1984 Field & Stream

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January
On The Cover - Hunt River Salmon (Salmon rarely rise to dry flies, but when the do, exciting sport follows.), In The Coils of Serpents (Herewith, the confessions of an ophidiaphobe and the struggle to overcome the dread.), Hard Times (Think a minute. Isn't it always the ruler-on-the-knuckles lessons that get remembered.), Grandpa and the Kid (The kid couldn't wait for his first deer hunt, but he learned that waiting was half the game.), January Bass (If you know where to look, you may find feeding bass, even if it seems too cold.), It Pays to be Subtle (Late-season chukars force hunters to devise more devious tactics.), The Royal Coachman (This pattern has been around a long time, and no one is really sure why it works.), A Realistic Elk Hunt (Following all the rules is the best way to hunt elk - or so the author thought.), ...Some Like It Cold! (If you're a duck hunter, life can actually get better after the first freeze-up.), Wall-Mount Whitetails (The big bucks are there, right under your nose. Here's how to connect with one.), New Tackle '84 (Our Associate Fishing Editor reviews the noteworthy products of 1984.) Your Local Outdoors - A Guide to the Best Hunting and Fishing in your Area
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March
Features - Tying Things Together (Winter afternoons are for passing on an outdoor heritage), Nailing Toads...("Hawgbuster" Jones learns a lesson about fishing for Bass), Blue Mountain (It's an ageless pile of rock...but with a will and a spirit all its own), Dixie Smallmouths (If you've always thought of Bronzebacks as Yankee fish, you better think twice), Grandpa And The Kid (For a beginning angler, the water holds lessons aplenty - and so does the mud underneath), Old Baits For Big Bass (If you want to catch big Bass, fishing the old fashioned way is still the best bet), Elk Aren't Typical (Under any given set of conditions, the big Deer will do whatever you think they would never do), A Golden Anniversary (The Duck Stamp is fifth years old, and what a success story it has been), The Greased Mouse (Trout, especially big Trout, are suckers for the Deer hair mouse), America's Top Turkey Hunting Spots (The author recommends ten top areas for quality spring Gobbler hunting) Special Canadian Fishing Section - Fishing Across Canada (A province-by-province survey that highlights some of Canada's best fishing areas), Planning Your Trip To Canada (Answers to some of the most-asked questions about traveling in Canada), Great Slave Bonanza (A great frontier outpost lake filled with Grayling and Lake Trout), The Wild Boundary Waters (Fishing here is no idle pursuit, but your exertion will be amply rewarded) Your Local Outdoors - A Guide To The Best Hunting And Fishing In Your Area Departments - Editorial, Cheers & Jeers, Solunar Tables, Books & Comments, Hill Country, Did You Know?, Conservation, E.B. Mann, How It's Done, Bounty, How It's Done, The Tackle Box, Fishing, Shooting, Saltwater Fishing, New Afloat, Vehicles, Camping, Reader's Corner, How It's Done, Tap's Tips, Sportsman's Shopper, Gun Dogs, Exit Laughing
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April
Features - Wintering Over (The Rockies and the people who live there are forever etched by winter.), Mirror Image (Telephoto mirror lenses are now shorter, sharper and lighter than ever.), The Big Attraction (Attractor flies may be unnatural, "nightmarish concostions", but trout love them.), The Most Dangerour Predator (Just because you're in the wilderness doesn't mean you can't be robbed.), Spotted Beauties (Why is it that trout from the same stream can look markedly different.), Growing Up (A special world just beyond the last sidewalk awaited these streetwise kids.), Calling Deer (Does it work? Yes, like magic. Sometimes.), Wild World of Walleyes & Pike (Great fishing in the Canadian bush doesn't have to be costly or inaccessibie.), The Week After it Ended (The state can set a season on turkeys, but it can't legislate luck.), Save That Fish! (You can have your trophy and release it, too - if you have it mounted in replica.), Snowstorm Girl (The world would soon be at war, but there was still time to gather memories with a special dog.), Arctic Camp (The Camping Editor fishes and hunts with the inuit, via dogsled and igloo.), Bowhunting's Misbeliefs )The ancient sport of bowhunting sufferes more than it's share of myths. How many do you believe.) Special Bass Section - Spring Largemouths (Early-season bass fishing can be sensational - if you apply the right technique.), Smallmouth Savvy (Pound for pound, these fish are the sportiest in freshwater.), Fishing For Bass on Their Beds (Now is the time to get next to the really big fish you've dreamed of.) Your Local Outdoors - A Guide to the Best Hunting and Fishing in your Area
