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1976 Outdoor Life

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January
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Featuring news of your region on hunting and fishing.), Too Close For Comfort (A portrait photo of a brown bear is a real trophy - and a real challenge.), Whoppers on Your Winter Vacation (Heading South? Here's where to find some fast fishing.), These Tips Take Foxes Right Now (To take him in late season, you have to be crafty as the fox himself.), How To Catch 'Em From Shore (Six tips that fool Bluegill, Perch and Crappies.), King Of Puddle Ducks (The mallard is almost indestructable, but his habitat is not.), How To Improve Your Flycasting (Special photos and expert opinions can help novice and expert alike.), Build a Pond Of Your Own (It's every angler's dream. These tips can help you make it come true.), The Great Firearms Debate (The right to keep and bear arms. Constitutional writ or balderdash.), Boats, Motors and Accessories for '76 (It's a banner year for cost -and-quality conscious boatmen.), Venison Three Delicious Ways (Roasted, ranch stew, venison chili con carne.) Departments - Archery (Are you qualified to bowhunt?), Conservation Trails (Socking it to the antihunters), Fishing (Fishing knots you can depend on), Trap and Skeet (How to beat the flinch), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Boating (Boats, motors and accessories for '76), Shooting (Old wives tales or shooting lore?), Field Guide (All about camp axes), Hunting Dogs (Training twists
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February
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Featuring news of your region on hunting and fishing), Mystery Fish of the North (All about the beautiful Artic Char and its fascinating habitat), Call of the Champion (LeRoy Braungardt may be the best turkey caller of them all. A profile), Make Your Own Rifle Ammo (Reloading saves money, and it also gives you loads tailored to your needs), A Prophet Without Honor (The groundhog (woodchuck) is an indespensable and sporty game animal), The Way 5 Pros Catch 'em (These techniques will help you up your success on Walleyes), Planning a Western Big-Game Hunt (Preplanning stacks odds in your favor. Herres how to go about it), Motorcamping on Water (A new way to avoid crowds. Float an RV to where the action is), The Day I Shot My First Moose (I figured to shoot the moose, and then climb the tree for safety sake), New Gear For a New Season (Many interesting items of fishing equipment are on hand for '76), Cooking Your Fish & Game (Try these recipes for lake Trout and Grouse) Departments - Rec Vehicles (This checkup can prevent breakdowns), Camping (Making the most of freeze dried foods), Boating (The right oil for your outboard), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Conservation Trails (Can hunting survive the antihunters?), Fishing (New gear for a new season), Shooting (How much is that old gun worth?), Archery (How the experts get their trophies), Field Guide (Repairing aluminum boats), Hunting Dogs (A question of discipline), Watch On Washington (OL's new correspondent reports)
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March
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Featuring news of your region for hunting and fishing), Six Experts Tell How They Score Big (And the Bass-fishing tips they give here can help you do the same), The Vermejo Bulls (You can suffer for your elk, but once in a while you luck has to change), Prime Waters For That First Day (If the pursuit of Trout preoccupies your thoughts now, read this), Come Wolves And High Water (Four trophy moose for four shots! But then a killer storm hit), Why 'Hot' Lakes Are New Fishing Hotspots (Waters warmed by power plants usher in new variety of fishing), A Man For The Wilderness (Art Carhart helped build sanctuaries for generations of outdoorsmen), They Call Him Mr. Bob (The fascination of this six-ounce bird