Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! Hunting just became more accessible to both youth and first-time hunters with regulatory amendments to the Wildlife Act, confirmed on Feb. 18, 2013, by Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson at the Oceola Fish and Game Club annual banquet. The amendments benefit resident hunters through an expanded Youth Hunting Licence and a new Initiation Hunting Licence, both of which will be effective for the 2013/14 hunting season. The changes to the Youth Hunting Licence now make it available for youth, aged 10 to 17 years, inclusive. … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! I have been fortunate enough to log many hours fishing the Upper Bow River in the heart of the Alberta Rockies, having lived in Canmore for over 17 years. There is no doubt in my mind that it is likely one of the most picturesque places to fish in Canada, with the views, abundance of wildlife and just the sheer beauty the astounding Bow Valley has to offer. I was lucky enough to call this river my office for many of those years, as I guided both fly and spin fisherman … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! Scientists with the University of Alberta want to understand Arctic grayling population structure and genetic diversity in Alberta, with the hopes that this information will play a key role in the development of Arctic grayling management plans in the province. To this end, my colleague, Jess Reilley, and I spent our summer fishing for grayling in waters across the province. There were good numbers of grayling present during our many expeditions, but they shared company with several other fish species. While fishing a headwater stream near Edson, every fifth pool or … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing gear! The E-Z Open Gutting Knife boasts the same slim design and comfortable, soft rubberized handle as the rest of the Myth series. Built with a lightweight body directly molded onto the full tang stainless steel blade, the E-Z Open is the ideal tool for long, clean, upward cuts. A hard plastic ball overmold tip ensures that you never puncture your game or yourself. Created with quick field dressing in mind, the E-Z Open comes sheathed in a durable hard plastic case complete with a built-in carbide sharpener for sharpening on the … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting stories! My, how times have changed. In an eternal quest to increase efficiency afield, bow hunters have adopted trail cam technology in a big way. I remember the first motion camera I picked up 13 years ago. It used print film and image clarity left a bit to be desired. Since those early iterations, innovation has spawned an entire industry fraught with every make and manner of trail camera imaginable. Priced for consumers of every variety, they just keep getting better. From low to high resolution stills to video capability, or, if … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! Ducks Unlimited, Manitoba government partner for North America’s largest wetlands restoration project The Manitoba government and Ducks Unlimited Canada marked World Wetlands Day by announcing a $3.5-million partnership to help restore Delta Marsh, one of the world’s largest marshes covering 190 square kilometres on the southern shores of Lake Manitoba. The restoration will improve the marsh’s natural function to filter out nitrogen and phosphorus that would otherwise flow into the province’s waterways including Lake Winnipeg. It is the largest project of its kind in North America. “Manitoba’s Delta Marsh … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing gear! The all-new Helios spinning reel from Okuma features: • Lightweight C-40X carbon frame, side plate and rotor • Multi-disc carbonite drag system • 9HPB + 1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel ball bearings • Quick set anti-reverse roller bearing • ALG: Precision AlumiLite alloy main gear and oscillating gears • Machined aluminum, two-tone anodized spool • 1-K woven carbon fiber drag knob and side plate inserts • Precision Elliptical Gearing system • 1-K woven carbon fiber handle design for reduced weight • Lightweight EVA handle knob • Hydro Block watertight drag seal • … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting stories! Moving to bow hunting can make you a more well-rounded hunter.   Do you remember your first rifle hunt? I sure do. It was an irresistible feeling of accomplishment and pride. Longing for that feeling again, I continued to hunt, year after year, but the rifle-hunting thrill, like a dwindling flame, slowly burned out. I felt unchallenged with a long-range weapon in my hands. I wanted to hunt like our ancestors. I wanted to wear camouflage, not bright orange. I wanted to understand my quarry better. I wanted to feel primitive … Read more »

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