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Based in Edmonton, Outdoor Canada's longtime hunting editor Ken Bailey has hunted every major Canadian game animal, in every corner of the country. For many years, he’s shared his deep knowledge of game behaviour, and wide expertise with all manner of firearms with OC's readers. His work has been recognized numerous times by both the Outdoor Writers of Canada and the National Magazine Awards. Ken is a committed conservationist, dedicated to habitat preservation, sustainable harvests, and passing along our hunting heritage to the next generation. He's also an avid fly fisherman, and a pretty darn good game chef.

Recent Posts

5 simple steps for planning a great hunting adventure
Jul 12, 2018
Considering a guided hunt? Here’s how to ensure a dream experience—and avoid disappointment
Hunting
4 simple steps to keep your shotgun in perfect working order
Apr 30, 2018
Basic maintenance that any hunter can do, no matter how handy you are (or aren’t)
Hunting
Why less is sometimes more when it comes to hunting equipment
Mar 21, 2018
New technologies have changed the way we hunt. But we don’t always have to use them
Hunting
Why waterfowlers need to hunt Vancouver Island's sea ducks
Mar 12, 2018
Colourful ducks offer a unique and challenging hunt amid rugged coastal beauty
Hunting
Hunting wolves can be tough. Here's how to pattern them
Jan 30, 2018
A simple, step-by-step plan for scouting, setting up and calling winter wolves
Hunting
Hunting for a new riflescope? Before you buy, consider these three crucial factors
Dec 14, 2017
For great glass, pick the right magnification, lens diameter and reticle for your hunt
Hunting
4 time-tested tactics for tagging out on a trophy whitetail
Nov 24, 2017
Big-buck expert explains when to use a stand, still-hunt, track or deer drive
Hunting
Gunning for late-season mallards? Change tactics with this sneaky set-up
Nov 23, 2017
OC’s hunting editor shares his secret for bagging these hungry—but wary—ducks
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Why southeastern Saskatchewan is a dream destination for waterfowl hunters
Nov 20, 2017
In this prairie paradise you can hunt duck, geese and sandhill cranes—on the same day!
Hunting
These field scouting tips will help you bag more ducks and geese this season
Oct 18, 2017
Waterfowl hunting is about location. Here’s how to find your ultimate hot spot
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How to have an incredible experience when hunting solo
Sep 20, 2017
Heading afield alone an be very rewarding—if you have a solid game plan
Hunting
Why Alberta's Saddle Hills County is a bucket-list hunting destination
Sep 11, 2017
Sparsely populated region has plentiful big, rut-fired bull elk, plus plenty of other game
Hunting
2017's best hunting gear: must-have accessories for Canadian hunters
Aug 18, 2017
13 new knives, gun cases, tools, packs, blinds, decoys and other cool stuff
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2017's best hunting gear: Outstanding apparel for the Canadian hunter
Aug 17, 2017
6 superb suggestions for new boots, coats, pants and more
Hunting
2017's best hunting gear: All-new optics for putting you in the game
Aug 16, 2017
Check out these exceptional new scopes, spotting scopes, binos and trailcams
Hunting
2017's best hunting gear: The year's top 10 firearms and loads
Aug 14, 2017
The latest rifles, shotguns and ammo from Stoeger, Browning, Benelli, Ruger, Winchester and more
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Why we should keep on hunting bears, cougars and wolves
Jul 12, 2017
Outdoor Canada’s Ken Bailey makes the case for predator hunting
Hunting
Gunning for your first gobbler? Check out these 6 essential tips
May 16, 2017
OC’s hunting editor shares his hard-learned lessons from the turkey woods
Hunting
2017’s best new gear for Canadian turkey hunters
May 12, 2017
Check out these great new gobbler getters, including loads, decoys, apparel and more
Hunting
Canada’s 11 all-time top lures for brookies, browns, cutthroats, lakers and rainbows
Apr 21, 2017
Tackle trout across the land with these spoons, spinners, jigs and plugs
Fishing
Why hunters should be less critical of wildlife managers
Apr 18, 2017
Hunting editor Ken Bailey says managers perform a delicate balancing act, and it's not easy
Hunting
How I narrowly escaped a showdown with a wounded Cape buffalo!
Feb 27, 2017
Why hunting dangerous game isn’t for everyone (and why that’s okay)
Hunting
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