The September issue of Game & Fish magazine, America's only national outdoor magazine with a focus on regional hunting and fishing, is available on newsstands now. Here is a preview of what's inside.

Ready, Set, Hunt

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Although an arrow and broadhead combination that attains a high velocity will flatten trajectory for long shots, it may not result in adequate penetration once it reaches the target. (Photo courtesy of Mathews)

The calendar doesn't officially say Fall until Sept. 22, but fall hunting is here. The September issue of Game & Fish includes stories on hunting deer, doves, squirrels and more. In "Present-Day Primitives," primitive-weapons hunters will find a great new-gear look at muzzleloaders and crossbows. In "Opening Ceremony," Drew Warden writes that the dove opener is the perfect way to ring in the Fall. "Finding Balance" by Tony Hansen offers suggestions to find the best perfect arrow set-up for archery hunting. Also find hunting-related content designed just for your region and state.

Region-by-Region: Great Stories Close to Home

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September 2020 covers of Game & Fish Magazine

Here’s a look at regional articles in the September issue of Game & Fish:

SOUTH"Dove Season Playbook" gets you ready for the unofficial start of fall hunting. "Bass in Transition" covers tips for catching bass adjusting from summer to fall. "Going Soft" contends that finding and hunting soft-mast sources can be the key to tagging a trophy buck.

EAST"Lonesome Dove Hunting" says you can limit on doves after the opening-day crowds are gone. In "Transition Time,” Bob Humphrey writes that as whitetails begin the shift from summer to fall behavior, parlay your summer scouting and "most recent information" gathering into early season success. "Bronzeback Buffet" says as temperatures begin to drop, smallmouths strap on the feedbag.

MIDWEST "Doves After Day 1" by M.D. Johnson looks at dove hotspots and techniques for season-long success. "Follow the Food” tells you how to catch fall muskies based on their movements in search of food. In "Quick Strike," Tony Peterson writes that when the archery season opens, there’s a short window to tag out before the pressure begins affecting buck movement.

WEST"Bowhunting Tactics for Pronghorns" says, if done right, you can be successful bagging a pronghorn with archery gear. In "Big Bucks in Dry Country,” Gary Lewis tells you how to tag a big mule deer this fall. Lewis also penned "Cutthroat Quest," which covers how to catch each of the trout that make up the Utah and Wyoming cutthroat slams.

Bucket List: Shasta Cascade Combination

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Steelhead on the Upper Trinity act like trout and are caught by drifting multiple fly patterns on dropper rigs. (Photo by Larry Larsen)

Our September travel article by Larry Larsen looks at habitat restoration on several scenic Northern California rivers, which makes their tailwater fisheries fantastic for rainbow trout and steelhead.

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