1963 Outdoor Life

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March
Features - Casting's Fun...BUT Can You Catch Trout? (I'm one of the elite now, and here's how I joined up), A Lion Mangled Me (I felt his claws ripping me as he tried to tear my guts out), A Great New Lake (United States and Canada create a fabulous fishing water), Shot With Luck (We both scored when two Moose did what Moose don't do), West Coast Stompede (A new wrinkle for California striper fishing with a fly), Are We Wasting Our Best Hunting? (Why pay $5,000,000 a year to kill off our predators), Trout Find Of The Year (It's the Tellico Watershed in Tennessee), New Fishing For Easterners(I find nine hot Pennsylvania rainbow streams getting hotter), Dwarf Deer In Sonora (Real animal or myth? A chance remark leads to the answer), Florida's Sturgeon Spree (Water below Jim Woodruff Dam is yielding 100-pounders), Monarch Of Wolf Creek (We called him the old man, and no other gobbler was wiser), The Grand Awakening (It happens in March, when Texas bass suddenly go on the prowl) Departments - Angling (Baits and lures for spring Trout), Archery (Run-down on latest in arrowheads), Boating (How to select a boat for camping), Camping (Savvy campers usually don't rough it), Dogs (National Springer Trial), Salt Water (Early season shore fishing), Shooting (The living cartridges and the dead ones)
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April
Features - Revolution In Fishing Tackle (This is the year of fine glass rods, improved lines, leaders), Terror In The Cassiars (Those blood-curdling screams and roars were in dead earnest), Mighty Trout Of The Mighty Mo (Giant Browns from what most people consider Catfish water), The Top Fish And Where To Catch Them (Where to find your area's favorite fish, and other species too), Cottontails To Spare (California rabbits reminded me what fun I'd been missing), We Beat Our Drums (We took "citation" black drums, and I don't mean 45-pounders), Grand Slam Doubled (A Texas couple completes a slam apiece on sheep), April Trout Look Down (Why spring Trout don't take flies - and what they do take), Some Spring Secrets (Opening Day on Naples Creek - Trout spectacular), Crazy Skeet (These Maryland men have a trap rig that can throw no-hitters), Five Days For Muskies (A man could fish all his life and not have a season like mine), Stump Lot Adventure (Bowhunting for New York state's huge predaceous Turtles), All About - ah - Brim (Here's how we catch this great Panfish down South) Departments - Angling (How letters save gamefish), Archery (Legal aspects of bowhunting), Boating (Planning a successful float trip), Camping (What's new in camping gear for '63), Dogs (Right dog for the job plus getting rid of fleas), Salt Water (Some different recipes), Shooting (Those mighty midgets, the .22 rimfires)
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May
Features - Two Open Letters From Alaska (State authorities give their views on hunting by airplane), Roll 'Em Together (Half a dozen ways to a fishing vacation and a happy family), Biggest Bear In The East (I set a new black-bear record on a typical New York deer hunt), Trail-Blazing A Vacation (Two suburban families try an unguided wilderness canoe trip), The Gobbler Goes West (South Dakota offers the West's first spring turkey hunts), Those Bizarre Bass (Will the secret of this Georgia lake ever be discovered), Lions Beat Them All (A vote for Utah lions as nations most exciting game), New Road To Rocky Mountain Trout (We find one of those places anglers always dream about), Going For Broke (I lined up on a prize Caribou with a rifle almost in ruins), Remote Ponds Near Home (New Hampshire anglers hike uphill to private fishing), Pollock Are Powderkegs (Their springtime antics are causing an angling revolution), A Coon Hunter's Life Ain't Easy (It never is, especially when you're trying to sack 'em alive), Maytime Is Shad Time (These California fish make spring the hottest time of the year) Departments - Angling (How to fish nymphs), Archery (What to go bowhunting for now), Boating (The low-down on renting a boat), Camping (Woodcraft know-how boosts camping pleasures), Dogs (Mixed-breed hunting dogs), Salt Water (Heres how to fish the surf), Shooting (New handguns and two "new" cartridges)
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June
