1974 Sports Afield

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January
Special Bass Section - Bass Forecast ( 1) 200,000 acres of New York waters where Bass are dying of old age 2) A quintet of Big Western Impoundments where most Bass have never seen a lure 3) A deep South Pay-By-The-Day Paradise 4) A Coast-To-Coast Directory: 200 lakes and stream that need more Bass-fishing pressure) Fishing - Early-Season Panfish (A deadly technique shellcrackers can't resist), Early-Season Bass (Open with pickerel and get a largemouth bonus), Here's What You Need To Know To Fish The Surf (Gear and know-how, starting from scratch), Super Stripers In Salmon Country (Oregon's great Umpqua River is exploding), Tactics That Can Revolutionize Your Walleye Fishing (In-depth field tests establish a new fishing system), What's New For Anglers In '74 (Exciting developments in the world of tackle), The Secret Sea That's Filled With Sails (On Costa Rica's Pacific side world records are tumbling) Hunting - Going Out More (A moving article on the true meaning of hunting), How Much Do You Really Know About Shotguns? (A quiz to test the sharpest shooting brains), What Makes A Great Rifle Stock? (How to judge and get the best, from customs to production models) Special Features - The Best Way To Own Your Own Personal Vacationland (How to escape from the crowds to a place of your own), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly round-up of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (An up-to-date fact sheet on where to go in South Florida) Editors' Reports - A New Way To Reduce Recoil, 1974 Outboard Motor Roundup, Training Seminars: How And Why They Work, Tail Feathers Questions And Answers - Shooting, Letters, Sportsman's Quiz, Sportsman's Information Page
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February
Special Fly-Fishing Section - Long Live The Long Rod (Don't buy another rod until you read what this expert has to say), How I Fish Dry Flies (15 off-beat techniques that will give you more trout), Stripers On Flies (How I broke the record four times in four years), How Much Do You Really Know About Fly-Fishing (Try this 50 question quiz and find out), How To Catch More Bass And Panfish On Bugs And Flies (A new look at basic fly-rodding techniques and lures), "Last Resort" Tricks That Take Trout (Effective casts to try when the purists aren't looking), Those Kiss-And-Tell Fishermen (Why some people will never share their favorite water) Fishing - Steelhead On The Cowlitz (Fishing the best steelhead river in the world), How To Fish The Allagash (Adventure on one of the last wild rivers in America) Hunting - The Bull I Couldn't Have Missed (The prize may look easy, but bowhunters never know), 60 Second Field Dress (A method for cleaning game birds you have to try to believe), Spring Turkey Know-How (Straight from the gobbler's mouth) Special Features - The Art Of Wading (The safe, sure methods this expert uses), Simba (A famous white hunter's experiences with lions), The Sports Afield Almanac (Details on what-to-see and where-to-go) Editors' Reports - The Super-X Model 1: Winchester's New Auto, Those Multipurpose Wagons, New Bonefish Paradise, The Fine Old Art Of Starting A Fire, Tomorrow's Canoes, Quartering Lessons: When To Start Them And How, Tail Feathers Questions And Answers - Shooting, Saltwater, Camping, Letters, Sportsman's Quiz, Sportsman's Information Page
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March
Fishing - An X-Ray Look At Spinner Fishing For Trout (Surefire techniques for all water and weather conditions), Super Wand Against The Kings (The first report on the amazing new gaphite rod), 100 Smallmouth Bass A Day! (An artist's view of spectacular river fishing), How To Stop Fishing Where Fish Don't Live (What you need to know about oxygen content and water structure), Tired Of Taking The Runts? (Here's how to catch bigger Bluegills than you've been getting), 500 Hot Spots For New England Smallmouth Bass (Where to go for the Northeast's forgotten Smallmouth's) Hunting - Handloading For Hunting (How handloading can make you a better, more satisfied hunter), Shotshell Efficiency: The Real Facts (Test results on lead, steel and copper shot performance) Special Features - Could You Survive? (75 questions