1940-1949

January 1940Outdoor Life Online Editor
July 1940Outdoor Life Online Editor
Patriotic, Hunting, Fishing
Patriotic, Hunting, Fishing
August 1940Outdoor Life Online Editor
Guns, Dogs, Hunting
Guns, Dogs, Hunting
November 1940Outdoor Life Online Editor
Fishing, Deer
Fishing, Deer
May 1941Outdoor Life Online Editor
September 1941Outdoor Life Online Editor
Guns, Dogs
Guns, Dogs
November 1941Outdoor Life Online Editor
May 1942Outdoor Life Online Editor
Patriotic, Fishing
Patriotic, Fishing
July 1942Outdoor Life Online Editor
Guns, Patriotic, Hunting
Guns, Patriotic, Hunting
November 1942Outdoor Life Online Editor
March 1943Outdoor Life Online Editor
Fishing
Fishing
April 1943Outdoor Life Online Editor
Fishing, Patriotic
Fishing, Patriotic
July 1943Outdoor Life Online Editor
February 1944Outdoor Life Online Editor
March 1944Outdoor Life Online Editor
January 1946Outdoor Life Online Editor
May 1946Outdoor Life Online Editor
September 1946Outdoor Life Online Editor
Patriotic
Patriotic
January 1947Outdoor Life Online Editor
March 1947Outdoor Life Online Editor
Dogs, Hunting, Gamebirds
Dogs, Hunting, Gamebirds
October 1947Outdoor Life Online Editor
Fishing, Camping
Fishing, Camping
May 1949Outdoor Life Online Editor

Bear covers, so prevalent in the beginning years of the magazine, largely disappear in the 1930's but begin a comeback in the 1940's that reaches its snarling peak in the next decade. Also in the 1940's, Outdoor Life becomes the only outdoor magazine shipped overseas to GIs during World War II, and its covers pay tribute to the American soldier and the war effort throughout the war years.