1974 Outdoor Life

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January
Features - News Of Your Region (8-page section on hunting, fishing and conservation), Hunt With Your Camera In The Snow (How to film the dazzling beauty of the outdoors in wintertime), Camp Now And Catch Fish (We relish the exhilaration of cold-weather camping with proper gear), Death Stalked The River (Starving on a toad a day is real agony when rescue may never come), Up To Our Necks In Geese (Cold feet are only one result when I body-boot with the experts), Exploring A Sportsmen's Paradise (Part 2: Moving up the midriff, we sample some of the Baja's fantastic fishing), Big Bulls Of The North (Caribou come close enough to touch with the end of a muzzleloader), Whopper Choppers In The Surf (A 20-lb bluefish in the suds may pull you out of your waders), We Hunt Three Kinds Of Rabbits (Cottontails, showshoes, European hares in one area give us top sport), He Tracks Down Winter Bluegills (He's been doing it successfully for 70 years, and here's how), The 20-Year Itch (I use the contemptible prawn to satisfy my yen for salmon), Sportiest Dove Season (I revel in cattle country's new breed of upland gunning), Rebirth Of Slippery Rock Creek (Acid pollution was licked on this trout stream, and can be on others) Departments - Conservation Trails (The strippers and the fixers), Fishing (Will you fish for Atlantic Salmon?), Shooting (New shotguns), Camping (Great camping country), Boating (How to discourage boat thieves), Salt Water (Blue lightning), Archery (Brushup on basics), Dogs (A look at coonhounds)
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February
Features - News Of Your Region (8-page section on hunting, fishing and conservation), Elephants Make Mistakes (Our quest for a big African Bull nearly ends with us as the victims), Wintertime Warmup (Snowshoes get us to the finest off-season angling I've ever found), Quail In The Lord's Pocket (Wild-flushing coveys test our shooting skills on Southern cattle land), The Trout Festival (Opening day at a Trout hotspot lures 1,700 anglers from far and near), How To Hunt Geese On Ice (You can limit out by going after those that linger longer), Hardest Way To Hunt Bear (A bear chased by dogs knows his life's at stake - and he can win), Great Bay's Little Giants (There's no limit on bag or fun when you catch smelt through ice), Bearded Ghosts Of Devils Tower (We set out in the mist to stalk a supernaturally evasive bird), We Fish A Magic Isle (Bonefish and jacks were our excuses for living among Carib caves), The Stories Sheep Horns Tell (Each ram carries its life history on its head in revealling marks), Mississagi Saga (Solitude and danger claim my canoe and me for nine unforgettable days), The Beautiful Ugly Rubber Doughnut (Uses of an inflatable raft are legion - ranging from bed to bathtub), Boats And Motors For '74 (Sportsmen get a wider choice of powering and craft) Departments - Rec Vehicles (Try the rental route?), Field Guide (How safe is your boat?), Conservation Trails (Start small), Camping (Ready for everything?), Fishing (The fine art of bobber fishing), Boating (Boats and motors for '74), Shooting (Why some rifles hit high), Salt Water (Cod on the rocks), Archery (Anatomy of an expert bowhunter), Dogs (Pointers on pheasants)
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March
Features - News Of Your Region (8-page section: Hotspots, photos and maps), The Unforgettable Bonus (We take trout-happy youngsters where packtrains feat to tread), Call Of The High Desert (Trout in the desert? Yep, and two-pounders are the norm), Happiness Is A Backpacking Trip (We've hiked more than 1,000 miles. Good planning is the key), Emperor Of The Antelope (I was still undecided about the bull when a warning jarred me to action), Hot Time On The River (We intercept big walleyes with rafts, cane poles and special minnow rigs), An Old Warden Remembers (An old-timer recalls poachers, politics and other perils), Confessions Of A Bullhead Buff (How to get action during prime time for the delectable little cats), Snowshoeing For Snowshoes (Thirty-eight hunters invade snowy mountains on a Japanese rabbit hunt), The White-Perch Caper (White perch fill the bill for easy, relaxed fishing - or do they?), The 21 Top Waters For Family Fishing (Visitors to Spokane's World Fair will find great and varied fishing), At The Gobbler Party (I feel like a wallflower as six vocal toms live it up all around me), Fishing Lessons In The Mountains (We go south of the border to a trouter's paradise) Departments - Shooting (The mystery of choke), Fishing (A river to start with), Conservation Trails (Who needs clean water?), Camping (Using your gear right?), Field Guide (How to bring your fish home fresh), Boating (Live aboard?), Rec Vehicles (Mapping out your trip), Salt Water (Early-season fluke), Archery (Think deer right now), Dogs (Beware of dog bites)