to test your savvy on wilderness emergencies), Kayak Camping (The sport that calls to the bold), Deliverance By Kayak (Three men challenge the suicidal Chattooga River), Backpacking For The Middle-Aged Couple (Age is no barrier to outdoor adventure), Do Outboards Pollute? (The facts on what outboards to our waterways), Big Fish On Light Tackle: Four Pros Tell You How (A Sports Afield in-depth interview), Bandit Of The Brule (Another look at a famous outdoor classic), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly round-up of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Where to find the best fishing in northern Ontario) Editors' Reports - The 10-Gauge Autoloader, How Much Does A 38.56 Kilo Fish Weigh?, World's Hottest Smallmouth Bass Hole, The Quail Harness: How To Use It And Why, Tail Feathers Questions And Answers - Shooting, Saltwater, Letters, Sportsman's Quiz, Sportsman's Information Page
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April
Fishing - Two Torrid Panfish Tactics (Little-known lures that drive Panfish wild), Trouter's Spring Punch: Beating The Runoff (Early-season methods that will get you more Trout), Fly-Fishing With The Experts For Stripers And Blues (Six pages of paintings and details on lures, leaders and tactics), The Flies And Bugs That Master The Salt (The expert's choice of the best patterns for Stripers and Blues), Mid-America Hot Spots For Four Kinds Of Bass (Hottest new lures and tactics for mid-America's best Bass trip), Jigs, Spanners And Bait: The Wonder Workers For Walleyes (How, when and where to use them), Should A Woman Offer A Fishing Tip To A Man (Women's lib finally knocks at the fisherman's door), The 7 Most Important Knots In Fishing (Quick and easy ways to add power to your fishing knots), How A Record Breaker Was Caught (Details on how a 45-pound Striper was taken on a fly rod) Hunting - Rifles For Spring Bear (Jobson tells which rifles are best for Bruins), The Sights And Sounds Of A Michigan Bear Hunt (How and why men go after Bear with Hounds), The Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Native Son (The story behind the only made-in-America gundog) Special Features - No Place To Hide (A master angler's plea for our decreasing fish populations), Eyelids Of Morning (The mingled destinies of Crocodiles and men), Painless Travel Tips For The Energy Pinch (How to go farther on less during times of shortage), How To Fit Your Tent To Your Needs (Picking the tent that's right for your camping style), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Where to go for Maine's outdoor bonanza), Tail Feathers Editors' Reports - What's New In Autoloading Shotguns, How To Float On Air, An RV The Gas Shortage Doesn't Scare, Electric Outboard Roundup, Will These Dogs Bring Back The Old-Style English Setter? Questions And Answers - Shooting, Camping, Letters, sportsman's Information Page, Sportsman's Quiz
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May
Special Bass Section - The Secrets Of The Bass World That Anglers Never See (What 12 months of underwater study taught me about the Bass), Essential Keys To Bass Mastery (Excerpts from a great new book written by outstanding Bass specialists) Fishing - Secrets Top Steelheaders Never Tell (Tactics that really work for summer-fun Steelhead), Sports Afield Surf-Fishing Book Of Tricks (Secrets for fishing the surf revealed), The Little Green Worm That Drives Trout Wild (Leaf rollers - unfamiliar worm Trout can't wait to devour), The Routes Of Midwest Salmon - Exact Times And Places (Fast fishing in Lake Michigan: where, how and especially when), Why Does He Mount His Depth-Finder On His Electric Motor? (A better way to mount your depth-finder that's simple to do) Hunting - Don't Turn Your Back On Black Bear (Black Bear have many moods - all of them are dangerous), How To Plan Your Antelope Hunt Right Now (A western hunt this fall is still possible if you act quickly), Something Lost (A man's sad return to his boyhood hunting grounds), 6,000,000 Mule Deer - How You Can Find Yours (An in-depth look at the not-so-dumb Mule Deer) Special Features - Test Your Skills: Duck And Goose Hunting (A quiz that will challenge the most knowledgeable hunters), Gently Down The Stream (The float-trip world of the legendary Jim Owen), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Detailed travel information for Lake Michigan's Salmon action), Tail Feathers Editors' Reports - Trigger Trends, Outboard Or Stern Drive?, Travel Without A Hitch, The High Average Skeet And Trap Leaders, How To Correct Five Basic Retriever Faults Questions And Answers - Shooting, Letters, Sportsman's Information Page, Sportsman's Quiz
