1975 Sports Afield

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January
Contents - Special Gundog Issue - Introduction Hunting Dog Profiles - English Setter, Pointer, German Shorthair, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Brittany Spaniel, Labrador Retriever Gundog Features - The Old Maid (One of the all-time classic quail-hunting stories), Time To Teach The Old "Gun Dog" New Tricks (After 15 years, this book's training methods are still the best), Old Tom (A moving story of one man's devotion to his dog), The Best Dog Kennel You Can Build (Planning and constructing the ideal hunting-dog kennel), The Best Hound Dog In The State Of Vermont (Is any dog worth $1000? Maybe), How To Pick The Best Puppy (A new test that is based on proven scientific methods), Coon Dog Valhalla (A unique cemetery for outstanding coon dogs), The Trouble With Training (Is it training or heredity that makes a first rate gundog), Do You Make These 10 Common Mistakes In Feeding Dogs? (Ten myths that spell disaster to your dogs health) Fishing - 50 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Bass (Little known facts about one of the most popular game fish), The Sound Approach To Game Fishing (Winter angling can be great fun - if you go about it right), How To Catch Those Midwest Steelheads (Cashing in on Michigan's winter fishing bonanza), A Love Affair With The Salmon (The man behind the first Atlantic Salmon Restoration Conference) Special Features - The Sports Afield Almanac (A monthly roundup of fun, news and how-to), Sports Afield Travel Guide (Exciting new places to visit and things to do), Tail Feathers Editor's Reports - Achieving Ultimate Accuracy, How Not To Turn A Rescue Into A Disaster, What's New For Anglers In '75, Trappings For A Tropic Trip Questions And Answers - Boating, Letters, Sportsman's Information Page, Sportsman's Quiz
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March
Contents - Report Afield - Here Comes The Judge - And There Go Our Fish And Game (A report on what's happening to our Salmon rivers in the Pacific Northwest), Back To Paper Cases For Some Shotgunners (Are paper cases without shot sleeves more accurate?), Time To Break The Largemouth Record? (A look at southern California where the Bass keep getting bigger and bigger), Steel Shot: What's Happening Now (The latest facts in the critical lead-poisoning issue), Record Bonefish On Six-Pound Line (Where, when and how) Fishing - Testament Of A Fisherman (Robert Traver introduces the most information packed fishing issue ever) How To Start Surf Fishing For Big Blues (Basic tactics and gear for finding and catching Bluefish in the surf), A Wish And A Promise (Poetry that every angler should share with his children), The Double-Haul Is A Must For Distance (How to get the most out of this important fly-fishing cast), If The Question Is Hooks, Here's The Answer (One of the most comprehensive studies of fishhooks that has ever been compiled. All you need to know about styles, shapes, which hook for which fish and more), American Masterpiece (One of Winslow Homer's classic watercolors), The Four Most Important Fishing Knots (If you know these knots, you're set for any kind of fishing), Leaders - Long, Short Or Whatever (Lee Wulf tells how to select and use the correct leader), How To Turn Little Fish Into Big Ones In Farm Ponds And Lakes (A new feeding system that produces bigger and scrappier fish), Striper And Weakfish Secrets Of The Old-Timers (They may be old, but these methods are still the best), Confessions Of A Bass Doctor (Novelist Vance Bourjaily on the fun of starting and maintaining a productive fish pond), Jigs Are Best For Walleyes (How to use jigs for more and bigger Walleyes), Plugs Are Best For Walleyes (How to use plugs for more and bigger Walleyes), Boats That Fish Designed (A look at the most popular types of boats and how they are used in today's fishing scene), Know Your Fish (Easy reference on how to identify the various species of freshwater fish), The Hot Ticket Is Trout: 45 Minutes From Broadway (Where-to-go for wilderness-like Trout fishing that's less than an hour from New York City), A First Rate Casting Rig That's Easy And Economical (Try spin-casting for instant fishing fun), The Return Of The Weakfish (A report on the current status of this saltwater fighter), Sharpen Your Hooks Like This, And Keep Them Sharp (A honing method that is one of the best), The Five Most Important Bass Fishing Tips (Follow these tips and increase your catch), Cold Storing And Freezing Fish (The best methods of preparing your fish for refrigerator or freezing), The Bluefish Boom Keeps Boomin' Along (The good old days of Bluefishing are here and now), The World's Best Rig For Shallow-Water Bass (How to rig a plastic worm that Bass can't resist), How To Build A Farm Pond (The basic information you need to know if you're constructing a pond), Building Your Own Saltwater Library (How to start a collection of books you can be proud of), How Downriggers Do The Impossible (For deep fishing, you can't beat this unique device), How To Put Power Behind Your Plugging (A new bait-casting method that adds distance and accuracy), Floats For Fishing (Selecting the right bobber can mean lots of fish