1973 Outdoor Life

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January
Features - The Grand Slam Caper (Glory hunters and fast-buck artists are making a mess of Sheep hunting), Spring In The Wild Land (I film the drama that unfolds each year in the Northern Rockies), Top Hitters In The Salt (Surface plugs are dynamite for saltwater fishing. Here's how it's done), 'Legend' Of Buck Hollow (A huge set of disembodied antlers comes bobbing wraithlike toward me), The Portable Boat Man (He's the one who fishes waters you can't reach by any other means), This Most Unusual Guide (It's hard to keep eyes on the skies when you hunt Geese with this guide), The Spring We Moved The Moose (Transplanting Moose involves some tough problems - as I found out), Bobwhite Quail Challenge (Bobs are combat veterans now. Jungle warfare's the way to get 'em), Hooking At Pike Lake (I get a big kick out of going ice-fishing the way Eskimos do it), Squeaking Up The Red Fox (I learn to make like a noisy mouse, and Red Foxes almost run me down), Fish Fry On Ice (It's exciting to fish after dark when some good eating comes next), A Moose Hunt In Alaska (Outdoor Life featured this stirring adventure on its first issue), New Boats And Motors For 1973 (Horsepower is up, and more craft are custom built for anglers), News Of Your Region (8-page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (No. 1 place for bowhunters), Boating (New boats and motors for 1973), Camping (How to select the best tent for you), Dogs (New kind of trial), Fishing (Surface plugs on salt water), Salt Water (Deep stuff with wire), Shooting (Aim where it ain't), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's New, The Gist Of It, What's On Your Mind, Shopping
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February
Features - Black Day For Mallards (The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers digs in to channelize the Cache), A Royal Flush (The Elk I wanted was King of the Mountain. Could I ever outsmart him?), Winter On The Kings (This California river offers great winter flyfishing for hefty Trout), The Black Bear As Fisherman (What toll does this predator extract when Salmon return to spawn), "The Fish Are Lightin'" (Being in dark about Walleyes on ice is great with flashlight rigs), Ugly But Manageable (Our state tries a limited but controversial season on Alligators), Yesterday's Gunning Today (Hunters who try for Prairie Chickens get a taste of another era), My First Pneumatic (This magazine's second issue notes a dramatic change in bicycle riding), What Kind Of Fish Is That? (The Walleye's full of surprises when it appears on West Coast waters), What's A Boy Do In Alaska? (Here's how a 10-year-old sees the wonders of his magnificent state), Sagebrush Showdown (We find it helps a lot to use a Hound when hunting Western Cottontails), Turkey Hunting: Agony And Ecstasy (To what lengths will this bizarre passion urge its helpless victims), News Of Your Region (8-Pace Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Where did you go wrong?), Boating (For boating information), Camping (Camper's zoo), Dogs (Quail championship), Fishing (Put those odd lures to work), Salt Water (Topwater plugging), Shooting (Trigger tips), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's New, The Gist Of It, What's On Your Mind, Shopping
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March
Features - Riddle Of The Red Tide (What is this lethal organism that periodically ravages our coasts?), Bandit Bears Of Kashmir (We get royal treatment and an exotic hunt for a workingsman's price), Bargain Packtrip (An outfitter takes us to seldom-seen waters and great Trout fishing), The Earmarked Buck (By concidence, I learn the age of a Deer from a cattleman's brand), Bedding Down On The Feather (Camp here and you're within a cast of Shad, three kinds of Bass), Big Birds In A Rain Forest (We hunt Currasows and gorgeous Turkeys in the jungles of Yucatan), Otisco Grab Bag (In this lake, big Trout are suddenly battling Bass for top billing), Tax Time Turkey (Ice and snow seem far behind when I met the Dixie Gobbler), Good Things Come In Small Packages (The van conversion: a double-duty