Meet Canada’s Top Outdoorswoman!

Carly Deacon, Canada's Top Outdoorswoman. Credit: Shel Zolkewich.

Canada's Top Outdoorswoman

Manitoba's Carly Deacon is the winner of our Franchi Canada-sponsored contest

Carly Deacon
Carly Deacon, Canada’s Top Outdoorswoman. Credit: Shel Zolkewich.
Carly Deacon. Credit: Shel Zolkewich.
Carly Deacon. Credit: Shel Zolkewich.

Hunter, angler, conservationist and outdoor mentor Carly Deacon from Oakville, Manitoba, is the winner of our Canada’s Top Outdoorswoman Contest, sponsored by Franchi Canada! Her grand prize includes a Franchi Affinity Semi-Auto Shotgun (pictured with Carly, above) and a Franchi Instinct L Over/Under Shotgun. As well, the 37-year-old outdoorswoman will be profiled in Outdoor Canada magazine’s upcoming Hunting Special 2017, due out on newsstands and in mailboxes in mid-August.

Watch the video of her winning video entry, below. Congratulations, Carly, and thank you to the dozens of other great outdoorswomen who entered our contest!

Carly Deacon’s winning video entry in Canada’s Top Outdoorswoman Contest.

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh is Outdoor Canada's Editor-in-Chief and Brand Manager. He grew up fishing and hunting in Bracebridge, Ontario, where he began his magazine career in 1983 as assistant editor of Muskoka Life magazine. Since then, he has worked for a variety of media, both in Canada and abroad, earning numerous writing and editing awards. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (in the medium circulation category). Walsh has been at the magazine's helm since 2000.