1972 Outdoor Life

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January
Features - A Lesson In Sheep Hunting (Restless Urial Rams give us fits with a series of disappearing acts), Great Misses I Have Made (In 50 years of hunting, I've come up with some colossal goof-ups), Snowfari For Perch (Unplowed roads are our highways to remote waters, challenging fishing), Fastest Shooting In The East (Sea-ducking means fast action, big limits and scarce competition), The Mystery Of Diablo Hill (An uncanny hunch draws us to an incredible sppt for Buster Bucks), Buffalo Trouble (I muffed that first shot, a mistake that almost cost me my life), From Net To Wall (How to skin a fish for the taxidermist, in step-by-step photos), Chukars - On The Level (Uphill hunting for Mr. Redlegs is the rule; we prefer the exception), Winter Steelheading: Top Secret (An expert who stocked fish for 20 years tells us how to catch them), Trophy For Two (We score a bowhunting double play on a royal Bull Elk), I Discover Squirrels (Now I know the Western Gray is a fine challenge and tasty eating), Let's Go Ice Fishing (These jigging methods get the Panfish on frozen New England waters), New Boats & Motors (You could benefit from the industry's efforts to please you), Boat Handling For More Fish (These techniques have helped me catch a lot of fish over the years), Jabbing Jamboree (This winter sport offers a barrel of fun and maybe a sack of Eels), News Of Your Region (Special news section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Bowhunter's carnival), Boating (New boats and motors), Camping (Questions from the mail bag), Dogs (How to judge distance), Fishing (Spinning for Trout), Salt Water (The light touch), Shooting (Cartridge troubles), This Happened To Me, What's On Your Mind, Shopping, The Gist Of It, All Over The Map, What's New
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February
Features - The Massacre Of Jackson's Canyon (Hundreds of dead Eagles indicate sordid state of predator control), The Thirteenth Ram (I clumb the Himalayas to complete a worldwide slam on wild Sheep), Bog 'Bago (Varied know-how puts many different kinds of fish on huge lake's ice), Salmon River Whitetail (One shot ends my lifelong search for a big game trophy I didn't have), Cure For Cabin Fever (Here's a dose of spring tonic that sure beats sulphur and molasses), The First Of Its Kind (Not in my wildest imaginations did I hope to drop a No. 1 Caribou head), Chilblain Trouting (Wade now for Trout. You'll beat the spring rush, maybe limit out), A Turkey's A Turkey (I try for all three kinds of Tom Turkey in a single spring season), The Trout Of Shangra-La (In this angler's heaven I relish today and hope for tomorrow), Stringin' For Coot (A greenhorn landlubber's first taste of unique saltwater Duck gunning), Rimrock Rabbits (Cottontails with .22s out where rimrock meets the Western sky), Spring Woodcock Hunting (Special season gives men and dogs an extra month on timberdoodles), News Of Your Region (Special news section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Give archery another try), Boating (Cuddy-cabin cruisers), Camping (Camping in Hawaii: Part 1), Dogs ("Dear Mr. Duffy..."), Fishing (Dry-fly techniques), Salt Water (Pompano in the suds), Shooting (When is a cartridge adequate?), This Happened To Me, What's On Your Mind, Shopping, The Gist Of It, All Over The Map, What's New
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March
Features - Our Last Wilderness Revisited: Part 1 (Must Alaska's Brooks Range succumb to the pipeliners' siren song?), Making Of A Grand Slam (My 62 days of rugged hunting end with the acid test - a Desert Ram), Bobbing Is Back (Superior's resurgent Lake Trout fall for an old icefishing trick), Rockchuck Riflery (Rockchuckers are like woodchuckers, but smaller, so you'd better be right on), Adventure In God's Country: Part 1 (We explore new waters in a northern wilderness that teems with fish), Black-Powder Buck (An old time Deer hunt with flint and frizzen, powder, patch and ball), The Perch Are Running! (That news sends me rushing to intercept a horde of plump swarmers), Longbeard Lives (Ghost or phantom? No, he's the grandest Tom Turkey a man could hunt), Perfect Big Bass Lake (I say snakelike Table Rock is tops for big Bass in middle U.S.), Shaggy Elk Story (A mighty Ball Elk tears up the turf to polish his antlers for battle), How To Fish Oregon For $75 (Willing Trout, landlocked Salmon highlight our spring camping tour), Three For Solitude (We backpack to 10,500 feet for Splake, Brook Trout and Cutthroats), New Breed Of Nomad (Travelers today want stay-home comfort. These rigs give it - and more), News Of Your Region (Special news section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Which accessories?), Boating (Electric outboards come of age), Camping (Camping in Hawaii: Part 2), Dogs (Springer Spaniel Championship), Fishing (How to fish bucktails and streamers), Salt Water (Weaks, blues and rocks), Shooting (Mounting the hunting scope), This Happened To Me, What's On Your Mind, Shopping, The Gist Of It, All Over The Map