rig, a great compromise RV), The Natives Of High Meadow (Detective work and a hard backpack take us to wilderness cutthroats), The Sea Change (I'm eager as a racehorse when silvery Shad transform the Mattaponi), I Always Read The Ads (A selection of advertisements from the first year of this magazine), News Of Your Region (8-page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Get more clout with a club), Boating (Tips for trade-ins), Camping (A look at the RV's for '73), Dogs (Springer Spaniel Championship), Fishing (Troll to find fish), Salt Water (Getting down to plugs), Shooting (A new twist in bolt actions), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's New, The Gist Of It, What's On Your Mind, Shopping
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March
Features - Riddle Of The Red Tide (What is this lethal organism that periodically ravages our coasts?), Bandit Bears Of Kashmir (We get royal treatment and an exotic hunt for a workingsman's price), Bargain Packtrip (An outfitter takes us to seldom-seen waters and great Trout fishing), The Earmarked Buck (By concidence, I learn the age of a Deer from a cattleman's brand), Bedding Down On The Feather (Camp here and you're within a cast of Shad, three kinds of Bass), Big Birds In A Rain Forest (We hunt Currasows and gorgeous Turkeys in the jungles of Yucatan), Otisco Grab Bag (In this lake, big Trout are suddenly battling Bass for top billing), Tax Time Turkey (Ice and snow seem far behind when I met the Dixie Gobbler), Good Things Come In Small Packages (The van conversion: a double-duty rig, a great compromise RV), The Natives Of High Meadow (Detective work and a hard backpack take us to wilderness cutthroats), The Sea Change (I'm eager as a racehorse when silvery Shad transform the Mattaponi), I Always Read The Ads (A selection of advertisements from the first year of this magazine), News Of Your Region (8-page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Get more clout with a club), Boating (Tips for trade-ins), Camping (A look at the RV's for '73), Dogs (Springer Spaniel Championship), Fishing (Troll to find fish), Salt Water (Getting down to plugs), Shooting (A new twist in bolt actions), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's New, The Gist Of It, What's On Your Mind, Shopping
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Water Spotting

April
Features - Conflict: Man And The Salmon (Can we restore age-old values before this great fish becomes extinct?); Why You Shoot Your Uncle For An Elk (The causes of hunting accidents, and what you can do to avoid them); Trout In The Springtime (Scenery with grandeur and ice-out trout welcome us to the West); Magnolia Cobbler (My quest for crafty patriarch of the woods brings out oddball tactics); You Can't Beat Spring Chinook (This salmon's fight and flavor put it in a class by itself); The Ram Under The Rim (A startling change in viewpoint gives me a shot at a record trophy); I Con Wary Bass (At almost no cost, I bamboozle bigmouths with something different); Dash - Profile Of A Dog (The Duke of Manhattan proved himself on pheasants and grouse); The Ostrich Is Looking Up (Tied on an impulse, the super ostrich fly becomes my secret weapon); Kudu On The Cuff (How a poor Westerner made a shoestring "safari" in Africa); Fishing With Wheel And Camera (We pedaled 350 miles and get great fishing, new perspectives); Saganaga - Lake Of The Big Walleyes (Can I top my 10 1/2-pound runner-up here, at the end of the Gunflint Trail?); Teacher's Pet (Making of an angler: give a boy a fly rod, head for bluegill beds); News Of Your Region (8-page section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Bowhunting the refuges); Boating (Planned boating); Camping (Camp for opening day); Dogs (About crossbred dogs); Fishing (It's never too late); Salt Water (Sodbank soakers); Shooting (The return of the .220 Swift); This Happened To Me; All Over The Map; Fishing Seasons; The Gist Of It; What's On Your Mind For Shopping
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May
