28 Vintage Outdoor Life Bear Covers From 1972 to 1988
Our favorite illustrated covers of grizzly, black, and polar bears
Apart from whitetail deer, bears have appeared more frequently on the covers of Outdoor Life than any other big game animal. This gallery is the third of four galleries featuring our collection of bear covers. You can find the 1900-1939 covers here, and the 1943-1970 covers here (we didn’t publish any bear covers from 1940 to 1942).
A handful of bear covers are probably missing from this round up, due to spotty records where we scanned issues with torn covers (and the fact that it’s easy to overlook a single cover among a thousand). So if I’ve forgotten any that you remember, or your own personal favorite, be sure to let me know. And if you want to read through the issues these covers belong to, consider a subscription to our digital archives.