1997 Sports Afield

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February
Features - Born To Fish (The newest anglers in the U.S. are more fanatical than ever), Turkey Guns (All the latest firearms that have the power and the portability you need to get your gobbler), Have A Cigar (Go ahead, enjoy that Partagas Churchill De Luxe by the campfire...and tell that Grizzly story again), Adventure (One day you wake up and realize you've got to experience the farthest-away river...now. - Part 1 of a three-part series), Special Fishing Section: 1997 And Beyond - The Future Of Fishing (What to expect in 21st-century tackle: the rods, reels, lures, flies, lines, gear and yes...the computers), Highlights In History (The events and the inventions (great and small) that forever changed the face of angling), Golden Oldies: 15 Tacklebox Classics (Some of the most enduring lures were carved out of chunks of cedar and hammered from kitchen spoons), The Greatest Fishing Tips Of All Time (Sport Afield's wise and kindly Uncle Homer shares 70 years of on-the-water experience), The Outfitter (Secrets of the local tackleshop; Killer lures; Smooth new Daiwa reels; Lazar augers for icefishermen; W.R. Case's red stag Kodiak knife), Backcountry (You're never alone in a duckblind) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (How to increase your icefishing odds; Legends of the Coon; The truth about Turkeys; Weatherproof your rifle plus powerful hunting and fishing tips) Departments - Editorial Notes, Letters, Reports Afield, A Hunter's View, New Gear Review, Shooting, Survival, Hunting, Bows & Arrows, Outdoor Skills, Trout, Rods & Reels, Turkey, Arms & Ammo, Off-Road, Lures & Flies, Bass, The Wild Cook, Nature Watch
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March
Features - The Spring Woods (That perfect first day of the season makes hunters think like poets), The Complete Turkey Hunter - 1997 - The Pro's Secrets (What they do differently), Gear You Need (Gobbler-getting guns, vests, calls, cartridges, jackets and decoys), Do It With A Bow (The most challenging ways to hunt), Jude's Turkey Recipe (A delicious way to cook a bird), Gobblers From Above (Tree stands give the best overview), Tarpon! Tarpon! Tarpon! (Where to go and what to bring to catch one of these overgrown Sardines that haunt anglers to dangerous obsession), Big Bass (The hottest lakes for catching a 10-plus-pound Largemouth), Adventure (They say everything in Alaska is twice what it is in the Lower 48, including the danger. The trip to the Farthest-Away River continues - Part II of a three-part series), The Outfitter (Fishing hats, The Whitetail Institute's clover for spring, Leupold & Stevens scopes, camouflaged Oakley glasses and a humidor for fishermen), Backcountry (The day our Articcles Editor almost didn't make it back from sea) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (Tracing the Grizzly's family tree; Secrets to a beautiful fishing boat; Spicy red fish chowder that even Texans will love plus distinctive hunting and fishing tips) Departments - Editorial Notes, Letters, Reports Afield, New Gear Review, Ecowatch, Hunting, Food & Drink, Trout, Rods & Reels, Off-Road, Lures & Flies, Shooting, Turkey, Bows & Arrows, Bass, Arms & Ammo, Outdoor Skills, Survival, Deer, Nature Watch
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April
Features - Fishing In Town (The wise angler never overlooks the water in his own backyard), Fish Wars 1997 - The Trout That Ate Wyoming (The biggest, the best and the most fun angles on Trout fishing in the mythic corner of the West), Sports Afield's 1996 Fishing Awards (And the winner is...), The Bass That Ate The South (A long time ago Dixie was a place where a lunker was just a lunker, not a way to get rich. Not anymore), Swamp Music (The Coon hunter's world is filled with long nights, wild stories and legendary hounds), North America's Best-Kept Fishing Secret (The top 16 lodges in Labrador for big Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon), Adventure (Only three days left in Alaska and I've just seen my Bear and he's coming this way. The trip to the Farthest-Away River concludes - Part III of a three-part series), The Outfitter (Energy bars, Rockport's Hydrosports water shoes, Convertible guncases, the North Face's Mountain Light jacket and Mr. Bob's Lucky Day Lute), Backcountry (Father and daughter team up for an "awesome" Turkey hunt) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (The seven deadly Turkey secrets; How logging affects forests; Why Deer populations are growing; plus the absolute smartest hunting and fishing tips) Departments - Editorial Notes, Letters, Reports Afield, New Gear Review, Trout, A Hunter's View, Deer, Hunting, Lures & Flies, Rods & Reels, Outdoor Skills, Shooting, Off-Road, Arms & Arrows, Bows & Arrows, Bass, Nature Watch, Fitness & Health, Food & Drink, Survival, Turkey
