Issue: 19930404

Sunday, April 4, 1993
FALL/WINTER 1993
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Articles
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Esquire Sportsman
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0001.xml
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Ralph Lauren: Polo Sport
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RALPH LAUREN
POLO SPORT
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0002.xml
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2,3
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Chevrolet: Chevy Suburban
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Chevrolet
Chevy Suburban
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0003.xml
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4,5
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Nordstrom: Façonnable
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NORDSTROM
FAÇONNABLE
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0004.xml
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6
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0005.xml
tableOfContents
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Esquire Sportsman
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0006.xml
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8
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Beretta U.S.A. Corp.: Beretta A390st
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Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
Beretta A390ST
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0007.xml
article
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Road Trip
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Road Trip
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Terry McDonell
THE MOST resonant American idea of the last century may have been that there was nothing as thrilling as riding a good horse into wild, new country. Larry McMurtry's mythic cowboy character Gus McCrae explains this in Lonesome Dove; the fundamental message sticks in the mind every time you think about that Suburban or Jeep or Range Rover sitting in the garage—unused in any real expeditionary sense beyond a run to the farmer's market for overpriced pies.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0008.xml
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The Timberland Company
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The Timberland Company
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0009.xml
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12
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Nikon Inc.: Stayfocus Plus II Binoculars
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Nikon Inc.
StayFocus Plus II binoculars
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0010.xml
masthead
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12,14
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Esquire Sportsman
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0011.xml
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Barbour Inc.
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BARBOUR INC.
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0012.xml
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14
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Advertisement: Pendleton
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Pendleton
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0013.xml
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15
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Derrydale Press: Fly Fisherman’s Gold
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Derrydale Press
Fly Fisherman’s Gold
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0014.xml
article
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CONTRIBUTORS
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Contributors
Never carry your shotgun or your knowledge at half cock.
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AUSTIN O’MALLEY
FOR THE FIRST anniversary issue of Esquire Sportsman, Richard Ford, author of four novels and a collection of short stories, Rock Springs, paused from writing his next novel, Independence Day (Knopf), to explain why he would rather hunt with his wife, Kristina, than with anyone else (“Hunting with My Wife,” page 129).
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0015.xml
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17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32
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Chrysler Corporation: Dodge Ram
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CHRYSLER CORPORATION
DODGE RAM
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0016.xml
article
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33,34,35
SPORTSMAN’S JOURNAL
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Pie in the Sky
Only connect. —E. M. FORSTER
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JIM HARRISON
MIDWESTERNERS, myself in the main, are overfond of nostrums, no matter how pathetic. Even when we are knee-jerk liberals (someone responsive to more than his bank account), we are chins-up George Babbitts with hope ringing clearly in our hearts on a daily basis.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0017.xml
article
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36,37,38
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
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Coast Guarding
Remember, there are no small parts, only small actors. —KONSTANTIN STANISLAVSKY
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PARUL KAPUR
WHEN TED DANSON left the San Fernando Valley in 1984, he moved straight into a long-standing feud between his new Santa Monica neighborhood and Occidental Petroleum, one of the world’s largest crude-oil companies. Locals were fighting Occidental’s plan to drill between sixty and one hundred onshore wells a few miles north in Pacific Palisades, in a landslide area across from Will Rogers State Beach.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0018.xml
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39
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Kriëger Watch Corporation
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KRIËGER WATCH CORPORATION
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0019.xml
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40
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Remington Arms Company, Inc.
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Remington Arms Company, Inc.
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0020.xml
article
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41,42,43,44
LETTER FROM MONTANA
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Throwing Flies in the Wake of “The Movie”
The only Zen you find at the top of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. —ROBERT PIRSIG
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WILL BOURNE
THE MOVIE.” That’s how A River Runs Through It is known now in Montana. Perhaps more than any other single event or artifact in the history of fly fishing, The Movie was a revelation to the world. And now the river is overrun. Even unbelievers are making their way to the water: Like skeptics to a bleeding cross, they hedge their bets and anoint themselves.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0021.xml
article
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cartoon
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Actually, I Hate to Fish. I Just Love the Pose, Clothes, and Accessories.
