PREDATOR

  • Winter Coyote Hunting January 19, 2015 Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Keep your shooting skills sharp with this thrilling hunt I could hardly believe my eyes as the coyote came out of the ravine, tearing up the real estate between us, on a dead run towards me. I had only sat down in the snow on ...
  • Hunt The Black Bear Rut June 19, 2014 Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! The black bear rut occurs in late spring and early summer, peaking during the first couple weeks of June. During this time, hunting long hours in healthy bear populated areas, with properly set up bait stations or pre-scouted areas with natural forage, will likely ...
  • Hunt Baited Black Bears May 20, 2014 Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals!   Four key elements to successfully harvest a black bear over bait Few activities are as rewarding as observing wild bruins up close in their natural surroundings, deep in the woods. Furthermore, harvesting an animal with primitive hunting equipment, like a bow and arrow, appears on ...
  • Go Remote For Bigger Bears March 31, 2014 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 ...
  • Wolf Calling 101 February 26, 2014 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 ...
  • NEWS: Ontario Spring Bear Hunt February 25, 2014 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 ...
  • Hunting In The Modern World January 27, 2014 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 ...
  • Hunting Wolves January 15, 2014 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 ...
  • Long Range Hunting November 18, 2013 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 ...
  • Hunting Forecast 2013: Manitoba September 13, 2013 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 ...
  • Hunting Forecast 2013: Saskatchewan September 12, 2013 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 ...
  • Hunting Forecast 2013: Alberta September 11, 2013 Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! The severity of the past winter, with regards to game animals, varied between the north and south. In the central and northern parts of the province, winter came early, stayed late and delivered lots of snow, which has implications for hunting in those areas. Further south, the ...
  • Hunting Forecast 2013: BC September 9, 2013 Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! BC received a lot of snow this past winter. However, whether that was an issue for game animals depends on where you look. In the north half of the province, there was lots of snow and it lingered well into spring; in fact, the northeast part of ...
  • Province To Keep Bears And Residents Safe July 24, 2013 Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events! The province of BC is providing $225,000 to Bear Aware, an effective educational program designed to reduce and prevent human-bear conflicts and the number of bears that have to be destroyed each year. The most effective and natural way to prevent conflicts with bears in urban areas ...
  • Bow Hunting For Black Bear March 7, 2013 Alberta is a very diverse province. The towering Rocky Mountains flow easterly through the foothills into parkland country and finally, meet the rolling native prairie grasslands that span as far as your eyes can see. Boreal forests cover the northern half of the province, providing habitat for animals of all kinds, and signs of oil ...
  • The Debate On Hunting Bears March 6, 2013 Why do we hunt bears? … In the end, rationales are based on conservation, management, economic impact and personal values. Black, brown (both coastal and inland grizzly) and polar bear are all highly sought-after game species; but not everyone agrees that they should be hunted. From the emotionally charged arguments presented by off-the-wall animal rights groups ...
  • Western Canada’s 2012 Hunting Forecast November 2, 2012 Western Canada’s Hunting Forecast: A mild winter of 2011-2012 means great prospects. The winter of 2011-2012 will be remembered in Western Canada for being mild — one of the warmest and driest on record. So mild, in fact, that some winter game surveys could not be conducted because of lack of snow, a very unusual occurrence. This ...
  • Cooking Wild Recipe: Fresh Bear Sausages March 12, 2012 Smokin’ good sausages without the smoke! If you’re an avid black bear hunter like me, no doubt you still have a nice little stash of autumn bear denned up in your freezer by the time spring hunting season rolls around. If so, here’s a delicious way to use up the aged meat and make room for ...
  • New Age Coyote Hunting Tips & Tactics February 20, 2012 Electronic and mouth calls, high-tech camouflage, 3-D coyote decoys, too many attractor decoy options to mention, ultra flat-shooting rifles, shooting rests, high performance ammunition — these are the tools employed by just about every New Age coyote hunter. Well into the 21st century, hunters have entered a new age; a time when technology and information can ...
  • Archery Talk: The Quintessential Deer Stand December 23, 2011 Most stand sites are good, but a few key ingredients make a deer stand truly great. The problem with stand hunting for deer is that rarely do you find the perfect tree right where you want to bow hunt. How often have you discovered an amazing spot with intersecting trails, only to learn that there isn’t ...
  • Gear Review: Simmons Introduces New Predator Series Scopes November 4, 2011 Simmons Introduces New Predator Series Scopes. Simmons, a leader in high-quality, high-value sports optics for more than 25 years, has introduced a new line of all-weather predator hunting riflescopes. The new Predator Quest riflescope line is endorsed and used by Les Johnson, an expert predator hunter and host of the popular Predator Quest TV show. Simmons Predator ...
