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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! An alternative to traditional duck hunts on the water Have you ever wished you could silently approach a flock of ducks hiding in a cattail marsh? Have you ever dreamed about setting up a decoy spread on a distant shore, but had no way of accessing it? You might think that these are pleasant daydreams for the quiet moments in your duck blind, but they can easily become a reality if you hunt from a boat. There are many different types of boats that the waterfowler can use. I … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! When turkeys are scarce hunters can try running and gunning Being from Alberta, I haven’t hunted turkeys a lot but I’ve been fortunate enough to hunt with some of North America’s best and I’ve been a pretty quick study. Add to that the fact that I’ve hunted turkeys under some of the most challenging conditions imaginable, in three countries and on two continents, and I’ve received an express degree in killing turkeys quickly and effectively. While hunting networks and DVDs are rife with shows where it’s a simple matter … Read more »

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The Edmonton Gun Club is hosting the fourth annual Shoot For Parkinson’s event in August, in support of finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. The shoot out will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, and the $100 entry fee gets you 100 targets, a barbecue steak supper and ammunition. For more information or to register, you can e-mail Ron Dawson at rg.dawson@telus.net or call him at 780-444-7759.

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! We western Canadians know winter, and few of us really like it. This goes for wild animals and birds, too. Many local birds just pack up and leave for warmer climates for the winter, but one of our favourite game birds, the ruffed grouse, does not. The range of this species includes all of western Canada, the southern Yukon and into central Alaska. So, within a range like that, a bird that doesn’t migrate south is going to know winter and better be prepared for snow and cold. Fortunately, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds!   I must admit – I love busting birds, be they of the clay, upland or waterfowl variety. I’m not sure how many rounds I have put down the barrels of the many shotguns I have owned over the years, but it has to be in the many thousands. What is even more surprising, at least from my perspective, is that I still enjoy a round of trap or a pheasant hunt as much today as I did when I first starting hunting with shotguns a half century ago. … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! Pick the right call for the right time Hunting waterfowl is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I am anything but a dedicated waterfowler and my collection of waterfowl hunting gear is pretty meager. I’ve managed to acquire a few decent shotguns over the years but other than that, I’ve got a couple dozen floating mallard decoys, some decent waterproof clothing and some high-quality calls. And, truthfully, that’s all a person really needs to enjoy this great heritage. While I’ve got buddies with hundreds of decoys and … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Federal Premium Ammunition has created Vital-Shok TruBall slugs, available in three-inch loads for 12 and 20-gauge smoothbore shotguns. This new system was created to offer shotgun hunters a more accurate and consistent rifled slug. The shotshell design features a specially engineered plastic ball that sits between the wad and the slug’s rear cavity. This design centres the rifled projectile as it travels down the barrel, yet provides clean separation of components after it exists the muzzle. The technology produces groups as tight as 1.4 inches at 50 yards from … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! A waterfowl hunter’s delight When I was a kid, grandpa loved duck hunting in the ponds and marshes behind our house and grandma was an expert at cooking his quarry. Even though she had a lot of wonderful recipes for making the most out of grandpa’s bagged birds, my favourite dish was her delicious duck pot pie, a meal I still enjoy today as much as I did years ago. Like grandpa, I love waterfowl hunting and this old recipe of grandma’s is still one of my favourite ways to prepare … Read more »

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