Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! I have been using Rocky products for just about as far back as I can recall. This year, they have introduced a line of clothing that, while being designed for the archer, I believe has application far beyond that singular use. This line offers the user temperature control, moisture management and scent control in fabrics designed for stealth in any type of cover. The jacket uses Silent Hunter suede and VapourFlex fabric on the back and elbows for ease of mobility. The sleeves also zip off to convert it … Read more »

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This past Saturday, June 22, saw my first experience in an archery competition. The Parkland Bowbenders club, situated west of Edmonton, Alta., hosted its annual tournament on June 22 and 23 and my friend, Cindy, and I were invited to participate. Up to this point, most of my archery experience took place on indoor archery lanes. I enjoy this setting because it’s controlled and there’s lots of help on hand for a beginner like me. But I have purchased my own target and have shot outside before. This tournament reminded me of a golf game. After registering, participants split up … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! When I was about 45 years old, I pretty much toasted my ankle. I had some bad tears in the tendon and some pretty severe arthritis in the joints and it was causing me a lot of problems. I remember going to see an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss my options and being horrified when he classified me as a mature patient – basically he was saying I was an old man. As he was throwing options out, he said something like the ankle should be just fine for playing … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! The Conservative government ended a seven-year waiver on gun license renewal fees in May, in an effort to collect about $18 million annually from firearms owners. As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the new changes to the firearms regulations restored the $60 license fee for non-restricted weapons. The Conservatives brought in a two-year waiver on the fees in May 2006 and had extended it every year until this year. “The government will not renew the current fee waiver in the current climate of fiscal restraint,” said a Canada … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! The Browning A-Bolt has been around for just shy of 30 years. This year, Browning has introduced the AB3, which is a value-priced rifle that has undergone a major revamping of the original A-Bolt. The many new features include a new bolt and action design, detachable box magazine, integrated trigger design, composite stock design and some of the standby features of the A-Bolt, such as the top-tang safety, bolt unlock button, a hammer forged barrel, 60-degree bolt lift and an inflex technology recoil pad. It is available in most … Read more »

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I’ve been so busy learning about archery and how to make this arrow fly straight, that I have forgotten to write it all down for you! As I have been finding out, there are many elements to archery – more so than you would image, if you were an outsider looking in like I was. Not just the variations in equipment and what each piece does, but also the technique and practice that needs to go into the perfect shot. Horseback riding was my passion long before I came into this job. I had my own quarter horse gelding, Indigo, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! I must admit that I’m always a bit leery to tackle articles about the best rifle for a particular application, for no other reason than I like shooting many different rifles and at the end of the day, there typically is no one best answer. So, when I was asked to give my thoughts on the perfect deer rifle, it was with a bit of trepidation that I agreed. Truthfully, the rifle that’s in your hand when that big buck walks out in front of you is the perfect … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! I have now had the opportunity to use and test two of Leupold’s VX-R scopes, the latest being the VX-R 3-9x50mm CDS while on my sixth African safari. Both were nothing short of impressive. In fact, my PH on that safari was so impressed with this scope that it stayed behind to offer him years of great shooting. This scope is so full of innovative features that I don’t have the space to cover them all. In general, with its Index Matched Lens System and Quantum Optical System, the … Read more »

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