Could 2022 Be “The Year of the Moose” for Lucky Permit -Holders?
Hey – moose lottery winners! Regardless of your astrological sign, we hope that for you, 2022 is “The Year of the Moose.” Maine’s hunt kicks off September 26 with a one-week bull’s-only season, and other bulls-only and antlerless-only weeks follow in quick succession.
In honor of this annual hunt, the September issue of The Maine Sportsman magazine features a cover photo of an imposing heavy-antlered, 16-point bull courtesy of Presque Isle wildlife photographer Paul Cyr.
Sportsman reader Riley Lizotte is featured in our trophy gallery this month with a 16-point bull of his own, in a photo (page 65) also featuring family members James and Alan Lizotte.
But September in Maine is about much more than moose; to wit:
- Shooting instructor Brad Varney lays out productive upland game tactics in “Grouse Hunting and Instinctive Shooting” (page 34)
- Blaine Cardilli invites readers to “Enjoy the Challenges of Fall Turkey Hunting” (page 69)
- Bill Sheldon tells of a friend who successfully fished for non-finicky largemouth bass using a surface plug shaped and painted like a miniature Budweiser beer can (page 46)
- Bill Graves reveals the secrets of bear hunting without using bait (page 40), while Col. JC Allard offers his expert opinion on suitable firepower to successfully knock down a bruin (page 36), and
- Lou Zambello advises fellow fly-fishing anglers how to avoid the crowds and catch lots of trout this month (page 52).
Want more? We’ve got coverage of ATVs, synthetic deer lures, tree stand safety, and shark fishing.
All this, plus world-class cartoons, and the best jokes northeast of East Northport and southwest of North East Carry.
So enjoy the approach of autumn and all its wild game seasons, and enjoy this issue of The Sportsman, cover to cover.
Will Lund, Editor
The Maine Sportsman magazine