Features - Are You A Sap For The Ribbon Cutters (Many more streams menaced by highwaymen unless anglers act), The Fishing Was Wild (Wuderness camping and fishing with toehold on civilization), A Boar For The Bronx(I wanted a wild pig, so I took a bus to Tennessee to get one), A Broken Stream Revives (Pennsylvania's hurricane-stricken Brodhead stages a comeback), Earthquake Deer (Montana's Quake Lake area is now a hotspot for deer), The Wicked Kings (Texas anglers take Gulf kingfish on 25-foot cane poles), Primer On Squirrel Hunting (All the beginner needs to know about it), A Fiery Fish (The Artic Char if the Tree River are like leaping flames), Black Bear Turns Man-Eater (Shocking facts of an Ontario killing, the fourth case on record), Get 'Em While They're Cold (He proved these "dead" California lakes hold big Trout), Idaho's Instant Goat Hunt (You can spot goats from the road in this state), Promised Land Of Bass (It's Maryland's Eastern Shore, where first-rate bass waters abound), Pothole Catfish (This is the way they catch cats in Texas; you can do it too) Departments - Angling (Why fly fishermen cast curves), Archery (How to practice for wingshooting), Boating (What to do about boats in distress), Camping (Dry run can help guarantee trip's success), Dogs (Shooting-dog championships), Salt Water (How to fish tidal rivers), Shooting (The mighty .22 rimfire cartridges)
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July
Features - Mekong Madness (I was sure the heat or some jungle beast would put an end to me), Fishing On The Fly (Bargain plan offers anglers a choice of Rocky Mountain waters), Cougar Nightmare (Four items found me and I had to hunt down all of them), My No. 1 Fishing Spot (A 10-lb Laker seemed big till I boated two 30-pounders), 40th Buck (How Earl has shot 40 bucks in 40 hunts makes me shudder), Whitefish Magic (Tradition says Whitefish won't hit a fly, but I know better), Reunion With Rabbits (Boyhood days are recaptured in this Pennsylvania hunt), Bull Bass Are My Hobby (The author, who is Mr. Bass at Bull Shoals, tells how he does it), Moose By The Yard (A hunt for Alaska Moose with king-size antlers), Trout After Dark (Here's how a fly fisherman can score all summer), The Hunting Horse (He has a fine nose, built in compass, and a tendency to panic), A Yellow Streak (Live Mackeral a foot long take California's whopper yellowtails), Perfect Trout Stream (The author votes for Michigan's Ne-Bo-Shone) Departments - Angling (Tiny flies for big Trout), Archery (The bowhunter and his guide), Boating (How to handle your rig in foul weather), Camping (Tips on planning camp menu and grub list), Dogs (Dogs for squirrel hunting), Salt Water (Fishing for snapper blues), Shooting (What you should know about powder)
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August
Features - Float Into The Past (We fished in a bit of Texas that's like another world), Buffalo Made Me Nervous (I began to wonder if I really was afraid of old m'bogo), Most Underfished River In The U.S. (Washington's Yakima is fish-filled but largely ignored), The Bears Were Bad Enough (Bear no. 2 was rough, but then we faced our winter ordeal), Let It Rain (Summer rains signal the start of superb Trout fishing), A Five-Year Stalk (This whitetail's non-typical rack set two new records), Fish The Midnight Eel (The lazy lunkers came alive when we used Dock's rig), Wild Deer Area Opens (New jeep roads take hunters into Utah's wild Triangle), We Ran The Blackwater (The fishing was fantastic, but we faced disaster to reach it), Picture Yourself (This hunter simultaneously shoots rabbits with gun and camera), New Life-Saving Method (If partner's heart, breathing stop, this new method may save him), I Love A Quail Named Gaumbel (The little bird grabbed my heart and ran off with it), IQ Of A Blue (Were these fish or were they some super-intelligent creatures?) Departments - Angling (How to work the weed beds), Archery (Bowhunting for powder burners), Boating (How to get invited back), Camping (Tips on improving your camp's layout), Dogs (The German Shorthaired), Salt Water (The obliging little porgy), Shooting (Medicine for Elk and Moose)
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September
Too Many Caribou (We had tough competition for our Brooks Range trophies.), Hudson Bay and Back by Canoe (We poled and paddled 38 days and 850 miles in Ontario's wilds.), A Double on Deer (Whole towns celebrate opening day in Colorado's two-deer region.), Autumn Jackpot (Those Minnesota northerns exploded all my pike theories.), Pronghorn Crawl (Including a try for Old Crooked Horn, Wyoming ghost buck.), Trapped in Devil's Hole (Our fishing venture on the San Joaquin nearly finished us.), The Bear Who Came to Dinner (Action photos show how a black bear breaks camp.), A Deer in your Pocket (My whitetail system has scored three opening days in a row.), Grancel Fitz's Last Trophy (Famed trophy hunter had high hopes for first African safari.), Turkey on the Wing (I hunted with a bowman, and what I saw still seems impossible.), The Big Red Drum (Fall months bring red drums into sloughs off Hatteras.), The Clapper Rail (On south Jersey's coastal marshes; lots of birds, few hunters.)
