DECEMBER 2002 - JANUARY 2003

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Field & Stream Online Editors

In This Issue

Best of the Best
This year's picks are short on glamour but long on value.

Deer in the Deep Freeze
It's your last and maybe best hope for a buck. A big buck.

The Gift
The dog appeared from nowhere. Now what?

Up a Creek
When bass move, smart anglers follow them.

BONUS: 5 Best Hunting Stories
Our pick of the finest hunting tales published in Field & Stream.

4 Ways to Shoot Fast
What's the best way to handle a rifle? Quickly.

Skate, Skitter & Twitch
When trout reject the perfect drag-free drift, you need to get active.

First Buck
The experiences that made us true deer hunters-and what we learned from them.

Great Gear: 50 Under $100
We use it, we abuse it, and we can't live without it.

Jerry Fisher, Master Gunmaker
The truth about what makes fine guns, good shots, and genuine hunters.