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April
Features - River On Its Deathbed: Part 1 (Columbia's fish runs are decimated by dams, turbines, horrible poison), The Brooks Range Today (Tragedy: "We could have had both oil and most of the Brooks Range"), Cohos Come To New England (Big news: now Easterners can enjoy fishing for the silver Salmon), No Commonplace Bear (My long wait for a Black Bear pays off with a new Michigan record), The Russian Secret (Would you believe easy limits of Smallmouth Bass an hour from Bay Area?), The Great Crowbar Caper (We go hunting in the desert with a crowbar and foot-long tweezers), The Promised Land (Pike, Walleyes and Lakers slam our lures in fabulous Gods Country), Spring Gobbler Gossip (Now Californians' can call up a gobbler during the new spring season), A Century Of Yellowstone (This fabled park again offers great Trout fishing in a wild setting), DOn't Break Your Tushes On Me, Snake (One careless second with a diamondback can mean agonizing death), How To Sharpen A Fillet Knife (Want to know the secret of easy fish filleting? Use a sharp knife), Shadding On The Susquehanna (Darts and flies on a flood-and-flow river full of fish and surprises), News Of Your Region (Special news section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (Shoot year-round), Boating (The houseboat boom), Camping (Welcome to the boner club), Dogs (Start in life with a pup), Fishing (A century of Yellowstone), Salt Water (Bluefish come to Maine), Shooting (On getting kicked), This Happened To Me, What's On Your Mind, Shopping, The Gist Of It, What's New, Fishing Season
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May
Features - Voyage To The Buttonwood (We cruise among islands teeming with wildlife - and get a wild fishing), Nonook - 1971 (In the ages-old way of the Eskimos, we seek the great ice bear), The Catskill Flytyers (Their art is deception, their names hallowed in flyfishing annals), The Wary Marmot (How sneak-and-snipe rockchuck hunts sharpen our stalking skills), Disaster On The Snake (Fish runs above Hells Canyon wiped out, game ranges flooded by dams), Refresher Course For Bass Fishermen (For an A-plus season, cram this short course on basic Bass how-to), Most Dangerous Game (Raised among Africa's big game, I've had my share of close calls), 100 Miles Of Lunkers (Walleyes, Pike and Smallmouth on a great Midwestern stream), Baking Off The Trail (Fresh pastries enhance a wilderness menu. Here's how we make them), Down East Rerun (I recall fishing of yesteryear as I try again for Landlocks and Smallmouth), How Not To Get Lost (This plan keeps my Deer-hunting son oriented, confident and findable), Bigwater Bluegills (My tactics work where others fail on an unlikely-looking reservoir), News Of Your Region (8-page section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (The latest for bowhunters), Boating (Buying a used outboard motor?), Camping (What's new for '72), Dogs (That "compromise" dog), Fishing (How to catch Bonefish), Salt Water (Stripers of Reversing Falls), Shooting (The neglected .280 Remington), This Happened To Me, What's On Your Mind, Shopping, The Gist Of It, What's New, All Over The Map
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June
Features - The Big Lie (If we don't stop TV fakery now, we can "Say Goodbye" to hunting), A Bridge Goes North (I take my wife and baby 650 miles by dogsled into the remote Yukon), Railroad Time Is Fishing Time (A steam train drops us off in the Rockies for wilderness Trout), Fresh Challenge For Chucks (With a scoped rifle, you shoot them, with open sights, you hunt), The Fight For The Fish (Columbia's dam-ravaged fish may survive, but is the best we can do?), The 26th Day (My time is short, but I won't take "just any Elephant"), Friendly Dam Bass (Largemouth fishing on a huge unusual lake that's nearing it's prime), Lake Of The Lunkers (A land rich in game and scenery gives me an in with a record Pike), Back To The Bogs (On an Irish bird hunt, I run the gamut of Celtic wit), Shad Shambles (When Shad run the Yuba, it's time for really wild fishing action), Fun With "Punkinseeds" (Kids just plane love sunnies, and I'm a big kid with a fly rod), The Angry Coyote (I get involved in a howling match with a wily predator), News Of Your Region (8-Page section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (Archery with an angle), Boating (Age of the bass boats), Camping (What's new for '72 - Part 2), Dogs (Shooting Dog Championship), Fishing (Five surface smashers), Salt Water (Little blue hellions), Shooting (Taking care of a gun), All Over The Map, What's On Your Mind, Shopping, The Gist Of It, What's New