Features - The Skin Game (How under-the-table payoffs come out of the hunter's pocket), Far From The Crowd (We find solitude and eager Trout where the monkeyflowers bloom), Hit With A Rest (To make a clean kill on game with a rifle, steady is the word), Jig And Bob For Bronzebacks (We take boyish delight in the success of our jig-and-bobber setup), A Day Of Rough Shooting (A delightful English hunt for hares and pheasants, common-man style), Return Of The Perch (After an absence of 15 years, the Perch of Lake Michigan are back), Quarterback Option Play (Pro football's Earl Morrall calls signals with rifle and rod), A Day Of Terror (We're trapped on an ice flow drifting out to break up in rough water), Everybody's Gamebird (Here's year-round wingshooting that's yours for the asking), What Is This - Hooky? (I teach inner-city kids to read better by taking them fishing), Show Off, Sound Off And Get Home (If you're lost or disabled, make the right kind of fuss about it), Beginner's Blues (I sail with a knowing Captain on a calm sea for jumbo Bluefish), Everything's Spinorty (The canoe goes along piggyback when I take the ladies out after Bass), News Of Your Region (8-page section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (Hunting the islands), Boating (Food for all hands), Camping (For roughing it smoothly), Dogs (Questions and answers), Fishing (Catch more Bass and Trout right now), Salt Water (Flatfish fighter), Shooting (Barrel-cleaning fact and fiction), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's New, The Gist Of It, What's On My Mind, Shopping
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June
Features - Adventure At Every Bend (My family and I find Trout galore, other delights in wild high country), Big Kudu In "South West" (African "farm" hunt has action aplenty plus the amenities of home), Primer For New Pike Fishermen (Pike are stocked all over nowadays. Here's how to catch them), My Bear Was Blue (I desperately wanted to bag this rare, silvery bear with my bow), Wild In The Willows (An old trick with a new wrinkle takes Largemouths in the treetops), Zoom To Better Pictures (New light zooms for 35 mm. cameras offer versatility for outdoor work), "The Fly Is Up" (My Irish hosts show me their unique way of enticing Lunker Trout), Bighorns Of The Big Bend (Modern management gives Texas bighorn Sheep a new lease on life), Prospecting For Gold (We tackle a torturous trail to find a mother lode of trophy Trout), Prairie Dog Shoot (Your best weapon against wildlife poisoning may be a varmint rifle), Bonefish To Burn (Hook a good Bonefish, and you'll be hooked for life. I did, and I am), Don't Slander The Sucker (He's a tasty fish that checks a bait with the caution of a banker), News Of Your Region (8-Page section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (The all-year bow season), Boating (The art of trailering), Camping (More ways to rough it smoothly), Dogs (Pop-A-Top is champ again), Fishing (How to choose the right line), Salt Water (The fighting Flatfish), Shooting (Stock your own lever rifle), This Happened To Me, All Over The Map, What's New, The Gist Of It, What's On My Mind, Shopping
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July
Features - What Has Happened To That Big New Trout? (The bull trout has a new home, but the old bum rap still haunts him); Bedlam In The Swamp (I promise my wife a bear rug but nearly lose a partner in the bargain); Plastic Worms For Panfish (Scaled-down models of these bass lures are dynamite for big sunfish); Rattlers On The Rocks (These rattlers defy the rules and spring some surprises on us); Rainbows Of The Little Red (Fine trout fishing is only one of the moody river's pleasures); Journey Of The Outdoor Life Girl (Our first publisher's help sent her on a 1,000-mile horseback ride); The Day They Opened The Mystery Reservoir (We have 18 hours to end a decade of wondering about this lake's monsters); Doubleheader Deer (My goal: a four-point or better buck of each species from same area); Little Lady Takes Chinooks (Ten fishermen leave a pool to a spunky lady and a big salmon); Those Cool Canadian Catfish (Catfishing in Manitoba? At first we scoff. But then we fish); Catch Big Fish From The Piers (They say pier fishing is for pheasants, but we pheasants catch big fish); The Ultralight Backpack (You'll enjoy the week more and carry less if food and gear total 20 lb); News Of Your Region (8-Page section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (Archery tackle for today); Boating (Floating on air); Camping (Try another way); Dogs (Summertime bird shoot); Fishing (How to fish an unfamiliar lake); Salt Water (Pollock on top); Shooting (The black-powder boom); This Happened To Me; All Over The Map; What's New; The Gist Of It; What's On Your Mind; Shopping
