Issue: 19920201

Saturday, February 1, 1992
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Articles
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: Salem
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Salem
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FIELD & STREAM
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GM Corp.
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GM Corp.
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U.S. ARMED FORCES
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U.S. ARMED FORCES
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UP FRONT
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UP FRONT
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POACHERS OFTEN SEEM TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER TWICE—WHEN they illegally kill game or fish, and again when a judge lets them off with a token fine or a light sentence. But the vise is tightening in New Mexico, where the state legislature has put new teeth into the law as it applies to spotlighting deer and elk.
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masthead
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FIELD & STREAM
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CHEERS & JEERS
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CHEERS & JEERS
Missing Dimension
In Memoriam
In Praise of Skill
The Status of Bears
Credit Where Credit Is Due
What’s In a Name?
Completely Compleat
Power Line Shots
Correction
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The article titled “The $20 Wilderness Tent,” by Keith McCafferty in December, showed how to make a Whelen shelter, but the the diagram failed to give the dimension for the bottom of the 3½ × 3½-foot piece. MARIO AMAYA Chicago, Ill. The missing dimension is 2½ feet, as shown in the illustration above.
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Coty: STETSON
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Coty
STETSON
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HILL COUNTRY
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DECOY MANIA
Like other high-tech gadgetry, dummy deer and other animals take game, but they also seem to take more of the mystery and fair chase out of hunting.
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GENE HILL
BY NOW, YOU’VE NO DOUBT noted the number of “decoys” that are turning up in the current hunting catalogs. The variety is, well, interesting. There are decoy dogs which you can use to wrestle that Jake pup into being steady and honoring. It might or might not be cheaper to buy yourself another real dog.
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Christian Brothers Brandy
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Christian Brothers Brandy
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Brunswick Corporation: MARINER OUTBOARDS
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Brunswick Corporation
MARINER OUTBOARDS
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CONSERVATION
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TURNING GREEN
Federal agencies have become more responsive to the needs of the general public, but our best hope for a healthy environment still lies closer to home.
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GEORGE REIGER
A LITTLE MORE THAN TWENTY years ago, a Yale University law professor named Charles Reich wrote a book called The Greening of America, which predicted that a swelling tide of public concern would one day restore human value and scale to the American landscape.
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Ford: Ranger
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Ford
Ranger
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JOHNSON FISHING INC.: JERK
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JOHNSON FISHING INC.
JERK
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GUEST SHOT
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GEESE ALONE
When you owe nothing, you may even forget how to give. That’s when living becomes a lonesome business.
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WAYNE VAN ZWOLL
IT WAS A HOT, TIRED PLACE. THE bleached skulls of little buck mule deer presided glumly from a weathered pine tack shed. Horses stamped and swished flies in the spiderweb shade of a scraggly elm. A pickup ground lethargically up the lane. “One more, folks!”
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Bass Anglers Sportsman Society
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Bass Anglers Sportsman Society
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TROUT FISHING
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CHASING RAINBOWS
Fishing for trout in the early spring can lead you to a pot of gold.
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NORMAN STRUNG
TROUT FISHING IS A PURSUIT usually associated with the warmer months, but some of the best angling of the year begins in the early spring when mature rainbows queue up for their annual spawning run. Spawning activity begins soon after ice-out, or when water temperatures reach the 40-degree mark.
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Valvoline, Inc.
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Valvoline, Inc.
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BOOKS & COMMENTS
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BOOKS & COMMENTS
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D.E.P.
The meteoric rise of Sporting Clays in this country is due to several factors. No two courses are alike. Most of them are difficult enough that even the top shooters are reduced to weeping shells of their former selves. You don’t have to shoot 500 straight and then break another 300 in a shootoff in order to win.
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GE Halogen Headlight Refund: GE Halogen Headlight
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GE Halogen Headlight Refund
GE Halogen Headlight
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HUMOR
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NIGHT-FISHING TIPS
At last, a complete guide to lures, lunar phases, and catch-and-release bats for the after-dark angler.
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JIM MIZE
MOST FISHING ADVICE CONcentrates on how or where to catch more fish. That’s fine for daytime fishermen, but night fishermen need information on other topics like breathing inside a gnat cloud, getting lost in the fog, or playing possums on light tackle.
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Snap & Release Sweepstakes
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Snap & Release Sweepstakes
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Du Pont
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Du Pont
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WINTER HUNTING
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THE SNOWSHOE ADVANTAGE
These time-honored shoes are easier to use and maintain than cross-country skis and—best of all—will take you anywhere you want to go, even those magical hard-to-reach places.
