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Scott Gardner

  Despite growing up in southern Ontario, Outdoor Canada associate editor Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water or surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. His particular areas of interest include fly fishing and tying, kayak angling, camping, and urban fisheries.   As a full-time professional writer since 2000, before he joined Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott covered a variety of fields including technology, hospitality, and entertainment . He's also won two KRW awards (from the Canadian Business Press); a silver for news reporting, and a gold for feature writing.

Recent Posts

How to get unstuck
Mar 31, 2011
Every ATV rider gets stuck eventually. Learn how to free yourself with a winch
ATVs
9 nasty critters
Mar 28, 2011
How to avoid wicked wildlife that can put you at risk
Skills
7 survival supplies
Mar 28, 2011
Just a few of the resources that can help keep you safe
Skills
4 tips for city fishing
Mar 28, 2011
How to get on the fish in the urban jungle
Tips & Tactics
9 ways to harm yourself
Mar 28, 2011
You’re on the lake and after a Thermos bottle of...
Skills
Ontario launches guide to eating sport fish
Mar 16, 2011
To make it easier and faster for anglers fishing in Ontario to check if the fish they catch is safe to eat, the Ministry of Environment today launched a new interactive online guide. Although The Guide to Eating...
News
Canadian foundation donates $1.5 million to Ontario wetlands project
Mar 9, 2011
A wetlands reclamation project in Norfolk Country, Ontario, is receiving almost $1.5 million from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to land conservation. The Norfolk project is a farmer-led, community-supported initiative following...
News
Changes on the northern Ontario pro walleye circuit
Feb 24, 2011
The rapidly approaching 2011 season brings a new name for the Northern Ontario Professional Walleye Trail, which will now be known as the “Northern Ontario Walleye Trail.” NOWT has also redesigned its web site and will move over a...
News
Major new walleye event announced for 2011
Feb 24, 2011
This spring, Quebec will welcome the Princecraft Canadian Walleye Open-a major new professional competition. Presented by Thomas Marine Group and Mercury, the tournament will take place in Sorel, Quebec, on the well-known walleye water of Lake St-Pierre. The competition...
News
Ontario celebrates Family Fishing Weekend
Feb 18, 2011
This weekend, Canadian residents will be able to fish licence-free across Ontario as part of the province’s Family Fishing Weekend festivities. The event runs from February 19 to 21 (there is also a summer Family Fishing Week from...
News
Sporting group applauds Ontario ban on offshore wind farms
Feb 15, 2011
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has expressed support for the provincial government’s recent moratorium on offshore wind farms. In a surprise Friday announcement–one that shocked both wind power supporters and opponents–the province put the brakes...
News
Survey: British Columbians want the salmon as official symbol
Feb 1, 2011
Eighty-five per cent of British Columbians support a proposal to designate wild Pacific salmon as an official symbol of the province, according to a recent poll commissioned by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council. Additionally,
News
Transplanted salmon, trout thrive closer to home, Canadian study finds
Jan 28, 2011
The regional genetic variation among salmon and trout is so significant, that many do not respond well to relocation, according to a new Canadian study. This means that, for example, although trout swimming up the streams of British...
News
Killer cougar prowls Vancouver suburb
Jan 26, 2011
Conservation officers and Mounties are searching for a rogue cougar responsible for the death of seven farm animals in Maple Ridge, B.C., about 50 kilometres east of Vancouver. The big cat has attacked and killed seven farm animals...
News
Fly Fishing Film Fest launches Canadian tour
Jan 25, 2011
The first International Fly Fishing Film Festival launches a cross-Canada tour this week, with a sold-out screening in Calgary, followed by stops in Toronto, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Campbell River, B.C., and Moncton, New Brunswick, with more dates to come. The...
News
Moose crash victims sue Newfoundland government
Jan 14, 2011
Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador injured after moose-vehicle collisions have filed a class action lawsuit against the province, alleging that the moose population has been mismanaged. Ben Bellows and Hugh George filed the suit in the Supreme...
News
More farmed salmon escape into Bay of Fundy
Jan 10, 2011
Almost 140,000 juvenile farmed Atlantic Salmon recently escaped from an aquaculture pen operation at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. It is believed that high winds and ocean swells between December 20 and 26 ripped open the...
News
Elk hunt returns to Ontario this fall
Jan 6, 2011
Ontario’s first elk hunt in more than a century will be held in late September, in the province’s Bancroft-North Hastings area. Between 1998 and 2001, elk from Alberta’s Elk Island National Park were released in central Ontario’s Bancroft-North Hastings...
News
New SPOT device brings satellite communication to smartphones
Jan 4, 2011
The new Spot Connect satellite messenger and app allows smartphone users to send location-based messages from virtually anywhere on the planet. For several years SPOT has offered global one-way connectivity, via its Satellite GPS Messenger, but this still...
News
Fishing & hunting tips from an Olympian
Dec 19, 2010
It's been a big year for Chestermere, Alberta, firefighter John...
Tips & Tactics
Top 8 ice-fishing boots
Dec 17, 2010
Banish cold toes forever with the latest ice-fishing boots
Gear
Halibut anglers fear 2011 season will close early
Dec 16, 2010
Recreational halibut anglers could face the very real prospect of having the 2011 fishery end mid-summer, says the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia. This past October the halibut fishing season, which usually runs Feb. 1 to Dec. 31, was suddenly...
News
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