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May
Features - A Lifetime of Promise (So, what's you're excuse for not fly-fishing? Could be your missing out on more than you know.), The Diablo Gang (The band's forte was making offers no one could refuse.), Vest-Pocket Anglins *Long casts are beautiful to watch, but tiny streams call for skills of a different nature.), Tipping (On days when nothing seems to work, try sweetening your lure with bait.), Treasures Among The Trash (Being unconventional can pay off, particularily when the reward is mountain whitefish.), Strategies for Trolling Shallow Waters (An in-depth look at trolling on a more sophisticated level.), Grandpa and the Kid (The kid goes chinook fishing and learns he doesn't know how to tickle every fish's fancy.), Open-Country Deer (Once, you could split whitetail and mule-deer country. Now the differences are blurred.), Bountiful Spring Creeks (Fed by water welling up from underground, these streams offer trout fishing at its best.), Fine Tune for Turkeys! (Making hen music is like making any other music. First you listen to the real thing, then you practice.), Tall Timber Bass (Learning to "read" a flooded forest can help you find bass - in spite of the trees.), Daredevil - An American Success Story (The fascinating history of one of the most famous lures in the world.), Lakers are Neglected (If you've been ignoring lake trout in the summer, maybe you should switch to lighter gear.), Shotgun Safari - Bird Hunting's Best Kept Secret (Nobody goes to Africa just to hunt birds. Not unless they know what Reiger knows.), Understanding Boron (First there was fiberglass. Then graphics came along. Now there's another rod material.) Special Fish Camping Section - Houseboat Camping, Wilderness Camping, Motorhome Camping, Camping by Canoe, Beating the Bugs Your Local Outdoors - A Guide to the Best Hunting and Fishing in your Area
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June
Features - You And The Law (Fishing laws vary from state to state, so here is a guide to help you fish by the book.), Bringing Up a Fisherman (The lessons you teach yourself are the most valuable, and the best teachers let you learn them.), Nagging Terrors (The most fearsome animal a hunter can face wears a saddle, neighs and sometimes talks to itself.), Beasts of Imagination (How dangerous is "dangerous" wildlife? A lot less than some of us want to believe.), Black Spruce, Blue Water, Green Fish (Once again, remote Canadian lakes exert their special magic.), Sturgeon - The Million Year Old Delicacy (On the Columbia River, anglers are finding heart-stopping action with this ancient fish.), Detecting Deer ("Where's the buck" you ask. Whether you get an answer depends on how well you analyze evidence.), Teaming Up On Turkeys (Doubling up helps new hunters get started on the right track.), Smallmouths in the Shallows (Get ready. Some of the year's most exciting fishing is coming your way.), Grayson Chesser: Decoy Maker (This craftsman's work is fine enough to be in a museum, but it's made to work for a living.), Ribbit! (Herewith, some kind words and lots of information on a reptile that fish love to dine on.), Not The Same Old Thing (When tried-and-True lures draw blanks, switch to something outlandish.) Special Trout Bonus - The Truth About Brown Trout (Brown trout can drive a fisherman nuts, unless he's in on the secret of their success.), Caddis - The Flies That Never Fail (When Caddisflies hatch, the angler who copies their style can hardly miss.) Your Local Outdoors - A Guide to the Best Hunting and Fishing in your Area
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July
Features - Skeeters (Here's a guide to the needle-nosed bloodsuckers from the state that holds the patent on them); The Black Art (Night fishing can be tremendously rewarding if you don't go about it blindly); Freezing To Death On The Fourth Of July (Hypothermia is a subtle assassin that can kill you with cold in the middle of summer); The Distance (Friendship, like a campfire, can die out if it isn't tended from time to time); Trout With A Southern Accent (When you go below the Mason-Dixon line, it's not all bass and panfish); Grandpa And The Kid (Discretion is the better part of valor, the saying goes...and of duck hunting, too); The Paradoxical Pickerel (It is a fish of many names and many teeth, and