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January
Features - Bear Attack! (From the man who survived: unprovoked attack and fight to the death with a 400-pound Grizzly), The First Trophy As the big Buck approached, I lowered my gun. Did the first chance belong to the old man?), Alien Animals: The Wrong Move (Release of exotic wildlife is a gamble. Failures are countless, successes few), The Top-Water Classics (Millions of anglers - and a lot of big Bass - have proved these to be the finest top-water plugs), Backpack Hunt For A Ram (Try a Sheep hunt on your own. I did, and no trophy has ever meant more to me), Solo On The Korok (I chose to run this Labrador river alone. One mistake and no one would find me), Ghosts Of The Snows (The Cottontail is a great game animal, but you should have a fling at the Snowshoe Hare), The Outlaw Gunners (100 Ducks with one blast! Horrible! But to those who did it, it was fascinating also), Permit Closing Dates (Applications for big game permits might be due earlier than you think. A complete roundup), Freeze Dried Trophies (The freeze-dry chamber may never replace the taxidermist, but it's an option) Regional News - Rabbit Hunting / Winter Fishing (Where to find the best areas to hunt and fish in your state this month. Plus state news) Update - Wildlife (Navajos work for wildlife), Bass (Stocking the "right" Bass), Deer / Big Game (Anthrax hits Texas Deer), Waterfowl (Freeze on Duck laws proposed), Upland Game (New hope for the Ringneck), Salt Water (Marine sanctuaries in jeopardy) Departments - Shooting (High velocity or a big bullet?), Bowhunting (Questions & answers), Rec Vehicles (The mini pickups), Cooking (Game in a pie), Field Guide (Get your game home), Hunting Dogs (Cause of "bloat" a mystery) What's New - Latest equipment and ideas for hunting, fishing, camping and boating) Comment - Editorial Trails (A roundup), Starnes At Large (New culture for slob hunters), Letters (Delighted with Deer Camp), This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Classified, Next Month
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February
Features - Get In On Late Winter Action (Who says it's cabin fever time? Many parts of this region are offering fine hunting and fishing right now. Our reporters tell you where to go), The Texas Fat Cat Game (One of our largest fish and game departments is in trouble. Big money and bad politics are behind it all), Reflections On A Trout Stream (Whatever stream I fish, I ponder the look and feel of the water, the weather - these tell me a great deal), The Trophy That Will Never Be Equaled (The Chadwick Ram was taken more than 40 years ago, and it is still the No. 1 Stone Sheep. Many believe it will always be the greatest), Escape To The Gulf (Take your Bass rig and head south. Gulf Coast waters are loaded with fish that will tear up the freshwater tackle), Lost! (A surprising look at how modern rescue teams often know where to look before they set out), The 1980 Outboards: A Lesson In Fuel Economy (A giant 300 horsepower engine takes top billing, but best of all, there are startling improvements to save fuel), My 40 Years With Bears (Brown Bears are big, tough and unpredictable. I learned that in the first four decades I spent among them), The Saltwater License: A Stormy Conflict (The mention of a saltwater license generates unmatched hostility along our coasts. Does the fault rest with our government?) Departments - Starnes At Large, What's New, Update, Bowhunting, Cooking, Shooting, Field Guide, Rec Vehicles, Hunting Dogs Commentary - Editorial Trails, Rescuer Of Rivers, Letters Information - Outdoorsman's Service Page, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Summer Wilderness Trips, Where To Go, Classified
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March
Features - The Great Jonesboro Pigeon Shoot (The roof collapsed under droppings! The pigeons had to go, and I volunteered. I had to prove I was a marksman), Afognak Adventures (This nature-blessed Alaskan island crowded with Grizzlies, Salmon and Seals is home to the rugged Randall family), Showdown On Indian Netting (Despite frustrating setbacks, sportsmen's groups vow to stop Indian gill-netting in the Great Lakes), In Search Of A State Record Walleye (Landing the new record could turn you into a hero. Here's where and how to find the No. 1 Walleye in your state), The Bronzeback Bonanza (It took me nine years to discover these Smallbouth secrets. Now I have the clues that can make it happen again), Giants Of The Deep (These heavyweights have little to fear. Weighing more than 1,000 pounds, they'll smash tackle, and maybe your boat), A Bowhunter In