It’s Moose Month!
All over the State of Maine, moose hunters are out in the woods and clearcuts working to fill their tags. The Maine Sportsman’s September 2021 issue offers last-minute tips and encouragement, starting with our inspirational cover photo of a huge bull wading across a clear, rocky stream, with majestic Mt. Katahdin in the background.
Steve Carpenteri offers up his true story of “The Great Moose Hunt.” It rained for six straight days, during which time Steve and his French Canadian guide looked for “Da Moose.”
Sportsman reader Kate Ward presents “Five Lessons Learned” from her successful guided moose hunt. And Jim Andrews, in his “Self-Propelled” column, reveals the growing unease felt by a Maine Guide who’s guiding a paying customer, as the week progresses day by day with no backstraps in the cooler.
The September issue is also heavy with big bear stories, as Bill Graves completes his three-part “how to” baiting special, Emily Goode tells the secrets of hunting over bait, and reader Dean Baker resoundingly refutes the myth that “You can’t shoot a bear with a bow.”
We welcome back a couple of our favorite past contributors, including Brad Varney, champion with a shotgun, who details how to safely load and unload a smooth-bore (hint – there’s a right way, and a wrong way!), while Alan Haley of Skowhegan recounts the tale of an escalating feud between an older guide and a young upstart, in Part 1 of “The Duel.”
All this and more, including scouting from your ATV, saltwater fishing, a reader story from “tomboy” Beverly Baum Soule about her 1952 “One that Didn’t Get Away” award, and even Bill Sheldon’s new surprisingly-effective streamer fly, “Bandy the Rodeo Clown,” constructed with glow-in-the-dark ribbing, and every color bucktail in his fly-tying box, topped off with glitter and tinsel – functional art!
All this, and the best jokes and cartoons found west of East Northport, and east of West Southport! We deliver or mail our magazines each month to stores all across the state, so look for us at your nearest newsstand. And if you subscribe for yourself or for other outdoor enthusiasts, a copy will arrive in the mail (or a digital copy will arrive on your screen) each month. Request a print or digital subscription at www.MaineSportsman.com, or by calling our friendly and helpful office staff at 207 622-4242.
It is with great pride that with this September, 2021 issue of The Maine Sportsman, we offer you the results of the hard work and inspiration of our writers, reader-contributors, sales staff, office managers and distributors. Thank you for your continued readership support.
– Will Lund, editor
The Maine Sportsman magazine