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Ken Bailey

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

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
2016’s best new hunting gear: 7 stellar optics
Sep 8, 2016
The year’s finest riflescopes, spotting scopes and binoculars for Canadian hunters
Hunting
2016’s best new hunting gear: 4 fantastic shotguns (plus a new varmint shell)
Sep 7, 2016
Top new scatterguns include an inertia-driven semi auto, a new and improved classic, a true 28-gauge magnum and more
Hunting
2016’s best new hunting gear: 9 notable rifles and loads
Sep 6, 2016
From lightweight, open-country guns, to high-tech muzzleloaders to updated classics, there’s something new for every shooter this year
Hunting
4 crucial factors to consider when buying a spotting scope
Aug 9, 2016
It’s one of a hunter’s most effective and versatile tools—if you get the right one
Hunting
Why you’ve got to try a cast-and-blast in the land of the Vikings
Aug 4, 2016
The dramatic landscapes of Greenland and Iceland offer thrilling fishing and hunting
Hunting
Why today’s airguns are finding favour with hunters
Jun 2, 2016
Forget plinking. After Jim Shockey took down a bison with a Crossman airbow, hunters took note
Hunting
5 essential tips and tactics for a successful spring bear hunt
May 7, 2016
Everything you need to know about spot-and-stalk, baiting, calling, guns and loads
Big Game
Why hunters need to care about Canada’s oldest profession: trapping
Mar 17, 2016
Once hunting season is over you can still afield by working a trapline
Hunting
10 must-do, adrenaline-fuelled Canadian hunts
Mar 8, 2016
To really get your ticker pumping, add an element of danger to your next adventure
Hunting
Why Canadian wingshooters need to catch pheasant fever
Feb 27, 2016
Underrating the plentiful ringneck can make you a pheasant fool
Birds
How e-collars can help track and train hunting dogs
Feb 20, 2016
OC’s hunting editor tests modern corrective devices on a hunt—and himself
Birds
3 reasons why the 20-gauge is a fine all-around shotgun
Jan 11, 2016
Never hunted with this underappreciated firearm? Here’s what you’re missing
Hunting
The best cartridges and bullets for toppling big moose
Dec 4, 2015
Use this guide to make sure you trophy bull goes down clean
Big Game
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