1977 Outdoor Life

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February
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Places to hunt and fish in your region), Women In The Outdoors (The time is now to recognize a new sportsperson among us), Behold The New Fisherperson (Do FEM Bass contests herald a new era for women outdoors?), Double On Antelope (Here's a way to take respectable Pronghorns without a guide), Two Clucks Are Enough (This young hunter helped cure my Gobbler jinx), Fishing In Ireland: It's Close (Looking for an overseas adventure you can afford? Try Ireland), Go The Drop Camp Way (Get into the back country without hiring an expeditionary force), The Long Rod Back (A Top fly-fishing expert tells why the short-rod trend has reversed), The Mistake (Now I will have to tell my son about the day I mistook a man for a Deer), Watch The Birds, Catch More Fish (Birds can be aerial guides to fishing hotspots on all kinds of water), Blunt Hunt For Cottontails (When big game is out of season, aim for Rabbits with a bow), The King Of Worms (George Sroda talks about growing, keeping and eating the "conditioned" worm) Departments - Starnes At Large (Dog day afternoon), Boating (On-water test reports of new gear), New Equipment & Ideas (Field-use reports), Camping (Innovations in footgear, lighting, cooking and cooling), Conservation Trails (Wildlife roulette), Archery (New bowhunting section), Fishing (Special section: what's new in 1977), Shooting (Questions you ask), Field Guide (How to load a pack), Cooking (Small game in a stew), Hunting Dogs (Avoiding dog gyps), What's On Your Mind?, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, This Happened To Me, Getting The Range, New Books, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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March
Features - 8-Page Yellow Section (Places to hunt and fish in your region), Bassin' Mann (Tom Mann shares Bass studies that can put fish into your boat), Cass Of The Murderess Cat (I didn't find out what was odd about this Lion until it almost killed me), Ten Streams Of History: How Are They Now? (A photo essay and update on great Trout waters), Joe Horvath Is Adding Up Your Dollars Of Happiness (Profile of an economist with a revolutionary system to save the outdoors), New Boom In Fishing Schools (What's behind it all. Plus a guide to more than 50 schools), On The Wings Of The Wind (Shoot Geese, but live a little and learn how the Indians prosper in the wilderness), 6 Experts Tell Why Their Crappie Techniques Work (Casting with nymphs, brush doodling and more), Came Summertime, The Squirreling Is Easy (Fifteen states have warm-weather Squirreling - sport for almost any bushytail slayer), Unusual Hooks And How To Fish Them (The full-circle hook, the pike hook - hooks you never say before), When Dogs Run Wild (Deer are often easy prey for dogs. The facts are horrifying, but you can help), Feral Dogs: Threat To Man, Too (Yes - and here's the chilling proof of hunters who have become the hunted) Departments - Starnes At Large (The great crow confusion), Boating (On-water test reports of new gear), Fishing (Revolutionary new rod), New Equipment & Ideas (Field use reports), Camping (Field tests: equipment bags, battery saver and more), Conservation Trails (New man at Interior), Archery (Experts on building a target range, poisonous tips and more), Shooting (Special section: new guns for 1977), Targets (U.S. muzzleloaders go international), Field Guide (Tackle repairs in the field), Cooking (Master Trout chef), Hunting Dogs (Avoiding dog gyps), What's On Your Mind, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, This Happened To Me, Getting The Range, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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April
Features - Special 8-Page Bass Section (Your region: coverage of where to go and how to take Bass NOW), The Great Put-And-Take Controversy (Wild Trout are best but stocking goes on and on. Here's why), Wolfpack! (Rare photographs of a wolfpack attack on a Moose), 9 Up-And-Coming Lakes (OL reports on the lakes where Bass fishing is due to crest soon), I Was A Big-Time Poacher (I can tell you what makes commercial poaching tick and how to stop it), Doughnuts Are Dandy (Have you checked out modern tube floats yet? You should), How We Put Sport Back Into Chuck Hunting (Stalking with a handgun or a .22 Rimfire rifle is a real challenge), Fishing Moves To Metrics (Metrics will change the fishing world...and you), Channel Cats: Two Ways (Work for them with lures and flies, or wait them out with a setline), Death Did Not Rattle (A family's "idyllic" country home turns out to be a venom nest), Nature Is My Calendar (Nature signals when fishing and hunting are good, better and best) Departments - Starnes At Large (Uncle Wesley and the cemetery Quail), Boating (On-water test reports of new gear), Camping (Tent tips, new belt saw, spike grill), Fishing (Getting deep with flies), Conservation Trails (8 hot issues that affect you), Fishing Seasons (1977 fishing laws: U.S. and Canada), Recreational Vehicles (Special section: new for '77), New Equipment & Ideas (Field reports on new gear), Field Guide (Finding and preparing edible wild roots), Shooting (Gunning for wild Turkey), Cooking (5 rare Trout recipes from pro outdoor writer/fishermen), Bowhunting (Experts on tree-climbing blocks, compound quivers, and more), Hunting Dogs (When your dog has worms), What's On Your Mind, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, Outdoor People, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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May
