New for 2011, Seirus Innovation introduces one of the most versatile, lightweight gloves ever for any sport, in all weather conditions — the Max All Weather Glove with UltraGrip palm. Seirus’ exclusive Weathershield Tri Laminate Fabric creates a form-fitting second skin that is thin and flexible yet as warm as bulky gloves. Weathershield fabric features a durable, nylon outer. A water resistant/windproof/breathable membrane keeps warmth in and moisture and wind out. Plush fleece inner lining wicks moisture away and traps warmth inside. Although the seams are not sealed, this four-way stretch fabric makes for a super warm, dry, comfortable glove. The … Read more »

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Avoid ground shrinkage and learn how to take the best animal you can — whatever species it may be — that’s what field judging is all about. Every hunter who has put his or her time into hunting big game has encountered ground shrinkage. It is a phenomena that unfortunately occurs as we approach a downed animal, which we had originally judged to have trophy quality status, only to find that the closer we get the smaller it becomes. It has happened to me on a number of occasions and, needless to say, it is something that none of us … Read more »

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This is a binocular that will surprise hunters with clarity, lots of features and value. They perform extremely well in low-light conditions and deliver sharpness and clarity with exceptional light transmission, colour resolution and contrast. An ergonomic open-bridge design helps reduce fatigue, appealing to those who spend hours in the field. The twist-out eyecups provide long eye relief for all users. The soft rubber armour makes the optics easy to grip and hold in any weather. The binos feature a locking diopter ring, BaK-4 roof prisms and anti-reflection coating to round out the package at $349 to 399. Join Us … Read more »

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Most stand sites are good, but a few key ingredients make a deer stand truly great. The problem with stand hunting for deer is that rarely do you find the perfect tree right where you want to bow hunt. How often have you discovered an amazing spot with intersecting trails, only to learn that there isn’t a decent tree anywhere nearby? Tree stand hunting is, for the most part, reactive. It’s all about the ambush. When we search for a stand site, we’re looking for a movement corridor; a place that will produce the highest odds of encountering deer within … Read more »

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For 2012, Browning is introducing the new Citori 725 12-gauge over-and-under that is the evolution of John M. Browning’s legendary B25 — now, with the modern performance advantage of a low-profile receiver. The new 725 receiver is significantly lower than other Citori 12-gauge receivers, yet the 725 shares the renowned durability of generations of Citori over-and-unders with the same rugged full-width hinge pin and tapered locking bolt design. Citori 725 Field and 725 Sporting Models will be offered for 2012. The new low-profile receivers have a silver nitride finish. Field models feature a high-relief engraving and sporting models feature a … Read more »

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Search for your family’s perfect Christmas tree in one of Alberta’s many forests this season. Permits are available to cut up to three Christmas trees on Crown land, and at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park near Medicine Hat. A permit to cut down a tree on Crown land is available for $5 plus GST at Sustainable Resource Development forestry offices throughout the province. They are also available at Bow Habitat Station in Calgary, which is open Tuesday through Saturday. Staff from local forestry offices will direct permit-holders to the most appropriate areas to cut trees. Tree-cutters must be on Crown land … Read more »

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Bushnell’s new Trophy Cam series of trail cameras now feature a 45-foot motion-activated sensor, 32 low-glow LEDs standard and the new Field Scan feature which allows users to record game activity around the clock. The Field Scan time-lapse technology automatically captures images at pre-set intervals, from one minute to 60 minutes, allowing users to pattern game and expand coverage beyond the sensor range. The Trophy Cam is the only camera in the industry with the ability to capture live trigger and time lapse images simultaneously. The Trophy Cam features an enhanced full color resolution of 8 MP and a new … Read more »

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Before you venture afield, any time of year, you must know the basics of orienteering, weather preparedness and treatment of injuries. There are three primary wilderness situations that can each, in their own right, spell disaster: becoming lost, accidents and weather. Today we, as outdoors enthusiasts, are most fortunate to have some of the finest technology available to us that even a decade ago was either leading edge or affordable to only a few. So let’s take a look at each of these factors and see how we can use this technology and preventative planning to avoid being caught in … Read more »

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