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

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
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
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
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
2016’s best new hunting gear: 7 stellar optics
Sep 8, 2016
The year’s finest riflescopes, spotting scopes and binoculars for Canadian hunters
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why Canadian wingshooters need to catch pheasant fever
Feb 27, 2016
Underrating the plentiful ringneck can make you a pheasant fool
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
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
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
Where to hunt the very biggest of Canada’s big game
Oct 26, 2015
After a magnificent wall hanger or your name in the record books? Here's where to hunt the biggest of Canada’s big game.
Are the ducks ignoring your decoys? Try a little motion
Sep 23, 2015
Some avian action can add big attraction to a limp and lifeless spread
2015’s best new hunting gear: 6 great jackets, boots and packs
Aug 21, 2015
The year’s top equipment for keeping you warm, dry and comfortable when you're afield
2015’s best new hunting gear: 11 loads, knives, calls and more
Aug 20, 2015
This year’s must-have new ammunition and accessories for Canadian hunters
2015’s best new hunting gear: 7 stellar optics
Aug 19, 2015
The year’s top rifle scopes, spotting scopes, rangefinders and trail cams
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