NEWS: Edmonton Shoot For Parkinson’s Event

The Edmonton Gun Club is hosting the fourth annual Shoot For Parkinson’s event in August, in support of finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. The shoot out will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, and the $100 entry fee gets you 100 targets, a barbecue steak supper and ammunition. For more information or to register, you can e-mail Ron Dawson at rg.dawson@telus.net or call him at 780-444-7759.

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NEWS: Changes For Migratory Bird Hunters

If you’re a migratory bird hunter, here’s your chance to have your voice heard in regards to new legislation. Environment Canada has drafted a number of changes to the federal Migratory Birds Regulations. The changes, which have been published to allow for public comment until June 9, 2014, respond to issues, concerns and challenges identified by hunters, hunter organizations, migratory bird population biologists and enforcement officials. The main issues addressed in the proposal pertain to the possession of migratory birds, labelling, transportation, wastage and processing. For full details on the proposed changes, go to www.ec.gc.ca. Comments can be e-mailed to … Read more »

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NEWS: Glittering Antlers Improve Safety?

Researchers in Finland are testing two different reflective sprays on reindeer antlers, in an attempt to make the animals more visible to passing motorists and reduce collisions. 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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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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NEWS: Smart Gun Technology Has Arrived

Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events! In California, German gun manufacturer Armatix GmbH has begun selling a handgun that can only be fired when the owner wears an accompanying wristwatch. The gun and the wristwatch talk to each other via chip technology, and without the wristwatch the gun becomes a paperweight. Read more about it here! Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters 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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NEWS: Fish And Game Club Battling Billionaire

The Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club, of Merrit, BC, is taking on US billionaire Stanley Kroenke in a legal battle. The fish and game club wants to keep public access to Minnie and Stoney Lakes, but Kroenke is fighting to establish that the lakes, and the roads leading to them, are private. Kroenke owns the Douglas Lake Cattle Co., which has developed the lakes into a private sport fishing destination. Read more about the legal battle here. Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events! Join us on Facebook! Do you like what you’re reading? Subscribe to … Read more »

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NEWS: Winchester Recalls .22 Ammo

Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events! Olin Corporation, through its Winchester division, is recalling two (2) lots of M*22 22 Long Rifle 40-grain black copper plated, round nose rimfire ammunition. Symbol number: S22LRT Lot numbers: GD42L and GD52L Winchester has determined that the above lots of 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition may contain double powder charges. Ammunition with double powder charges may subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury and/or death, or cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable. DO NOT USE WINCHESTER M*22 22 LONG RIFLE RIMFIRE AMMUNITION WITH LOT … Read more »

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NEWS: Wild Boars In Manitoba

Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events! Some Manitoba farmers blaming wild boar for crop destruction Wild boars are becoming a growing problem in Manitoba, according to some farmers in the province. Farmer Kenny Harpelle said crop circles are the typical kind of destruction that the animals leave behind. “They like corn,” said Harpelle. “They knock it down, just trample it and it is just 100 per cent gone wherever they want to feed.” Harpelle said he has lost up to $10,000 worth of corn this year due to wild boar, and believes there could be 20 … Read more »

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