Stocking Stuffers For The Hunter & Angler

Christmas is right around the corner and outdoor enthusiasts can be some of the hardest people to buy a Christmas gifts for. It seems they have everything or there’s something new on the outdoor market that they just can’t live without. However, there are several things that the outdoor enthusiasts can never have enough of and they will use these items on a daily basis. And best of all, they will cost you under $100. These items could be something as simple as rope, waterproof matches, backpacks, clothing, maps or even camp cooking items. All these items have a time … Read more »

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Never Too Late For Fly Fishing

I felt the subtle tap of another fish on my fly and I instinctively set the hook. My fly rod bowed under the weight of the fish as I worked my fly line back onto my reel. The fish instantly came to the surface, trying to spit the hook. But I could see he was hooked well in the top of his mouth and I now had all my line back on my reel. Moments later, I landed the first whitefish of the day. We’re into December and the hunting season is all but over. With any luck, your freezers … Read more »

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Choosing The Right Rod & Reel

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on fishing gear! Picking out the right fishing gear will help you land more fish Walk into any outdoor sporting goods store and you’re sure to find multiple aisles of fishing rods. The price of these rods will vary from $15 for a rod/reel combo to hundreds of dollars for a single rod and can leave an angler scratching his or her head. With hundreds, maybe even thousands, of rods and reels to choose from, how do you know you’re getting the right rod and reel combination for the fish you’re targeting? … Read more »

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Western Sportsman Hits The Walleye Trail

Many readers may not realize that the longest running and most well-rounded hunting and fishing magazine throughout the western provinces is the Western Sportsman magazine. The magazine has been in publication since the 1960s. Why has it been able to stand the test of time? Because the pages of Western Sportsman are filled with exciting and knowledgeable information on hunting, fishing and a variety of related subjects concerning the outdoors. And now, Western Sportsman is hitting the walleye trail. Western Sportsman magazine, Two Guys Hunting, Lyman Lures, Tracker Boats, and of course me, will be competing this season at variety … Read more »

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Edmonton’s Second Cabela’s Store Opens

Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events! May 22, 2014, marked the grand opening day of the second Cabela’s store in Edmonton, Alta. Edmonton is currently the only city in Canada to have two Cabela’s locations. Cabela’s staff estimated about 2,o00 customers lined up to get into the store on opening morning, but this is about 1,000 less than the crowd that gathered for the grand opening of the first Edmonton location. Instead of a traditional ribbon cutting to open the store, Cabela’s employee Josh Luedtke competed and won for the chance to fire an arrow at … Read more »

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Put Your Ice Fishing Gear Away

Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing articles! Mid-April signals that time of the year to put your ice fishing gear away for another season. However, taking the time to properly store it during the off season will save you a ton of grief next winter. Start with your rods and reels. As a rule, only about half of the line on your ice fishing reel gets used. (There are exemptions.) That leaves half the line on your reel new and unused. But line that’s been spooled tight over long periods of time causes even the best line to … Read more »

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Gear Review: Magellan eXplorist

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Every once in a while, I discover a product designed for Canadian users. It is noteworthy for that reason alone, but when it offers an array of features that can be of use to those of us who live north of the border, it is a product worth detailing. The Magellan eXplorist 610 Canada certainly fits that mould. It offers high sensitivity GPS reception with easy-to-read mapping for precise, unparalleled outdoor navigation. It allows the user to find his/her way using maps or a series of different compass screens, … Read more »

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Gear Review: Hotcore sleeping bag

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! For the better-than-average-sized backpacker, Hotcore Sleeping Bags has designed the new Fatboy 200. Weighing in at 5.2 pounds, with an overall size of 78 inches by 42 inches, this unit compresses to a carry size of 15.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Hotcore uses high quality, siliconized TRUELOFT microfibre insulation, which traps more warm air than traditional insulations with the same loft. Lined with brushed polyester, I found this sleeping bag to be soft, warm and quiet. Keeping my elk hunting pack lightweight and small is key and I can … Read more »

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