SHOE THINGS
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LIONEL ATWILL
THE FIRST IMMIgrants to America arrived not by plane, certainly, nor did they come by ship. They arrived on snowshoe. Following herds of game, the progenitors of American Indians and Eskimos traversed the land bridge of the Bering Strait to settle on this continent 20,000 years ago, maybe more, shuffling along on oversized feet.
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
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Advertisement: ONTARIO
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ONTARIO
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ESSAY
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MAKING ROOM FOR ELK
It takes more than finding land to improve wildlife habitat range; you also need the money to buy it. That’s where the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation comes in.
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JEROME B. ROBINSON
IN THE WINTER OF 1988-89, FOLlowing the Yellowstone Park fires, more than 7,000 elk streamed across the park’s northern boundary and piled onto the private range-lands and hayfields of Montana ranchers. Led by wise old cows that traveled over ancient routes to historic winter ranges where winds blow snow off the grass-covered hills, the herds came down the valley of the Yellowstone River in greater numbers than had been seen outside the park for many years, numbers that were unacceptable on private cattle-grazing lands.
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Jack Daniel Distillery: Tennessee Whiskey
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Jack Daniel Distillery
Tennessee Whiskey
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GEARING UP
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MIXED BAG
If you value things for their usefulness, these items will be welcome additions to your everyday life.
A.B. Frost
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A.B. Frost
Rainforce jacket
$170
A.B. Frost
Roaring Fork Parka
$173
A.B. Frost
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A.B. Frost
Valeo back-support belt
$35-$45
A.B. Frost
Buck Fishloker Fish Fillet Knife
$26
A.B. Frost
Nikon 6×15 monocular
$119
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(Above) Sold separately by Patagonia, these two jackets layer well to keep you warm and dry. The Rainforce jacket ($170) is made of waterproofed nylon with adjustable cuffs and waistband. Underneath, we've put Patagonia's Reversible Glissade Cardigan ($190)—warm Synchilla pile on one side and nylon (which makes it windproof when worn separately) on the other.
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MINN KOTA: TURBO PRO
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MINN KOTA
TURBO PRO
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NAVY
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NAVY
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GRANDPA and the KID
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THE HUMAN FACTOR
It doesn’t take much to mess things up when you’re hunting super-wary Canada geese.
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DAN SISSON
AT FIRST THE GEESE APPEARED as mere specks on the horizon, vaguely surging in and out of their V formations as they cautiously made their way over Winter Rim and down into the long basin surrounding Summer Lake. Occasionally a bugling sound floated across the basin, a single or double note, piercing the cold December air like the ring of an ax on oak.
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FEATURES
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FIRE for Wildlife
After years of promoting Smokey the Bear’s gruff warning, the U.S. Forest Service has found that fire can play a positive role in regenerating and managing a variety of wildlife habitats.
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SAM CURTIS
IT WAS A LITTLE BEFORE 3 P.M. ON July 4, 1979, when a district fire dispatcher notified Larry Keown that smoke was billowing from the forest south of Gardiner Lookout. As District Fire Management Officer with the U.S. Forest Service, Keown was responsible for overseeing all fires in the Noose Creek District of Idaho’s Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.
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FEATURES
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SMALLMOUTHS of the OLD NEW
Whitewater rapids, scrappy bass, and few fishermen make West Virginia’s prehistoric waterway an angler’s dream.
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LIONEL ATWILL
THE OLDEST RIVER IN AMERICA is called the New (and no one knows why). That is a paradox. The best smallmouth fishing on that river is on a 14-mile section 1,000 feet below the earth. A deep trench, once stripped of trees, covered with the homes of thousands, and shrouded in a dank haze of dust and smoke, today it is wild and utterly void of man’s mark.
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Family Honor
The hunt was about more than getting an elk. It was a matter of protecting one’s honor.
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KEITH McCAFFERTY
ONE HUNDRED MILES SOUTHWEST OF MY TOWN A ridge juts out of the mountains onto the floor of a great valley. To the men who take their grain from the valley and their protein off the hills this ridge is known simply as the “hogback.” Every winter, several hundred elk funnel out of the alpine cirques in the high country to feed on the windblown flanks of the ridge, and every weekend in January several dozen hunters who have drawn cow permits set their alarms for the small hours in order to meet them there.
