Are you looking for an awesome new hunting boot? New for fall 2011, ROCKY introduces the RidgeStalker, a cold-weather boot ready to stalk the cold and take it down. “The RidgeStalker is built to perform in the most extreme winter conditions,” said Steve Graham, marketing manager for ROCKY’s outdoor division. “The 600g version is great for the mobile hunter throughout most of the country and the 2,000-gram option will provide excellent protection and comfort for stationary hunters in cold weather.” With Rocky Waterproof construction and up to 2000 grams of Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation, even the harshest temperatures are no match for the RidgeStalker. The removable Terra Suspension PU cushion footbed combined … Read more »

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Honda 2012 FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT combines innovation, sophistication and hard-working credentials to stand out as one of the best picks in the world of ATVs. Riders have the option of choosing between fully automatic transmission operation and an Electric Shift Program (ESP) mode that allows for easy push-button shifts on command. Also in the mix are an independent rear suspension, selectable 4WD/2WD TraxLok and a torque-sensitive front differential, plus the option of Electric Power Steering (EPS). This unit also features a 420cc liquid-cooled OHV semi-dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke, and offers 9.1 inches (23 cm) of ground clearance. Join Us On … Read more »

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The new Feather Distracter from Johnny Stewart Wildlife Calls takes the attention away from the caller, keeping the sharp eyes of predators focused on the Distracter instead. The Feather Distracter consists of a feather attached to a sturdy collapsible stake. The feather moves in even the slightest breeze, creating movement that will help decoy predators in. The collapsible stake folds in half for easy transport in a pocket or vest. The Feather Distracter sells for a suggested retail price of $8.99. Join Us On Facebook! Do You Like What You’re Reading? Subscribe To Western Sportsman Print Edition Today!    

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Canadian Resident White-tailed Deer Hunters! The electronic application system for Canadian resident white-tailed deer licences has been reopened. Hunters who missed the earlier deadline will be able to purchase their licence on line until September 15, 2011. Hunters will be required to select an individual Wildlife Management Zone. After September 15, licences will be available at the following ministry field offices: Regina; Saskatoon; Prince Albert; Meadow Lake; Swift Current; North Battleford; Melville; Moose Jaw; Nipawin and Hudson Bay. CLICK HERE to apply online.    

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The Elusive Kill Zone: A look at the fine line between a killing shot and lost game. I don’t know about you, but it makes me squirm every time I hear about “the one that got away.” No one likes to admit it, and, frankly it happens to hunters more often than it should, but every year lots of animals are shot and not retrieved. There, I said it. But before you go pointing fingers or shaking your head in disgust, let’s consider the facts. To kill an animal requires proper shot placement and follow up. Hunt long enough and in … Read more »

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Lifelike targets set at variable distances, in a variety of simulated hunting situations … what more could the off-season bowhunter ask for? An enormous polar bear stood motionless 60 metres before me. Nocking an arrow, I drew back, anchored, and took careful aim. Circumstances afforded me ample time to ensure an accurate shot. Gently applying pressure on my trigger finger, in an instant my Easton Full Metal Jacket pierced the arctic bear square in the chest. “Dead bear,” I thought to myself. Pleased with the shot placement, I approached immediately. No need to wait the proverbial 45 minutes to follow … Read more »

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Shotguns are just getting better and better. Some are leaders in innovative designs that make them more reliable, faster, lighter, and pleasant to shoot — and the Browning Maxus is one of these shotguns. While I have a long history with Browning shotguns, all were over-and-unders; a couple of which were marvelous Belgian-made works of art. I hate to admit it but I just couldn’t bring myself to hunt with either very often for fear of damaging them. They, in every respect, were terrific shoguns for hunting upland birds. However, when it came time to purchase an autoloader for waterfowl, … Read more »

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If you love a big, juicy burger that’s loaded with flavour, this recipe is for you! When you serve one of these super-sized patties on a bun with all the traditional toppings, it’s absolutely the best burger you’ll ever sink your teeth into. For an exceptionally juicy burger, buffalo (and other venison meat) that is ground for patty making should be at least 80 to 90 per cent lean meat with the reminder being beef fat or suet. Since members of the venison family are naturally lean, especially buffalo which is reputed as having about 80 per cent less fat … Read more »

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