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August
Features - Must This Land Die? (Strip-mines threaten to ravage the coal-rich Powder River basin), Catch Big Drive-In Pike (We fish in a wilderness that can be reached by air, rail or road), How Your Guide Sees You (Boob or great guy: it depends on your savvy and ability to read), Three For The Price Of One (Rainbows, Brookies, Kokanees provide action on a fine Western lake), Show Your Kids Our Great Outdoors (How I keep my youngsters from being swayed by antihunting forces), Here Comes The Bass Blitz (New impoundment comes on strong with big Bass and lots of them), The First Dog Up (A lifetime of hunting ends for a fabulous Springer named Flirt), Reach High For Trout Treasure (We outhike the weekenders to fish along on the High Sierra's roof), This Feathered Isle (I shed fishing gear and get a shotgun when I see Ireland's birds), The Codfish Party (A short run on calm seas to Codfish angling without bait), Worm-Fiddling Championship (Strum this last tango for worms, and you'll never dig them again), One Bright Light For Salmon (That's Iceland, where the splendid Atlantic thrives as never before), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on fishing, hunting and conservation) Departments - Archery (Bowhunting basics), Boating (Camping by boat), Camping (Camping for all ages), Dogs (Gundogs for work, play, glory), Fishing (Tricks for Walleyes year-round), Salt Water (Yellowtail blitz), Shooting (The Wildcats: why and how), All Over The Map, What's New, What's On Your Mind, The Gist Of It, Shopping
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September
Features - Great Fall Float Trip (Canoe, boots and some wire produce big trout on an awakening river); Duck Plague Rears Its Ugly Head (Will future outbreaks bring devastation to free-flying waterfowl?); Wild, Wonderful Whitefish (North or West, these fish are super sport on both fly and spin gear); Small Drives For Big Bucks (You don't need an army to drive deer. Two or three men can do the job); Silver Party (Try these saltwater ports for fine boats, expert skippers, big cohos); Bugle Call For Big Bulls (I answer the roaring challenges of elk and reap a royal reward); The Shell Game (Here's how I con the cagey squirrels in my part of Virginia); A Barbel Isn't A Trout (Rain in Spain is everywhere, but we enjoy and endure great fishing); Duel With A Grizzly (A cow moose defends her tiny calf and beats off a grizzly's attack); Backpack To High Ponds (A rubber raft helps me explore high trout ponds of White Mountains); Battle Over The Timber Wolf (Politics and antihunting hysteria scuttle Minnesota wolf program); How To Sweet-Talk A Rhino (Using an old African Poachers' trick, Davis coaxes a rhino in close); News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Boating (Enjoying rivers and streams); Camping (Take the pledge); Dogs (Getting your dog there); Fishing (How to rig and fish plastic worms); Salt Water (The bluefish giants); Shooting (The snappy 20 gauge); All Over The Map; Hunting Season; What's New; The Gist Of It; What's On Your Mind; Shopping
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October