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0022.xml
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44
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The Macallan: the Single Malt Scotch
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THE MACALLAN
THE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0023.xml
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45
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Mcllhenny Co.: Tabasco
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Mcllhenny Co.
TABASCO
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0024.xml
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46
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W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.: Gore-tex
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W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore-Tex
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0025.xml
article
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47,48,49
DOGS
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Training: the Shocking Truth
A dog is an existentialist....An ill-behaved dog in any category, though, is a human failure. —ROGER CARAS
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CARL NAVARRE
IT is NOT KNOWN whether Thomas Alva Edison was a bird hunter or not. But if he was, it is amusing to consider that maybe he invented electricity not to power lightbulbs but rather as an aid to teaching hardheaded, wild-eyed sporting canines to come, heel, whoa, fetch, and back on command, or as a help in locating them on point.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0026.xml
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49
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Woods & Brooks, Ltd.
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Woods & Brooks, Ltd.
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0027.xml
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49
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Sebago
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Sebago
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0028.xml
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50
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Columbia Sportswear Company
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Columbia Sportswear Company
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0029.xml
article
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51,52,53
FISH STORIES
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Fishing on the Fdr
Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. —HENRY DAVID THOREAU
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GEORGE PLIMPTON
AS YOU GET onto the FDR Drive at Ninety-sixth Street in Manhattan, you can’t miss them—maybe six rods, perhaps as many as fifty on a nice day when the word gets out that the fish are running in the East River. In the summer the sun umbrellas are set back among the sidewalk benches, and often there are jury-rigged sheets and tarps to provide shade or to get under if the sky darkens and the summer rains come through.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0030.xml
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Itt Sheraton Luxury Hotel
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ITT SHERATON LUXURY HOTEL
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0031.xml
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54
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Carhartt
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Carhartt
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0032.xml
article
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55,56,57,58,59
FEATURES
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Get Married, Go to Alaska, Discover Gold, Live Happily Ever After
I like terra firma—the more firma, the less terra. —GEORGE S. KAUFMAN
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DENIS JOHNSON
<p>IN JULY in the sub-Arctic, night flying presents no problem. The nights here don’t get dark. It’s long past supper in Anchorage when prospector Richard Busk bolts two extra seats into his de Havilland Beaver airplane and loads up for a flight out to his mining claims in the Bonanza Hills of south-central Alaska.</p>
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0033.xml
article
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cartoon
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"Birdsong Couldn't Even Save His Own Hide."