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July
Features - Dr. von Braun Hunts The Reindeer (Our No. 1 space expert describes a unique experiment in Viking land), Winisk Squaretails (Three crimson five-pound Brookies on three casts - it happens here), Whitetails, Hit Or Miss (You'd better be sharp if you hunt an animal made to be missed), Bass On Topwater Worms (An expert shows me an exciting way to take big Florida Largemouths), Four-Alarm Fire (Deceit and emotion feed antihunting flames, burning even in court), Horse Up And Hike Down (A new wrinkle in alpine travel helps us hit it rich on golden Trout). Old Paint (The johnboat my father built was a friend that I'll never forget), The Cats Of Conowingo (I learn tricks the old hands use to catch Susquehanna Forktails), Crosshairs On Crows (Hunt Crows this way and you'll see what kind of a rifleman you are), The Footloose Generation (We're more like friends than family when my sons and I hike for Trout), The Good Life (The Yukon spring brings much activity and delight to my young family), No Bones About Chain Pickerel (Here's a simple way to make the bones of this fish harmless), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (Woodchucks on a string), Boating (The electronic angler), Camping (Who needs a checklist?), Dogs (What to expect from a trainer), Fishing (Bass on topwater worms), Salt Water (The bottom brawler), Shooting (Hail and farewell), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's On Your Mind, The Gist Of It, What's New, Shopping
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August
Features - It's Time To Act (Steps we must take to stop antihunters from destroying our sport), Beaverhead Country (In this paradise Trout hit hungrily, game abounds, tourists are rare), Nightmare On Missinaibi (A sudden quirk of nature turns our wilderness trip into tragedy), Last Sheep Hunt (Sheep are for young men, I once wrote, so I went after a ram at 69), Nymphs In "Trouble Water" (These nymphing tricks fool big Trout where their hardest to catch), We Call The Big Ones (When a Bear or a Lion comes to your call, be ready for rubbery knees), Campout Campus (These freshmen get an outdoor introduction to the academic life), A Hot Time With Blacktails (When heat waves dance, we get prime Venison with these tricks), Midnight Mules (I take 11-pound Largemouths, but can I solve the 15-pounder riddle?), A Hunt For The Larder (To get my family through the Yukon winter, I bag Moose and Waterfowl), Don't Damn The Dolphins (Many fishermen curse when Dolphin hit their baits; we cheer instead), Peeling A Panfish (Hear's a safe, easy way to skin and fin these little scrappers), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (In a bow factory), Boating (Helmsmanship), Camping (See the wild side of Florida), Dogs (Starting the water dog), Fishing (Trout and Marlin in Australia), Salt Water (Panfish while you wait), Shooting (Good old days are here), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's On Your Mind, The Gist Of It, What's New, Shopping
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September
Features - Let's Go Wild (One man's vision: a new approach to replenishing wildlife cover), Minnesota's First Moose Hunt (Nearly 100 percent of Minnesota Moose hunters get their game), Explosion In Silver (All you need to know to catch big, hard-fighting Midwest Steelhead), We Clobbered The Clappers (We hunt for rails and discover an exciting new kind of shooting), Trail-Watching For Deer (These refined airbrush techniques will help you bag today's wary Deer), A Season Of Giants (A run of huge Salmon provides unforgettable fishing on the Smith), The Goats Came Running (I get an undreamed of trophy during a wild ridgetop encounter), Forgotten Bass Water (We catch Largemouths and Redeyes in a jewel of a Mississippi stream), Polar Bear: Symbol Of The Wild (Fascinating field work in the changing world of the ice Bear), The Tilefish Story (High-seas adventure on a quest for an almost-forgotten fish), Winter - The Fun Time (We build a new cabin and hunt Caribou in the thrilling Yukon cold), Hair Frogs: Fit To Be Tied (How to tie your own frog "bug" to lure lunker Bass), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Switch-around tackle), Boating (New kinks in kickers), Camping (Camping's fringe benefits), Dogs (The bird calls the shots), Fishing (Bass bugs old and new), Shooting (Rebirth of the .45/70), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's On Your Mind, The Gist Of It, What's New, Shopping, Hunting Seasons