or none at all. Here's how), Sensational Steelhead Bait And Rig (Tying and using this effective combination for river Steelhead), The Cast That Catches Most Fish (The roll cast explained), The Lines That Get You Down To Where Fish Are (A look at the new sinking fly lines), How To Fish Where Fish Live (Learning to read structure and land features will mean more fish), The Fish-Finder Tested By Time-Trolling (For locating fish without instrument, this method is best), How To Replace A Worn Rod Guide (An easy-to-follow procedure that all anglers should know), Pork Rind: Still One Of The All-Time Greats (How to buy and use the best pork-rind baits), A Safe, Painless Way To Get The Hook Out (N new method that's quick, easy and almost error free), Freshwater Baits (The best natural baits and how to use them), Famous U.S. Fishing Centers (Ten of the most productive areas - how to get there, where to stay and how to get the most fishing enjoyment), Readers' Recipes For Trout (Four of the best recipes we've received for cooking Trout) Hunting - Are There More Midwest Whitetails That Weigh 400 Pounds? (A state-by-state guide to the Midwest's most productive trophy deer areas), The Need For A Special Woodcock License (The plight of the Woodcock and how sportsmen can help), How Science Can Help You Get Your Gobbler (An in-depth interview with a turkey expert that reveals new facts that every turkey hunter will be able to benefit from), Where To Write For Hunting Information (Addresses of state agencies that have up-to-minute hunting dates and regulations), Antihunting Fanatics Held Off In New Jersey. But The Fight's Not Over! (The battle has reached the courts, and the threat to hunting is nation wide) Outdoor-Living Information - Tackle Craft - How To Make Your Own Fishing Plugs (Step-by-step instructions for creating homemade wooden fishing lures), Sportsman's Information Page (Where to get items of interest to all outdoorsmen), Sportsman's Quiz (A test of your outdoor knowledge), Great Land In Agony (A report on Alaska and what's happening to our wilderness lands), Gold In The Ground - How To Make A Fortune Raising Worms (All you need to know about this booming business) Editor's Reports - Saltwater Editor Tom Paugh (discusses the importance of choosing the right time for the species of fish you're after), Boats Editor Zack Taylor (tells you how to select, use and enjoy today's canoes), Angling Editor Homer Circle (on why the wading angler has more fun and usually catches more fish), Gundogs Editor Jerome B. Robinson (describes how to build and use a call-back Quail pen), Recreational Vehicles Editor Jack Seville (on how to tell if your car has what it takes for trailer towing), Camping Editor John Jobson (tells how to select the tent that's right for you), Shooting Editor Grits Gresham (on why confidence is the most important aspect in shooting), Ask The Editors (All of your outdoor questions answered by our experts in the field)
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April
Bass Specials - To A Bassin' Man (An invitation to all anglers to learn from and to enjoy the most fact-filled issue on bass fishing we've ever had), What Underwater Cameras Taught Us About The Secret World Of The Wild Bass (This new underwater study reveals facts about Bass that most anglers would never learn in a lifetime of fishing), The Big, Smart Smallmouths Sleep All Day And Stay Awake All Night (So do the smart smallmouth fishermen. An expert angler's tactics for taking big strings of smallmouths at night), Can Bass Boats Get Any Better? Well, Maybe (How to select, buy and outfit a bass boat for peak performance, safety and fish-catching capabilities), Bass Boats And Options: Things To Know To Make Every Dollar Count (The importance, disadvantages and cost of various bass boat options in handy chart form), How Good Are The New High-Performance Hulls? (A no-nonsense look at how these bass-boat hulls affect a boat's response and handling), The Best Ways To Mount A Transducer (Methods of mounting a depth-finder on your boat for greatest accuracy and convenience), Do The Experts Ever Agree? Not This Week, Anyway (A look at the varying techniques employed by the winner and two top contenders in this year's BASS Master Classic), Electric Motor Power: How To Use 12-Volt Or 24-Volt Systems (Battery-rigging methods that are almost foolproof), How To Read Bass Water You've Never Fished (A "pro's" methods of finding proper oxygen and temperature zones, whether to use plastic worms or crank baits and the best retrieves), Top Lures And Baits For Early-Season Bass (A handy, quick-reference chart for selecting the best lures, baits and flies), Do Electronic Gadgets Spook Bass? (Studying Bass underwater shows how they really react when you approach them using electronics), Problem-Solving Tactics For Bass In Early-Season Streams (Characteristics of the best streams, how to read them, how to find hot bass holes, tips on wading), Call Him "Mister" (A beautiful smallmouth painting and tribute to the vitality and fight of this battler), Problem-Solving Tactics For Bass In Early-Season Lakes (Choosing the most promising lakes, how to map underwater structure, what signs to look for and more) Fishing - Release Your