1983 Field & Stream

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January
Features - The Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly (To fashion a salmon fly well is to arrive as a fly tyer), That's Western (The rites of passage exist everywhere, but the West has its own special challenges), First Rifle (Like a first love, there is never any more beautiful), The Awesome Grizzly (He's one of the most impressive creatures on Earth. But are we willing to leave him room?), Small Boats, Big Fish (Smaller craft are trolling big-game fishing grounds wilth excellent results), Warning: This Animal Is Dangerous (Africa's Cape Buffalo offers a hunt where the odds are almost even), January's Canadas (When the geese are warier than ever, giant decoys may help bring them in), A Small Safari (A confrontation had seemed impossible, but suddenly there they were - hunter and Elk), A Cool Way To Beat Winter (Beating nature's odds is part of the thrill of ice fishing), Snowshoe Grouse (Grouse hunting in the snow adds a whole new dimension to the experience), New Tackle '83 (Cast off into this year's season with an updated tackle box) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Departments - Editorial, Cheers & Jeers, Solunar Tables, Hill Country, E.B. Mann, Conservation, Bounty, Fishing, Shooting, Tap's Tips, Camping, Sportsman's Shopper, Gun Dogs, Reader's Corner, Exit Laughing
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February
Features - Lying With Creativity (Every sportsman should spend as much time perfecting this craft as he spends in the field), Hunts In The Old Tradition (Quail hunting has changed over time, but you can still enjoy a Southern horseback hunt), A Day In Paradise (Even better than New Zealand's picturesque landscapes are its rivers full of Trout), The Outdoor World Of George Washington, Esq. (He considered hunting and fishing fundamental elements of the American experience), The Heart Of The Pack (Orvel Fletcher and his lion hounds capture the essence of the early West), On The Antlers Of A Dilemma (Avoiding that critical error can help you get a buck next time out), Tailrace Treasures (Manuevering a tailrace can be just as challenging as the variety of gamefish you'll find), Taking My Gobbler (The challenge comes after you realize how wary a woods-smart tom is), The Great Great Lakes (A recreation-recovery story thatr has no parallel in history), The Silver Torpedo (If you've never experienced the high-speed run of a bonefish, you've been missing out) Your Local Outdoors - A Guide To The Best Hunting And Fishing In Your Area Departments - Editorial, Cheers & Jeers, Solunar Tables, Hill Country, Conservation, E.B. Mann, Ted Trueblood, Bounty, Tap's Tips, Fishing, Shooting, Boating, Camping, Reader's Corner, The Tackle Box, In Gear, Vehicles, Sportsman's Shopper, Gun Dogs, Exit Laughing
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March
Features - A Kid's First Gun (His Dad gave him a single-shot 20 gauge, and at last the season began), Night Monsters (Could it be that we really need the things that go bump in the dark?), The Commercial Sport (Everyone can make an effort not to let selfishness rule the high-seas), Fighting Frostbite (Following some simple rules will make prevention and care easier), Midmorning Turkeys (A veteran campaigner tells how to beguile a daytime gobbler), A Fly For All Seasons (Trout will hit your streamers year-round if you give them a chance), Pearls Before Swinesses (Never hunted with your young daughter? You've got a real treat coming), Jungle Rivers (Explosive action awaits the adventurous angler - not that far from home), Alaska's Army Of Big Black Bears (This abundant species is one of the few a non-resident can hunt without a guide), The Man Eating Cats Of India (The odds are always set by them, and the game is played entirely on their turf), Of Rifles Plain And Fancy (A serious collector provides a comprehensive introduction to black-powder rifles), Warming-Up Cold Bass (If you understand Bass habitats and needs, you can bring them in from the cold), Surplus Military Gear For Sportsmen (You may have overlooked one supplier who has excellent equipment - for less), Fishing '83 (Spring is on it's way and so is a new crop of lures and accessories) Your Local Outdoors - A Guide To The Best Hunting And Fishing In Your Area Special Canadian Fishing Section - Fishing Across Canada (Canada is a land made for fishing. Herewith a survey of some of the highlights), Sportsman's Paradise (Lake of the Woods, straddling the Canadian - American border, is a dream come true), Hooked On Chantrey (Chantrey Inlet is a hotspot for Lake Trout, Artic Char and Grayling), Pike And Walleye Headquarters (Ontario and Manitoba offer vacation fishing that's often an easy drive from home) Departments - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Solunar Tables; Hill Country; Conservation; E.B. Mann; How It's Done (Pulling Power); How It's Done (Cut filleting time); How It's Done (Disinfecting water); How It's Done (Beer can lantern); Shooting; Fishing; Bounty; Boating; Vehicles; In Gear; Camping; Tap's Tips; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; Reader's Corner; Exit Laughing
