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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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When the topic of ethics comes up amongst hunters and anglers, it almost always stirs up a debate. One hunter or angler doesn’t see or understand the other’s views and the table is set for a debate, and some of them can get quite heated. Hunting ethics are defined in the Boone and Crockett Club’s Fair Chase Statement and are listed under six main rules. According to the club’s website, the Fair Chase Statement, as defined by the Boone and Crockett Club, is the ethical, sportsmanlike and lawful pursuit and taking of any free-ranging, wild, native North American big game … Read more »

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Preventive maintenance is something that anglers and hunters who boat should always be mindful of. Certain tasks are best carried out before the boating season starts and others when the boat is being prepared for winter storage. In addition, routine maintenance carried out at regular intervals during the season will help avoid trouble and add to a safe and enjoyable boating season. Nothing can be more frustrating and ruin a day of fishing than a simple breakdown that could have been avoided by some proactive attention. (Like what you’re reading? Subscribe to Western Sportsman Magazine Print Edition Today For Even … Read more »

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Cold water survival: If you don’t wear a lifejacket, you could be in for a shock. When you head out on the water for a day of pleasure, the last thing you expect is tragedy. But did you know that 90 per cent of boating death victims were not wearing lifejackets? All sports fishermen, hunters and boaters need to be aware that falling overboard into water that is less than 15 degrees Celsius can cause cold water shock — and kill you. And in Canada, the waters we boat in during hunting and fishing season can be this cold for … Read more »

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