The Cassiars (The odds were against me, and I never expected my bowhunt to tumble records), Final Day (Some glory in what they shot, but others savior memories whether or not they come home with meat), How Much Is Enough? (Trout in the spring, Bass and Salmon in the summer, Geese and Whitetails in the winter. Will I ever get enough?), The Four-Toed Bear (The Bear had outsmarted me two years before. Now I knew he was close by. The stalk had to be perfect), Cabin Fever (Two young men wintering in the Alaskan wilderness expected danger and found it - within their hearts and minds) Departments - Editorial Trails, Starnes At Large, What's New, Update, Cooking, This Happened To Me, Shooting, Getting The Range, Outdoorsman's Service Page, Field Guide, Bowhunting, Rec Vehicles, Shopping, Hunting Dogs, Summer Wilderness Trips, Where To Go, Classified, Letters
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April
Features - The Alaska Pipeline, Five Years Later (Environmentalists said it couldn't be done, but it appears the pipeline was built without significant harm to wildlife), The Cohutta Gobbler: My First Trophy (This long-bearded patriarch showed me all over again that outsmarting a wild tom is the greatest hunting challenge of all), The Lure Of The Steelhead (Spring returns, the Steelhead stirs, and winter-weary anglers turn out to pursue this most revered of all fish), The Man-Eaters (If a Lion is hungry enough, he will eat you, and that simple fact adds a great deal to the fascination of hunting these great cats), Ducks Unlimited: Should It Change Its Priorities? (There are grave questions about DU's effectiveness and how it uses the money sportsmen contribute so generously), The Classic Boats Of North America (From bone-cracking white water to unforgiving swamps, these boats have earned a place in the hearts of sportsmen0, The Last Rainbow (A story for anyone who was ever young, and for those hunting and fishing fathers who are no longer with us), The End Of The Line (Eight-page section on hooks, bobbers, snaps, swivels, sinkers; how to put them together to build a rig that really works) Departments - Starnes At Large (Exploding the anti-hunting myth), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Update (Should we shoot hen Pheasants?), Cooking (The savory Striper), Casting (Casting into tight spots), Rec Vehicles (The design of the '80s), Bowhunting (Best Deer hunting states), Fishing (Saved by the Surgeon General), Salt Water (Best all-around lure), Field Guide (The fine art of rowing), Shooting (Grocery-store gun care supplies), Hunting Dogs (Rabies is again a major issue) Commentary - Editorial Trails (The new look and some new faces), Conservation Award Presented (President congratulates John Cole), Letters (Rattled by snake slander) Reader Information - This Happened To Me, Outdoorsman's Service Page, Getting The Range, Shopping, Wherre To Go, Classified
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May
Features - Atlantic Salmon: Down But Not Out (The Salmon's future has loomed dark in recent years, but experts now believe that the Atlantics can be brought back), Dueling: The Serious Side Of Firearms (English and American pistols for the duel were deadly serious bits of hardware, exquisite in form but very deadly of purpose), The Untouched Inland Trout Lakes (The thousands of small lakes in the Great Lakes area offer spectacular and uncrowded fishing for Brookies, Browns and Rainbows), The Walleye Mill (Fish for fish, pound for pound, there is no better Walleye water than Minnesota's Mille Lacs), Mouth-Watering Morels (This spongy-capped mushroom is a delicacy, and if the smell of a batch of them frying doesn't addict you, the first bite will), The Old Reliables (We asked our fishing editor: If you were limited to just five bass lures, which would you choose, and why? See if you agree with him), Magnum Mankiller: Bull Elephant (To find out about elephant hunting, try walking up to one with a steel and wood toothpick and the ridiculous intent of doing harm), Horsepower: Who Needs It (Big motors on small boats are dangerous and burn a lot of fuel. You'll save gas and probably catch more fish with a small one), Getting Into Fly-Fishing (A comprehensive look at this great angling sport, and advice from one of the country's top fly-fishermen on how to get started) Departments - Starnes At Large (Anti-hunter myths), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Update (Biggest Bass since 1912!), Cooking (Panfish perfected), Caswting (Finding fish in open water), Shooting (The .410 - fun, and meat in the pot), Fishing (A perfect all-purpose line?), Salt Water (How to see fish), Rec Vehicles (Keep your rig running), Bowhunting (The right bow for brown Bears), Field Guide (How to land fish), Hunting Dogs (News, notes and insights) Commentary - Editorial Trails (The plastic worm caper), Letters (Rescue teams reviewed) Reader Information - This Happened To Me, Getting The Range, Outdoorsman's Service Page, Shopping, Summer Wilderness Trips, Where To Go, Classified
