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The wind is a hunter’s best friend and worst enemy, potentially all in the same minute. Wind direction and velocity can change quickly and it just takes one gust from the wrong direction to foil a plan that had been working perfectly. For many close-range hunters, an ambush from a tree stand perch over a popular game trail is the preferred method of choice, offering the crucial advantage of avoiding detection. I’ve heard others ask in casual conversation, “You just hang a tree stand and wait – how hard can that be?” Over the years, I’ve seen many trees that … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! Get ready to take on one of the most incredible hunting experiences When I sit back and analyze all of my hunting adventures, I have little hesitation in surmising that hunting wild sheep has to be right at the top of my list. They just happen to live in some of the most splendid environs on this planet and the sight of a mature ram on the precipice of a rocky outcropping, high above the valley floor, is nothing short of awe inspiring. Then, when you add to that … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! I know, I know, we Canadians get enough winter during the winter season, and don’t really want to talk about it during the nicer months of the year. However, the severity of the past winters is a prime driver of game numbers, particularly deer, so for western sportsmen and women it is important to review the conditions in the cold, dark months of last year in order to understand what the coming hunting season will bring. Not surprisingly, a good hunting season depends in large part on high numbers of game … Read more »

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Well here we go! The season is getting so close and if you are like me, you will spend the next couple of weeks stocking up, checking and scouting for the upcoming season. This is the most exciting time of the year, no matter what you are into. All the companies are bringing out their new products and you might be asking, “Is it worth it?” I come from the golf industry and they estimate that every five years, if you don’t have the newest products, you are losing out on great technology. Things I would look at the most … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles about fishing for pike or walleye! It was early spring and I was at my favourite pike lake, Wabamun, near Edmonton, Alta. The ice had come off and my buddy Arnold and I were feeling great. We were on the water, chucking spoons, cranking plugs and having the time of our lives. Spring pike at Wabamun are almost always in shallow water and we knew that if we covered enough water we’d end up hooking into a big gator, or two, or three. So that’s how we liked to spend our time. … Read more »

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I just have to tell you this story. It happened last year at Muir Lake, west of Edmonton, Alta. If you haven’t fished Muir Lake before, first, what’s stopping you? And second, you need to know that there’s an island in the middle of the lake. You can paddle around this island – one side of it is very shallow and the other side of it is deeper. The shallow side will get you to the deepest part of the lake quicker. This is the way that I usually take. In fact, I have caught a lot of fish in … Read more »

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Well I was ready for my next adventure. And this time, like always, I thought I was an expert. I was on the water at 5:45 a.m. and then something occurs that I had never thought about before – drifting. The downside to float tubing is the wind. I paddled and paddled, and tried to reposition myself, but the wind kept blowing me off course. Nature always finds a way to show me that I am not a pro, but still a beginner. All I kept thinking was, “An anchor would be nice right now.” Now it’s on my Christmas … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting ungulates! The land bordering Canmore, Alta., known as WMU 410, is rugged and steep, but is home to some of the best mountainous, archery-only opportunities in North America The town of Canmore, Alta., is located along the Trans-Canada highway, 100 kilometres west of Calgary, and is home to some of the best bighorn sheep bow hunting in the world. The people and animals in wildlife management unit (WMU) 410, otherwise known as the Canmore bow zone, live a quiet peaceful life anywhere from the low-winding Bow River flatlands to the … Read more »

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