is known by all who hunt him), Fisherman's Basic Guide To Reefs (Special 8-page section on the types, uses and workings of reefs), Four Tasty Recipes For Rabbit (Fry, broil, roast or stew - these recipes should please), 1976 Firearms: New Features (Thirteen new guns plus a variety of model variations) Departments - Camping (Light for camp), Fishing (Customized lures and wild rigs), Boating (How to "fisherize" your boat), Conservation Trails (Are depthsounders unsporting?), Archery (Good bowmen all), New Equipment And Ideas (Field-use reports), Watch On Washington (New developments), Trap And Skeet (Your own place to shoot), Field Guide (How to prepare a trophy fish for mounting), Hunting Dogs (Meet herr Pudelpointer)
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April
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Featuring news of your region on fishing and hunting), How To Strike It Big Right Now (Four experts tell how to catch spring Trout), Our No. 1 Game Animal (I'd choke anyone who killed them rabbits" the farmer told me), The Neutral-Buoyancy Lure (Young inventor designs new plug with unique fish-maddening property), In The Jaws Of The White Bear (The polar bear was going to crush my skull and I would die), A Tale of Two Waters (An in-depth look at limestone and freestone Trout streams), The Toughest Game Warden of 'em All (Controversial agent would like to punish all game-law violators), Return to the Suwannee (We float a historic river and find it still unspoiled - and bassy), Showdown in the West (Time is short as poorly planned development threatens habitat), For a Boatload-See Homer (This guide may be the catchin'est crappie fisherman anywhere), Last of the Grand Slams (This is the Masters of hunting. Will you or your son have the chance), Recreational Vehicles (Five page roundup of RV's for '76) Departments - Camping (Clean water is not everywhere), Fishing (Love and the walleye), Boating (Finding your way back), Conservation Trails (How to be a spokesman), Archewry (Don't sell varmints short), Fishing Seasons ('76 fishing laws: U.S. and Canada), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Recreational Vehicles (Roundup of new rigs), Field Guide (Pathfinding the easy way), Shooting (From BB's to the Olympics), Cooking (Prepare it like an Indian), Watch On Washington (New developments), Hunting Dogs (How to pick a puppy)
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May
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Featuring news of your region on fishing and hunting), To The High Lakes (Backpack to solitude and beauty), Clean Out Poachers and Clean Up Hunting (So say our readers, and they tell how to do it), Catch The Lunker of Your Life (Successful methods of two men who chase giant largemouths for a living), First Among Equals (A world-renowned angler compares the sporting qualities of Trout, Salmon), Where The Trophy Pronghorns Play (There are plenty of antelope, but taking trophy horns is a challenge), Getting Down To Business (Downriggers take light-tackle rigs down deep where the fish are), I've Caught 900 Deadly Snakes (Hunting snakes can be as challenging as hunting bears. Here's why), Chinook: Mystery Heavyweight of Great Lakes (This brute of a fish is elusive. Here are some clues on finding him), A Grizzly Is For Keeps (The bear was so huge I was almost afraid to shoot), For A New Season, A Guide To New Gear (Our camping editor looks at the newest tents, bags and much more) Departments - Fishing (Key to trout: the fly-size factor), Boating (How to pick a boat), Archery (Get ready for deer now), Targets (Kickoff of a new monthly column), Conservation Trails (Here's proof: You can do it yourself), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Camping (New equipment for the coming season), Watch On Washington (New developments), Cooking (Wild turkey: delicious, different), Shooting (Reloading for scatterguns), Field Guide (Create your own survival kits), Hunting Dogs (What does a field trial show?)