Features - News Of Your Region (Places to hunt, fish, camp; ideas and tactics; issues and developments), The Amazing Mayfly (When it hatches, lots of fish other than Trout go wild), Quailty Hunting You Can Afford (Big game on tight pursestrings is still possible. We scored high out West), Rocky Mountain High Time Of Your Life (Fish and backpack Wyoming's Grand Tetons and Yellowstone), Hang On For My Life (It was my last Steelhead trip for a while - almost forever), Which Is The Best All-Round Dog? (Even a rabbit dog can be good on birds; the reverse is true too), King Of The North (An in-depth look at Northern Pike and the country they inhabit), Clever Footwork Fools A Clever Bird (When a gobbler won't come to your call, get up and go after him), A Bear Of A Man (Here's one Lion and Bear guide who doesn't coddle dudes - or himself), How Experts Solve Fishing's 5 Big Problems (You can take Bass under the toughest conditions with these techniques), Woodies On The Wing Again (Once near extinction, the Wood Duck is back again in impressive numbers), Rain Is Catching Time ('Pitter-patter principles" that will help you take more Trout) Departments - Starnes At Large (They're murdering our oceans), Fishing (Get more strikes with these new worming systems), Bowhunting (OL's Bowhunting Advisory Board formed), Camping (New canteen, leaf soap, van tent, and more), Boating (V-6 outboards, explosion relief valves), Targets (Target pistols: how to pick a winner), New Equipment & Ideas (Field use reports), Shooting (The art of the engraver), Cooking (Chuck full of flavor), Field Guide (How to pitch your tent), Hunting Dogs (Training scents: do they work?), What's On Your Mind, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, This Happened To Me, Outdoor People, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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June
Features - News Of YOUR Region (Places to hunt, fish, camp; ideas and tactics; issues and developments), Baiting Laws Are A Mess (Waterfowl baiting is a scandal, and the laws against it are confusing), 3 Records About To Fall (OL predicts: Largemouth, Smallmouth, Coho, Brown Trout. Scratch Brown - one down), Three-For-Three Elk Hunt (By playing our cards right, we got three Bulls for three hunters on one hunt), Outdoor Prints (Values, appreciation, print care - a sporting chance for pleasure and profit), Bassing With Bait (Best Bigmouth baits include waterdogs, sirens, hellgrammites and crawfish), A Gem Of A Trail For A National System (Volunteers are opening up 480 miles of hunting and fishing - the Colorado Trail), Historic Trails To The Wild Country (This is the information you need to use wilderness trails for hunting and fishing), Flyrod Bream: Don't Settle For Runts (Lures, systems and strategies for putting slab-sided Panfish away), The Artic Almost Killed Me - Twice (I survived and became the first man to canoe the icy Northwest Passage), The Secret Life Of The Cottontail Deer (Here's why you don't see that big Buck, even though he's right on top of you) Departments - Starnes At Large (Indians and the courts against wildlife), Bowhunting (Bow camouflage, small game, Whitetail, Mule Deer, Elk), New Equipment & Ideas (Field use reports), Camping (New plastic packframe, reflector oven, plus tips), Boating (New whaler, winch lock, tackle cabinet, and more), Recreational Vehicles (Campground guides, new 4WD's), Fishing (Glenn Lau interview: Walleyes), Shooting (The magnum seven), Cooking (Bass for the shore lunch), Field Guide (Lightning safety), Hunting Dogs (Shock collar: shortcut or dog wrecker), What's On Your Mind?, Outdoor People, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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July
Features - News Of YOUR Region (Places to hunt, fish, camp; plus special hotspots for freshwater Stripers), Stripers For Everybody! (The boom in freshwater Stripers is getting bigger, and so are the fish), Swing...Swing...Swing...And You'll Hit Those Doves (Use fewer shells to shoot more Doves), The Grand Fish, The Grand Fish At Night: The Ultimate Action (By day we battled our share of Tarpon. Then night fell and the waves came alive), Stalk For A Cannibal Brown (The big Kodiak Bear wanted to kill the sow's cub, but Sig's rifle was ready), Fox In The Treetops (Slyest critter in the woods and ultimate small game - the Fox Squirrel), Bass When It Sizzles ("Ridge stitching" and other tricks that fool hot-weather Largemouths), Mule Deer Are Where You Find Them (Surprising (and useful) facts on an outstanding game animal), The Fish