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May
Features - Riding After Lion (A tough Arizona Cougar hunt for "a perfect" example of "lithe and splendid beasthood"), The Right Places - Great Lodges (The best places to stay and fish in North America. Plus, how going on-line can help you find your spot and be a better angler), The King Of Pop (Sam Griffin crafts some of the best-conceived, designed and furnished topwater lures ever made), Zen Rifles (Almost weightless firearms with immense power), Smallmouths: Living Large (Find the forage; find the fish), Dad's Dam Trout (This is just a story of two men, who happen to be related, going fishing in Alabama. Honest), The Outfitter (Packrods for traveling anglers, Unruh Stuff T-Shirts, Echo chainsaws, EdgeCraft's knife sharpener and fish decoys), Backcountry (Bambi: Try explaining to your 5-year-old that it's an anti-fascist allegory) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (The road to big Rainbows; How to build a rod rack for your boat; Herm's guinea pig expose; plus crafty hunting and fishing tips) Departments - Editor's Notes, Letters, Reports Afield, New Gear Reviews, Lures & Flies, Deer, Ecowatch, Trout, Hunting, Survival, Food & Drink, Rods & Reels, Shooting, Off-Road, Bass, Bows & Arrows, Fitness & Health, Outdoor Skills, Arms & Ammo
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Summer
Features - Extremes (Outdoor experiences that can change the way you see the world), Survive: The Adventure - The Anatomy Of Survival (This time it truly is life and death. Exactly what you have to understand in order to prepare for, react and respond to a crisis situation), Topwater Bass Tactics (Put some zip back into your surface fishing with these innovative lures and techniques), Trout At The Edge Of Yellowstone (Great cutthroat angling and adventure), Don't Mess With Bluegills (Serious tactics and gear that make Panfishing more fun than ever), Crappie Crank Call (Minnows and Jigs may be your standbys, but watch what Mini-Crankbaits can do), The Purification Ceremony (A suspenseful excerpt from the best hunting novel in 25 years, in which the hunter becomes the hunted), True Grits In Africa (Kenya, 1967: The Leopard looked around and sprang into the nee, moving toward the bait...no time to waste), First Time Out: Gundog School (You and your best friend have to study), The Outfitter (Sports Afield field editors on their favorite light hiking boots, crisp-casting rods, straight-shooting guns, big game knives and compact cameras), Backcountry (The lessons of wanton Irish Trout) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (How not to get a killer tan; Why Crows are black; Where to find field events for your hunting dog; plus red-hot hunting and Trout fishing tips) Departments - Editorial Notes, Letters, Reports Afield, New Gear Review, A Hunter's View, Ecowatch, Rods & Reels, Bass, Nature Watch, Survival, Outdoor Rights, Hunting, Arms & Ammo, Lures & Flies, Trout, Bows & Arrows, Shooting, The Wild Cook, Outdoor Skills, Deer, Off-Road
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August
Features - At Last...Deer Season 1997 - Expectations (Hunting for the best time), Deer Facts (Incredible, edifying information at your fingertips), Opening Day Tips (What the experts do), Herds At A Glance (A comprehensive state-by-state guide to populations, harvests, trophy regions and more), The Little Things (Gear that makes a big difference), Antler Mystique (The beauty of the nontypical), Smallmouths Open Wide For Flies (Cater to their three distinct feeding modes), Bait Up For Bigger Bass (A natural way to catch fish), First Time Out: Pronghorn (A Montana hunt just like 4 million years ago), The Outfitter (Lyman's Shocker blackpowder bullets; Remington's Flow-View Flask; Rough-weather rifles; Knives from Montana; Filson coats and a Charger boat), Backcountry (Everyone has a Scorpion-in-the-ear or Wasps-in-the-tent story) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (Don't psych-out your gundog; The Beretta dynasty; How to keep nets tangle-free; Try shooting your rifle like a shotgun plus astute hunting and fishing tips) Departments - Editorial News, Letters, Reports Afield, New Gear Review, A Hunter's View, Rods & Reels, Hunting, Survival, Outdoor Skills, Arms & Ammo, Deer, Bass, Fitness & Health, Food & Drink, Bows & Arrows, Nature Watch, Off-Road, Shooting