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April
Features - News Of Your Region (8 page section: hotspots, photos and maps), New Way To Find Fish (The oxygen meter goes on a shakedown cruise, and the word is good), How We Catch White Bass (It took five years for these fish to take hold in California), Battle For A River (The gravediggers threaten virtually every small watershed), Where The Walleyes Never Quit (Learn Champlain's secrets, and you can score big on walleyes all year), Hunting For The Awesome One (I realize a lifelong wish - a crack at danger on the hoof), Super Cure For Spring Fever (We battle a lifetime of salmon in one Alaskan spree), The Ways I Miss That Bird (It takes more than Irish luck to put wood pigeons in the bag), No End Of Rainbows (Rainbows are big and sassy here, thanks to good laws and management), Nature's Horn Of Plenty (Here's how to find and prepare an array of wild berries and nuts), Billfish Alley (We get our fill of sailfish, but the big marlin falls for a lady), On The Road To Blue-Ribbon Fishing (A test run in our new camper takes us to where big trout lives), You Can Still Get There (Think small, drive with care, and squeeze that gas) Departments - Conservation Trails (The clearcut crunch), Camping (Camping by bike), Salt Water (The great baitfish snatch), Boating (Watch the weather - and the gas), Field Guide (Live-bait secrets), Fishing (Boom in landlocked stripers), Shooting (This year's new look), Rec Vehicles (You can still get there), Archery (What's legal), Dogs (A stake for amateurs)
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June
Features - News Of Your Region (8-Page Section: hotspots, photos and maps), Mrdicine For Trout (A high lake yields wild, willing Trout to this year's first visitors), A Bass Boat For You (This versatile rig can be a dream or a nightmare. Here's help), Phantom Of Lechwe Island (Rifle on shoulder, heart in mouth, I make third try for a trophy ram), My All-American Fish Bait (When lures and flies fail, I reach for my three-hook worm harness), How We Catch Suburban Smallmouths (Bronzebacks galore live easy lives not far from New York City's towers), Grizzlies In My Path (They're a lot like people - only the odd one isn't peaceable), Saga Of Old Quicksilver (In our part of the Great Plains, we now have a great gamefish), Mountaineer Muskies (Big muskies in shallow streams are almost more than nerves can stand), The Heat's On The Bigmouths (Good advice puts us onto Bass fishing that's as sizzling as the weather), Cloud-Country Unicorn (A sky-high goat hunt gives us new respect for the king of the crags), Flake Out Your Fish (You've got leftover fish? Do this with it. No troubles. Delicious), Lure That Takes Stripers Right Now (It took Dick five years to catch a Striper. Last season he caught 372) Departments - Rec Vehicles (Upswing in foldouts), Trap And Skeet (Simple way to shoot better), Fishing (Small-stream savvy), Camping (New gear), Boating (By chart and compass), Conservation Trails (The early giants), Field Guide (Know your knots?), Shooting (The nice little touches) Dogs (Shooting dog championships)
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July
Features - News Of Your Region (8-Page Section: Hotspots, photos and maps), Rainbows Among The Bighorns (The trail's tough - where there is one - and the Trout are a challenge), Hit The Trail As A Family (Here's how to pack up the crew for a long weekend of camping), How To Catch Hot-Weather Bass (These time-tested lures and methods can rouse fish now), Walking The Lion's Track (Each stealthy step seems loud as thunder as I stalk a big cat), Sailfish From Your Own Boat? (Our answer: 34 big Pacific Sails in five days from a 22-foot outboard), Camping For Pronghorns (Only a few dollars paid for an antelope hunt worth thousands to us), My Favorite Shore Stew (Nature provides the main ingredients for a picnic by the sea), We Catch Big Desert Bluegills (In a Western Trout state we enjoy some phenomenal bluegill fishing), The Fly That Gives Me Confidence (Our invention isn't pretty, but it's taken Trout for 18 years), Put The Heat On Panfish (How to catch the biggest of these scrappers during the dog days), In The Magic Land Of Char (Fish hit as if there is no tomorrow on our top-of-the-world trip), A Time For Kings (Memories of bad luck of billfish fade when big mackerel hit) Departments - Archery (What's new in tackle?), Rec Vehicles (The 10-gallon weekend), Trap And Skeet (The right gun), Field Guide (Backpacking tips for now and later), Conservation Trails (Does fish stocking help you?), Shooting (Should you reload?), Camping (Pets in camp?), Fishing (Put the heat on Panfish), Dogs (Grouse trial for Spaniels)