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October
Features - Alaska Grizzlies Regain Record Book Status (Boone and Crockett also alters minimum score in 21 classes), An Extra-Special Moose (My young son joined me on this dream hunt in Ontario), Whitetails For All (We all had the rare good luck to score on Minnesota deer), A Glow In The Dark (Prescription for Steelheads in muddy water fluorescent flies), Where The Deer Are (Outdoor Life's field editors pinpoint fall hunting hotspots), Take To The Swamps (Duck hunters score in a wilderness near Boston), Far-Out Chucks (New England experts hit regularly at 400 yards), Sport Of Stalking (Here are some tricks you can use to get closer to big game), October Bass Explosion (My companion predicted the Bass would blast us off the lake), Here A Bear Walked (I yearned for a bear, but when I saw the tracks my skin crawled), Tied Up By Topknots (The elusive Topknots are Valley Quail in central Oregon), The All-Round Trout Fly (The Muddler Minnow has paid off the world over for me), Portable Tripod (It's handy for hanging, dressing game in treeless areas) Departments - Angling (How many lures do you need), Archery (Choosing the hunting quiver), Boating (Using your boat for hunting), Camping (Right containers to hold your camp gear), Dogs (Neglected training details), Salt Water (Fishing for Pompano), Shooting (Picking the all-around shotgun)
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November
Features - Gun Owners Should Switch To The Offense (Two ways for sportsmen to turn tables on antigun extremists), Deer By The Dozen (Potter County, Pennsylvania - deer capital of the East), Following Wounded Game (It's vitally important to follow up your shots. Here's how), Bass For The Asking (How to cash in on the country's farm-pond explosion), I Learn About Quail (You need lots of savvy to bag these California birds), Double Take On Elephant (The second bull charged, screaming, out of nowhere), The Tailers (Thrills with three of the spookiest fish that roam the shallows), I Eat Words - AND Rabbits (A dog named Bo put him on a hot track for Michigan bunnies), Saddlebag Safari (A hunt for trophy Elk in Wyoming's Blind Basin), Like Artillery Coming In (That's what those Maine whistlers sounded like), Two Best Ways To Get A Deer (You can look for venison or wait for it to come to you), Keep Moving (Strategy for Steelheads that works wherever they run), Deer In A Dishpan (A deer butchered this way fits in a refrigerator), Get A GOOD Knife (It cleans fish, cuts rope, dresses Moose) Departments - Angling (Balanced rods cast better), Archery (Christmas presents for bowmen), Boating (Useful tools for boat owners), Camping (Time-tested tips for better sleep in camp), Dogs (Handy hounds for varmits), Salt Water (Where and how to catch snook), Shooting (How the .375 stacks up)
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December
Features - Who Lives Here? (A quiz: Do you know what these animals call home?), The Deer War (Game men can manage deer: it's people who cause the trouble), Do-It-Yourself Bighorns (We didn't plan on a blind chimney and an ornery horse), Those Deadly Blondes (The best big-fish fly for both fresh and salt water), Christmas Hasenpfeffer (It's fun when you mix two sons, a beagle and Ohio rabbits), Born Smart - And Suspicious (Angola Kudus give us the slip until our hunt's last day), Good Hunter's Bible (Take this advice, and you possibly never shoot a goose), Christmastide Fish (Here's a Connecticut Frostfish festival few people know about), Don't Blow It (How I earned a record Bow-and-Arrow buck in New Jersey), Black Bear Posse (Riding for Idaho Bear with horses and hounds), Decoys For Doves (As the birds wise up, try appealing to their eyes and ears), Backwoods Buck (Getting my deer in that Mississippi swamp was no cinch), Hog-Wild Chinooks (They're the winter-run fish in the Sacramento) Departments - Angling (Rigging terminal tackle), Archery (An Indian taught us bowhunting), Boating (How to identify boat hulls), Camping (Clues on gifts to give to camping friends), Dogs (Surfacings for kennel runs), Salt Water (Tarpon: Florida's high-jump champs), Shooting (Which guns to take to Africa)
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