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SHARING THE FUN • Mentoring new hunters and anglers isn’t just important. It’s also very rewarding
DISPATCHES • WHAT THE OL STAFF IS…
SHOOTING THE RAPIDS
EYES ON BEARS • Perfecting the art of field-judging big bruins on a spring spot-and-stalk hunt in British Columbia
FIND BLOOD, FIDO! • If you’re thinking of training your own tracking dog for this fall, now is the time to work on the fundamentals
HAVE A COW • Planning for fall now? Decent draw odds, easy access, and high success rates make cow elk one of the West’s best hunting opportunities
MAX LEVER-GUN ACCURACY • How to shrink groups and extend the range of a lever-action rifle or carbine
NOSLER M48 INDEPENDENCE • A MODERN TAKE ON AN ICONIC PLATFORM
SWITCH IT UP • Learn to shoot your turkey gun from your weak side to better your odds
THE BIG TIME • There is no better season than spring to skip out on the numbers game and zero in on hogs, donkeys, cows, and pigs worthy of wall space
THE TROUT NINJA OF IOWA • Pull more monster browns from small streams with this trophy hunter’s run-and-gun strategy
TIPPING THE SCALES • Crush salty and sweet cow stripers by understanding how they attack giant live baits—and how to present those baits just right
’EYE TUNING • Dial in jumbo spring walleyes by knowing how to hit the highs and the lows
WEAPONS OF BASS DESTRUCTION • Let the pros help you put together the perfect swimbait setup on any budget
ON THE SLAB • Two crappie vets reveal the program tweaks that produce more springtime jumbos
NO EXCUSES: GOBBLER EDITION • Remember all those longbeards you screwed up on last year? Trying to forget, eh? No reason for a repeat, because this spring is going to be your best one yet
10,000 STRIPS • PART OF BEING A DEVOTED MUSKIE FLY FISHERMAN IS CONSTANTLY QUESTIONING YOUR SANITY. THE OTHER PART IS ACHIEVING A LEVEL OF GLORY THAT THE AVERAGE ANGLER WILL NEVER HAVE ENOUGH PATIENCE, DRIVE, OR ADVIL TO ATTAIN
’SKIE SCHOOL SUPPLIES • If you’re thinking about enlisting in the muskie fly army, check that trout stick at the door. Gear preferences for this game will vary from angler to angler, but here’s an idea of the kit you’ll need to play successfully, from cast to landing.
Break Free from Neuropathy with a New Supportive Care Cream • A patented relief cream stands to help millions of Americans crippled from the side effects of neuropathy by increasing sensation and blood flow wherever it’s applied
ROOKIE SEASON • Are you ready for your most exciting, challenging, and fulfilling year ever? Then it’s time to recruit someone new into hunting and fishing
Gridlocked • Some urbanites have the will to hunt, even if the way isn’t easy—or conventional
Initiation • The making of a deer hunter
Reel Talk • Creating new anglers isn’t all trophy photos and glory
Coming of Age • A new hunter finds direction from behind his grandfather’s rifle
The Hunt for Russian Rainbows • ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST UNSPOILED TROUT FISHERIES IS GUARDED BY BROWN BEARS, HARSH TERRAIN, AND SEAS ON THREE SIDES. BUT IF YOU CAN REACH IT UNSCATHED, YOU’LL BE REWARDED WITH A BITE BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS
BREAKING TRAD • The author seeks out the Jedi master of traditional bowhunting in hopes of finding the perfect shot
HOW TO GET STARTED
Saddle Up, We’re Hunting Stags • Can’t wait for fall? Head south...