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August
Features - News Of Your Region (8-Page Section: hotspots, photos and maps), Unexpected Bass (I discover that smallmouth are not the only kind of Bass in Maine), How My Sons Improve My Deer Hunting (Think your a deer expert? Try answering questions from eager boys), The Spring-Creek Crunch (Will your favorite Trout stream be gobbled up by developers or a club?), The Case Of The Wayward Wolves (Controversary clouds the first effort anywhere to stock timber wolves), Time For Reservation Trout (Trout abound in a new lake and in a largely overlooked river), Fin-And-Feather Dream Trip (Birds or Trout? We prepare for both and then let the wind decide), The Pleasures Of Plugcasting (It's best for many fishing situations, and now it's easier to master), Trophy In My Pocket (The African desert, thorns and time are all against me), Wade And Float For Channels (The smart angler finds out what these cagey Catfish are doing), The Mousehole Sharks (Tis enough to make me sigh to think of sharkin' now on Cornwall's coast), How Wild The Hunting (Even a cracker raised on wild birds can get a kick on a preserve), Stretch Your Shooting Season (This kind of scattergunning sure solves some problems), Gundog Training Grounds (A shooting preserve can be an ideal place to sharpen up a bird dog) Departments - Conservation Trails (Questioning the Corps), Boating (Yesterday's dreamboat), Archery (Will a bowsight help?), Shooting (Miniature world of the .17), Fishing (The pleasures of plugcasting), Dogs (Gundog training grounds), Rec Vehicles (How to handle a trailer) Camping (Everybody in the act), Trap And Skeet (Basics of trap shooting), Salt Water (Out-of-sight surf casting), Field Guide (Campfires and firewoods)
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September
Features - News Of Your Region (8-Page Section: hotspots, photos and maps), A Time For Big Bucks (These special seasons offer big bucks for latecomers), Camping For Wild Pike (We'd caught big Northern before, but nothing like these hulking brutes), The Missionary Roan (The trackers said a lion was coming, and no one had a rifle), How To Fool Fussy Fall Bass (Lake Seminole's bassmen show me tactics that really produce), Pheasant Hunt To Remember (We relive and reshoot the glory days of the gaudy ringneck), Getting The Edge On Woodcock (He likes level ground and early-shedding trees. So hunt him now), An Old-Time Kind Of Hunt (We turn back the calandar to a brand of gunning my father knew), My Small War With The Coast Guard (Fined for breaking laws I'd never heard of, I went to the top brass), Bowhunter's Twosome (We try for an archery doubleheader among hidden canyons), The Tiger Is Waiting (New slants and proven methods for catching the spectacular Muskie), Secrets Of Taking Tailwater Cats (Try this technique and get fine sport and a chance for a real lunker), How To Fall In (I say falling in is inevitable, and so let's treat it as an art), Cows In The Surf (How and where to score when ponderous striped Bass hit the suds) Departments - Camping (Paddle and pitch), Conservation Trails (Feedback from trailwatchers), Trap And Skeet (Basics of skeet), Rec Vehicles (Season of solitude), Fishing (The tiger is waiting), Salt Water (Cows in the surf), Shooting (The supper seven), Archery (What's the range?), Dogs (When your dog wilts)
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October
