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Not what you’re looking for? Find more general fishing articles! The popularity of fishing continues to flourish each year. This growth is fundamental for the future of the sport we love, but can also spell competition and congestion on some of our favourite waterways. Increased angling pressure often equates to a tougher bite, as fish become conditioned to resist our favourite baits, are apt to move to less intrusive areas or simply develop the dreaded ‘lock jaw’ affliction. Adapting and changing your mindset can help put the odds back in your favour – and give you the edge when casting … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! For the better-than-average-sized backpacker, Hotcore Sleeping Bags has designed the new Fatboy 200. Weighing in at 5.2 pounds, with an overall size of 78 inches by 42 inches, this unit compresses to a carry size of 15.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Hotcore uses high quality, siliconized TRUELOFT microfibre insulation, which traps more warm air than traditional insulations with the same loft. Lined with brushed polyester, I found this sleeping bag to be soft, warm and quiet. Keeping my elk hunting pack lightweight and small is key and I can … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! With hunting season quickly approaching, we are all gearing up to fill the freezers and hopefully get a shot off at that once-in-a-lifetime trophy animal. With the rising popularity of hunting and the vast area of uncharted territory in western Canada, more and more hunters are travelling deeper into the backcountry, looking for that elusive prize. And more hunters every year are finding themselves lost or going too far to return that night. Although we are all competent hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, that it-can’t-happen-to-me attitude could cost Canadian Search And Rescue … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! With the right bases, rings, screws and tools, do-it-yourself scope mounting is easy. Follow a few simple steps and zeroing your new rig is straightforward. But miss a beat and you could be in for a world of frustration.   Few things get me more cranked up than bringing home a new rifle and new optics. The only challenge is trying to marry the two together. For a moderate fee, gunsmiths will mount your scope for you. Theoretically, hiring a pro alleviates any confusion associated with parts and accessories. … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! When I was about 45 years old, I pretty much toasted my ankle. I had some bad tears in the tendon and some pretty severe arthritis in the joints and it was causing me a lot of problems. I remember going to see an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss my options and being horrified when he classified me as a mature patient – basically he was saying I was an old man. As he was throwing options out, he said something like the ankle should be just fine for playing … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting stories! With all the talk in professional sports these days about concussions from repeated hits to the head, it may be puzzling to watch bighorn sheep rams battling for the right to breed a receptive ewe. Through most of the year, rams get along pretty well, but during October and November, it is every ram for himself, and the way to get ahead is to bash other heads with your head. Bighorn horns grow throughout the ram’s life and the result is a 15 kilogram mass on a mature, seven or eight … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting stories! Canadian hunter and Hunting & Shooting columnist Mark Hoffman takes his game to Austria and Finland   Hunting traditions run deep in much of Europe. Established over hundreds of years, they have become very refined, even ritualized, at least in some quarters. But yet, in others, hunting is less restrictive in nature than we have here in North America. I have been fortunate enough to have hunted in a number of European countries where I have experienced both. Let me begin in Austria, where I was invited by Kahles on my … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! Hunting just became more accessible to both youth and first-time hunters with regulatory amendments to the Wildlife Act, confirmed on Feb. 18, 2013, by Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson at the Oceola Fish and Game Club annual banquet. The amendments benefit resident hunters through an expanded Youth Hunting Licence and a new Initiation Hunting Licence, both of which will be effective for the 2013/14 hunting season. The changes to the Youth Hunting Licence now make it available for youth, aged 10 to 17 years, inclusive. … Read more »

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