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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

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
Hunting
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
Hunting
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
Hunting
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
How focusing too much on scoring can be harmful to hunting
Jan 19, 2017
There are other, more important ways to measure the success of a hunt
Big Game
Buck blunders: 8 whitetail behaviour myths that might be blowing your hunt
Nov 18, 2016
Hunters often blur the line between fact and fiction—here’s the real deal on deer
Big Game
The 11 best cartridges for downing Canada's big game animals
Nov 7, 2016
OC hunting editor Ken Bailey makes his picks. Now let the campfire debates begin…
Big Game
Why you’ve got to try hunting the sandhill cranes of Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Oct 27, 2016
Called “ribeye of the sky” they’re challenging to drop, and tasty on the table
Birds
3 fantastic fall getaways for Canadian big-game hunters
Oct 24, 2016
Take aim at southwestern Alberta mulies, northern Ontario moose and woodland caribou in Newfoundland
Hunting
6 ways your waterfowl hunt can go wrong—and how to adjust your tactics
Oct 21, 2016
Surprised by tough conditions? Use this troubleshooting guide to save your duck or goose hunt
Birds
An homage to fall’s finest place: the hunting camp
Oct 20, 2016
There’s nowhere better for a hunter to embrace the outdoor life
Hunting
2016’s best new hunting gear: 9 nifty accessories for Canadian hunters
Sep 10, 2016
Head afield with these innovative blades, tools, blinds, attractants and other essential equipment
Hunting
2016’s best new hunting gear: 5 fantastic jackets, pants, gloves and boots
Sep 9, 2016
The years best apparel will keep you warm, dry and concealed on those tough days afield
Hunting
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