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June
Fishing - Sports Afield Casting Clinic (First in a series on mastering the art of fly casting), What To Do When Northern Pike Get Picky (New tactics and lures that really work on Northerns), Modern Bait Casting Does It All (Why you should learn this all-around fishing method), The Black Marlin - Brooding Giant Of The Deep (Where and why men hunt the biggest game fish in the world), Night Fishing For Trout (Methods for taking big fish after dark) Hunting - Make It A Deer With A Bow In '74 (Your complete bowhunting-for-deer guide East and West. Details of importance for both begnners and experts), A British Expert Looks At Two Important Shotgun Questions (The 12 vs 20 gauge and a look at the fallacy of choke), The Super Whitetails From The Midwest (Shotgunning for trophy-class Bucks in the Buckeye State) Special Features - How The National Parks Rate For Fishing And Camping (Exploring backcountry potential of 12 National Parks), Where You Don't Have To Be Rich To Find Caribou, Salmon & Trout (Hunting and fishing in Northern Quebec's Ungava region), The Trail That Ends Where Day Begins (The challenge of the 2015-mile Appalachian Trail), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Exciting trip suggestions and places to visit), Tail Feathers Editor's Reports - New Gadgets For Shooters, Catch More Fish With The Soft Touch, 1974 All-America Trap Team, Coats That Float, 1974 All-America Skeet Team, Teaching The Basics To A Beagle Questions And Answers - Shooting, Letters, Sportsman's Information Page, Sportsman's Quiz
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July
Hunting - The Science Of Scouting For Trophy Mule Deer (This record-rack specialist reveals his techniques), The Two Critical Shot-Size Considerations (Penetration and shock capabilities of different shotshell loads), An Elk Guide's Advice To A Friend (An old pro tells a first-time hunter what to expect in his hunt), The World-Record Elk With A Bow (First-hand account of what it's like to bag a world-record), Beginner's Guide To Coyote Hunting (The ABCs of calling and hunting this wary game animal), Jake And The Willow Ptarmigan (Hunting the Snow Grouse with a Lab that was a specialist) Fishing - Curlytails - Sizzling New Fish Catcher (The sensational new lure with built-in action), When The Deep Secret Is A Sinking Line (Why fly-fishing with a high-density line will get you more fish), Sports Afield Casting Clinic (Second in a series on the fundamentals of casting), First You Have To Hook 'Em (Hook setting and sharpening techniques), The Little Trick That Takes "Suspicious" Trout (Give your artificials action to tempt summer Trout) Special Features - One Survived While Others Died (How one man beat the odds and lived through a sudden blizzard), How To Tote A Boat (What's new in portable boats and rooftop carriers), Canoeing The Okefenokee (See what the earth was like when it was young), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (The Pacific Northwest: Prime Fishing and Expo '74) Editors' Reports - Hunters And Friends Of Wildlife, How To Choose Your Lightweight Camping Trailer, Don't Buy More Boat Than You Need, How The Top Setter Man Teaches Whoa, Tail Feathers Questions And Answers - Shooting, Boating, Dogs, Letters, Sportsman's Quiz, Sportsman's Information Page
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August
