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Outdoor Life

Spring 2019

Our readers' hands-on spirit is reflected in the magazine's comprehensive gear tests and personal adventure stories. Whether shopping for a new rifle, searching for the hottest fishing holes this weekend or thirsting for exciting adventure tales, Outdoor Life is the ultimate resource.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bonnier Corporation
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9 Issues

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calamuchita valley, argentina / 12:34 p.m.

letters@outdoorlife.comWAYPOINTSome people hate horses, some like them just fine, and some love them. Occasionally, though, you’ll meet a true horse whisperer, as photographer Dusan Smetana did when he first witnessed a gaucho by the name of Pascual Yancan-queo wrangling horses on a hunt in Argentina. Yancanqueo spoke no English and Smetana doesn’t speak Spanish or Mapuche, Pascual’s native language, but several things were apparent. The cowboy is agile—“like a mountain lion”—and he has no fear around horses. The caballos in his care repay him with their hard work, affection, and, in this case especially, their trust.For more on hunting red stag from horseback in Argentina, turn to our feature on p. 88. —N.K.…

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sharing the fun

Every hunting season, I think about my friend Chris, whom I met through a monthly poker game.As we got to know each other, he started asking me questions about hunting. He wanted to know how I did it. Where I went. What it was like. Chris was in his early 30s, had never hunted or shot a gun, and had never been friends with any other hunters. But he was interested in it and had no clue how to start.We talked about it quite a bit, and I told him that I’d take him out. But I was busy at work. I had my own hunts and they didn’t seem like the right opportunities. Or was it that I didn’t want to give up my precious time in the field…

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letters

BULLY FOR USAfter enjoying a moose hunt in Maine with my son this past season, I had to pick up the OL Winter issue for the cover alone. “Misery in Moose Country” was a great story. After my own experience, I can say that good moose guides are endlessly optimistic, almost to a fault. Mine had a slogan too: “When it happens, it happens just like that.” And it did—we wanted to tag a meat moose, and we got a grand trophy and lifelong memories.J. Glenn Stilwell Greene, MEMEMORY LANEI want a poster of your moose cover. Your magazine’s stories bring back fond memories of my hunting trips to Upstate New York and into the mountains with my dad. We spent many a night by the camp fireplace after snowy…

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dispatches

LISTENING TOPodcasts get all the glory these days, but I’ll always be a sucker for audiobooks. You might recognize Longmire as a Netflix Original series about a wisecracking Wyoming sheriff and his savvy sidekicks, but the show’s got nothing on the unabridged novels read aloud. Narrator George Guidall has recorded more audiobooks than anyone alive, and for good reason: The man can tell a story. Unlike hokey full-cast audiobooks, his solo voice acting turns Craig Johnson’s winning characters into my constant companions for chores like commuting. Make no mistake: This ain’t Shakespeare, and that’s exactly the point. I’ve listened to the first six, but there are more than a dozen of these mysteries to keep you entertained. Start with the first installment in the series, The Cold Dish, which is…

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shooting the rapids

BROOMFIELD, COWRITE US!IF WE USE YOUR STORY, YOU’LL GET THIS BOOK!“This Happened to Me” has been a fixture of OL since 1940. We’ve compiled our readers’ most hair-raising misadventures in a single volume. You can pore over the 183 pages of this action-packed book knowing you’re in good company. Copies are also available for purchase at outdoorlife.com/THTMBook.» We publish true adventures. Send yours to THTM@OutdoorLife.com. Only those used will be acknowledged.…

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eyes on bears

hunting@outdoorlife.comA good-size mound of bear poop lay on the shoulder of the logging road, and Chad Miller swerved his truck to mash it. “That’s a master guide’s trick right there,” he said. “Any pile with a tire track through it is old.” He took a long pull from an energy drink. It was almost 8 p.m., with a few hours of shooting light left in British Columbia. We’d been driving and glassing logging roads since 11 that morning, and a surprising amount of our downtime was spent seeking out, running over, and discussing bear droppings. Some roads didn’t have much fresh sign, but those that did warranted special attention. We’d frequently stop on these and sneak into green meadows and clear-cuts to glass for feeding bears.“Man, that one there was…

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