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FEATURES
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How Crankbaits Work
TROLLING CRANKBAITS
Lures that miss the strike zone won’t catch fish. New research shows how to put your offering right where it counts.
CASTING CRANKBAITS
ROLLERS AND WOBBLERS
CRANKBAIT CALCULATOR
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JEROME B. ROBINSON
HOW DEEP DO YOUR FAVORITE fishing lures run when trolled or retrieved at normal speeds? How do you know which lure will level off at the depth you want to reach? Will the lure run deeper if you move it faster or lower your rod tip? Questions like these have troubled anglers since the introduction of artificial plugs.
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FEATURES
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SHEDDING SOME LIGHT
Bucks discard their antlers each winter, and these cast-offs offer clues as to where their owners will be come fall.
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JOE DOGGETT
CHARLIE’S EYES GLITTERED against the mesquite flames. He walked like a dark bear from the chilly night and held in his right hand the treasure of the South Texas brush. “Check it out,” he said softly. It was a massive whitetail deer antler. We stared, transfixed. The weathered shed was white and broken but the gnarly remnants were awesome.
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Dead-Drift Nymphing
Using nymph patterns for trout is easier than you think. A few simple rules and techniques are all that’s needed.
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GARY BORGER
MANY FLY FISHERMEN think of nymph fishing as a difficult pursuit requiring intricate technical skills as well as a sixth sense available only to a lucky few. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, the basic rules of nymphing are simple.
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PROJECT
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A Storage System For 4×4s
In Part 3 of our truck project, we unveil a custom-built storage deck.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS
MATERIALS LIST
WOOD
HARDWARE
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SLATON L. WHITE
CONCEPT VEHICLES ARE splashy, high-tech prototypes rolled out by manufacturers for car shows. The futuristic styling—usually the result of taking the “what if...” concept to the nth degree—often impresses an audience by its sheer audacity.
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Advertisements
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Kmart
Abu Garcia
Kmart
Zebco
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EAST NEWS
CHAMPLAIN SMELT
WHEN AND WHERE
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JOE REYNOLDS
February is a prime month for smelt fishing through Lake Champlain's ice, and spots between Basin Harbor and Ferrisburg Station on the Vermont side are hot. John Hall, a spokesman for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, adds, "Other preferred spots include the west shore of Grand Isle, the west side of the U.S. Highway 2 bridge between Sand Bar State Park and Grand Isle, the outer area of Shelburne Bay, and just north of the bridge at Chimney Point."
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EAST NEWS
BEST BETS FOR BIG FISH
EASTERN PERCH RECORDS
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TIM JONES
The yellow perch, Perca flavescens, is the ideal fish for winter anglers. Abundant, and active in cold water or under ice, perch bite eagerly on both live bait and artificials. They fight hard, and best of all, taste great at an end-of-the-day fish fry.
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EAST NEWS
GEESE INVADE NEW ENGLAND
FOWL HAS TURNED TO FOUL
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JOHN RICHMOND
Canadians have invaded New England. Thus far, Connecticut and Massachusetts have borne the brunt of the invading forces, which were originally welcomed with open arms. Lest the populace become overly alarmed, be advised that the invaders should properly be called Canadas.
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EAST NEWS
Maine trout get spawning help from spring-fed box.
REPRODUCTIVE ASSISTANCE
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Maine biologists and members of the Piscataquis River Chapter of Trout Unlimited are working together to improve trout spawning habitat on a local pond. Paul Johnson, regional fisheries biologist for the Moosehead Lake area, headed a group of biologists and sportsmen who designed, built, and recently installed a shoreline spawning box in shallow water near the shore of North Pond in Elliotsville.
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URBAN FISHING
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The Massachusetts Aquatic Resource Education Program, initiated in 1979 as the Urban Angler Program, is enjoying success in bringing fishing and aquatic education to both rural and city dwellers. More than 230 volunteer instructors have been trained to conduct a five-session workshop entitled Basic Freshwater Fishing, in which the final workshop is a field trip.
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EAST NEWS
New Hampshire's monthly outdoor publication gets a makeover.
New Look for HIGHLIGHTS
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Highlights, the official monthly publication of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, has a new look. Upgraded from a newsletter to a magazine, the new format contains twelve pages, according to Public Affairs Division Chief Judy Cummings.
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EAST NEWS
Connecticut sportsmen can pick between two rival organizations.