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April
Features - Retrospect of a Salmon, Smiling (The Scottish countryside was wonderful, but the salmon weren't taking.), Getting Cued For Far Trout Waters (You could get lucky and find a generour local expert, but why risk it?), Trout (As if by magic, wild trout can lead you to another time and place.(, Fudd and the Float Tube (His brilliant ideas worked - until he was sabatoged by a smart=aleck duck.), "Cuda - Seafood's Russian Roulette (Eating this reef fish is a dangerous game, with your health at stake.), Spinning Equals Bigger Trout (A fly fisherman speaks out if favor of a good method for taking trout.), Turkey Hunting Mistakes (Once you know what you've been doing wrong, things will go better.), In Search of Swiss Trout (Switzerland offers classic trouting and European charm.), The Great Pike Transplants (No longer just "northerns" pike now thrive in the East, South and the West.), You've Got to be a Hunter (To take a bull elk with a bow requues a lot more than luck.), Get Hooked on Pickerel (The chain pickerel is a lively marauder willing to strike almost any lure.), Return to the River (The Rio Grande has changed, but the good things remain the same.) Your Local Outdoors - A Guide to the Best Hunting and Fishing in your Area Special Bass Fishing Section - Fishing For Big Bass (By using the right techniques, you can hook wall-hangers more often.), Getting Started on Bass (You don't need a boatful of equipment, but you do need the basics.), Finding Bass in Small Water (The odds are with you if you know the rules.), Catty Ways to Con Bass (If the bass menu says catfish, serve 'em up and enjoy the results.) Departments - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Solunar Tables; E.B. Mann; Ted Trueblood; Hill Country; How It's Done (Dressing up your bait); Conservation; Bounty; Fishing; The Tackle Box; Shooting; Saltwater Fishing; Vehicles; In Gear; Camping; New Afloat; How It's Done (Space-Age Groundtables); Reader's Corner; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; Exit Laughing
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May
Features - The Half Dozen Best Dry Flies (These old favorites might be the only patterns you'll ever need), How To Make A Map (Outdoorsmen draw their "creative" maps in some of the oddest places), Quicksilver Creek (There are special little streams for those looking for more than big fish), Springtime Grays (The author enjoys matching wits with lightning fast gray squirrels), Sundown Bass (With dusk comes the chance to experience real bass fishing), Survival Guide For Traveling Anglers (The wisdom of seasoned fishermen can help you avoid being unprepared), Pint-Sized And Plentiful (The author tells you how to catch the sporty little white bass consistently) The Kindly Client (A professional hunter faces up to a wounded buffalo), Tracking Spring Smallmouths (Learn how to find bass after the spawn despite weather and water changes), The Moment Of Truth (Seperation raised fears for father and son. Would the magic of a turkey hunt help?), Tarpon Time (On high early-morning spring tides, the Key West shallows flash with silver), Bat Masterson (The truth about the man has been obscured behind a facade of six-guns and shootouts), Fooling Crappies (Artificials are a lot more effective than you might think), A Guides Trolling Secrets (It may look like a drag, but there's more to trolling than meets the eye), Field & Stream Custom Truck Plans (With a minimum of tools and materials, you can make the most of your pickup), Light Tackle For More Fish (No longer just for experts, light tackle can really work wonders) Special Family Camping Section - Horseback Camping For Family Adventure (Pack horses and mules add another dimension to an outdoor excursion), Wild Rivers, Wild Trout (A river raft trip brings out the drifter in us all), Car Camping Made Easy (Organization is the first word in packing for a successful trip), Getting Better Pictures (Good photographs keep alive the memories of camp life), Camping The Barrier Islands (The Atlantic coastline offers fishermen a world of their own), Learning To Read Wild Signs (You can find evidence of invisible game by knowing what to look for), Cool It...Without Ice (Keep drinks cold and fish and game fresh, even in the heat of summer) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area) Departments - Editorial, Cheers & Jeers, Conservation, Solunar Tables, Hill Country, E.B. Mann, How It's Done (String minnows), How It's Done (A better Trout stream), Bounty, Reader's Corner, Shooting, Fishing, Boating, New Afloat, Tap's Tips, Vehicles, In Gear, The Tackle Box, Sportsman's Shopper, Gun Dogs, Exit Laughing
