Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! A waterfowl hunter’s delight When I was a kid, grandpa loved duck hunting in the ponds and marshes behind our house and grandma was an expert at cooking his quarry. Even though she had a lot of wonderful recipes for making the most out of grandpa’s bagged birds, my favourite dish was her delicious duck pot pie, a meal I still enjoy today as much as I did years ago. Like grandpa, I love waterfowl hunting and this old recipe of grandma’s is still one of my favourite ways to prepare … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! My year has five seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall and hunting season. When ducks are migrating and deer are rutting, I spend a lot of time and money in pursuit of game. Without fail, the non-hunters I know comment on how much easier it would be to buy meat. With the invention of industrial agriculture and the spread of massive, 24-hour grocery stores, food has never been more abundant or accessible. This begs an important question: with food so plentiful, has hunting become obsolete? The answer is simple. No. Absolutely not. … Read more »

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After spending time watching guys in float tubes catch fish all day long, and my own methods failing, I purchased a float tube not long after we arrived back home from the Northwest Territories. I was very excited to use it – so excited, in fact, I arrived at East Pit Lake the first morning at 5 a.m. and I was on the water by 5:45 a.m. Looking back, I wish that I had a camera recording so people could watch the circus that was about to happen, my first time using a float tube. I put on my flippers … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Finding the perfect bullet for coyote hunting We’re in the middle of a western Canadian winter and fur prices are looking good for spring’s fur auctions. Therefore, it’s appropriate to take a look at the issue of fur-friendly bullets as it applies to everyone’s favourite winter game animal – the coyote. To start, let’s define fur-friendly bullets as those that will cleanly and quickly kill a predator without doing excessive damage to that beautiful and potentially valuable … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Winchester’s new Long Beard XR shells offer Shot-Lok technology, which features tighter patterns and longer shot capabilities than ever before, and twice the pellets in a 10-inch circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads. When turkey hunting, it’s important to identify your target and attempt to call the bird within 40 yards or less. However, it is sometimes difficult to measure the exact distance, so every hunter wants a load they can depend on to reach the turkey at a respected distance beyond 40 yards. The … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! There has been a move afoot lately, in the world of rifle manufacturing, to build affordable rifles that most any hunter or shooter can purchase without spiraling their bank balance into a tailspin. New for 2013, the Remington Model 783, with an MSRP of less than $500, falls into that category. And while I have been shooting Remington rifles for about a half century and have always found them to be one of the most accurate rifles out of the box, I must admit that I’m always a bit … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Sculpted to look like your next trophy, the Booner Buck 3D target from Rinehart weighs in at 200 pounds and has a 10-point spread to tame that troublesome buck fever. Rinehart has constructed this target out of its patented “self-healing” foam, with a foam insert and replaceable core for maximum durability. The Booner Buck stands 58 inches tall, 45 inches long and 12 inches wide, creating a target for all shooters. Join us on Facebook! Do you like what you’re reading? Subscribe to Western Sportsman print edition today! Find … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Interest in hunting wolves is increasing While wolves have lived in relative obscurity for the past century or so, burgeoning populations across western Canada and recent introductions to the western US have really brought them to the forefront for some hunters. As sightings increase with increasing populations, and ungulate numbers plummet in some regions, the interest in hunting wolves is increasing. It wasn’t all that long ago that taking a wolf was relatively rare for hunters, but now, for those that get out and target them, success is … Read more »

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