From 25 to 170,000—important numbers for Canadian outdoorsfolk
Anniversary of Browning’s BAR Rifle, first developed for the U.S. military and later transformed into a sporting version. Browning is commemorating the anniversary with the BAR Safari 100th Anniversary model (pictured).
Harvested wild ungulates from 2016 that have tested positive for chronic wasting disease under Alberta’s CWD surveillance program. As of mid-February, roughly 4,200 animals had been tested, with 1,000 more to go. The number of positives already surpasses 2015’s total of 116 out of 4,929 animals.
Canadian waterfowl hunters, down from a high of 505,681 in 1978, according to a special Delta Waterfowl report on declining waterfowler numbers. In the U.S., there are now less than half of the 2.03 million active waterfowlers recorded in 1970.
Wild boar ears submitted last year to Alberta’s bounty program to eradicate the invasive species. That’s down from a high of 199 in 2009, leading the province to end the bounty this past March.