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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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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Remington And Thompson/Center Recalls

Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events! On April 11, 2014, Remington Arms Company announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014. Engineers with Remington determined that some of these rifles, with the XMP triggers, could unintentionally discharge. Remington’s investigation determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause this unintentional discharge. Therefore, the company is recalling all affected products to fully inspect and clean the XMP triggers with a specialized … 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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