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June
Features - The Ice Cream Bear (This black Bear lives with a farmer and loves ice cream. She is a training Bear for hunters, and she loves her work), The Unsung Bow (A Trout fisherman's dream, this unknown Canadian river offers the best dry fly fishing in the world for trophy Rainbows), Handgun Hunting: Sport Or Stunt? (Handguns are used to hunt everything from Rabbits to Bears, but are they accurate enough, and do they pack enough wallop?), Lakers The Old Way (A glimpse back to the golden days of laker fishing, and the huge wooden reels, braided-wire lines and hand-hammered spoons), Sandhills Alive! (Whether you prefer Bluegills, Whitetails, Largemouth Bass or Canada Geese, this sand-saturated land is an outdoor paradise), The Spotted People-Eater (Many Leopards are casual people-eaters, but some have made the great Lion and Tiger man-eaters look like bush-leaguers), Biggest Bass In 48 Years (California's Lake Casitas. Mark it down. That's where Ray Easley on March 4 caught the second biggest Largemouth ever), A Guide To Camping Equipment (With such a variety of gear on the market, picking out what's best for you isn't always easy. Advice from an expert) Departments - Starnes At Large (Terror in our woods), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Updates (Montana Indians massacre Elk), Casting (Drift to a better position), Cooking (Berries galore), Bowhunting (Approaching downed game), Rec Vehicles (Small car camping), Shooting (Hunters and the benchrest), Field Guide (Tips for rigging tarps), Salt Water (Getting the point), Fishing (Return of the Bass bomber), Hunting Dogs (The uses of training birds) Commentary - Editorial Trails (Choking gobblers), Letters (The real test of DU) Reader Information - This Happened To Me, Outdoorsman's Service Page, Getting The Range, Shopping, Summer Wilderness Trips, Where To Go, Classified
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July
Features - Knee Deep In Crocodiles (Our scientific study of crocodiles in Kenya's Lake Rudolf almost cost us our lives), Jack O'Connor Remembered (He was a hunter - that says most of it - and he could write about it better than almost anyone else who ever tried), The Blue Ribbon Catfish (An old-timer remembers catching the all-time No. 1 Catfish, and gives some advice on where and how to find the big ones), Dark-Night Browns (It's on the blackest, mayfly-filled nights that anglers have their best chance at the biggest and wariest Stream Browns), Carp Derby (This group of anglers meets yearly to raise a glass to good times, the Nishnabotna and the lowly Carp), The Smallmouth Record: Can It Be Broken? (It's been 25 years since David Hayes caught that big smallie, and it still stands as the untarnished and untied No. 1), A Man Obsessed (He lives in a cave, alone, near winter-wind-swept shores. His quest: to be recognized as the world's best Brown Trout angler), Mysteries Of The Ocean (The sea still protects her secrets, but now there are clues that may help solve the baffling cycles that confront anglers and biologists), Air Powered Arms (You could be shooting a modern air rifle that is just as accurate (within the effective range) as the finest benchrest hardware) Departments - Starnes At Large (The lead-bottomed camp shirker), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Update (Peacock Bass in the U.S.?), Casting (Guide to casting accurately), Shooting (Try a modern air powered arm), Cooking (Southern fried favorites), Bowhunting (Compound bows vs recurves), Fishing (Finding the biggest Bluegills), Rec Vehicles (Uses for LPG and natural gas), Field Guide (Snakebite! What to do), Salt Water (Understanding the tides), Hunting Dogs (The great springer spaniel) Commentary - Editorial Trails (Good times a-comin'), Letters (Hates animal attacks) Reader Information - This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Classified
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August
