Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Having been around the block, so to speak, when it comes to guns, I don’t always jump at the sight of a new addition to the overcrowded marketplace. I might even say that I’m a bit gun shy. But that does not, in any way, infer that I’m not constantly looking for a new gun that I believe will, in some realistic way, improve the lot for us hunters and shooters in either performance, structural integrity, price point or, even better, all three. One of those guns might just … Read more »


Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles about fishing for pike or walleye! Introduction – our day on the water Trolling loud, brightly coloured baits in late July was responsible for catching many large pike and walleye in a small, seemingly unimpressive, double-portage lake. My brother Alexei and I were enjoying a day (off the clock) from guiding at Canada North Lodge in north-western Ontario’s Sunset County. In the lake we planned to fish that day we traditionally jig shallow cabbage beds for walleye, but today the fish were scattered and likely suspended deeper somewhere. We needed to cover … Read more »


I recently had the good fortune of fishing the west coast with Serengeti Fishing Charters. Myself, fellow outdoor writer Brad Fenson and good friend Cam Morison spent three days fishing for salmon, rock and bottom fish and, of course, halibut. The first morning, to say “the seas were angry” was an understatement. With 10 to 14-foot swells, it was making it tough to stay on the prime halibut spots. However, our guides Dave and Lane moved us between two small islands, which protected us from the rough waters and we were able to land lingcod, red snapper and a variety … Read more »


Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing articles! As we slowly motored toward the gates at Lockport, I was again mesmerized by the power of the current that rushed by, creating small whirlpools and back eddies topped off with foam. How could any fish thrive in that environment? As we anchored, the current pushed us parallel to the spillway, threatening to swing us back and forth like so much flotsam. We started tossing our catfish rigs into the boil right at the base of the spillway, where six-ounce weights were sucked into the current and carried into the deep … Read more »


Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! When turkeys are scarce hunters can try running and gunning Being from Alberta, I haven’t hunted turkeys a lot but I’ve been fortunate enough to hunt with some of North America’s best and I’ve been a pretty quick study. Add to that the fact that I’ve hunted turkeys under some of the most challenging conditions imaginable, in three countries and on two continents, and I’ve received an express degree in killing turkeys quickly and effectively. While hunting networks and DVDs are rife with shows where it’s a simple matter … Read more »


Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! Hunting the majestic barren-ground caribou Once you get a taste of the far north, I guarantee you will constantly yearn for more. It gets in your blood, your thoughts, your every wanton desire and if you are anything at all like me, you will find a way to get back there time and time again. The north does something that is hard to explain until you’ve been there yourself. I pointed the truck west and headed out to pick up my long-time friend Jeff McKee in Calgary, Alta., starting … Read more »


Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! The black bear rut occurs in late spring and early summer, peaking during the first couple weeks of June. During this time, hunting long hours in healthy bear populated areas, with properly set up bait stations or pre-scouted areas with natural forage, will likely yield bear sightings of all colours, sex and sizes. Hunting bigger, mature boars is tougher, as these smart, weary creatures seldom drop their guard, unlike the younger, foolish ones. But the rut holds the best opportunities to catch these breeding bruins throwing caution to … Read more »


Many readers may not realize that the longest running and most well-rounded hunting and fishing magazine throughout the western provinces is the Western Sportsman magazine. The magazine has been in publication since the 1960s. Why has it been able to stand the test of time? Because the pages of Western Sportsman are filled with exciting and knowledgeable information on hunting, fishing and a variety of related subjects concerning the outdoors. And now, Western Sportsman is hitting the walleye trail. Western Sportsman magazine, Two Guys Hunting, Lyman Lures, Tracker Boats, and of course me, will be competing this season at variety … Read more »