Features - Finest Hours In The Wild (The eerie gold of twilight is tops for shooting - with gun or camera), Tricks That Take Big Cohos (Here's how I've caught more than 1,000 river-run Salmon on files), Buck Of My Life (Where Boone and Crockett trod, I bag a rare record book Whitetail), Wildlife's Best Friend (If the antihunters win, wildlife will lose - to starvation and disease), Fish The Middle Ground (Lunkers swarm where surfcasters cannot go and trollboaters seldom try), Visions Of A Trophy Deer (Was I wrong to search till the last day for a massive Muley buck), Bright-Eyed For Bushytails (A boy with a cut-down .410 takes me back to another opening day hunt long ago), Triple-Play Hunt (A mixed bag of birds is prize enough when the top gun is a lady), Old Fighter (The fish belonged to an age when Ozark rivers ran clean and free), How To Skagit A Goose (The great white Geese fly to us from an island north of Siberia), Make An Offer A Bull Elk Can't Refuse (How to call up the lord of the harem for one of hunting's top thrills), What's New In Snowmobiling (Makers are using innovations to reverse the slump in sales), Cruising The Tidewater (Whatever your pleasure, you'll find it in this marshy wonderland), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Keeping up), Boating (Stretch your boating season), Camping (Let's not spoil our sport), Dogs (Some interesting questions), Fishing (How to catch Lake Trout), Salt Water (Weaks come on strong), Shooting (Scope lore), All Over The Map, The Gist Of It, What's New, Shopping, What's On Your Mind
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November
Features - Greatest Hunter Of All? (Certain death haunts the dark woods on silent wings), A Wild Kind Of Fishing (Almost a mystic rite on ice, this action evokes a primeval thrill), Order For Elk (We endure a nightmare to test our theory: the big bulls roam high), Trout Of The Rio Irati (Myth and reality mesh when I backpack up a storied Spanish river), Easy Way To Butcher Your Deer (Step-by-step photos show how to beat those high meat prices), Hunting In Waterfowl Mecca (Here the spectacle of flying birds almost outshines the shooting), Sun River Dream Buck (My second encounter with a big Mule Deer takes on a strange twist), Battling Blues In The Surf (We sling metal into boiling suds where Bass of over 18 pounds feed), They Brought Back The Pike (Dedicated sportsmen's trap-and-transport plan rejuvenates a lake), Take Your Wife Fishing? (My wife undergoes a terrible transformation whenever she boards a boat), Waterway Squirrels (For bushytail limits, keep your eyes peeled and your feet wet), How To Find The Best Snowmobiling (The picture is changing, and good trail info is harder to dig out), News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Expect the unexpected), Boating (Winter wisdom), Camping (Tricks for your next trip), Dogs (Trail's end), Fishing (Wnat's new in tackle), Salt Water (The mighty Mako), Shooting (The brush-buster story), All Over The Map, What's New, What's On Your Mind, The Gist Of It, Shopping
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December
Features - Exploring A Sportsman's Paradise (Thanks to a new road, Baja's great fishing is opening to sportsmen); Secret Weapon That Saves Geese (The assignment - build a better turtle trap to protect waterfowl); New Way With Cottontails (For stalk-and-shoot sport with rabbits, put a big game scope on a .22); Big Bear Of The Cedar Hells (Armed only with a .38 revolver, I face an enormous black bear); Boat From A Hollow Log ("Easy" way to build your own boat - if you're a genius with adz and ax); How To Find Overlooked Fishing (The little scrappers of small untapped waters offer a special pleasure); Amazing Year Of The Moose (More moose, exciting encounters, great hunting: that's Wyoming today); The Frozen Pond Payoff (Pickerel and outsize panfish give us surprising action on tiny ponds); The Bread That Won The West (A rib-sticking baking method for trail, camp or kitchen); Deer By The Dozen (Two-day hunt turns up more than a season's worth of blacktails); Winging It for Wingshooting (A new approach lets me cram 2 1/2 days of quail hunting into three days); Duck Hunter's Dream Spot (Spacecraft and rafts of wildfowl share this great gunning area); News Of Your Region (8-Page Section on hunting, fishing and conservation) Departments - Archery (Bowhunter's field kit); Boating (Crucial questions); Camping (Your cutting tools); Conservation Trails (Where do you fit?); Dogs (Man and dog ages); Fishing (How to sharpen your spinning and spincasting); Salt Water (Ways to go deep); Shooting (Simple new shooting sport); What's On Your Mind; What's New; The Gist Of It; Shopping
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