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June
Features - Sabalo! (In Costa Rica, adventurous anglers battle the legendary Tarpon); For A Love Of Fishing (Getting kids into fishing is easiest when you don't push them too hard); Chicken Delights (What could better tempt an elusive Sunfish than a handful of night crawlers?); Trolling For Stripers (This is your best bet for locating and catching these open-water nomads); Chanking Walleyes (Hungry right after spawning, Walleye can be conned with crankbaits); Calling Ain't Everything (Position, patience and other factors also help bag Turkeys); Rediscovering Bluegills (If you've forgotten the fun of fishing for these scrappers, maybe it's time to try them again); Across The Deep Part (Fishing with his father taught him the real meaning of sport); Push-Pole Bass (Here's a way to reach the inaccessible places where big Largemouths hide); California Gamefish: How Long Will They Last? (This heretofore unpublished warning remains sadly relevant to us today); High On Goats (Of the many elements of a goat hunt, good luck is perhaps the most important); The Magic Donut (Forty years of belly boating brought high adventure and big Bass); Pike On Bucktails (Fly fishing for Northerns adds excitement to lake fishing) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Special Trout Fishing Section - The Truth About Fishing Dry (Smart anglers learn when a dry fly is most effective); Wildest Worms In The West (Wooly Worms can work wonders when fishing for Trout in lakes); Plug Into Trophy Trout (If your goal is a wall-hanger, remember - big fish take big meals) Departments - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Solunar Tables; Hill Country; Conservation; E.B. Mann; Ted Trueblood; How It's Done: Field Oven; The Tackle Box; Fishing; Shooting; Bounty; Tap's Tips; Boating; Vehicles; In Gear; Camping; Reader's Corner; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; Exit. Laughing
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July
Features - The Ratty Fly (Battered and tattered beyond recognition, it's nothing more than a frazzled remnant of tying thread. But it works); Gifts Without Trumpets (Most of the best gifts in the outdoor sports are the kind that, properly handled, can be made to appear as accidents); Where Fisherman Go Wrong (Just because you've discovered the world's greatest fishing hole doesn't mean you'll be able to catch any fish); Pork Rinds And Lilly Pads (Bass fishermen can learn a lot from cat-and-mouse games when it comes to luring Largemouths from a shady spot on a hot July day); The Blue Damsel Sage (Here's a "new" fly to fool summer Trout in high-country lakes when damselflies are everywhere, watched by hungry fish cruising and waiting); A Game Of Wits (Pursuing Pronghorns involves a sophisticated version of a child's game. Master the technique and you'll get your buck every time); Hell's Canyon Float Fishing (Rafting the Snake River between Oregon and Idaho on a cruise through the world's deepest gorge is a wild way to catch Trout and Bass); The Billfish Wars (U.S. big-game anglers are angry about the destruction of highly prized Billfish by foreign vessels longlining inside the Fishery Conservation Zone); The Fun And Challenge Of Stream Bass (Often you get but one chance for a pinpoint cast when you float a river. Miss the target by a foot or so and a Bass may not see the lure); Simple Fly Fishing (Trout are no smarter than other fish; they just seem that way to the beginner. But once you know the basics, flies will work for you); Magic Blades (Big fish tend to be cautious, but the whirling blades of propeller lures can drive them absolutely bonkers) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Departments - Cheers & Jeers; Editorial; Solunar Tables; Hill Country; Did You Know? (Name that fish); E.B. Mann; Conservation; How It's Done (Rig your decoys); Bounty; Shooting; Fishing; Camping; Vehicles; In Gear; The Tackle Box; Tap's Tips; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; Exit, Laughing
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August