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0034.xml
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Purple Mountain Dry Goods: Polar Jeans
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Purple Mountain Dry Goods
POLAR JEANS
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0035.xml
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Advertisement: Rainbow Trout
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RAINBOW TROUT
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0036.xml
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59
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Filson: Packer
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FILSON
Packer
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0037.xml
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59
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Yakima
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YAKIMA
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0038.xml
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60
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Wolverine World Wide, Inc.: Durashocks
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Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
DuraShocks
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0039.xml
article
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61,62,63
SPORTING LIBRARY
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A Careful Reading of the Field
Man is amazing, but he is not a masterpiece. —JOSEPH CONRAD
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VERLYN KLINKENBORG
WHAT DOES it mean to name a natural object? Adam’s biblical task was to name the members of the animal kingdom and thereby understand their nature. To a modern, it may seem like an appropriation, a borrowing, to bring a natural object, a bird or reptile or insect, by name into the human vocabulary. Or perhaps it seems like a kind of force, a thrusting of human definition upon a natural world that has its own nonhuman identity.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0040.xml
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64,65,66
GAME MEALS
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In the Culinary Wild
Soup and fish explain half the emotions of life. —SYDNEY SMITH
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REBECCA GRAY
WHEN there’s a “wild” game dish on the menu, it does not mean that the game has been shot or caught by someone with a hunting or fishing license. That’s illegal. Wild pheasant that appears on a menu has been pen-raised, corn-fed, and “processed” like domestic fowl.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0041.xml
sidebar
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Improve Your Game Many Sportsmen
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LAURA C. SMITH
Improve Your Game MANY sportsmen feel more at home in the field than in the kitchen. Some top game chefs offer a few tips. Smokers and grills Prepare your game in the time-honored tradition of frontiersmen—and suburban dads: on the grill. You can double your repertoire with a smoker; some units, like the Weber Cooker Smoker ($159), do both.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0042.xml
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0043.xml
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Dexter Shoe Company
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DEXTER SHOE COMPANY
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0044.xml
article
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68,69,70,72
OFF-ROAD
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Emerson Fittipaldi, Way Off Track
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience— well, that comes from poor judgment. —ANONYMOUS
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SUSAN ZESIGER
Do NOT BE scared,” purred a charming Brazilian accent. It was Indy car driver Emerson Fittipaldi, beckoning to me from the massage table set fireside in his Toronto hotel suite. Just three hours before, Fittipaldi (“Emmo” to his fans worldwide) had placed second in the Molson Indy race, snarling around the street course at an average speed of 95.51 mph.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0045.xml
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Advertisement: Tagheuer
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TAGHeuer
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0046.xml
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73
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Jj. Farmer
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JJ. FARMER
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0047.xml
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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Landscape as Metaphor
One must care about a world one will not see. —BERTRAND RUSSELL
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PHOTOGRAPHED on the eerie Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, this image of a wind-powered land yacht is part of a series by Richard Misrach, one of fourteen artists commissioned by the Columbus Museum of Art and The Denver Art Museum for a joint exhibition entitled “Landscape as Metaphor: Visions of America at the Turn of the Century,” opening next spring.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0048.xml
article
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76,77
GEAR
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How to Win the Cold War
Let us permit nature to have her way; she understands her business better than we do. —MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
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CHRIS RAYMOND
BEFORE THE SPACE age, the biggest breakthrough you could expect in sporting gear each fall was a thick pair of electric socks with a fresh set of batteries— about as high-tech as the Tinkertoy R&D that Warner Brothers used to poke fun at in their cartoons (you know, like the one that suggested the perfect gift for a hunter’s mother-in-law: the classic wool parka with antlers sewn onto the hood).
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0049.xml
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GEAR
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Crafty Technology
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0050.xml
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79
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Timex Corp.: Indiglo
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Timex Corp.
INDIGLO
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0051.xml
article
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80,81,82,83,84,85,86
CATALOGUE
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The Sportsman
Our simulators are amazing devices. They give unbelievably good fidelity in terms of the cockpit, the scenes you see out the window, and the responses to maneuvers and engine thrusting. —NEIL ARMSTRONG
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Redfeather’s Redtail Snowshoe, $220. You can argue all you want about the relative merits of Ojibwa or bear-paw design, or of solid versus woven decking with respect to flotation, or about the indestructibility of tubular aluminum versus the aesthetics of hand-split wooden frames.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0052.xml
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Lands’ End, Inc.
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Lands’ End, Inc.
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0053.xml
article
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88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96
FEATURES
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Shooting School
Whether you’re a four-star general, an Austrian bombshell, or America’s worst wingshot, Holland & Holland’s going to get you serious about shotgunning
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Jim Fergus
LOOK, I’VE HUMILIATED MYSELF in front of some of the great shotgunners in America, so when I first step up to the shooter’s station at the famed Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds in the herbaceous English countryside outside London, chief instructor Ken Davies at my elbow, I have no great expectations.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0054.xml
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Sandys U.s.a.: Sergio Tacchini
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SANDYS U.S.A.