That Takes 1,000 Casts (Muskies can make your arm hurt. They can even make you a little crazy), 1,000-Yard Chucks (Few rifleman can do it. Here's the astonishing story of those who can), The Recluse (An in-depth look at the Brown Trout and his sly, secret ways), Smallmouth Bass: Facts That Can Change Your Fishing (Glenn Lau led clients to over 3,300 Smallmouths in one year), Who? Me Use A Downrigger? (There are good reasons why the answer may be yes) Departments - Starnes At Large (The great chili cult conspiracy), Camping (New roll-up canteen, mid-size duffle, and more), Boating (Solunar and ride watches, bait buckle), Hunting Dogs (Six ways to train a better gun dog), Bowhunting (Two and four-wheel compounds, restringing bows and more), Fishing (Glenn Lau on Smallmouth Bass), Shooting (Pressure: the dangerous friend), New Equipment & Ideas (Field use reports), Field Guide (Field cooking without utensils), What's On Your Mind?, Outdoor People, This Happened To Me, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, Shopping, Where To Go, Next month
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August
Features - News Of YOUR Region (Places to hunt, fish, camp; Ideas and methods), Secrets Of The Strike (Exclusive photos show how Bass hit lures; insights that can help you get more hook-ups), Cougar Attacks: New Crisis For The Big Cats (The cats are coming back, but increasing attacks on humans may stop them), The River That Calls To The Bold (Two adventurers paddle over 730 miles on an unbelievable Canadian fishing trip), New Maps & Guides To Adventure Canoeing (Up-to-date information on maps, guide books, outfitters, river descriptions), The Complete Tree-Stand Hunter - Gun And Bow (Where to put them * How High? * How Big * Scent * Laws), Catfishing: When It's Hot...It's Hot (New research makes it clear that now is the best time of all to get Mr. Whiskers), To The Elk Kingdom (Where the Bulls battle and bugle their pride - that's where I'll be), Elk Hunting...A Comparison Of 11 States (State-by-state herd evaluation, past harvest, hunt forecast, a lot more), Small Game: Walk 'Em Up (Even without a dog, you can locate small-game hunting hotspots), Twilight For Lead Shot? (More Ducks die of lead poisoning that we raise on all our refuges), Will Steel Shot Work In Your Gun? (How about scored barrels, bulged chokes, killing range, cripples?) Departments - Starnes At Large (Poaching may destroy hunting for us all), Camping (Special tent stakes, kingsize backpack, plus tips), Boating (New lock for outboards, purifier removes bacteria), New Equipment & Ideas (Field use reports), Recreational Vehicles (Pickup covers: what to know), Bowhunting (Mechanical releases, tree-stand safety, deer scents, energy food), Fishing (Interest in the jig is on the upswing nationwide), Shooting (Revolution in the NRA and what it means to you), Cooking (Catfish create a Dixie delight), What's On Your Mind?, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, Outdoor People, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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September
Features - News Of YOUR Region (Places to hunt, fish, camp; Ideas and methods), What Inflation's Doing To Hunting, Fishing (Inflation and new expenses could ruin hunting and fishing, but you can help), First Anglers Into Cuba (First-hand report on fishing Cuba's Treasure Lake; other developments), The "Enemies" Of Gamebirds (Many birds and animals kill Gamebirds, but some of the killing is beneficial), Terrestrial Tricks For Low-Water Trout (Late-summer system licks low water and the Trout's appetite for terrestrial food), 24 Facts That'll Help You Bag More Squirrels (Let natural history be your guide to how, where and when to hunt Bushytails), The Magic Of Surf Fishing (The surfcaster has a ringside view of nature's grandest show), Snakebite! What To Know - What To Do (New facts and research show outdoorsmen how to handle this emergency), 5 Deer Masters - How They Hunt (Big Bucks or meat in the freezer, maybe you should try a new hunting method), Waterfowl: Move With 'Em Or Lose 'Em (Good freelance waterfowling is hard to find, but here's one good way), Record Bass! The Quest Is Getting Frantic (Excitement about the world's largest Bass is approaching hysteria), The Elk That Was King (A bowhunter tracks a world-record Elk across Arizona's desert and forest) Departments - Starnes At Large (Authorities threaten guides, outfitters), Boating (Whitewater boat, shock absorber-tilter combo), New Equipment & Ideas (Field use reports), Camping (Backpack mattress, camping tips), Shooting (Revolution in the NRA and what it means to you), Recreational Vehicles (The President's energy message), Field Guide (Using charts to find fish), Bowhunting (Warped arrows, antler development, plus more), Hunting Dogs (How to travel with gun dogs), What's On Your Mind?, Outdoor People, Hunting Season, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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October