Features - Moose Of A Lifetime (That Northwest Territories is a hunter's paradise is an understatement. Witness the 67-inch spread of my moose's antlers), The $1,000,000 Bass (There's a rumor that the next world record Bass will be worth a cool million. But can a fish really be worth it's weight in gold?), Is There Room For The Wolf? (Wolves have been poisoned, trapped and shot until few remain in the Lower 48. Now some experts talk of bringing them back), Great Lakes Comeback (A long, tough cleanup fight is mostly over, and fishing in the big waters is great again. Now there are new challenges), Best Bet For Trophy Bass (It's no secret that giant Bass are caught on big shiners. But there's more to it than chunking out a bait. This master Bass man tells all), A Case For Dove Hunting (Despite proof that hunting poses no long-term threat to the droves of Doves in the U.S., 15 states refuse to allow Dove seasons), The Teeming Desert (America's deserts are oases of wildlife. They're home to the greatest variety of birds and mammals found anywhere on the continent), Bowhunting: Getting Started (A special guide to help you understand and select recurve bows, compounds, arrows, quivers and a long list of bowhunting gear) Departments - Starnes At Large (The sham of endangered species), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Update (Three big Bass make news), Casting (Simple way to eliminate backlash), Bowhunting (Getting started in bowhunting), Shooting (Choose the right scope and mounts), Fishing (Dog days flyfishing tips), Field Guide (Comping with lure hang-ups), Salt Water (Stalking fish), Rec Vehicles (Diesel pickups and four-wheelers), Hunting Dogs (How often and what to feed them), Cooking (Fishing for taste) Commentary - Editorial Trails (The fish watchers), Letters (Plastic worms? Phoeey!) Reader Information - Getting The Range, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Classified
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September
Features - Bugle Calls For Bull Elk (Calling a Bull Elk is a pipe dream, many hunters believe, but my guide used a rubber tube to bring in two fine six-pointers), Midwest Specials - Manitoba: Duck Hunter's Mecca (After hearing spectacular tales we headed north, and found liberal seasons, welcoming farmers, and the Duck hunt of a lifetime), Wisconsin's New No. 1 (The Badger State is known for producing monster Whitetails, and a new nontypical record proves that's not about to change), The Lone Prairie Bird (It takes strong legs, a lot of shells and all day to hunt the sharptail. For this bird belongs to the windy, wide-open prairie), Cowboy Boots And The Men Who Love Them (The cowboy boot lives on in the hearts of truckers, pilots, blackjack dealers - and sportsmen who know a comfortable boot then they try it), Autumn Smallmouths (As fall smallies feed before a long winter, you paddle softly, cast and find a quiet that you never knew in summer), Shotguns: Function, Design And Fit (Why are some shotguns so finely made and such a joy to shoot? You'll find the answers in this eight-page special section) Departments - Starnes At Large (Hunting's hidden scandal), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Update (The catch in catch-and-release), Cooking (Venison's unusual cuts), Bowhunting (Answers to readers' questions), Casting (Flyfishing's most important cast), Shooting (Eight-page special on shotguns), Fishing (The catch-all tandem rigs), Salt Water (Deadly lures for the tropics), Field Guide (Your feet can cripple you), Hunting Dogs (Questions, answers and apologies) Commentary - Editorial Trails (The Boykin spaniel), Letters (Thanks, Jack) Reader Information - This Happened To Me, Getting The Range, Outdoorsman's Service Page, Shopping, Where To Go, Classified
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October
Features - Our 10 Best Friends In Congress (With election day approaching, it's good to know which of our elected representatives have come through for outdoorsmen), Midwest Specials - Winning Odds On Grouse (Think your a Grouse hunter know-it-all? Take a tip from Gordon Gullion. He knows the best way to hunt the fast-flying partridge), Ohio's Father Goose (Buckeye hunters are experiencing the thrill of hunting Canada Geese. A tip of the hat to the man who made it all possible), Whitetail Wizard (Bowhunter Claude Pollington has taken 35 bucks in 25 years because he understands Whitetail habits. His advice to bowhunters), Upland Birding In The Golden West (A bird hunter could spend a lifetime chasing his dreams in the West. This is the place, and these are the birds, of gold), Blackpowder Bushytails (For real old-time squirrel hunting, build your own .32-caliber pea rifle, tune it to perfection, and try to shoot as well as the rifle), Eastern Way For Mule Deer (Do Whitetail hunting methods work on Mule Deer? You bet they do. My four buddies and I proved it), The Dog That Doesn't Rock The Boat (The Boykin spaniel is