

9 min.
when a good gun goes bad

WHEN YOU are the gun guy in the neighborhood it’s amazing how many “friends” you have. My shop is the first stop when somebody is having gun troubles. All too often it’s an accurate rifle that has suddenly started misbehaving and spraying the target with patterns instead of groups. I have little tolerance for times when a good rifle goes bad. There is one course of action: Find the problem and fix it. Don’t let a bad rifle off the hook. Make it take responsibility and behave again. I’ve developed a checklist of steps, which you can use in your own shop, to help. CLEAN THE BORE—CORRECTLY I can’t tell you how many times a fouled bore has been the source of accuracy problems. I also can’t tell you how many times the…

4 min.
giving back

I’LL NEVER know how many guns I haven’t won on raffle-ticket drawings at local duck-and-buck club banquets, but it’s way more than the firearms I’ve acquired in more conventional ways. But my lack of success doesn’t stop me. Every year, I peel off more $20s for a chance at a Mossberg or a Kimber or a Winchester. I do it only partly because I want more guns. The main reason I attend these banquets, and optimistically contribute to these 1-for-$10, 3-for-$20 raffles, is to help raise funds for conservation, whether to put more ducks in the marsh, pheasants on the wing or public access improvements in elk country. I do it to share a meal of rubber chicken (or double-tough steak) with fellow hunters, happy in the knowledge that we can…

2 min.
man on the water cody meyer

G&F: Your social media is littered with photos of GIANT spotted bass. What’s that all about? CM: It’s phenomenal spotted bass fishing in northern California. There are multiple world records that have been broken on the lakes around here. I’ve fished for spotted bass since I was in high school and this is my favorite time of the year to do it. It’s cooling down and that’s when the big ones start to bite. G&F: You at one point held a record for the largest spotted bass, if we’re not mistaken? CM: I had the world record for roughly three months. I was big in Japan at one time, just because of my height. I caught a 10.8-pound spot on December 16, 2016, at New Bullards Bar Reservoir in California. G&F: What do you…