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Game & Fish Midwest August 2020

Each issue of Game & Fish Midwest details proven local strategies for whitetails, turkeys, bass, walleyes and more. Discover the best places to hunt and fish from North Dakota to Kentucky, 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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2 min.
plan on it

For many hunters, August is a month of planning. Summer may still be in full swing, but the best time of year is approaching. We have work to do: spots to scout, stands to hang, bows and rifles and shotguns to shoot, gear to prep …. The upcoming weeks are going to be busy, because we know the amount of effort we put into preparing for fall usually has a direct correlation with our success in the field. Let me suggest another item to add to your to-do list, a task that has a good chance of paying off in the future and will certainly show benefits now. Introduce someone to hunting this month. Although most seasons have yet to open, many of the things that occupy our time in late…

4 min.
pick the perfect power

Why has the 3-9X riflescope been the most popular model for hunting for so long? The answer is really simple: a 3-9X riflescope provides an additional level of magnification for every 100 feet, all the way out to 300 yards (900 feet). For many years, 300 yards was about the limit of what most big-game hunters considered to be an ethical shooting distance. Out to 300 yards, the view through a 3-9X rifle-scope set at a magnification respective to the range (3X at 300 feet, 4X at 400 feet, etc.) makes an animal look like it’s no farther than 100 feet away. Most hunters thought that was good enough. Many still do. Back when hunters distrusted variable-power riflescopes, many split the 3-9X difference and opted for a fixed 6X scope if…

5 min.
sight savvy

There’s a time for complexity and a time for simplicity. When the buck that’s been haunting your trail cameras (and dreams) for weeks is about to be broadside in a shooting lane, care to guess what time it is? A bow sight, at its core, is a pretty simple device. It’s little more than a housing that holds an aiming point. When properly calibrated and aligned, it should help point your arrow in the proper direction. Nevertheless, bowhunters are humans, and humans tend to make things more complicated than they really need to be. Such is the case with sighting systems. I prefer to follow the time-honored notion of simple is as simple does. It works for me, and I’d wager it’ll work for you as well. So let’s cut to the…

3 min.
can-am 2020 defender max x mr

Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts primarily want two things in a side-by-side: capability and comfort. They’re looking for a vehicle that can take them and their buddies to places their trucks cannot, while minimizing exposure to the elements and the adverse terrain beneath the tires. Helping a cab full of hunters—up to six of them—make it through mud and mire comfortably is the job for which the Max X MR version of Can-Am’s 2020 Defender side-by-side was designed. Can-Am (can-am.brp.com) introduced the Defender in 2016. It was the company’s first side-by-side designed primarily for utility. For 2020, the Defender line is revamped with a more powerful Rotax 976 cc, V-twin engine that produces 82 horsepower and 69 pounds-feet of torque. The Defender’s Pro-Torq transmission features the Can-Am Quick Response System, a lower…

5 min.
reasons why

I’m writing this in the darkest weeks of the coronavirus, with no real sense of how the pandemic, or America, will look when we emerge from the other side. By the time you read this, summer will be on us, and hopefully the infectious disease will have loosened its grip on our physical and psychic health. I hope more than anything that you and your family are healthy. Next, I hope you are looking forward, and shifting from huddling in place and caring for your family to fishing mid-summer patterns and prepping your fall hunting gear. This is as it should be, minus the collective dread. As you look ahead to another autumn, one that probably has more significance and accumulated anticipation than any other in your recent memory, I hope you…

9 min.
growing seasons

When I started working in the firearm industry three years ago, I had not yet devel oped a passion for hunting I did not grow up in an avid hunting family. My dad was a hunter, but hunting was his vacation each fall with his buddies. I was raised around firearms, though, and like many kids growing up in Minnesota, I shot old cans off fence posts at my grandparents’ farm. Years later I accepted a position at Savage Arms, and I knew I’d need to learn more about shooting than just plinking. It was time to take my shooting education to a new level. I was blessed to spend an amazing couple days at the range under the instruction of Patrick Kelley, a world-class shooter, patient teacher and member of…