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Could plans to reduce this national park's elk numbers spark conflict?
Nov 14, 2017
Hunters watch closely, as Parks Canada contemplates an Elk Island cull
News
Anglers call for action to save Lake Winnipeg's famed walleye fishery
Jul 26, 2017
With the current harvest unsustainable, it’s time for an urgent response
News
Fish-killing whirling disease has infected the Bow River. Now what?
Jun 13, 2017
Officials are scrambling to develop a strategy, but the prognosis is grim
News
Fresh calls to ban B.C.'s grizzly hunt are no laughing matter
Mar 16, 2017
Left coast politicians aim worrisome rhetoric at “trophy hunting”
News
The 7 must-have flies for trout anglers in the West
Mar 6, 2017
Tying flies this season? Restock your fly boxes with these essential western trout patterns
Fly Fishing
Western view: Restricting rifles because of their looks is bad news for hunters
Dec 28, 2016
The AR-15 is just another semi-automatic rifle. So why the public fear?
News
How Saskatchewan's beaver derby benefits hunters and trappers
Dec 1, 2016
Competitions in the hunting, fishing and trapping world are certainly...
News
How hunting a Dall’s ram in the Yukon rekindled a great friendship
Sep 24, 2016
Bonds formed in the high, rugged country mean sheep-hunting friends are friends for life
Hunting
How Alberta’s giant fire will benefit some wildlife, but not all
Aug 29, 2016
Considering the backcountry winners and losers after the Fort Mac blaze
News
Why the pitfalls outweigh the benefits of Banff National Park’s buffalo plan
Jul 2, 2016
Reintroducing bison will degrade the environment and harm existing wildlife
News
How to fish for cutthroat trout in high-country lakes and rivers
Jun 29, 2016
To tackle Canada’s true mountain fish, head for the hills of Alberta and B.C.
Fishing
Western view: Why it’s time to work with the First Nations
May 22, 2016
For the sake of conservation, it’s time for native and non-native hunters to start talking
News
Western view: The CWD debate
Mar 24, 2016
Why hunters are at odds over stopping chronic wasting disease
News
Western view: Why hunters are butting heads with Alberta over bighorns
Feb 4, 2016
Sheep strongly hunters oppose new regs based on “genetic harm” theory
Hunting
Sheep hunting is easy—but only if you know where to look
Jan 12, 2016
The toughest part of hunting rams in the mountains is finding them. Here’s how
Big Game
Looking for a new hunting challenge? Release the hounds!
Nov 23, 2015
Why you’ve gotta try pursuing wily predators with expertly trained dogs
Big Game
The Ultimate Hunting Pack: 40 Things you Need to Carry
Nov 13, 2015
When heading afield, this essential gear can save your hunt—or your life
Tips
Why it’s high time for Alberta to legalize pack dogs
Apr 22, 2015
Bringing dogs along on big-game mountain hunts can save hunters—and grizzlies
Big Game
The best new fishing boats of 2014
May 15, 2014
Treat yourself to one of these excellent new fishing boats introduced in 2014
Boats
In defence of hunting for the biggest game of all
Sep 17, 2013
Is trophy hunting unethical? Field editor T.J. Shwanky looks at the controversy surrounding it.
Hunting
How to hunt Dall's sheep in the Mackenzie Mountains
Jul 25, 2013
What you should know before hiking into the Mackenzies
Big Game
2013's best new fishing boats
Apr 25, 2013
When it comes to new fishing boats, this has to be one of the most exciting years in recent history. I can't remember this many new models being launched, complete with two long-time fibreglass boat builders throwing their hat in...
Fishing
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