Catch Alive (The best procedures for playing, unhooking and handling fish so they'll survive when released), Tackle Craft - How To Care For Your Reels (Expert advice on cleaning, disassembling and preserving this important piece of gear), How To Catch Mullet (New light-tackle techniques that are deadly on this hard-fighting fish that most people never knew how to catch), Dracula Of The Great Lakes (A report on the sea lamprey: what it's done to Great Lakes fishing and what is being done about it), How To Look At A Lake To Find Fish (Determining factors for locating concentrations of Trout), The World's Greatest Fisherman (A look at the Pelican and his unique fish-catching abilities), Readers' Recipes For Bass (Four ways of preparing Bass for the table that are sure to tingle everyone's palate), What Happens When I Want A Bass For Supper? (Techniques, from the catching to the cooking, that ensure good-tasting Bass) Report Afield - Antihunters' Income Tops $14 Million (Hunters - promote your sport and oppose these groups), Revealing Coast Guard Survey Released (Finally, an actual count of the number of boats in the U.S.), New Game-Fish Species Added To IGFA Records (The six new species that have been added for 1975), Fewer 1000-Pounders Caught At Cairns (The declining number of big Marlin in Australia), Replacement Parts For Old Champions (Where to get parts for Champion outboards), .303 British Ammo Subject To Recall (Why these cartridges could cause serious personal injury), Elk's Age Told By Reading Teeth (How unusual growth rings give an accurate gauge of age), No Camp Reservations At National Parks (It's back to first-come, first-served at National Parks), California Limits The Size Of Shot (Using smaller shot to reuce crippling losses), Boat Racks For New Gutterless Cars (Two new racks that solve the new-car cartopping problem), Old Charter Sponsers Big-Bass Hunt (A 60-day tournament to see who can catch the biggest largemouth), New England Moves To Bring Back Salmon (The results of the New England Atlantic Salmon Restoration Conference), Add Another R To The Three Rs (A new RV education course that should help all outdoorsmen) Travel Afield - Camping Where The Bass Are (Exploring six areas of the U.S. that are among the best for both camping and bass fishing) Camping - The Ultimate Hunting And Fishing Camp Is On Wheels (Why a self-contained motorhome is the answer to any outdoorsman's camping needs), Sportsmen's Guide For Choosing The Right RV (At-a-glance presentation of key points to consider before you buy: livability, mobility, adapability, maintenance and cost), What's Really New For '75 In RVs (A look at the most up-to-date RV equipment and where to get it), Portable Campfire (How to choose and use backpacking stoves), 700 Campsites And First-Rate Hunting And Fishing (Camp where the action is in Kentucky's Land Between The Lakes) Outdoor-Living Information - Hunting The Best Sporting Graffiti (The best array of "unsigned literature" we have found in the out-of-doors), Sportsman's Information Page (Where to get items of interest to all outdoorsmen), The Charm Of Chowder (Mouth-watering recipes for this hearty, all-in-one meal), Sportsman's Quiz (A test of your outdoor knowledge), How To Smoke Your Own Fish And Game (Tested tips on using modern game smokers that preserve and flavor all meat and fish), Fold-A-Map (A method of folding and backing maps that preserves them and makes them easier to use), Collecting Old Sporting Books For Fun And Profit! (How to get started in this growing hobby), Newest National Seashore (A look at Cape Lookout, a wild, beautiful new fishing hot spot), How To Field Dress Your Trophy Birds And Fish (Sound advice on how to ensure a good-looking mount of your prized game bird or fish) Hunting - A Day To Remember (Why shooting preserves are the best place to train a young hunter in the basics), Hunting Practice Is Different From Just Practice (Tips for bowhunters that are sure to make them better shots), Shirttail (A classic Havilah Babcock story about a woman in a deer-hunting camp) Editors' Reports - Saltwater Editor Tom Paugh (offers a check list of things to ask and look for before chartering a boat), Angling Editor Homer Circle (tells how you can "doctor" sick lures to turn them into top performers), Recreational Vehicles Editor Jack Seville (on the basics of safe, error-free trailer towing), Gundogs Editor Jerome B. Robinson (describes an easy, one-man method of teaching a dog to back point), Shooting Editor Grits Gresham (discusses the importance of aim error when shotgunning), Boats Editor Zack Taylor (gives plans for an inexpensive bass boat you can build yourself), Ask The Editors (all of you outdoor questions answered by our experts in the field) Almanac - Tips, skills, wildlife facts, curiosities, recipes, do-it-yourself outdoor ideas that are informative, fun and will save you money) Tail Feathers - Gene Hill ("Someone said that the only place you can bury a dog is in your heart. That way you can call the dog in for a little chat now and then - teasing it about being a clumsy puppy and looking down at your old hunting boots, remembering who it was that put the teeth marks in them"
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