You have four air policemen wondering if they are right or wrong. We believe that the sign reading, “Slow, Low Gear,” on the December cover should be either round or diamond-shaped, and that the octagonal shape is used for stop signs only in all states.
In the north, February isn't what you'd call a well-loved month, except among the ice fishermen of such states as New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. But down South and on the Pacific Coast, this month rates among the fisherman’s good ones.
I am an old U. S. Forest Service employee with time out for two world wars. A combat pilot in World War I, I joined the Navy in 1941, transferred to the Sea Bees, and became a commando. Here in California's Cleveland National Forest, I work in game management in the spring, and until I reached the age of 60, flew the smoke patrol.
"BLACK BEAUTY" SPRINGS into action with the press of a button. This Italian import will be a trusted companion in hunting or fishing emergencies. A favorite with European sportsmen, it boasts a high test carbon steel blade and overall length of 8". $5.95 ppd. from Florida Imports, Dept. 2, Clay Theatre Bldg., Green Cove Springs, Fla.
collapsible hunting seat
COMFORTABLE AND USEFUL—this sturdy, collapsible hunting seat has two large flap pockets to hold shells, tackle, food; keep articles safe, dry and within easy reach. Hardwood frame, water repellent khaki duck covering, sturdy shoulder strap for carrying. Holds 300 lbs. $4.95 ppd. from Kitco Products, La Porte, Indiana.
Fish Net Underwear
WARMTH, on the coldest days, is yours with this cotton "Fish Net Underwear." It's a lightweight, insulating layer, to be worn next to your body under regular long underwear. Developed by Norwegian army and used on Mt. Everest expedition. Hip length, very comfortable. Sm., med., lg., X lg. $4.95 at Andre, 49 E. 47 St., N.Y. 17, N.Y.
VERSATILITY AND DEPENDABILITY, outdoors, in the car or at home with Radar-Lite, a lightweight emergency lantern. Removable battery in self-contained case. Equipped with removable twin light head; a bright white spot, and a red flasher. Sells for $11.95. For information, write Burgess Battery Co., Freeport, Illinois.
REMEMBER VALENTINE'S DAY with this etched medal for “her" charm bracelet or "his" Key chain. complete with flannel pouch. When ordering state full name and number of years married. Gold filled or sterling silver—1" dia., $4; 1¼", $5; 1½", $7 (incl. engraving, tax). Wayne Silver-smiths, 546Y S. Broadway, Yonkers, N. Y.
CAMERA BUGS can have a camera on hand always. Simply clip Pen-Pic to your pocket like a fountain pen. Uses 15mm film, has f/6.3 two-glass lens and 1/50 second shutter exposure. Film winds on by simply setting shutter. $19.95 ppd. (incl. cartridge of film), Godfrey Import Corp., 277 Broadway, New York 7, New York.
valve and ring job
INSTEAD OF a valve and ring job, drop Motaloy tabs in your fuel tank. While you're driving, Motaloy's replating action takes place on pistons and cylinder walls . . . increases gas mileage, stops excessive oil burning. Passenger car package, $6.00, from R. E. Olson Company, Mezzanine, So. Texas Building, San Antonio, Texas.
WHEN SUNLIGHT STRIKES this perpetual sun battery it generates an electric current. Has many uses (photo-electric cell in door-opening, counting, timing, burglar alarms, as a light meter or in operating relays). Will last indefinitely. Weighs only an ounce. $2.50 ppd., Johnson Smith and Co., 6615 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit 7, Mich.
SAVE TIME AND ENERGY with this hand speed-grinder. Designed for fast work, the steel case allows firm grip and control. Air-cooled motor operates at 20,000 r.p.m., AC or DC. Also in fitted kit with attachments. Grinder, $9.50, kit, $14.50, Schu-pack Supply Co., 7331 Cottage Grove Ave., Dept. M2, Chicago 19, Illinois.
High adventure often rewards those who fish salt water. That's because oceans, greatest of all grab bags, at times take it upon themselves to yield valuable prizes when only knickknacks are expected. As a result, anglers who drop lines into their fishways may find themselves in predicaments comparable to those of brush-kicking bunny hunters who stumble onto beds of white-tail bucks.
In October of 1954 this monstrous bull introduced himself at Sandy’s camp in an alarming and embarrassing way, and at a time when none of Sandy's hunters had a moose permit. They were there after elk. A feature of Sandy’s first-class hunting camp was a plywood latrine he’d packed in.
Everybody wants to know what it’s like to fish for splake—the newcomer of trout. Well, we know and here are the answers
The fish came grudgingly to the surface and splashed hard beside the boat. As it started to bore away again, Pete scooped with the net and lifted it thrashing and flopping over the gunwale. “Gentlemen,” he said, holding it up, “meet the splake.”
easy shooting range, but I wanted Doc to kill his own bear if possible. The bear kept walking, while I followed along behind like a farm lad bringing home the family milk cow. I had the rifle slung across my shoulder. I wasn’t worried, the bear wasn’t worried, and Doc was waiting.