Features - News Of Your Region (8-Page Section: hotspots, photos and maps), The Bandit Guide And The Headhunter (These crooks threaten both your sport and your reputation), We Stalk A Trophy Bass (This Flint River favorite has more aliases than a con artist), Deer In The Afternoon (High-country deer can be tough, but we find out how to lay them low), Exploring Our Nearby Wilderness (Within reach of millions, this wild land grows wilder every day), Sluggers Of The Rockies (I film a heavyweight battle where ringside is far above timberline), Adventure Big And Small (For the true hunter, Africa offers much more than the big five), Systems For Fall Bigmouths (Bass behave erratically now, but these methods can help you score), Squirrel Basics (C.B. hunted this patch 40 years, and now he was showing Steve how), A Lifetime Of Pronghorns (After 30 years of hunting, I was seeking my last and 90th Antelope), The News In Snowmobiles (Snowmobile makers are in trouble, but the consumer can do all right), Wild With Waterfowl (We enjoy dreamed-about-duck-hunting on a big Canadian lake), Do-It-Yourself Deer Mount (Here's a home craftsman's cheap and easy way to mount a deer rack), Blind Or Tree Stand? (One or both may be the key to your success this deer season) Departments - Rec Vehicles (Hunting camp on wheels), Trap And Skeet (Reloading for claybirders), Boating (Get the most from your propeller), Conservation Trails (Beyond Bloody Thursday), Shooting (Deer rifles: East and West), Salt Water (Bounty on the bottom), Fishing (Systems for Fall Bigmouths), Archery (Blind or tree stand?), Camping (Cool and quiet camping), Field Guide (How to dress and skin gamebirds), Dogs (Coming when called)
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November
Features - News Of Your Region (8-Page Section: hotspots, photos and maps), The Endangered Species Bandwagon (Here come the antihunters through the back door), My Super Freshwater Lure (It can help you catch Bass, Trout, Panfish and more), Where And How To Get Your Deer (Is deer hunting changing? My survey shatters some popular theories), "Ain't No Such Animal" (Could my Dad, a veteran woodsman, be wrong. That fall we found out), Give Yourselves An Outdoor Christmas Vacation (Yuletide in the outdoors makes for a special kind of holiday), Wolverine: Fact Or Fiction? (The animal you've heard about may not be the one you meet), The Turkey Trot ("Mr. Jake, please to come out soon. We can't hold our breath forever"), A Bit Of English (Coarse fishing for roach, dace, barbels and the dreadful zander), How To Improve Your Duck Calling (A good call is a key to fine shooting - if you know how to use it), Good Chance To Die (We didn't want to kill the crazed elephant. It wanted to kill us), Keeping Your Snowmobile In Tune (Simple maintenance procedures can save you time and money), Two Strategies For Pronghorns (I take back-to-back antelopes by using very different methods), New Fishing Tackle (Latest gear will give you a lot to ponder over and catch fish with) Departments - Camping (Deer hunter's backpack camp), Rec Vehicles (Wise winterizing), Trap And Skeet (Games that build confidence), Boating (Keeping batteries alive and well), Conservation Trails (It's your hide), Fishing (New fishing tackle), Shooting (Open up for ducks), Salt Water (Saltwaterman's Christmas), Archery (Make your own arrows?), Field Guide (Where to hit big game), Dogs (Wise and honest hounds)
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December
Features - New Light On Bass Fishing (How this new gear helps you pinpoint lunker largemouths), Camp Now And Hunt Snowshoes Rabbits (We brave the cold in pursuit of these ghosts of the North Country), New Weapon To Fight Stream Killers (How destructive stream channelization was stymied in Virginia), Cliffhanger In An Icy Hell (A goat hunt led is to a choice: freeze or fall to our depths), "Mr. Pike's" Way With The Big Ones (A pike expert takes trophy northerns in a great new fishery), How The Coyote Lost His Cool (We use some of his own tricks to lure him within camera range), How We Backpack For Hot Ice-Fishing (Solitude, scenery and great fishing are bonuses for cold-weather campers), The Blizzard Buck (We got much more than big game on this hunt in the wilds of the Tetons), How To Take Winter Steelhead (It's worth the effort and discomfort to catch these big wild fighters), Birdhunters' Holiday (Doves and three kinds of quail add up to a great winter hunt), Prospecting For Bucks (In these misty swamps and open uplands a man can take a buck a day), Stay Warm And Dry For Better Hunting (Don't let improper clothing ruin you day in the outdoors), Wahoo! (The tiger of the sea with the awesome getaway) Departments - Conservation Trails (The ditch-diggers die hard), Rec Vehicles (The haunting deserts), Boating (Cold fronts can kill you), Fishing (How to take winter Steelheads), Salt Water (Wahoo!), Shooting (Where your bullet hits and why), Archery (Indoor archery), Dogs (Straight answers)
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