CHOOSING A CONSERVATION GROUP
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Last July both the president and the lobbyist of the Connecticut Sportsmen’s Alliance resigned. President Bruce Stern cited irreconcilable differences with the direction and policy of the board of directors. Lobbyist Bob Crook cited policy differences and remuneration as his reasons for leaving.
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EAST NEWS
Stocked fish provide winter sport.
PUT AND TAKE IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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New Brunswick ice fishermen can find easy access to a number of ponds in the Minto area about 30 miles east of Fredericton, says Charles Ayer, a fisheries biologist with the province's Department of Natural Resources. "Strip mines at Minto fill up with water during the winter," he explains, "then we lime the water and stock hatchery brook trout, usually between 8 and 10 inches long, in December and February."
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EAST NEWS
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HELLO. May I Speak to Mr. Salmon?
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Joe Reynolds
February is a prime month for steelhead fishing in New York and much of the action centers in Oswego County on popular waters such as the Salmon River, Sandy Creek, the Oswego River, and others. Now anglers can obtain comprehensive fishing reports, weather reports and forecasts, and other information related to salmon and steelhead fishing throughout the year by calling the Oswego County FISH-N-FUN Line, telephone (900) 933-FISH.
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EAST NEWS
Flies must replicate aquatic life.
"CORKERS"
NOW LEGAL ON PENNSYLVANIA FLY-FISHING-ONLY WATERS
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The Chief Council of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission has ruled that cork-bodied flies representing mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, terrestrials, baitfish, and other aquatic life are now legal on fly-fishing-only waters across the state.
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EAST NEWS
Environmental program recognized as one of the country's most successful.
ADOPT-A-STREAM PROGRAM WINS AWARD
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Maryland’s Adopt-A-Stream program has been awarded the National Environmental Awards Council's Searching For Success Environmental Achievement Award. The award recognizes the program, initiated in 1989, as one of the most successful environmental programs in the country.
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EAST NEWS
Program enables youths to refine angling skills.
CastingKids
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Young fishermen will soon have an opportunity to refine and expand their angling skills in a competitive-casting program called CastingKids. Sponsored by Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and the petroleum company BP, CastingKids premiered at last year’s B.A.S.S. Masters Classic in Maryland.
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EAST NEWS
Maine and New Hampshire groups to tackle special cold-water problems in the national forest.
WHITE MOUNTAIN TROUT MANAGEMENT
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The Maine and New Hampshire Councils of Trout Unlimited have signed a cooperative partnership agreement with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the U.S. Forest Service regarding the future of trout habitat in the White Mountain National Forest.
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EAST NEWS
ORGANIZATION SPONSORS FUNDRAISING EVENTS
TROUT UNLIMITED DINNER TIME
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JOHN RICHMOND
Trout Unlimited is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of cold-water fisheries in North America. This ambitious goal requires financing, in addition to a great deal of handson stream improvement work and lobbying efforts.
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EAST NEWS
DELAWARE, MARYLAND QUAIL HUNTS STILL OPEN
LAST CHANCE
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JOE REYNOLDS
Another hunting season is ending for Delaware and Maryland sportsmen, but February offers one last chance for avid quail hunters, especially on the Delmarva Peninsula. There, opportunities abound for both publicand private-land hunts, and gaining access to private lands should be easier this month, now that field hunting of Canada geese is over.
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EAST NEWS
POWERPLANTS HEAT UP WINTER FISHING
WHERE TO COLD-WEATHER HOTSPOTS
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JOE REYNOLDS
Given the option, most fish species will migrate to warmer water when nature drops aqueous temperatures into the 40-degree range. That's why some of the hottest winter fishing occurs below powerplants that discharge warmed water into chilly rivers.
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EAST NEWS
CHEAP, EFFECTIVE ICE-FISHING TOOL
BUCKET BRIGADE
ICE-FISHING WHERE TO GUIDE
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JOHN RICHMOND
The successful ice angler relies on specialized, and sometimes pricey, equipment to speed his search for fish. But many veteran anglers know that one of their most important implements—a bucket—may also be one of their least expensive. Many hoary ice anglers employ 5-gallon plastic buckets—originally made to hold spackling compound, paint, or food products—and modify them for use on the ice.
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EAST NEWS
HUNTING SEASONS STILL OPEN
CURE MIDWINTER BLAHS
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TOM FULLER
With the close of Eastern deer seasons, most hunters rack their guns, hang up their duds, stack up their gear, and become couch potatoes until spring. Yet in every state, there is a broad array of hunting opportunities still available. There are plenty of chances to flush birds, to chase rabbits, to hunt waterfowl, and outwit varmints.