I whooped up the place to Lee as a real hotspot for Wyoming antelope, but it came near freezing us out
Nothing to shooting an antelope in Wyoming," I told Lee Sproul smugly as we rolled down out of Yellowstone National Park into that great game country that centers around Cody, Wyoming. I had hunted antelope in Wyoming twice—in 1944 near Lander and in 1950 in the neighborhood of Gillette, up in the northeast corner of the state.
Sure, Kamloops come larger than the ones we got—but ours ran to a good size. It was a swell spot for a three-day week-end
From a distance Pavilion Lake was blue and sparkling. Up close, it reflected emerald and gold from the sunlit pine trees on the hills. We had driven 330 miles in 11 hours from Seattle, Wash., to reach this place, deep in the Marble Canyon of British Columbia, and it was worth it.
Accordingly, it was 4:30 a.m. one August day in 1954, when I backed out of my drive at Weatherford, accompanied by my two sons, and turned west toward Possum Kingdom, 50 miles away. We were within a couple of miles of the lake when I got an early sports broadcast on my car radio.
It was easy to hit a target, so why not try for woodchucks? That done, how about a deer?
You wouldn't think a white-tail buck with only a prong on one side and a slender spike on the other would tcp anything that three hunters—two of them rock-scarred veterans of granite stands and jackpine thickets—had ever bagged. Yet this one did, and for good reason.
These are the first successful underwater photos ever taken of wild sea lions. The series began when an angry bull charged out of nowhere and Ollis thrust out his camera in self-defense
We heard sea lions barking as we inched into a channel among high-cliffed little islands of bare black lava rock. These were the Galapagos Islands, in the Pacific about 600 miles west of Ecuador, and we were aboard Woodrow Krieger’s 97-foot yacht, the Observer, on a combination sport-fishing and scientific expedition.
Power, safety, convenience, and styling share top billing in this year's presentation of new outboard motors. The accent definitely is on power, with makers offering not only a wide selection of models in the 25-horsepower category—generally tops, up to now, for small pleasure craft—but also featuring 30, 33, 35, and 40-h.p. units.
My first reaction to this year's offerings of new boats is that I can't remember having seen better-looking craft. They are big, bright, and colorful, their lines are trim and sporty, and they have a rugged, wholesome look. There’s obviously a lot about them that is intended to appeal to first-time boat buyers.
Though most of this year's new boats and motors come equipped with a generous assortment of extra equipment, there’s no end to the list of accessories and fittings which owners may put aboard to add to their safety, comfort, and convenience.
jacks, of course, I had fun burning up the powder. Even on big game the stalk itself— not the shooting—is the reward when the animal is very close. In Africa I sneaked up so close on a giraffe-necked antelope or gerenuk that he was almost on the end of my rifle barrel.
Conventional characters are going to get a shock when they see the new colored aluminum-alloy receivers on Browning automatic double-guns. Less-hidebound people will probably like them enormously. Available now, besides the black receivers with gold engraving, are gray, green, or reddish-brown with silver engraving.
Question: In a past issue you implied that killing shots at 600 yd. are a matter of luck. In Wyoming in the fall of 1953, I shot a running antelope through the head at a measured 647 yd., and I really don’t believe it was luck. On sheer impulse, when my wife spotted the animal, I held about 20 ft. over him and 100 ft. ahead and fired.
If there is a best time to use natural baits for trout, it's the beginning of the season. Worms are best known, and certainly a most reliable early-season trout bait. In the spring they are generally easy to find, and not expensive if you choose to buy them.
“Want to keep at it?” he yelled at me. I gritted my teeth and nodded. I’m no expert with a shotgun, but I’m not exactly a dub, either. I’ve killed my share of game, I’d never had any trouble like this before. Once I got the hang of it and stopped zigging when the fox zagged, I’d show my smart-alecky brother.
give are so planned that each competing dog has an equal chance. Sometimes these tests are criticized for being artificial, but they do simulate working conditions. Even with this planned effort it isn’t possible to give each dog precisely the same job to perform.
Got buck the hard way. Unidentified hunter, reporting with buck at Brohman checking station, Mich., said he had only two cartridges when he sighted deer. First shot felled it, but critter got up, staggered away. Hunter fired again, buck turned and charged.
DAIRY BAR. Al Bennett has discovered that St. Petersburg waterfront fish want store cheese instead of shrimp or the usual run of baits. The only good explanation is that many visitors eat lunch on the pier and their cheese sandwich remnants go overboard.