Sergio Tacchini
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0055.xml
article
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98,99,100,101,102
Sportsman Profile
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Kurt Russell
Just because you’re a movie star, settled down with Goldie Hawn, doesn’t mean your heart isn’t also in the woods. A portrait of the actor as a very dedicated sportsman.
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Doug Stanton
THE DAY HAD BEEN LONG and hot, a day spent on a movie set, repeating made-up lines and drinking warm apple juice out of tequila shot glasses in front of the camera. He’d spent the day as Wyatt Earp—a brooding, melancholy man—and now in the privacy of the cool night-flight over the desert, away from movie people and pc weenies, he let his mind wander back to his other life, his life as a hunter.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0056.xml
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103
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Jack Daniel Distillery: Tennessee Whiskey
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Jack Daniel Distillery
TENNESSEE WHISKEY
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0057.xml
article
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104,105,106,107
FEATURES
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Lions Do It
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Dugald Stermer
Lions are the most social of all the large cats, living primarily in affectionate family groups called prides. These consist of as few as three or as many as thirty individuals. Males must leave the pride at the age of three and a half; many females remain there for life.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0058.xml
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108,109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123
FEATURES
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Imparadised
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Charles Gaines
There are places in the world that can change your life forever. The South Pacific is one of those destinations. This is a story about how to find the perfect adventure there. Where to go, whom to meet, and, most important, how to dive into the waters of life and fish out your dreams.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0059.xml
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124,125,126,127
FEATURES
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Where I’d Go...before I’m Gone
What’s your pleasure? From the top of the world to the deepest depths— or just down the road to Georgia.
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Ed Gray
WHEN I WAS a kid, I read every book I could on the South Pacific. I had visions of someday disappearing to the South Seas in a boat. Twenty-three years ago I was coming back from a fishing trip to New Zealand on a flight that stopped in Tahiti. We arrived in the middle of the night, and you could smell the island before the plane landed—all those gardenias in the air.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0060.xml
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128
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Orvis
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ORVIS
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0061.xml
article
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129,130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,139,140,141,142,143,144
FEATURES
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Hunting with My Wife...and Others
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Richard Ford
SOMETIMES when I am hunting with my wife—possibly we have just come to the edge of I some vast sea-field of wheat stubble, or climbed handsand-knees up out of a frozen river channel and stood on an open spot from where we can see off a long way through scattered trees toward mountains, gray and ivory at the pinnacles— sometimes at such moments of reconnoiter, Kristina will say to me, “Well, which way now? Where to?” and take a deep breath and smile toward where we’re looking.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0062.xml
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Hunting with My Husband
...AND NO ONE ELSE.
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KRISTINA FORD
WHEN I WAS first hunting with Richard, there were times that he—patient man that he is—would offer me gentle encouragement in the orthodoxies of shooting birds. “You’ve got to watch the cover, and quit goddamn daydreaming,” he’d yell. Or he’d shout in his most kindhearted manner: “Hunting with you is like running two young bird dogs.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0063.xml
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145
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Frontiers International
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Frontiers INTERNATIONAL
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0064.xml
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146,147,148,149
FEATURES
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Autumnal Refuge
Six far-flung alternatives to leaf-peeping
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IT’S HARD to argue with a hotel that employs a “breakfast sommelier.” And the Salish, as it readily admits, “may well be the only one” that does. Rebuilt four years ago around the original 1916 inn—and famous, incidentally, for posing as the exterior of the Great Northern Hotel in Twin Peaks—the Salish is the northwest degrunged.
Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0065.xml
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150,151,152
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Esquire Sportsman Lodge & Outfitter Guide
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0066.xml
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153
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Chrysler Corporation: Jeep-eagle
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Chrysler Corporation
JEEP-EAGLE
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0067.xml
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154
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro Lights
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro Lights
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Esquire_19930404_0002_002_0068.xml