A big welcome to Canadian Fly Fisher and BassMan readers
Dec 1, 2010
Recent months have seen the unfortunate closure of two magazines serving Canadian anglers: Canadian Fly Fisher (”The best of Canadian fly fishing”) and BassMan (”The magazine for Canadian bass anglers. All bass, all the time”). These were niche magazines...
B.C man charged with feeding bears
Dec 1, 2010
In a case that made headlines around the world, a B.C. man has been charged with one count of feeding dangerous wildlife after police found as many as 26 bears on an alleged marijuana grow operation.
New book showcases national parks
Nov 29, 2010
Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration is a large-format 256-page hardcover with stunning landscape photography from each of Canada’s 42 national parks. In full colour, the book captures the essence of the Canadian landscape, and collects the...
Alberta teen wins Wildlife Habitat Canada youth stamp competition
Nov 23, 2010
Celebrating art and conservation, Wildlife Habitat Canada recently chose a painting by 18-year-old Bethany Harris from Millarville, Alberta, for its 2011 Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp.
The painting, entitled “Going Deeper,” depicts a moose walking through the snow into...
Synthetic Fish tale takes outdoor book award
Nov 18, 2010
A new book tackling the surprisingly compelling social and political history of the rainbow trout has won a one of the U.S.’s prestigious National Outdoor Book Awards.
An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran...
Fly specialists RIO Products introduce Smallmouth Line
Nov 18, 2010
Canadian fly anglers who chase bronzebacks will have more choices than ever this spring, with the introduction of RIO Products‘ Smallmouth Bass line.
The line was designed and tested by some of the top smallmouth guides, fly shop staff and...
Canadian scientists study cougar kill rates
Nov 18, 2010
Cougars prey primarily on wild ungulates, most commonly white-tailed deer, according to a new Canadian study. The study, published in The Journal of Wildlife Management has significant implications for managing the cougar harvest.
Taking place from 1998 to 2008...
Canadian vies for world duck calling championship
Nov 18, 2010
When America’s top duck callers descend on Stuttgart, Arkansas, next week for the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest, a lone Canadian competitor will be joining their ranks and vying for top honours.
Bright, Ontario’s Dan Foster earned the right...
New fishing and hunting store to open in Ottawa
Nov 18, 2010
Ottawa-area anglers and hunters will soon have a new store catering specifically to their needs with the grand opening of SAIL’s fifth outlet, the Laval, Quebec-based company’s first store outside of Quebec. Set to open December 1, the...
U.S. unveils plans to stop Great Lakes-bound Asian carp
Nov 10, 2010
While some maintain it’s already too late, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forging ahead with a long-term strategy to prevent voracious Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River basin. Yesterday, the Corps...
TV’s Dave Mercer puts his Facts of Fishing on paper
Oct 19, 2010
TV funny man, tournament angler and fishing instructor Dave Mercer can now add “author” to his resumé with the publication of Facts of Fishing: 135 Secrets Fish Don’t Want You to Know. Co-written with U.S. outdoor scribe Terry Battisti,
8th Annual Kids Fish Art Contest underway
Oct 18, 2010
Here in my home province of Ontario, kids are encouraged early on to get in the habit of carrying a fishing licence, even though they’re not legally required to do so until they turn 18. Enter the...
Canada loses outdoors champion Bill Otway
Oct 17, 2010
One of our field editors, North Vancouver’s George Gruenefeld, just told me that Bill Otway has passed, dead from brain cancer. Damned cancer, again. George had let me know about a week ago that Bill, 75, was...
How to help clean up your local shoreline
Sep 14, 2010
One my biggest pet peeves is litter, or, specifically, people who litter. It makes me crazy to see folks toss candy wrappers, coffee cups and the like out of their car windows, or nonchalantly drop things such...
Final vote on the long-gun registry looms
Sep 13, 2010
Nine days and counting. On September 22, the House of Commons votes on the third reading of Bill C-391, Tory MP Candice Hoeppner’s private member’s bill to scrap the long-gun registry, and it’s turning into a real horse...
Derek Strub wins Canadian Open of Fishing
Jul 26, 2010
A big shout out to my friend Derek Strub-the Elora, Ontario, angler won the Canadian Open of Fishing yesterday on Lake Ontario. Strub hauled in 60.75 pounds of bass over three days to claim top bragging rights...
Trial date set for U.S. hunter who shot husband
Jul 21, 2010
American Mary Beth Harshbarger, charged in connection with the shooting death of her husband during a 2006 hunting trip to Buchans Junction, Newfoundland, will finally get her day in court. Two weeks have been set aside in...
National Fishing Week begins Saturday
Jun 30, 2010
Fish on! A quick reminder to everyone across the land that National Fishing Week kicks off this Saturday, running through to July 11. Coinciding with this great Canada-wide celebration of angling are family fishing weekends in every province...
Survey says: Most Canadians okay with seal hunt
Jun 1, 2010
This is one of those times when I’m truly proud to be a Canadian, like when Crosby and the lads clinched men’s hockey gold at the recent Vancouver Olympics. Responding to a recent survey conducted for the...
Divert gun registry cash to fish and game?
May 10, 2010
If the Harper government finally succeeds in scrapping the long-gun registry, what should Ottawa do with the millions of dollars that will be saved each year? Spend it on fish and wildlife conservation and habitat restoration across...
Extradition looms for hunter who shot husband
May 7, 2010
In Outdoor Canada magazine’s Winter 2010 issue, we published an in-depth investigative report into the shooting death of an American hunter, Mark Harshbarger, during a 2006 hunting trip to Newfoundland. The Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, man was shot...
We caused climate change. Now let’s deal with it
Apr 23, 2010
Will this finally put the ridiculous, so-called debate over climate change to rest, at least within the outdoors community? In a new report released this week, several major fishing, hunting and conservation groups state unequivocally that human...