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Game & Fish Midwest

Game & Fish Midwest October 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.
return to rimfire

For generations, a rimfire rifle has usually been the second step, in terms of firearms, toward becoming a hunter. Youngsters start out with an air rifle, learn how to handle it safely and employ the basics of marksmanship, and then graduate to a .22. It’s a big step, though a natural one. Rimfires are often regarded as being “real” rifles. That takes nothing away from the impressively powerful and accurate air rifles that have become more common in recent decades, but you have to admit a completely different aura surrounds a .22. Whether it’s the cartridge, the report or the simple fact that a .22 is widely accepted for taking small game, a rimfire represents a notable progression in the both the firearm and the experience level of the person wielding…

3 min.
turning .30-30

As old-fashioned and ballistically anemic as the .30-30 Winchester might seem, it remains popular. This is partly because the cartridge typically comes chambered in fast-handling, easy-carrying lever-action rifles that are fun to shoot. But the .30-30 retains its status among big-game hunters mostly because it works. If it didn’t, hunters would not continue to buy new .30-30 rifles and ammunition. Every year the .30-30 ranks as one of the top 10 best-selling rifle cartridges in America, and there are a lot of fantastic big-game loads that make the .30-30 better than ever. Hornady LEVERevolution MonoFlex By inserting a small and malleable polymer tip in the nose cavity of the bullet, Hornady drastically improved the external ballistics of .30-30 ammunition. The Hornady Flex Tip makes the bullet compatible with the nose-to-primer cartridge arrangement…

5 min.
scrapes for sure

It seems too easy. I’m just two mornings into what is supposed to be a full week of hunting an area I’ve never been before, and a tall-tined buck is marching directly to my stand location. It takes all of 10 seconds to know this is a mature buck and one I want very badly to shoot. It’s also abundantly clear that my prior day’s decision to target this cluster of active scrapes was a good one. Long story short, it was easy indeed. The buck passed the base of my tree at a scant six steps and tipped over stone-dead about 30 seconds later. Chalk up another successful hunt near scrapes. I hunt a lot of different places each fall. Sometimes that means I’m hunting new areas in different states, other times…

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, Old Trapper and Forloh. For a complete schedule, original recipes and more information, visit deerweek.com.…

6 min.
when conservation is too successful

He Montana rancher’s message was blunt and abundantly clear. He would be attending the Fish and Game Commission’s meeting on elk management in Helena, the state capital, but first he needed to find a place to dump the two cow elk he had shot out of his haystacks. The elk season had long been closed, and the rancher’s action normally would be defined as poaching. Only the man didn’t shoot the elk out of any joy of killing, or for their trophy parts, or even as a covert crime. The rancher reported his action, after all. Instead, the act was interpreted as one more incident in a growing impatience with elk management in Montana. In essence, there are too many elk in many places hunters can’t access, and too few in the…

8 min.
dark timber, troubled thoughts

Kee rack! “Hear that?” Neil was ahead of me with his rifle up. “Do you think it’s a grizzly?” Thumb on his rifle’s safety, looking over the top of the scope in the dim light, Neil backed away from the dead moose at the tree line on the lake’s edge. The moose had been down for some time with a bullet in its neck, as large as a black-leather sectional sofa with antlers, its palms spread toward us. The sound had come from our right, back in the dark timber. Shoulder-to-shoulder we backed up into the moonstruck water. Cra aack! Another animal to our left. It could have been two moose. Or a moose on one side, a bear on the other. Maybe two bears? In my right hand was a revolver, thumb on the…