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July
Features - 8-page Yellow Section (Featuring news of your region on hunting and fishing), The Widening of Jaws (What's behind the new shark-fishing craze? It's a lot more than "Jaws"), Diagrams for Dog Days (Hot weather isn't the only thing affecting Bass now. Make use of these factors), Guns of the American Revolution (The rifle was our psychological weapon, but victory came out of smoothbores), Way of White Water (Hang on! Whitewater fishing is a sport for the hardy. How to get in on the fun), Catch The Biggest Bluegills (The real bulls can be tough customers. Here's how and where to find them), Return of the Canvasback (This remarkable duck is learning to survive by changing its habits), Porky in the Outhouse (The shambling, unloved porcupine isn't big on hygiene, but he does have his virtues), Wet or Dry..A Most Reliable "Fly" (An in-depth look at a good, all-around bait - the common grasshopper), A Man Among Lions (Maurice Hornocker climbed trees to interview mountain lions, face to face), Campsite "Chandelier" (Elevate and shield your lantern for a brighter campsite) Departments - Fishing (Trout at midnight), Camping (Know your poison plants), Boating (How to survive a stranding), New Equipment & Ideas (Field use reports), Shooting (Guns of the American Revolution), Watch On Washington (New developments), Conservation (What's happening across the U.S.), Targets (International style shooting), Field Guide (Freezing your fish), Cooking (Poach it), Archery (Top bowhunting experts talk), Dogs (The new super Beagles)
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August
Features - 8-page Yellow Section (Featuring news of your region on hunting and fishing), New Facts About What Fish See (OL's Fishing Editor got eyeball to eyeball with Bass for this report), Gentleman's Game (Open-country shooting and big covey rises make it what it is), Homemade Habitat (You can grow coveys of birds on your land with these techniques), Fish That Save The Day (Odd species you can take when gamefish sulk), Dakota Dream Trip (In four successful days afield, we say just one No Hunting sign), The Dog Who Forgot to Fear (A foundling puppy grew up to defend a man's life from a raging bear), Moonlighting for Largemouths (Lunker strategy for summer nights), Eskimo Country: My Hunt for the Double Shovel (If you hunt hard enough, you can take this prized trophy), Duck When You See a Squirrel (That's the problem in this kind of hunting, but its a nice problem to have), Bucks Galore (Now you can get in on this unequaled deer hunting with a two buck limit), Nature's Dessert (There's a new crop of wild berries ready to pick now. Here's how to harvest them), On the Necessity of Getting Bogged Down (Learn to foul up, and you'll get more days in the field), Splice With No Hitch (Let this leader-to-flyline connection smooth your casting moves) Departments - Fishing (Can you eat what you catch?), Recreational Vehicles (New ideas in four-wheel-drive), Archery (The time is now for new tackle), Field Guide (Swamp camping with canoe), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Camping (Nature's dessert, questions campers ask), Conservation Trails (These horses are really running wild), Shooting (Don't go for too much gun), Boating (Should you buy a used outboard?), Hunting Dogs (The right way to start your dog)
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September
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Featuring hunting and fishing ideas of your region), Deer Tactics That Really Work (Raise your odds on bringing home venison this year with these tips from five experts). Cracking A Bass Lake's Secret Code (A crash course - and quiz - on reading bass waters), Keep Your Eye On The Bird (Lots of guys think they can't shoot, but finding shot birds may be the real problem), Fox's New Fancy (A famed trout angler tells of his fascination with the muskie. A profile), Down-Home Rabbit Hunt (Our Shooting Editor goes back home to Tennessee for a cottontail hunt), CB Radios And The Hunter (Three sportsmen view CB ethics in the field and best equipment), A Duck Club Of Your Own (Build a hunting haven that doubles as living space for waterfowl), Sharpen Up Or Lose Out (Electron microscope sheds new light on dull hooks), The Compound Factor (Will a compound change your bowhunting? Experts provide answers), Hunting With Father (Antigun types listen while I explain hunting, but they'll never understand my youth) Departments - Camping (Sew, you want to make your own gear), Fishing (Naturals with the light touch), Boating (Blow it up), Conservation Trails (Be a pollution detective), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Cooking (Culinary capers with crawfish), Shooting (Selecting a shotgun), Archery (It's what up front that counts), Targets (Handgun shooting: the skill builder), Field Guide (How to prepare gamebirds for mounting), Hunting Dogs (Judgement Day)
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October