  • Gear Review: Hornady Zombie Max Ammo October 17, 2011 Hornady unveils Zombie-MAX ammo – the first-ever ammunition designed to shoot zombies. For real. Hot on the heels of AMC’s premier of the second season of the hit TV show THE WALKING DEAD, Hornady has unveiled Zombie Max (Z-Max) ammo — the first ammo specifically designed for the impending zombie apocalypse. In their words: “Be PREPARED – ...
  • Gear Review: EZ Hunt & Haul Predator Blind Trailers September 7, 2011 Predator hunters – check this out: EZ Hunt & Haul, LLC is excited to announce the introduction of their Predator line of hunting blind trailers. The Predator is an innovative, versatile, multi-use trailer that can be utilized as a sturdy, weather-tight hunting blind, an ATV hauler, an ice fishing shanty and a cargo trailer. Predator I ...
  • Gear Review: Johnny Stewart Wildlife Feather Distractor August 26, 2011 The new Feather Distracter from Johnny Stewart Wildlife Calls takes the attention away from the caller, keeping the sharp eyes of predators focused on the Distracter instead. The Feather Distracter consists of a feather attached to a sturdy collapsible stake. The feather moves in even the slightest breeze, creating movement that will help decoy predators in. The ...
  • Hunting: The Elusive Kill Zone August 24, 2011 The Elusive Kill Zone: A look at the fine line between a killing shot and lost game. I don’t know about you, but it makes me squirm every time I hear about “the one that got away.” No one likes to admit it, and, frankly it happens to hunters more often than it should, but every year ...
  • Gear Review: Hornady Superperformance Varmint July 8, 2011 Hornady’s new Superformance Varmint ammunition achieves muzzle velocities of 100 to 200 fps faster than any conventional ammunition. Did that get your attention? How about the company’s claim that it has increased accuracy, increased range, flatter trajectory, less wind drift and devastating terminal results that combine to extend current varmint cartridge performance. Furthermore, the polymer tipped ...
  • Hunting Tactics: Select The Correct Calibre July 6, 2011 Your definitive guide to selecting the correct calibre for the game you hunt.   Undoubtedly, the question of which calibre may be the optimum choice for this or that big game animal has generated more debate and campfire discussion than all but a few topics — a subject, perhaps, even more hotly debated than what specie is ...
  • Archery Talk: Draw, Anchor, Aim, Release June 24, 2011 Straightforward it is, but screw up your draw, anchor, aim or release and shot opportunities can go south in a hurry. Shooting a bow with accuracy requires technical expertise. Several muscle groups are mobilized and it demands both mental and physical commitment. Pulling the string, employing consistent form, controlled breathing, concentration and a fluid release ...
  • Cooking Wild: Bear Vindaloo Recipe May 23, 2011 This fiery recipe is just one more great reason for hunting bear. Perhaps you harvested a huge bruin in northern Alberta or on the coast of BC this year? Perhaps you have leftover meat from your northern Saskatchewan hunt last season? My motto, when it comes to cooking bear meat, is that if a recipe works ...
  • Gear Review: Winchester Varmint HE 3/1 Segmenting Bullet April 21, 2011 Winchester Ammunition continues to pioneer innovation and expand its rimfire offerings in 2011 by adding the Varmint HE™ 3/1 Segmenting expansion bullet to its rimfire hunting lineup. The unique 3/1 segment design exclusive to Winchester, features a 37 gr plated HP fragmenting  expansion bullet that delivers a blistering 1435 fps velocity, optimized for maximum accuracy. The ...
  • Archery Talk: Bears & Bows March 14, 2011 Contrary to popular opinion, black bears are not the vicious creatures that our mainstream media make them out to be. You’ve probably heard me say this before, but here it is again — the only thing predictable about bears is that they’re unpredictable. That said, under most circumstances, they want nothing to do with people. ...
  • Special Recipe! Crock-Pot Game Cookery February 14, 2011 Recipe special: Slow-cooking is the fast way to put supper on the table. What I enjoy most about crock-pot cooking recipes, aside from the fact that slow-cooked foods, especially meats, are extra tender, moist and delicious, is that I can be gone away all day at work or play and still come home to a hot ...
  • Predator Hunting Prospects January 17, 2011 Predator hunting: Consider the facts and it’s easy to see that the Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan have a high density of predators. Mainstream game animals are on red alert, and rightly so; few other places in North America have the number of predators that we do. Something is always lurking in the ...