Hunting - Where Can You Find More Woodchuck Than You Can Shake A 20-Gauge At (Great upland gunning in New Brunswick), These Two Men Are Probably America's Most Successful Grouse Hunter's: Here's What They Do That's Different (How two Ohio gunners bag their limit almost every day they hunt), Will Any One Gun Make You A Great Dove Shot? (An expert discusses the capabilities of different guns for Doves), Sports Afield Special: Western Dove And Pigeon Roundup (Best areas and methods in Califorina, Oregon and Washington), How To Choose Between Good And Great In Big Game (An easy-to-use system for field judging trophy game heads) Fishing - The Brand-New Fly That Outfished Everything By Nearly 2 To 1 (A revolutionary new plastic fly that's abslolutely deadly), How To Stand Tall In The Stickups (A pro's most productive tactics for taking Bass in heavy cover), Backpack Trout Down A Hard Trail (Adventure in one of California's last wilderness areas), The Best, The Easiest And The Least Expensive Fishing In The East (Complete roundup of surf fishing from Cape Cod to Hatteras) Special Features - How To Fish Even Gooder Than Good (The very humorous Wretched Mess view of fishing and outdoors), The Camouflaged Copperhead (A close look at the dangerous, mysterious Copperhead), The Springer Spaniel: Is This The ONE Dog For The One-Dog Gunner? (Why the Springer is a fine choice as the all-around gundog), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Vacation tips and exciting places to visit), Tail Feathers Editors' Reports - The Shooting Match Designed For Hunters, Now Bluefish Are Biting People, A Safe, Painless Way To Get The Hook Out, The Incredible Dangers Of Bass Boating, There's A Lot Of Trash Written About Garbage, Nine New Names For The Hall Of Fame, A School For Bird-Dog Trainers Questions And Answers - Shooting, Saltwater, Boating, Dogs, Letters, Sportsman's Information Page, Sportsman's Quiz
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September
Hunting - Lead Poisoning: How Important? How Deadly? The Cure? (A comprehensive analysis of the controversial lead-shot issue. For the first time, all the facts in one story), Duck-Hunting Secrets Of The Decoy Master (What 40 years experience has taught this New England wildfowler), The Gunner And The Grouse (A long-time upland gunner tells about his views on the Grouse), The Grizzly Is One Big Surprise (Why some feel this is the most unpredictable animal in nature), Squirrel Facts (A study on where they live and why, plus proven new gun and bowhunting tactics that work), How And Where To Hunt Mid-America's Half-Million Honkers (Complete information for a Goose hunt you can make this fall), Overrun With Whitetails (Hunting tactics for Pennsylvania's most outstanding Deer region), Jimmy Robinson's 1974 Duck Forecast (Jimmy predicts it will ba a great year - lots of water and Ducks) Fishing - Sports Afield Casting Clinic (Last in a series on proper casting techniques - the double haul), Lonely Late-Season Trout (You've got to change tactics to tempt finicky Trout in the fall), Zane Grey: The Fishingest Gentleman (A profile that shows the true character of this writer-sportsman), A Fly Rod And Bluegills Are My Idea Of Fun (For superb Sunfish sport, try these light-tackle techniques) Special Features - 20 Recipes That Will Double Your Fishing And Hunting Pleasure (The favorite wild-game and fish recipes of this gourmet cook), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (The Delmarva Peninsula), Tail Feathers Editors' Report - What Lever-Action Brush Rifle Is Best For Bear And Deer?, Saltwater Scrapbook, What Readers Did With Our Boatbuilding Plans, Light-Tackle Fishing: Does It Give A Fish A Sporting Chance?, The New 4x4s, Caution Is The Clue When Using Electronicc Training Collars Questions And Answers - Shooting, Saltwater, Letters, Sportsman's Quiz, Sportsman's Information Page
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October
Fall Deer Hunters' Bonus Features - The Predictable Whitetail (An advanced course in Deer movements and habits. A special nine-page section that covers everything you need to know to bag your Buck this fall using gun or bow), Master's Of The Tracker's Art (How the Benoits of Vermont consistently take trophy Whitetails), Sports Afield Report: Specialized Shotguns For Deer (Are they really that much better?) Hunting - You're Not Really A Duck Hunter Unless You Know How To Call (What type of call to buy, when and how to use it effectively), Where To Find That Hard-To-Find Information On Hunting Dogs (Buying, raising, feeding, health, housing, training - and more) Fishing - The Wild And Happy World Of Pond Hopping (Methods for finding better, easier fishing close to home), New Fly-Rod Techniques For Big Steelhead (An expert's fishing