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New Territory, Same Goal A few days later, I was eagerly driving across Saskatchewan to guide for a whitetail outfitter in the Meadow Lake area. It was early November and I was chomping at the bit to continue chasing whitetails, with one nice buck in the bag already. Many hunters dream of Saskatchewan, and I was now converting this same dream of mine into reality. Many of Saskatchewan’s whitetail outfitters operate in the forest fringe region, north of farm country, where vast tracts of land are designated provincial forests and largely publicly owned tracts of Crown land. Arriving at the … 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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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! Canada geese, snow geese and puddle ducks are some of the most common waterfowl species hunted across the prairie provinces. Over the past 35 years, I’ve had the privilege to hunt these birds in many places throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. While gunning for these species is generally good everywhere within these provinces, there are some areas that are my personal favourites.   Alberta’s pothole ducks The prairie pothole region of central Alberta, not far from Camrose, is my favorite Alberta location for waterfowling. The scenic rolling hills, numerous … Read more »

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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 big game manager, Brad Tokaruk, said that for deer, “if winter isn’t over by the end of March, it is bad news. It is just too long without decent food and their fat reserves are used up.” Winter was not over by the end … Read more »

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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 hunting stories! Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! Banner year for Saskatchewan anglers and hunters On Saturday, April 20, 2013, the Humboldt Wildlife Federation hosted the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation’s Provincial Angling and Henry Kelsey Big Game Awards Banquet for 2012. Over 350 people attended the event and were treated to a spectacular display of mounted, trophy big game animals, antlers and fish harvested in 2012. There was also a wonderful slide show in conjunction with the trophy presentations to the various award winners. Saskatchewan has a long-standing reputation for excellent … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! Western Sportsman’s freelance photographer, Dean Davenport, took a duck hunting trip to Saskatchewan at the end of April/beginning of May 2013 and discovered more snow than he expected – snow drifts up to 15 feet in some places, making travel difficult. Winter is refusing to let up its grip in most parts of Canada, but especially in Saskatchewan it seems. Join us on Facebook! Do you like what you’re reading? Subscribe to Western Sportsman print edition today! Find more news and events stories!

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! In time for the 2013 angling season, the Ministry of Environment is amending The Fisheries Regulations to reduce red tape while continuing to protect fishing in Saskatchewan. “Saskatchewan’s freshwater fishing is some of the best in the world,” Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. “As a government, we can build on the experience for residents and visitors by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of managing the province’s fishing resources.” Reducing the red tape for most competitive fishing events, the amendments will eliminate or streamline the license requirement. Such events have … Read more »

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