a different hunting dog - small, affectionate, a hellacious all-around hunter, and his stamina is out of this world), Practical Guide To Waterfowling (Here's all the information you need to get fine Duck and Goose shooting close to home) Departments - Starnes At Large (Rape of the national forests), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Update (Return of the brant), Bowhunting (Tips on hunting Deer, Elk, Bear), Shooting (Decline and fall of the 16 gauge), Field Guide (Hunting with the backpack), Cooking (Dining on Doves), Casting (Distance with ultralight lures), Salt Water (Casting to fish), Fishing (Plastic worms on the surface), Rec Vehicles (Get ready for winter), Hunting Dogs (A fetching way to train pups) Commentary - Editorial Trails (Outdoor politics), Letters (In defense of trapping) Reader Information - Outdoorsman's Service Page, Getting The Range, This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Classified
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November
Features - Bear Call! (So far I've fooled 35 Black Bears with my varming calling, and I plan to call up and shoot one more - the biggest one of all), The Great American Guns (Here's my list of the really great mass-produced American rifles, shotguns and handguns. Shoot holes in my choices if you can), Midwest Specials - Rock A Rollin' Rooster (You have to make your own luck wht Pheasants. Start with savvy, add some strategy. Then plug in imagination and hard work), Spookiest Bucks In The U.S. (In a corner of Minnesota Deer are hunted year around by wolves. To these super-wary Bucks, a hunter is nothing more than a nuisance), Once In A Lifetime Ram (When I finally drew a desert bighorn tag last year, no modern bowhunter had killed a desert ram. I set out to be the first), The Late Little T: A Lesson In Defeat (Why was a wasteful and destructive dam allowed to wipe out one of the best Trout streams in the East? The story of Tellico has a moral), Preview: 1981 Pickups And 4WDs (Focus is on mini-pickups and changes and improvements in the traditional and other 4WD models. There is much to choose from) Departments - Starnes At Large (Another phony gun law), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Update (How many deer to harvest), Casting (On using both hands), Shooting (The really great American guns), Rec Vehicles (1981 pickups and 4WDs), Salt Water (The gaff: a vital tool), Field Guide (Tree-stand safety), Cooking (Preparing savory squirrels), Fishing (Flies and the Abominable snowman), Bowhunting (Do deer really "jump the string"), Hunting Dogs (Preparing for first season afield) Commentary - Editorial Trails (New hunting ethic), Letters (Hunting with dad) Reader Information - This Happened To Me, Outdoorsman Service Page, Getting The Range, Shopping, Where To Go, Classified
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December
Features - The Christmas Goose (I waited for the Goose. I pledged it to my family. But as quickly as the Goose had fallen, my dreams had been brought down), Swamped By Trophy Bucks (Smart old Bucks in heavily-hunted farm country soon learn to go where most hunters won't or can't go. That's where I hunt), Midwest Specials - Cure For The Winter Blahs (The snowshoe may be the only game in town in midwinter, but a change in tactics will make the big hare a new challenge), Holiday Honkers (Most Midwestern states have December Goose seasons. The fine shooting will make you wish you had already Christmas shopped), Great Moments In The Outdoors (How do you distinguish between a snapshot and an outstanding photograph? And how do some photographers take such memorable pictures. Five of our contributors tell you how and why they do it), A Pronghorn For Miss Peg (I owed my wife a Western big-game hunt, and I paid off. Lo and behold, she got a record-book Buck in, of all places, Texas), .22 Rimfire: The All-Around Lightweight (The .22 rimfire is a sophisticated load that does many jobs. Here's the whole story, including trajectory tables never published before) Departments - Starnes At Large (A lady in camp), What's New (Field reports on new gear), Update (New Remington museum), Shooting (All about .22s), Fishing (An angler's real Christmas gifts), Cooking (Yuletide season waterfowl recipes), Salt Water (Throwing a cast net), Bowhunting (Best broadheads for Moose, Elk), Casting (Eliminate backlash), Field Guide (Why fishermen lose fish), Hunting Dogs (What to do about snakebite) Commentary - Editorial Trails (Nongame funding), Letters (Save the 16 gauge) Reader Information - This Happened To Me, Shopping, Where To Go, Classified
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