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Game & Fish Midwest September 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.
getting back to normal

In most areas of the country, September means hunting season has arrived. Finally. If you’re like me, you’ve been looking forward to it more this year than ever. The month typically kicks off with a dove hunt, or perhaps an outing for resident Canada geese or squirrels. Many states have deer seasons that open this month, some of them in the first couple weeks. And big-game seasons in the West are about to be in full swing. Whether you’re chasing elk up a mountain with a bow or swinging on doves over a field with a shotgun, returning to the field once again signifies a return to normalcy. Activities like hunting on opening day, never missing it, become traditions because they have been often repeated. Though each one of these days is…

3 min.
in terms of triggers

To make a rifle fire we must pull a trigger, and pulling a trigger might be the ultimate expression of hand-eye coordination. Triggers move when you pull them, and that movement needs to be understood in order to know a good trigger from a bad one. A careful consideration of each stage and aspect of trigger movement will help you make an evaluation. TAKE-UP Take-up describes the initial movement of a trigger before resistance is met. There are two types of triggers, single-and two-stage, and both can have take-up. Take-up on a single-stage trigger is undesirable; if it exists, it’s generally very light and over an infinitesimal distance. With a two-stage trigger you’ll feel some resistance, which can be as much as half the pull weight, during take-up. PULL WEIGHT Pull weight is the…

1 min.
don’t miss #deerweek 2020

With an entire week dedicated to all things deer hunting, #DeerWeek airs Sept. 14 to 20 starting at 7 p.m. ET on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel. Featuring the best deer hunting programming on TV, #DeerWeek will be hosted by Jeff Danker and country music star Tyler Farr.Additional programming will be available for streaming on MyOutdoorTV throughout September, all brought to you by Academy and Old Trapper. For a complete schedule, original recipes and more information, visit deerweek.com.…

7 min.
finding balance

Speed kills. Until it doesn’t. For a lot of years, bow manufacturers (in response to the demand of bowhunters) focused much of their efforts on building compounds that could deliver blistering speeds. Each new model was in a race to see who could build the fastest bow. The premise seemed to make sense. Faster arrows would take much of the “arch” out of archery, and this happened to pair quite well with the growing interest in long-range shooting. A fast bow delivers a flat arrow at greater distances. Arrow companies decided to jump on board the speed train. Their part was delivering ultra-light, thin-walled carbon shafts that retained minimal energy downrange but zipped there in a hurry. It was around this time that broadhead manufacturers started to unveil a new type of broadhead:…

3 min.
‘owning’ wildlife

Quincy has been consumed by whopper whitetail bucks ever since we were kids, looking for the biggest deer on our neighboring north Missouri farms. I’ve moved West, become an elk and mule deer junky, but he’s still back home, still looking for the gnarliest buck in Sullivan County. His average whitetail, measured in inches of antler, has steadily increased over the years. In part, that’s because he’s become a better hunter. But it’s also because the rising interest in shooting mature bucks has convinced more hunters to let younger deer walk while they select for mature trophies. I argue with Quincy all the time that this dynamic is what’s boosting his success: intensive management of whitetails. Quincy and many of his neighbors plant food plots, leave a portion of their agricultural crops…

6 min.
opening ceremony

Every September, like clockwork, waves of hunters take to grain fields across the country to participate in one of hunting’s most cherished and highly anticipated traditions: the dove opener. Occurring the first week of the month in most states, opening day is an unofficial kickoff to fall hunting seasons. It is hunting’s opening bell, lighting of the torch and first pitch all wrapped into one. Just as folks often get together to watch their favorite football team’s first game, the dove opener is usually a communal event, shared among friends, family, neighbors and even strangers. It’s truly one of the most unique celebrations, and pursuits, in all of hunting—and something every hunter should experience at least once. DOVE DESTINATION Dove hunting is usually a relatively local affair. However, prime destinations do draw non-resident…