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Where are the fish and how deep are they were unsolved mysteries for bass fishermen prior to the 1950s. Then Carl Lowrance moved bass fishing into the electronic age with the creation of the LO-K-Tor, a portable device that allowed fishermen to see below the surface. The device first appeared in North Carolina in 1961. Gaddis describes its development and subsequent acceptance by sports fishermen.
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8351
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Gaddis looks back to a time when quality was a byword in the creation of hunting and fishing equipment, and labor costs allowed the craftsmanship necessary to sustain it. He discusses the quality that was exemplified in the guns and tackle of yesteryear. Production of higher grade guns was measured in months, and even the lesser grade field guns required several weeks of handwork. Three things that distinguished fishing lures from present-day ones were that the lures were beautifully balanced, their hardware was designed to hold the fish, and they were made of wood instead of plastic.
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A fine shotgun from the 19thth- or early 20th-century can be a priceless heirloom or a work of art. Some range as high in value as $65,000, depending on their state of preservation. Gaddis discusses some manufactures, including Parker, L.C. Smith, Fox, Lefever, and Ithaca, who set the standards of quality.
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The versatile Labrador, the country's most popular canine, can perform many roles, including waterfowl retriever, sentry, assistant to the disabled, illegal drug detector, and loyal friend.
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2734
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A game that simulates actual hunting conditions, 3-D Archery, has become popular in the state. Archers follow a prescribed trail and score points by hitting replicas of game animals in natural surroundings.
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Deer hunting in September heat poses challenges not found in cooler weather. Hunters must wear clothes that provide comfort, control a greater amount of human scent, reduce insect distractions, stay awake and alert in the warm air, and dress the deer quickly before the heat spoils it.
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4577
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Hunters who have stalked bear, boars and deer feel that hunting a wild turkey with a bow is one of the most challenging hunts. Gaddis discusses what a hunter must consider to have a successful turkey hunt: preparation, set-up, shooting strategy, the shot, and the right gear, including bows, decoys, camouflage, seats and calls.
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