it has the outlook of a U-boat); Bowhunting On A Higher Level (When deer season rolls around, the archer's best friend is a tree); Walleyes On The Move (As fish, they have many admirable qualities - but permanence isn't one of them); Advanced Cane Poling (For most of us, it was our first fishing rod, but it's valor doesn't end there); Rednecks In Track Shoes (The words "contrary" and "ornery" may have been invented to describe Gambel's quail); Special Delivery (With a little advance knowledge and some skill in your wrist and arm, you can make a lure dance); Trout Fishing In Depth (If your fishing turns poorer as the days get hotter, here's some good advice); The Lure That Lures Them All (If you were marooned on the proverbial desert island with a single lure, it should be this one); How To Play A Fish (It isn't just hauling and cranking; it's an art, and a science, too) Your Local Outddoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Departments - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Solunar Table, Hill Country; Conservation; E.B. Mann; Bounty; Vehicles; Did You Know?; Fishing; Saltwater Fishing; New Afloat; Shooting; Reader's Corner; Camping; Tap's Tips; The Tackle Box; Sportsman's Shopper; Gun Dogs; How It's Done; Exit, Laughing
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October
On The Cover - The Poacher (Wanting to become a hunter, he had broken the hunter's code. Now there was a price to be paid.), Upland Aristocrat (The ruffed grouse is a king among gamebirds and, like all royalty, it's fussy about where it lives.), Sporting Asides (This hunter always gets what he has set out for - and sometimes that includes a deer.), The Best Place To Shoot a Moose (Those who hunt these giant deer need special equipment: a block and tackle, strong friends, a truss.), Hunt 'Em When The Sun Shines (It may take an early bird to get worms, but whitetail hunters have the whole day to score.), The Foul-Weather Factor (The ominous skies of a low-pressure system can set the stage for some spectacular waterfowling.), The Art of Tracking (A single hoofprint in the snow can speak volumes. But first you have to know how to read it.), Pheasants In The Afternoon (It's an annual event, a chance to work the dogs, and a celebration of life and friendship.), The Magic Month For Bass (In the excitement of a new hunting season, you may have overlooked the fact that now is the time for bass.), Woodcock Are Where You Find Them (Don't bet the farm that last year's hotspot will hold timberdoodles now.), Scents And Nonsense (Many hunters swear by deer "perfume" but here is one expert who says the whole idea stinks.), Underwater Eyes (Sonar sees it all, but it can't catch fish. Here's how to get the most from it's magic.), Bird Hunting On Public Lands (Some of the best upland gunning around awaits you on acreage that's "shot out" and "Overcrowded".) Your Local Outdoors - A Guide to the Best Hunting and Fishing in your Area
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December
Features - The Moment Of Truth (It comes quickly, with the pull of a trigger or the setting of a hook); Special Times (Some outings beg for the company of a friend, other times it's best to go it alone); Tricks (Fishing with a boatload of gear can't hurt, but it won't necessarily help, either); Snow Grouse (Hunting in the autumn woods is classic, but hunting in the winter woods is better); Topwater Lakers (Strange, indeed, is any place where lakers swarm like sharks and fall for saltwater flies); Christmas Guide For Sportsmen (Here, at long last, is an absolutely infallible solution to your gift-giving problems); Henry Vaillancourt: Birchbark Canoe Builder (In the incomparibly skilled hands of one dedicated man, a nearly lost art survives); Bucks At The Buzzer (You can still fill your tag at the end of the season, but you have to know how. Here's the way); Bear Myths (When the topic turns to bears, all too often fancy overrides reason); Predatory Man (It was a brief encounter in the Texas brush...and it was as old as man himself); The Irresistible Crayfish (Bass and Trout are just wild about crayfish, which is why you should be, too); Holiday Gift Section (Some specially selected outdoor items that have stood the test of time) Your Local Outdoors - A guide to the best hunting and fishing in your area Departments - Editorial; Cheers & Jeers; Solunar Tables; Did You Know?; Ted Trueblood; E.B. Mann; Conservation; Hill Country; Bounty; Camping; Boating; Fishing; Shooting; Reader's Corner; Tap's Tips; Gun Dogs; How It's Done; Exit, Laughing
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