Features - 8-page Yellow Section (Featuring hunting and fishing news of your region), Five Topflight Gunners Tell How (They get their upland birds often enough to make most of us green with envy), Sailfish! (Color photos of light-tackle action in Cozumel, Mexico), Small Drives for Big Bucks (Try these small quiet drives for meat in the pot and antlers on the wall), The Belligerent One (An in-depth look at the smallmouth and how to catch him), Twist's Last Morning (OL's Hunting Dogs Editor writes a farewell to his favorite pointer), Surfing for Bears (Intercepting the big brown bear on the beach almost cost us our lives), Talk Back! (Factual statements you can use to answer antihunting, antigun arguments), 1976 Waterfowl Forecast (Outlook cloudy, but the hunting may be very good when and where you go), The Dazzling marshmallow & Other Crazy Baits (This gent had to be cracked. A gopher leg for bait?), Are Shotguns Safer? (Are shotgun sluga and buckshot safer than rifles? Here are the facts), Chop Down Your Fuel Bill (Here's how to take advantage of free-firewood programs in forests across the country) Departments - Camping (Let a map do your walking), Boating (Boats for hunting), Conservation Trails ("Wilderness - Keep Out"), Recreational Vehicles (Pickups, vans, 4WD's for '77), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Fishing (The belligerent one), Shooting (Sight in now), Archery (When a gunner takes up bowhunting), Field Guide (Camouflage for hunters), Cooking (Please pass the coon), Hunting Dogs (The "Whoa" road)
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November
Features - 8-page Yellow Section (Featuring hunting and fishing news of your region), The Non-Resident License: Bargain of Ripoff? (Shooting Editor Jim Carmichel and Montana resident Bill Schneider take sides), King of the Weedbeds (Why is the Pike named after a tool of combat? Hook one and find out), In Cold Pursuit (To bag that prized buck, wait for cold weather. Six reasons why), A Strange Little Bird Fascinating to Hunt (The woodcock is an artful dodger, but there are ways to put him in your bag), How To Get Ahead With a Shotgun (Sustain your lead, swing through, pull ahead or snap shoot?), 10 Deadly Flies (Leading anglers tell how to fish their favorite fly), Picturebook Buck ("Ho" said Hugh, and the big Whitetail buck stopped and stood), Ford & Carter on the Issues (Interviews) (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS with the candidates on conservation, hunting), Late-Season Squirrels (Second-litter bushytails come on strong near the end of the open season), To Earthquake Lake & Back (Reelfoot was a waterfowler's Eden, but it faded. Now it's back again), The Blind With The Fringe On Top (This deer blind is really built to put venison in the pot and antlers on the wall), Will Computers Tell Us When To Fish? (This myth-exploding study may change your fishing habits) Departments - Starnes At Large (A shot to forget), Camping (Clean up or shut out), Boating (Mothballing your motor), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Archery (What the experts say), Fishing (King of the weedbeds), Targets (How to get ahead with a shotgun), Shooting (How far can you hit wth a shotgun?), Conservation Trails (Our wildlife refuges in trouble), Field Guide (How to set duck decoys), Hunting Dogs (Dog owners go to school)
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December
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Places to hunt and fish in your region), Time of the Hunger Moon (Photo essay: the hardships and beauty of wildlife in winter), Supermen of Light Tackle (A 150-lb Tarpon on a a fly rod should be super enough for anyone), It Happened on Christmas Eve (The dogs pulled away, and the water froze on him like the grip of death), Go Late for Ducks (I can limit out on ducks even after freeze-up), Two Ways to Successful Bass Fishing (Lots of them, or large ones. Two winning techniques), Will Success Spoil Goose Hunting (There are more Canadas now than ever before, but there's a crowding too), Hooked on a River (OL's 1976 Conservation Award winner tells how he exposed PCB poisoning), 25 Facts That Will Make You a Better Rabbit Hunter (Curiosity about cottontails will put more of them in the pot), Vermont Starts 'Em Young (Here's a new program that puts youngsters in touch with the outdoor life), Challenge of the Small Creek (Grunt, splash, umph - ah! A tough way to take Trout), Trophies (Stuffed animals? To me they are mementos of days worth living) Departments - Starnes At Large (The law that didn't work), Boating (My dream Bass boat), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Conservation Trails (Hooked on a river), Camping (Choosing the right knife), Shooting (The small game getter), Fishing (Selective ice fishing), Field Guide (Driving on snow, ice and mud), Archery (Are archers being taken?), Cooking (A case for venison), Hunting Dogs (Deer Hounds: a Southern tradition)
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