Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! A guide to ensure you fill your deer tags During the past couple of deer hunting seasons, I couldn’t help but think that being successful was equal to the sum of the parts. Why? Simply because there are many strategies which help hunters capitalize on opportunities that are likely to arise during a deer hunt. Secondly, there are several things that can go wrong if hunters aren’t prepared, from not properly sighting in their rifle at a range to not being familiar with deer behavior and biology, not having … Read more »

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After my first trip to Muir Lake, with my wife and dog, we decided to leave the dog at home for the second trip, although spending time with the two is something that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I knew there must be a way to catch the fish out of there. Off to the store I went, and what I saw next took my breath away. There was aisle after aisle of lures, spinners, spoons, plastics and jigs. I had no idea where to start. So, with my mind spinning a million miles a minute, I left with nothing. … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! The pros and cons to the short and fat powder column With gun sales flat at the dawn of the new century, the industry needed a shot of pizzazz – a new cartridge, one with the magical ability to suspend the laws of physics or, failing that, at least inflame the buying public’s interest. In 2001, Winchester introduced the 300 Winchester Short Magnum, or 300 WSM. The 300 WSM cartridge is based on the .404 Jeffery cartridge, which is shortened to fit a short rifle action. The WSM introduced the short, … Read more »

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Oh archery, you are such a fickle sport. I’ve been spending the last month or two just working on getting my stance to become second nature, seeing past the sight pin and focusing on the target (as this promotes MUCH better accuracy) and making sure my left arm is well out of the way of the string. Little did I know, apparently I’m a bit double-jointed in my left elbow. This arm and its placement have been causing me continuous grief. For many of my shots, things are fine. But I must relax too much, or tense up too much, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles about fishing for pike or walleye! Spice up your angling adventures with these tips I pity the angler who grows tired of catching fish. It’s an unfortunate thing, really. This being said, I’m guilty of occasionally experiencing enthusiasm lulls during a season. More often than not, the culprit is too much of the same: same bait, same spot, same pod of fish. To remedy things I look for opportunities to interject some variety, which, as the saying goes, “is the spice of life.” If your walleye outings have become a touch too … Read more »

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My journey starts at the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show, where my wife, who, wanting to get into more outdoor activities, purchased a rod and reel combination. Having my own at home, we purchased a few lures and a tackle box and we were set to go. First thing’s first – where do we fish in Alberta? We previously lived in the Red Deer area and I knew nothing about Edmonton and the surrounding area, so I went to the books. Thankfully I have a loving and supportive wife, and she brought home magazines that, over the next few months, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! There is little question that, if asked, I would have to admit that my favourite way to hunt is from a stand. There is just something about the whole process that appeals to me, right from the selection of a site to the hours wiled away on a stand where you are totally at one with Mother Nature. It may also have something to do with the fact that I have taken some of my best game from a stand, or simply that the hours spent watching wild critters come and … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! Get serious about moose hunting by doing your homework Canadian moose are the world’s largest species in the deer family. Mature animals weigh over 1,300 pounds. On average, they stand two metres tall and the bulls carry massive palmate antlers measuring over a metre wide. While having immense physical power and endurance, along with the ability to travel long distances, these mammoth, solitary animals move silently through dense forest. Their long legs allow them to wade through terrain that stops most other animals, including predators like wolves and humans. … Read more »

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