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BY THE WAY...
IT PAYS TO THINK BIG
INDUSTRIAL-LENGTH STREAMERS
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JIM BASHLINE
Among the few generalizations that you can make concerning sport fishing, at the top of the list has to be that big fish eat fish which are smaller than they are. That being the case, it follows that larger fish will go for larger baitfish and the streamer flies that suggest them.
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HIT OR MISS
KEEP YOUR POINT CLEAR
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A.D. LIVINGSTON
Pork rinds of various shapes and sizes have caught countless fish, but they have also caused some misses, since the pork strip can flop over and stick into the point of the hook. When this happens, it is almost impossible to stick the fish through the tough rind.
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CLEANING UP THE SPORTSMAN'S IMAGE
PLAYING IT SMART IN MISSISSIPPI
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BOB MARSHALL
Other than the sight of a deer strapped across the hood of a pickup, few things give the general public a poorer image of outdoorsmen than the bitter battles over bag limits and seasons that often are waged on the floors of State Legislatures, or the sight of judges handing down sentences for poaching and trespassing.
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ORGANIZATION IS THE KEY
FLY-TYING TOOL RACK
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ROBERT DREW
At the organized fly-tying bench, tools and needed materials are easily at hand, and as a result, flies come together nicely—flowing smoothly from tying in the tail to finishing off the head. At the unorganized or cluttered bench, however, things are exactly the opposite:
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WILDLIFE GOES NUTS OVER A SIMPLE FOOD SOURCE
FROM TINY ACORNS GAME WILL GROW
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SAM CURTIS
Acorns top the list of the most important foods for over 100 bird and animal species. Eighty-five oak species, from huge trees to small shrubs, grow across the country at a wide range of elevations in a variety of soils. The acorns they produce are an important winter food source for wildlife, and a crop failure may mean starvation to the numerous birds and animals that depend on them for nourishment.
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END OF THE COLD WAR
HOT SOLUTIONS TO ICE-FISHING DISCOMFORTS
TO BUILD A PORTABLE ICE-FISHING BOX:
TO BUILD THE MITTENS WARMER:
TO BUILD THE FOLDING WIND SHIELD:
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WILLIAM MORSE
The first time I first went ice fishing, the two things that nearly spoiled my fun were cold hands and wind chill. Nevertheless, I became hooked on the sport. Since I couldn't imagine giving it up, I devised three easy-to-build solutions which have brought me immense pleasure while ice fishing over the last fifteen years:
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THE NET RESULT
A KINDER, GENTLER NET
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JEAN McKENNA
Don Leyden, an avid Atlantic salmon fisherman, has taken his environmental concerns and turned them into something concrete—an innovative catch-and-release net for salmon and other large gamefish. With help from the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Leyden contacted Mid-Lakes, a company that manufactures a knotless-nylon mesh.
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North American Life and Casualty Company
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North American Life and Casualty Company
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FISHING
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THE 7-WEIGHT SOLUTION
If you're looking for a fly rod that can handle everything from sunfish to salmon, seven is your lucky number.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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PETER BARRETT
SUPPOSE YOU’VE DEcided to catch everything from sunnies to salmon—fish weighing from several ounces to about 15 pounds—with one fly rod. What would you pick? Is there indeed a rod that can handle such a span of fish? I believe there is one rod that comes close, and an accident put me on its trail.
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
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SHOOTING
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BARRELING TOWARD PERFECTION
That “simple” steel tube protruding from your rifle's receiver is anything but.
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DAVID E. PETZAL
A TEXAS PHILOSOPHER—IT may have been Dan Jenkins—once observed that “Barbed wire ain’t nothin’ but wire with barbed on it.” In other words, it’s real simple stuff, but as anyone who has tried to climb over a six-strand barbed-wire fence in heavy hunting pants can tell you, it can cause hellish complications.
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NEW REMINGTON GUNS FOR 1992
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BOB BRISTER
For 1992, Remington Arms Co. has made dramatically better-pointing guns out of some of their 870 pumpguns and 11-87 autoloaders. By contouring (swamping) the barrels they've removed about ½ pound of weight, and the results handle and carry like entirely different guns.
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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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BOATING
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CUSTOM ROD RACKS
If the racks on your fishing boat seem more likely to ensure rod damage than safety, this storage system might be just what you need.