Features - Highbush Pilots (High adventure or high anxiety? You won't know for sure until your pilot yells "Hang on"), A Natural System (The Montana Grayling, with it's innocent ways, seems the essence of its mountain home), Dog Day Fishing (According to popular thought, you can't catch bass in August. But if you know the tricks, you can have hot fishing despite the heat), See How They Run (Mostly we barely glimpse a running buck before it is gone or missed. Three pages of pictures capture the grace and quickness of deer on the run), Top-Water Revival (A generation of bass anglers may have missed the excitement of surface strikes, but new lures - and some oldies - are stirring up fish and fishermen as never before), Plight Of The Grizzly (The grizzly, as big and overwhelming as the wilderness it roamed, is on its last legs in the lower 48...and may even be doomed), The Ways Of Summer Walleyes (Many fishermen think of Walleyes as early-spring or late-fall fish; but if you know the Walleye's secrets, you can hit the jackpot now), Gamebirds Of The Big Sky (The High Plains look like empty desert, yet sage and sharptail grouse, plus Huns, thrive there and provide great wingshooting for the venturesome gunner), The Day The Stipers Died (Between his father and the Striped Bass there was a connection stronger than anything, even death), Summer Steelhead (The summer-run members of this species may not get as big as winter fish, but they make up for size with their strength and fighting spirit), A Case For Night Fishermen (Most fishermen ignore the simple axiom that you can't catch a big fish unless its in the mood to eat - and most big Trout feed after dark), Return Of The Pack Fly Rod (In the past, many pack fly rods were engineered more for travel than for action. But manufacturers are starting to build rods that really work) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Departments> - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Solunar Tables; Hill Country; Books & Comments; Conservation; E.B. Mann; Did You Know? (Fish sniffing); Ted Trueblood; Shooting; Fishing; Vehicles; Boating; Camping; Bounty; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; Exit, Laughing
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September
Features - All About Fishing Knives (A sharp blade is well and good, but this "expert" says it's the gadgets that count); Payment In Partridge (He had an obligation to discharge, and the Montana prairie held the payroll); Slick Rock Trout (Tucked away in the Smoky Mountains are streams filled with very special Trout); Get The Net! (A fluid and well-timed netting technique should be part of every angler's repertoire); Grandpa And The Kid (Every kid needs a growing companion - and vice versa. A neww Field & Stream series); A Fly For The Trout Of Your Life (As long as big fish eat little fish, the streamer will be the most productive Trout pattern); Doves Galore (The flights of whitewing doves in Mexico are a pass shooter's dream); A Couple Of Degrees Below Fried (It's infernally hot in the waterhole blind, but the bowhunter stays, waiting for his Pronghorn); Tanana Tale (On the tributary of the Yukon, subsistence living is still possible); Big Bass Even When It's Hot (Even though the sun may subdue a fisherman's spirits, schools of Shad can still shift his luck) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Special Deer Section - The Watching And The Waiting Game (The elusive Buck has a number of tricks, and testing a hunter's patience is one of them); The Luck Of The Draw (Muleys invariably frequent gullies, and the successful hunter uses this trail to his advantage); Bag A Barnyard Buck (Deer like to stay close to their food supply, and there is nothing as bountiful as a farm) Departments - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Solunar Tables; Hill Country; Conservation; Did You Know? (How big is a deer?); E.B. Mann; Vehicles; Camping; Shooting; Fishing; Reader's Corner; Bounty; Boating; Tap's Tips; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; Exit, Laughing
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October
Features - Late-Season Trout (Why not take advantage of a Trout's instinct to fatten up before winter?), Letter To A Young Deer Hunter (The most important lesson of the first season is that the learning lasts a lifetime), Catching Muskies (If Muskies have been avoiding your offerings, then its time to try a new approach), The Buddy System (All for one - or is it one for all? It depends on who your friends are), Ringneck Ruminations (Modern farming methods have altered pheasant habitat, yet this hardy bird hangs on), The Art Of Standing Still (Remaining motionless for hours on end is a skill a stand hunter should develop), Berry Bears (Sweet, luscious berries concentrate numbers of otherwise unpredictable black