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Game & Fish Midwest

Game & Fish Midwest July/August 2019

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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in the field

Size Limit Changes STARTING THIS year, the minimum size limit for bass was reduced to 10 inches on Crooked and Little Crooked Lakes in Van Buren County due to stunted bass populations. The minimum size limit for northern pike was also eliminated for several Upper Peninsula (U.P.) lakes, and the daily creel limit increased to five. Those lakes are Iron and Railroad in Iron County and the Shakey Lakes Chain in Menominee County. Although there’s no minimum size limit for pike on those waters, only one pike over 24 inches can be kept per day. For other new changes, see the special fishing regulations section of a current fishing digest or visit the DNR website. Wolf Left Isle Royale ONE OF the reasons the National Park Service claimed that they decided to reintroduce…

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michigan calendar

JULY 1 APPLY FOR FALL TURKEY Starting today, you have 30 days to apply for a fall turkey tag. mi.gov/dnr JULY 15 ANTLERLESS APPLICATIONS Begin applying for antlerless deer permits today. Deadline to apply is mid-August. mi.gov/dnr AUGUST 1 RESERVED WATERFOWL HUNTS The application period for reserved waterfowl hunts begins today. mi.gov/dnr AUGUST 3-4 SAGINAW BAY WATERFOWL FESTIVAL Runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. State Championship calling tournament, waterfowl wtamp competition, hunting and outdoor recreation expo, calling clinics, etc. friendsofpark.org AUGUST 10 BEAR HUNTING SEMINAR Jay’s Sporting Goods Store in Clare is hosting a bear hunting seminar today. jayssportinggoods.com…

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for the love of gear

I LOVE gear. Hunting. Fishing. Even general outdoor supplies. In my house I have an entire room more or less dedicated to many of my associated outdoor trappings. There are tackle boxes full of lures and terminal tackle, from soft plastics to jigs to hard baits of various types, and of course plenty of weights. I have spools of different line, boxes of trout flies, waders, fillet knives and a host of other fishing-related gear. In the same room, I have hunting clothes, ammo boxes, a pair of binos and a rangefinder, no less than four different hunting packs and blind bags and numerous shooting accessories. I wish I could say these were well organized, but I generally try not to lie to people — unless it’s to exaggerate (slightly) about…

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hunt smarter

Despite their popularity as a big-game species and extensive research regarding their behavior, researchers are still unlocking the secrets of white-tailed deer behavior. As a hunter, using these findings can help you increase your odds of success this hunting season. Here are three tips that will improve your odds of connecting with the buck of your dreams this fall. AVOIDING ÒDEAD ZONESÓ How adept are deer at recognizing the threat posed by hunters? Research conducted by leading whitetail experts Dr. Andrew Little, Dr. Stephen Webb, Dr. Steve Demarais and Kenneth Gee and published in Quality Whitetails suggests that whitetail deer are exceptionally keen on identifying even a single hunter in their home range. As a result, deer often shift their behavior as soon as hunting season starts by reducing daytime movement and…

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use the latest gear to make your deer dream a reality.

RIFLES MOSSBERG Patriot Predator Cerakote Strata Mossberg push feed bolt actions are robust and accurate, and they’re a great value. The new Patriot Predator has a synthetic stock in TrueTimber Strata camo and metalwork receives a brown Cerakote finish. $524 WINCHESTER XPR Hunter Kryptek Highlander Winchester’s affordable bolt gun gets a facelift and is now avail able with a Kryptek Highlander camo stock and a Permacote flat dark earth finish. It’s available in a variety of calibers, including the brand new .350 Legend straight wall cartridge. $600 BROWNING AB3 Hunter A high quality rifle at a price point that won't break the bank. It's streamlined and ergonomic. It features a 60 degree bolt throw, detachable box magazine, crisp trigger and accurate barrel. Stock options include wood, composite and an inflex recoil pad mitigates felt recoil. It's…

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high-tech optics

SIG SAUER BDX SIG’s KILO BDX rangefinders and SIERRA3BDX scopes communicate via Bluetooth. When ranging a target, the holdover point will automatically illuminate in the scope’s reticle. You can adjust rangefinder settings and add load profiles using the SIG BDX app. A KinETHICs feature also causes the holdover dot in the scope to flash when the range is so great that your bullet won’t have enough energy to properly dispatch the animal. As always, check your local regs. $300-$1,680 MEOPTA DichroTech Meopta’s new DichroTech reticles don’t require batteries and use ambient light to illuminate the scope’s reticle. The reticle actually gets brighter or darker based on the amount of light coming into the scope — all without any adjustments from the shooter. Meopta also offers lens caps for scopes and binos to increase…