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BOB STEARNS
WHY IS IT THAT A GREAT many boats supposedly built for fishing come from the factory with rod racks that are incredibly deficient? Some are so bad they are more likely to ensure rod damage than promote rod safety. To add insult to injury, very few of these racks hold enough rods to satisfy today’s more advanced light-tackle anglers.
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NEW AFLOAT: A PROGRAMMABLE TACKLE BOX
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For many years I've been a big fan of tackle storage systems that use self-contained utility boxes with latching lids. I even went to the trouble of hand-building a permanent system like that into my own boat, using the familiar large yellow plastic lure boxes that I modified to stay closed via bungee cord.
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Sheldons', Inc.
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Sheldons', Inc.
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SPORTING TRAVEL
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UNTAPPED SASKATCHEWAN PIKE
Scattered across the northern part of this province are thousands of lakes—many only lightly fished—with the kind of action that haunts a pike angler’s dreams.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
BIG TROUT AT ENA LAKE
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KEN SCHULTZ
NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN HAS pike the way Southern Saskatchewan has wheat. You’d never know it if you visited only the prairie portion of the province, but there are more than 94,000 lakes in Saskatchewan, and most of them hold northern pike.
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Cabela's
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Cabela's
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OUTDOOR BASICS
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WORKING THE WALL
If you come upon naked rock, don’t move on to other areas. This type of structure may hold more fish than you realize.
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BILL VOLKART
ON AN AVERAGE freshwater lake, fishing for bass and panfish is usually a fairly standard affair. Anglers rig plastic worms to work the weedbeds, attach deep-diving crankbaits when trolling midlake, and, in the case of panfish, hit virtually every submerged stand of timber and weedy cove they come across with live bait or ultralight jigs.
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O.F. MOSSBERG & SONS, INC.
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O.F. MOSSBERG & SONS, INC.
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The Pinkerton Tobacco Company: Red Man
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The Pinkerton Tobacco Company
Red Man
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The Nashville Network
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The Nashville Network
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Wood-Mizer Products, Inc.
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Wood-Mizer Products, Inc.
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National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc.: TARGET 2000
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National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc.
TARGET 2000
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Greatwood Log Homes, Inc.
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Greatwood Log Homes, Inc.
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NEW DETAILS
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The New River provides all the thrills of a Western float trip within a day's drive of most of the East Coast and much of the Midwest. The staircase descent of the New, with its long, placid pools interspaced by sometimes violent rapids, presents a variety of water, requiring several angling techniques.
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TMM
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TMM
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TAP'S TIPS
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TAP'S TIPS
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H. G. TAPPLY
DON’T FORGET to take along your sunglasses the next time you go ice fishing. The constant glare of bright sun reflecting at a low angle off a bare expanse of ice or snow can cause eye discomfort, headache, perhaps even a temporary case of snow blindness.
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NETCRAFT CO.
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NETCRAFT CO.
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General Services Administration
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General Services Administration
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GUN DOGS
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WATER LOVE, PART I
Even though retrievers have web feet, they can get into trouble around water. Here’s how to set Pup straight.
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BILL TARRANT
WHEN I WAS A TAD MY family didn’t have a swimming pool. We didn’t even have a bathtub; we all bathed in the kitchen sink. It fell one night with Dad, and he broke several ribs on the right side as he scraped down the wall and hit the plumbing. My point is, there can be perils with water.
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FIELD & STREAM
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SPECIAL NYMPH LEADERS
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For nymphing in the film, I use a dry fly technique—a George Harvey-style leader that falls to the surface in "S" curves that help to dampen or eliminate drag. This leader is built with a relatively thin-diameter butt and long tippet. A typical 9-foot leader for fishing the film with nymphs in the size 10 to 16. range would be 4 feet of 0.014-inch Maxima, 1 foot of 0.010 (1X) tippet material, and, depending on fly size, 4 feet of 0.008 (3X), or 4 feet of 0.007 (4X), or 4 feet of 0.006 (5X) for the tippet.
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FIELD & STREM MARKETPLACE
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FINALLY...
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RETHINKING THE SEASONS
Who says that turkey seasons have to be divided into spring and fall?
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TOM KELLY
THE TROUBLE WITH THE OPENing day of spring turkey season is that it usually comes at the wrong time. To begin with, there normally are two major peak periods of gobbling activity, triggered largely by light, but with some degree of weather effect mixed in.
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Advertisement: BLACK VELVET
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BLACK VELVET
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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