Go Remote For Bigger Bears

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! The Cessna Caravan’s left wing tipped down as the pilot guided the plane into a turn over the lodge and down the sandy air strip cut through the boreal forest. I couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear as I looked out into the expanse of wilderness, unable to detect any indication of humans for as far as my eyes could see. There were no roads, cut lines, communication towers or distant communities. There was simply green forest and blue-water lakes stretching to the horizon. I tried … Read more »

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Wolf Calling 101

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Heraclitus once said, “expect the unexpected.” I am quite sure this quote was not made in reference to hunting, but it certainly fits more often than not. And this was no exception. It was beginning to look like Danilo Moresco was actually going to get a chance at this wolf after all. I couldn’t believe what was happening. Wolves are a notoriously intelligent predator. Yet there we were, getting set up for a shot at the same wolf we had called in hours before. His shiny black coat … Read more »

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NEWS: Ontario Spring Bear Hunt

TV personality and animal rights activist Bob Barker wants the Ontario government to put a stop to its plans to reinstate a spring bear hunt in the province. Despite his pleas, the government is going ahead with the hunt. Read the full article here! Join us on Facebook! Do you like what you’re reading? Subscribe to Western Sportsman print edition today! Find more news and events!

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Hunting In The Modern World

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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Hunting Wolves

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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Long Range Hunting

Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! If there is one thing that hunters love to do, it’s to criticize, berate, judge and impose their personal ethics on other hunters. I’m not sure if this is a new phenomenon or if the Internet has just given everyone a more prominent voice. And I doubt there is a topic right now that elicits more rants and judgement than that of long-range hunting. There’s little question that the media has really popularized long-range shooting in the past decade or so and manufacturers have been quick to respond with a bevy … Read more »

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Hunting Forecast 2013: Manitoba

Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Manitoba saw a winter with early snow, a lot of snow and then a late melt – not a good combination for game animals or hunters. Two of the past three winters reached the “bad” category and the only good thing that can be said is the one year of relief between the two nasty winters allowed for some recovery. Otherwise, the situation could have been more dire.   Elk Provincial wildlife biologist Ken Rebizant said recent surveys in the Interlake found “expected numbers” of elk and that other hunted elk … Read more »

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Hunting Forecast 2013: Saskatchewan

Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Saskatchewan residents, whether human or animal, know about winter. The past winter provided lots of snow, but actually relatively mild temperatures until nearly spring when it turned cold. This was a challenging situation for animals that had not had much to eat for several months. The province’s big game manager, Brad Tokaruk, said that for deer, “if winter isn’t over by the end of March, it is bad news. It is just too long without decent food and their fat reserves are used up.” Winter was not over by the end … Read more »

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