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October
Features - They're Stealing Your Game (Hunters: It's up to you to help stop the crime of poaching), Fools Plunge In (Angels would fear to tread where I had to go for the furious Bear), The Line On Big Fish (These wet-fly lines help me take huge Trout and Salmon at any level), Bucks Of The Wolf Fangs (A childhood dream of a trophy Buck comes true high in the Rockies), Beacon In The Forest (In the green woods, a yellow tree lights my way to Squirrel limits), Backpack For Black Rams (Our high trek for Stone Sheep leads to problems, excitement, success), At The Sign Of St. Georg (Neither rain nor summer heat slows these eager Trout and Grayline), Cartridges For Elk (Knowing where your bullet will lead counts for more than caliber), We're Going To The Worms (You never know enough about these great but frustrating Bass lures), Morning With A Cool Cat (A Bobcat cavorts for my camera, proves my theories on cat behavior), The Reenactment (On the last-day of the season, I get two chances for the big Buck), Upland Bonanza (We must use new tricks to score big on prairie Sharptails and Huns), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Bowhunting in Canada), Boating (Troubleshooting the new way), Camping (Down Mexico way), Dogs (The bird calls the shots - Part 2), Fishing (Balance your fly rig), Salt Water (When the baitshop closes), Shooting (The lever-actions), This Happened To Me, What's New, What's On Your Mind, The Gist Of It, Shopping
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November
Features - Wilderness Death Watch? (This plan would trade one-third of Quebec's wilds for electric power), Hunt For A Man-Killer (Could I run down a killer-Bear without becoming a victim myself?), Wading Big O (Our winter dreams become reality in this marshy jungle full of Bass), Secret Of The Old Howard Mine (Uncle Jud found much more than ore at these old diggings), End Of The Stalk (I knew the big Buck's habits, but bagging him proved far from easy), Currituck's Bounty (We find a waterfowling treasure in the lee of the Outer Banks), Pilgrimage To Pyramid (I fish for giant Trout in the mysterious lake my father knew), The Buck And The Great Gray Owl (Bad breaks resolve into big success on our late mule-Deer hunt), Flight! Camera! Action! (These on-the-spot photos record my hunting success), Double And Redouble (The lady takes a Bighorn and a Goat during the same year in Wyoming), Accidents Will Happen (Things go completely haywire sometimes, even among wild animals), The Moose Caper (Tagging of a big-game animal that's expanding all over it's range), Snowmobile Savvy (These snowmobile tips can save you trouble afield), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (The gunner-bowman), Boating (Offshore sportsfishermen), Camping (For a better hunting camp), Dogs (Birds for dog training), Fishing (How to fish the dry lake), Salt Water (Gray Trout), Shooting (The side-by-side double), This Happened To Me, What's New, What's On Your Mind, All Over The Map, The Gist Of It, Shopping
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December
Features - The Lead Shot Dilemma (Can we stop poisoning Ducks with lead? Here's what's being done), The Man-Eating Tigress Of Kaligarh (She'd just killed her 35th human. Our job: stop the slaughter), Ice Fishing: Secrets Of Success (Where to drill holes...how to collect and fish baits...best lures), The Kudzu Deer (Many Southerners favor shotguns for Deer, but rifles pay off for us), Joice, The Shooter's Choice (This unique area is both a waterfowl sanctuary and a hunter's haven), Elk For The Pickens (Slim's "accuracy" in movies doesn't count when he hunts a big bull), Wings Over The Fadama (The danger, beauty and superb gunning of a Nigerian waterfowl hunt), Nerve-Frazzling Sport (Scary, inconsistent, a runway for huge Trout: that's the wild Soo), Cottontails In The Cottonwoods (Rabbits run wild on land that in long-ago days we'd written off), Deer Of Devil's River (Here's a hotspot with trophy Whitetails and a three-deer hunt), Till The Last Dog Is Hung (I was exhausted, but I kept going because a trophy Ram was at stake), Spice Up Your Lures (Make your lures more effective; add a taste or smell that fish like), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (What's the score on trophies?), Boating (Questions readers ask), Camping (Equipment checkup), Dogs (Silence is golden), Fishing (Leaves from my mailbag), Salt Water (Beat the black drum), Shooting (The hot 6 mm's), This Happened To Me, What's New, What's On Your Mind, All Over The Map, The Gist Of It, Shopping
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