bears), Bluefins On The Move (The long migration of the giant tuna is one of the marvels of the sea), The Flocks Of Autumn (Calling gobblers may be exhilarating, but this is the season for stalking), The Silent Hunt (Getting within bowhunting range of a muley is a feat in itself), Woodcock Watch (Understanding weather patterns and habitat will help the woodcock hunter) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Special Elk Section - Calling Elk (If you've a bugle without success, here's the reason why you've failed), Drop-Camp Elk (When planning an Elk hunt, a drop camp is an alternative that's exciting and affordable), Look And Listen For Elk (Your eyes and ears...and knowing how to use them...can make the difference) Departments - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Solunar Tables; Hill Country; Ted Trueblood; Did You Know? (Freak Antlers); Bounty; Conservation; Saltwater Fishing; Fishing; Reader's Corner; Shooting; Camping; Vehicles; Tap's Tips; Gun Dogs; Sportsman's Shopper; Exit Laughing
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November
Features - Grandpa And The Kid (High hopes and great expectations keep hunters going. But learning to handle disappointment is also part of the scheme); Of Madness And Ruffed Grouse (East is East and West is West, but nothing shows the distinction better than the behavior of the King of Gamebirds on either side of the Great Divide); Just One More (There's a good chance you'll catch Bass even on the chilliest Fall day. Don't let icy waters discourage you from landing that last fish of the season); All Deer Are Trophies (Only a few of the Whitetail Bucks taken by hunters each year are truly spectacular, but every one of them is a prize); A Spirit In The Woods (Deer camps come in all shapes and sizes. They run from spartan to sumptuous...and come with their share of ghosts of the past); Elk On The Side (Anyone who wants a Bull Elk better be prepared to walk. But here's an approach to hunting them that may save you quite a few steps); Fly Rod Salmon (Don't let anyone tell you Pacific Salmon can't be taken on flies. They can - and when they eat a fly, look out); Quest For A Trophy Mule (He was called the Sheepherd Buck. He had the kind of rack hunters dream of, and with the rack came a full bag of tricks); '83 Deer Rifle Roundup (Here's a rundown on the best guns for Muleys and Whitetails, along with a few holes punched through the myths that surround them); Suburban Pheasants (Even in the land of shopping malls and housing developments this wary bird can be found...if you know where to look); Funnel Your Buck (Taking a stand near a game trail is good strategy, but when natural runways are missing, it may pay you to make your own) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Departments - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Conservation; Hill Country; E.B. Mann; Solunar Tables; Did You Know? (Indestructable Antelope); Bounty; Books & Comments; Fishing; New Afloat; Camping; Tap's Tips; Vehicles; In Gear; Reader's Corner; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; Exit Laughing
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December
Features - Bring Home The Big Ones (It's really quite simple - the faster you can whip a fish, the more you'll catch); Hunter's Magic (Mysteries come unraveled when the world turns white); Jigs - The Lures That Catch It All (They do pose an anomaly, but mastering this technique means endless possibilities for success); Duck Hunting Tips (An innovative and successful waterfowler reveals all); Don't Overlook Bird-Country Bucks (Give the lowlands a try and you might take that Buck the high-country hunters passed by); Doughnuts For Ducks (Hunting from a float tube may sound crazy, but it does bring home the ducks); Cold Water Smallmouths (When the temperature falls, you chances of catching big Bronzebacks goes up); Encounter In The Snow (Larry Benoit has just taken the Buck of a lifetime...and then the blizzard hit); My Dentist The Sculptor (Bill Turner fills teeth for a living, but his real work is turning bronze into birds); Dove Hotspots That Hunters Ignore (Burned areas and old farms are just two examples of spots sure to produce action); Stocking Stuffers For Sportsmen: Christmas '83 (The editors of Field & Stream have picked the perfect gifts for the sportsmen on your list) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Departments - Editorial; E. B. Mann; Cheers & Jeers; Conservation; Hill Country; Bounty; Solunar Tables; Saltwater Fishing; Ted Trueblood; Fishing; Shooting; Tap's Tips; Reader's Corner; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; Exit Laughing
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