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September
Features - Montana Horns (Climbing high and digging deep for Sheep), Brave New Whitetail World (Are genetically managed Superbucks and high-fence enclosures the future of Deer hunting), The Upland Equation (Bird hunting is not high-tech - but you have to go about it the right way), Shooting For A Record: 1997 Waterfowl Forecast (This fall's flights look to be the best in 40 years), Shotgun Guide (How to choose the firearm that's perfect for you), Adventure: Trial By Water (Canoeing on a wilderness lake - suddenly the wind comes up and every wave is your enemy), The Outfitter (Warren & Sweat's Falcon tree stand; The Scent Master; Buck knives, New camo for fall; Wolverine's rugged rubber boots), Backcountry (There is something elemental in the preparation for a hunt...or there should be) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (Late-summer scouting tactics; Wild dove stir-fry; How to have a nice Fall - don't trip in the woods: Cunning Coyotes and rod ferrule remedies; plus venerable hunting and fishing tips) Departments - Editor's Notes, Letters, Reports Afield, New Gear Review, Ecowatch, Lures & Flies, Arms & Ammo, Survival, Shooting, Hunting, Trout, Deer, Outdoor Skills, Bows & Arrows, Bass, Outdoor Rights, Rods & Reels, Off-Road, Fitness & Health
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October
Features - 110th Anniversary Hunting Specials - America Hunts (What will be the legacy of today's sportsmen?), Great Guns (Lasting designs and innovations in the firearms industry), Epic Events (A timeline of historic highlights that shaped our sport), The Way It Was: 1910s (A pictorial perspective), Women Afield (Are they the future of hunting?), The Way It Was: 1920s (A pictorial perspective), Game News (The role hunters and conservationists played in restoring wildlife populations), First Blood (Memorable moments that will never fade), The Outfitters (Everything for the discerning waterfowler - Final Approach's Eliminator blind; A Filson sweater; Redhead's goose decoys; Big River's duck calls; Even a canine vest from Cabel's), Backcountry (Rusty and Tex take on mountain Rams: His first Alaskan adventure) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (Beward Buck fever - it could be bad for your heart; How to camouflage your scent; Learn to track a wounded Deer; Uninhibited Grouse shooting; and revisiting a once-respected sport: Rat hunting) Departments - Editorial Notes, Letters, Reports Afield, New Gear Review, Hunting, Survival, Ecowatch, Trout, Rods & Reels, Shooting, A Hunter's View, Arms & Ammo, Outdoor Skills, Off-Road, Bass, Deer, The Wild Cook, Bows & Arrows, Flies & Lures
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November
Features - A Story Of Home (A hunter faces many choices, some easy, some not), An Embarrassment Of Riches (The special allure of Autumn Trout fishing), ATV Preview (What's new for sportsmen in 1998), Awesome Hunts (The trips of a lifetime), Fall Deer Hunting Special - The Art Of Seeing (Keep your eyes open the second you walk out the door), Go To Extremes To Beat The Crowds (If all you see are other hunters, keep on walking), Big Deer In Little Places (When the pressure is on, check out "micro-core" areas), Patience Is Still A Virtue (Stand-hunting - be prepared to stay all day), First Pheasant (The magical journey of a man and his dog), The Outfitter (Gearing up for winter; Long underwear for every situation - from Cabela's Military Weight polypropylene to The North Face's Alpine active line; The best in binoculars - Leopold, Zeiss, Steiner and a Kifaru backpack to carry it all) Almanac - News, Tips, Facts and Lore (Meet the Bear Man; Swamp secrets; How to set up for big Bucks; Continue the tradition: take a child hunting; A utilitarian way to camouflage your duckblind; and your hunting dog's training begins with good table manners) Departments - Editor's Notes, Letters, Reports Afield, New Gear Review, Ecowatch, Shooting, Rods & Reels, Naature Watch, Boats & Motors, Waterfowl, Arms & Ammo, Off-Road, Fitness & Health, Lures & Flies, Survival, Outdoor Rights, Bass, Outdoor Skills, Bows & Arrows, Food & Drink, Distant Waters
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