secrets for taking Michigan Steelhead), Where To Find Smallmouths As Big As They Come - By The Boatload (Fishing Tennessee's Wilson Dam for near-record Bass), Sports Afield Guide To Fishing Baja California (Seasons, how to get there, hotels, costs and what to bring) Special Features - Ultra-Cold Weather Survival - Facts Vs Myths (How to stay safe and comfortable in the wintery out-of-doors), Test Yourself - If You Think You Know Your Game Birds (A quiz that will show just how much you know), Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Mexico - sportsman's land of opportunity - Part One), Tail Feathers Editors' Reports - Lightweight Special Quail Guns, The Gentle Touch Of Walleye Fishing, Saltwater Scrapbook, How To Get Top Economy And Performance, How To Build And Use A Barge Blind, I Hunt Pieces Of Deer, What You Should Know About Hip Dysplasia Questions And Answers - Shooting, Angling, Boating, Dogs, Letters, Sportsman's Quiz, Sportsman's Information Page
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November
Special Deer-Hunting Section - Guide To Shotgunning For Deer: From Tracking To Tanning (Information every hunter can use to bag a Buck this fall), Find What They Like To Eat And You'll Find Deer (How to locate and identify the foods most preferred by Deer), How To Make Field Dressing Quick And Easy (A step-by-step guide that simplifies this hunting chore), How To Rattle Up A Buck (An expert's secrets on this little-known, deer-getting method), How To Beat The High Price Of Butchering - And Get Better Meat In The Bargain (All you need to know about preparing your Deer for the freezer) Hunting - Woodman's Way For Elk (A practical guide for backpacking for Elk), Quail Hunting As It Really Is (A humorous, yet all too true view of gunning for Bobwhite), What Duck Is That? (This quiz for Duck hunters will test the best), Pick The Goose You Want (Where you can gun for several species of Geese all in one day), Silhouette Decoys For About 50 Cents Each (How to make and use Dove, Goose, Pigeon and Duck decoys) Fishing - For Winter Bass Bait Is Better (Sound advice on the best baits, tackle and procedures), Super Systems For Winter Trout (Rigs and methods that make cold-weather fishing fast and fun), Why Spinners Catch More Fish (The art of successful spinner fishing explained) Special Features - The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Mexico - sportsman's land of opportunity - Part Two), Tail Feathers Questions And Answers - Shooting, Boating, Letters, Sportsman's Information Page, Sportsman's Quiz
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December
Hunting - Are You Hunting A Heart Attack? (Important precautionary measures that could save your life), "When I Holler 'Bird' - You'd Best Be Ready" (An experienced hunter's "system" for bagging Grouse), How To Know What Ducks Are Going To Do Even Before They Know Themselves (Waterfowling techniques that will keep you one jump ahead), The Sick Sixteen (How the 16-gauge is faring in today's shooting scene), Geese Are A Great Reason To Get Up At 3 A.M. (Reflections on Goose hunting and Geese), What Every Turkey Hunter Should Know (Tried techniques that work wonders on wary Gobblers) Fishing - Why Al Pflueger Is One Of The World's Best Saltwater Anglers (How this man became as good as he is), The Best Fishing Knots I've Ever Used (Tied right, these four knots will hold just about anything), $1.87 Rod Holder For Your Boat (How to build this handy, easy-to-construct rod rack), Why Trout Act That Way (An in-depth examination of the physiology of Trout) Special Features - Hat Trick (Easy method of dressing up your hat with game-bird feathers), How To Choose And Use A Good Wood Stove (Everything you need to know about wood and wood-burning stoves), Rhino! (The story of one of Africa's most unusual animals), The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Travel tips and interesting places to visit) Editors' Reports - Shotguns That Can Handle Steel Shot, The Baja Highway - Road To Adventure, What You Can Do To Prevent Boat And Motor Thefts, Should Your Next Hunting Pal Be A Pup Or An Older Dog?, Tail Feathers Questions And Answers - Shooting, Letters, Sportsman's Quiz, Sportsman's Information Page
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