Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that his government would create a hunting and fishing advisory panel, made up of representatives from provincial and territorial wildlife federations, to help guide environmental policy. Read the story from CBC HERE.

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Airbac builds a better mousetrap — that is, a brand-new way to carry items in a backpack! Airbac is a new backpack invention that uses a patented, built-in air cushion technology to prevent back stress and make wearers feel as if they are carrying half the weight or less, as well as protecting the backpack contents, such as a laptop and other valuable gear. Simply pump the air pocket to the desired level, taking only seconds, and the Airbac’s inflated air pockets surround the contents with a shield of air and allow the pack to spread the weight more evenly … Read more »

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Are you looking for a new rangefinder? Then you’ve got to check out this new offering from Simmons. Their new LRF 600 TI laser rangefinder features a 600-yard laser rangefinder with +/- one-yard accuracy and 4x magnification. Tilt Intelligence (TI) by Simmons gives hunters the peace of mind they need when the opportunity arises to take the shot of a lifetime. In addition to providing the line of sight distance to a target, the exclusive technology calculates the true horizontal distance of the shot for more accurate aiming at a steep incline or decline. The LRF 600 accurately reads distances … Read more »

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I was born into a family of southern Alberta elk hunters. My grandfather, Viggo Norgard, was a Danish immigrant blacksmith who hunted the Porcupine Hills for meat and sport back in the 40’s and 50’s. In 1946 he killed a bull elk scoring 379, earning a place in B&C’s all time records. A few years later he took a big 6×6 bull scoring in the high 330’s in his favorite “Dry Coulee” west of Claresholm , AB. I remember as a little kid, staring in awe at those big heads on the wall at my grandparents home upon family visits. … Read more »

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On January 31, 2012, a resident of Buck Creek, Alberta, was convicted in Drayton Valley Provincial Court of unlawfully killing a male sub-adult (two-year old) grizzly bear on September 10, 2010. Alberta designated grizzly bear as a Threatened species in 2010, and there is not an open hunting season in Alberta. The defence argued that the bear posed a danger because of its proximity to children and residences in the area. The argument was rejected by the court, and he was convicted by Provincial Court Judge H.W. Fuller under Alberta’s Wildlife Act. The defendent was ordered to pay a fine … Read more »

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Did you dream of the Winchester 1892 large loop carbine when you were a kid, watching those old west movies? Winchester Repeating Arms is helping make those dreams come true with the introduction of the 1892 Large Loop Carbine back in to their rifle line for 2012.  The new rifle looks just like the original 1892 with a 20-inch button-rifled barrel and overall length of 37 ½ inches.   It features a Grade 1 walnut stock with a rich, satin finish.  The steel contoured carbine strap buttplate is quick to shoulder and protects the buttstock from damage. The new 1892 also … Read more »

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If you’re looking for a way to clean your optics or camera gear – look no further. LensPen is your solution. It has been 20 years since Parkside Optical introduced the original LensPen, and for a generation photographers and outdoor enthusiasts have counted on LensPen to keep their cameras, scopes, binoculars and other fine optics clean and images sharp. As digital replaced film, models specifically designed to clean LCD screens, compact camera lenses, viewfinders and filters were added to the product line. And now these five LensPen models – Original™, DigiKlear®, MiniPro®,MicroPro™ and FilterKlear™ – feature a stylish new design … Read more »

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These mouthwatering venison chops are the ultimate reward of a successful deer hunt. Here’s a delicious recipe handed-down to me from Mom, who used to make it out of deer chops when we had a prized cache of venison in the freezer and out of lamb chops when we didn’t! I still love it today as much as I did when I was a kid. Although the old Irish recipe calls for lamb which, according to my taste buds, faintly resembles the flavour of deer. I really do enjoy it more when it’s made from deer meat, especially a prize … Read more »

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