Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! There’s little doubt that most serious hunters dream of one day owning a custom rifle that has been built exactly to their specifications. But for many, it’s just not in the budget. Thankfully, there are numerous, very high quality factory offerings on the shelf that offer up great accuracy. But if there is one thing that most share in common, it’s less-than-impressive stocks. Even higher end factory rifles are often fitted with relatively poor quality synthetic stocks and on lower end rifles, stocks are typically less than satisfactory. Synthetic … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Quality meets affordability in the new Vortex Diamondback Spotting Scopes, available in a lightweight and streamlined package. Features: Dielectric, multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, colour-accurate images, ensuring excellent subject detail XR fully multi-coated lenses elevate light transmission for maximum brightness 20x to 60x zoom power eyepiece, which guarantees the up-close view you’re looking for Tough, polycarbonate body – lightweight yet rugged Built-in sunshade reduces glare and shields the objective lens Rotating tripod collar offers adjustable viewing angles for in-the-field versatility Fogproof and waterproof performance Available in full size … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! Nearly 276,000 hectares was added to the BC Parks system through legislation introduced recently, announced Environment Minister Terry Lake. Bill 5 – the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2013 adds new parks and conservancies and expands the Mount Maxwell ecological reserve, which is home to the rare Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem. It entrenches in law protected area recommendations reached through multi-stakeholder and public land-use planning processes, as well as government-to-government agreements with First Nations, while at the same time supporting economic development. “The B.C. government has been establishing … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! A warm, summer day, mixed sun and cloud, drift fishing on the river in north central Manitoba and a steady catch of spunky walleye, with bottom bouncers and jigs with tails being the favourite presentations. What could be better? Why bother with live bait when the fish seemed to be hitting almost everything that was dropped within their strike range? And yet, with the addition of a small piece of night crawler on my jig, I noticed a significant increase in the number of strikes I was getting. It didn’t make … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! In time for the 2013 angling season, the Ministry of Environment is amending The Fisheries Regulations to reduce red tape while continuing to protect fishing in Saskatchewan. “Saskatchewan’s freshwater fishing is some of the best in the world,” Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. “As a government, we can build on the experience for residents and visitors by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of managing the province’s fishing resources.” Reducing the red tape for most competitive fishing events, the amendments will eliminate or streamline the license requirement. Such events have … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! The Leica Rangemaster CRF 1000-R is the ideal, entry-level rangefinder for discerning beginners. The wide field of view makes target identification fast and easy and boasts simple and convenient selection of distance units – metres/yards – at the press of a button. CRF 1000-R users can also select the calculation of a point of aim correction for uphill or downhill shots. In such cases, it calculates the equivalent distance the projectile would travel when fired horizontally (equivalent horizontal distance). The Rangemaster CRF 1000-R is therefore ideally suited for hunting … Read more »

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Learn how to customize your rifle! How to choose the right riflescope! Avoid rifle deterioration. Interest in bear hunting, black bear hunting in particular, has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade or two; but so too has hunting wild boar, which has been a passion of mine for at least the last 30 years. I have hunted wild boar around the world and, of course, right here in North America. Both provide interesting hunts with a high degree of success. And neither should be taken lightly when it comes to putting them on the ground. In fact, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! Affordability, portability, accessibility — what’s not to like about catching fish from a kayak? Six years ago I started kayak fishing. It was fun back then, but today it’s better than ever thanks to on-going improvements in boat designs and gear catered to paddling anglers. Far from a fad, kayak fishing is here to stay and it’s one of the easiest, most affordable and most fun ways to catch fish. Accessibility There are many perks to fishing from a kayak but arguably the biggest advantage is accessibility. My 12-foot kayak unlocks … Read more »

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