Features - News Of YOUR Region (Places to hunt, fish, camp; Ideas and methods), For Whitetails, The Sneak Play Is In (The Whitetail's habits are changing, and hunters should know why and how), A Scent For A Buck (Deer scents do work, but only for the man who knows how to use them), Fall Gobblers Are Different (Hotshot Turkey callers? Try it in the fall when toms are turned off), Death Stalked The Ice (The day a winter storm turned Lake Erie into a killer), So You Want To Buy A Goose Hunt (Sometimes it's a good deal to hire a good blind and decoy spread), Make The River Do The Work (New way to reduce flood danger without destroying fish and game), He's A Woods Bird Now (For late-season Pheasants, take a leaf from the Grouse hunter's book), 5-For-5 Grouse Hunters (Five ruffed Grouse for five shells is a rare and wonderous feat), The Boca Brookies (Ernie Schwiebert tries for a world-record Brookie in Argentina), War And Peace In A Bass Boat (Two views of the growing dispute between guides and clients) Departments - Starnes At Large (Mythical Goose mating habits), Camping (New equipment & ideas), Recreational Vehicles (The 1978 Diesel pickups), Shooting (What will buckshot and slugs do in your gun?), Bowhunting (Hunting skills, arrows and hemorrhaging, arrow speed), Boating (New equipment & ideas), Field Guide (What to carry in the field on any hunt), Cooking (Favorite game recipes on NY Times editor), Hunting Dogs (Q & A on pointers, retrievers and others) Update Section - Introduction, Fishing, Deer/Big Game, Bass, Saltwater, Upland Game, Trout/Salmon, Waterfowl, Wildlife, What's On Your Mind?, Outdoor People, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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November
Features - News Of YOUR Region (Places to hunt, fish, camp; Ideas and methods), Percentage Quail Hunting (If you say you can bag 10 birds with 12 shots, you're probably a liar), No Bull Moose Hunt (Should we have laughed or cried when we couldn't shoot the Bull?), The Leap (You've marveled at the jump of gamefish. Now, here's why and how they do it), Think Small For Hares (A small patch can be a big deal because you can figure where they go), A Good Duck Blind (You don't need a disguised apartment house to get your Ducks), Winter Bass: The Cold Hard Facts (A fisheries biologst sets the record straight on cold-weather Largemouths), Study In Gray...The Rifleman's Squirrel ("Get your sights on them and pull the trigger," they said. Hah!), The Claybird Sharks (Two real experts taught me that Dad wasn't the greatest trapshooter), Trout Truths (A Trout expert talks about 100-pound Browns, the Trout's "split vision" and more), The High-Up, Way-Out Ways Of A Rimrock Guide ("Madman" and "crazy" are only two words for this superb guide), Deer Hunters Handbook (Step-by-step photos show how to field dress, skin and butcher your Deer), Full Time RV Living (Outdoor Life surveys sportsmen who made the break to full-time RV living) Departments - Starnes At Large (The art of wingshooting), Camping (New equipment & ideas), Boating (New equipment & ideas), Conservation Trails (Federal water projects), Field Guide (Deer hunter's handbook), Cooking (Six traditional venison recipes), Shooting (Ounces add up to pounds if you know how it's done), Bowhunting (Bighorns with a bow, squinting and accuracy), Hunting Dogs (How to train hunting Beagles) Update Section - Bass, Deer/Big Game, Saltwater, Waterfowl, Trout/Salmon, Wildlife, Fishing, Upland Game, What's On Your Mind?, Outdoor People, This Happened To Me, Outdoorsman's Service Bureau, New Books, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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December
Features - News From YOUR Region (Places to hunt, fish, camp; Ideas and methods), We Must Harvest Does Or Lose Our Herds (Some states "protect" anterless Deer when the herd is starving to death), Pheasants Beyond Autumn (Opening day is opening day, but the December Pheasant is the real Pheasant), The "Ugh!" Fish (The number of gamefish many anglers regard as trash will surprise you), African Wildlife: The End Of The Game? (If you want an African hunt go now. Tomorrow may be too late), The Versatile Flyfisherman (Meet Dave Whitlock, one of the most innovative fisherman anywhere), The Tent Camp (Nothing beats a tent camp when you hunt or fish far from roads), "I Will Survive" (I thought about dying for 16 hours that December night on Chesapeake Bay), Secrets From A Heartland Bass Lab (Bass addict tells how he catches big Bass, and why he throws them back), Shotguns & Loads: A Practical Guide (For the first time ever in one place, all you need to know about shotguns) Departments - Starnes At Large (A Christmas gift), Recreational Vehicles (1978 Jeeps, plus more), Camping (New equipment & ideas), Bowhunting (Deer scents, bow storage, archery organizations), Boating (New equipment & ideas), Field Guides (Ice safety and rescue), Hunting Dogs (How to winterize your dog) Update Section - Deer, Bass, Upland Game, Fishing, Waterfowl, Trout/Salmon, Saltwater, What's On Your Mind?, Outdoorsman Service Bureau, Outdoor People, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Next Month
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