Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Just as a pair of ill-fitting boots can ruin a hunt, so too can the pack bag you choose, especially if you are hunting in those lung-crushing and leg-cramping destinations. My first pack was so ill fitting, not to mention the lack of either padded shoulder straps or a hip strap, that I seriously considered leaving it on the mountainside after the first day. While not every pack or pack bag will fill every need, some, such as the ALPS Outdoor Z Falcon, do cover a number of essential … Read more »

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Predictions for this summer’s sockeye salmon returns in BC seem to be improving. Click here to read the entire article.

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! My father-in-law thinks I’m nuts. He can’t understand why I go on some of the far-flung hunting trips that I do. However, in a rare moment of weakness, he once mentioned to me that of all of the trips on my bucket list, one that he’d also like to do is caribou hunt in Quebec. So, when the opportunity arose for a caribou hunt with Sammy Cantafio’s Ungava Adventures in Quebec’s Nunavik region, he didn’t need a lot of arm twisting – especially when I mentioned that I was … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Historically, Winchester has built some very fine rifles. The Model 70 Ultimate Shadow Hunter SS would certainly make my wish list. It is just one fine looking and handling rifle that is built around a lightweight, synthetic stock, covered in Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity camo. With its gray overmoulded rubberized gripping surfaces and Winsord Technology recoil pad, this rifle not only looks great, but also handles very well under all weather conditions. It has a forged stainless steel receiver, stainless steel sporter weight free-floating barrel, pre-’64-style controlled round … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! The thundering beats of the spinning propeller on our Beaver aircraft echoed inside my head as we motored across the lake for takeoff. I watched the wake from the floats turn into a spray, which slowly dissipated until we were airborne and headed for a weeklong adventure in the Yukon wilderness. I had been planning the trip for over a year with my good Yukon buddies Larry, Tami and Lloyd. We would require two flights to get all of our camping equipment, inflatable boat and food to our destination. … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events! The province of BC is providing $225,000 to Bear Aware, an effective educational program designed to reduce and prevent human-bear conflicts and the number of bears that have to be destroyed each year. The most effective and natural way to prevent conflicts with bears in urban areas is to put away food attractants like garbage, birdseed, compost and fruit. Communities where attractants are managed properly have seen a decline in related human-bear conflicts and in the number of bears that have to be destroyed. Bear Aware education is one component … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! A portable energy source, no matter where you may find yourself, is not entirely new. But the concept of that source being lightweight, compact and extremely durable is a different kettle of fish. Bushnell, the same company that is better known for its sports optics, has developed a line of very portable, lightweight and compact solar-driven power plants, which can provide an energy source for charging devices such as cameras, smart phones and MP3 players, or any device with a USB port, in as little as two hours. For … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! With hunting season quickly approaching, we are all gearing up to fill the freezers and hopefully get a shot off at that once-in-a-lifetime trophy animal. With the rising popularity of hunting and the vast area of uncharted territory in western Canada, more and more hunters are travelling deeper into the backcountry, looking for that elusive prize. And more hunters every year are finding themselves lost or going too far to return that night. Although we are all competent hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, that it-can’t-happen-to-me attitude could cost Canadian Search And Rescue … Read more »

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