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Free Flipper
Apr 26, 2011
(Sung to the tune of Bobby McGee) “Stranded flat in Riverview, waiting for the tide, feeling nearly smothered by the mud…” With apologies to Kris Kristofferson, that was the case for a white-sided dolphin last Thursday morning after it got stuck...
Primitive fishing
Apr 21, 2011
First we climbed out of trees, then we stood upright, then we…..fished? New evidence of orangutans fishing in Borneo raises the likelihood we’ve been wetting a line and eating the benefits much earlier than is commonly thought. Researchers, including...
Crazy like a fox
Apr 15, 2011
Question: "So, how’d you get that scar on your face?" Answer: "What, this one? Yeah, funny story about that. A fox bit me." Carp angler Richard Langley has an odd new tale to tell at the pub, thanks to an eventful fishing...
Bang for your buck
Apr 13, 2011
Now, here’s an explosive promotional idea. A RadioShack in Hamilton, Montana, is giving away a free gun to first-time satellite TV subscribers. The electronics store has been offering the deal since last October and it’s apparently...
Gone skishing?
Feb 18, 2011
Practiced by a handful of extreme striped bass anglers along the coast of New England, skishing is an unusual combination of skiing and fishing. Instead of using long rods to cast into the surf, skishers don wetsuits...
Extraordinary Angling
Jan 28, 2011
I’m always interested in learning about new and/or wacky ways to catch fish. There’s seemingly no end to angling inventiveness. To that effect, this is the first post in a series I’m starting called Extraordinary Angling. From...
Only tough guys need apply
Jan 18, 2011
Got a hard job? The folks at the work wear company Carhartt want to hear about it for its “Are you Carhartt Tough” contest. Submit your story by clicking on the link below and if your story...
Are you The Gunny?
Dec 8, 2010
Maybe you recognize retired marine and actor Ronald Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the tough marine corps drill instructor he portrayed in the classic, and disturbing, Vietnam War movie Full Metal Jacket. Or, perhaps you recognize his voice (he...
Bayou hunting palace
Nov 24, 2010
Ever been sitting in a cold damp duck blind and thought, “Hmm, I could use some bacon and eggs and a cup of freshly-brewed coffee right about now?” Well, judging from the photos of this tricked-out blind...
Zombie hunting
Nov 4, 2010
“If a zombie bites you, it’s bad. If you bite a zombie, it’s crazy delicious!” - Dr. Amad Cyontist Here’s the scenario. The zombie apocalypse has come and gone. They’re everywhere and they’re hungry for, uh, your brains,
Angler gets hooked in the head, still wins tournament
Oct 20, 2010
Rare is the angler who hasn’t come in contact with the business end of a hook. Maybe you were hooked while trying to land a thrashing pike or perhaps you got snagged trying to pull a fly out...
Black bear versus cows
Sep 24, 2010
A few years ago in the magazine, we jokingly questioned who would win in an ungulate or horned animal battle (by the way, bighorn sheep won over moose; see “Backwoods wit,” October/November 2006). Here’s some photos of another interesting...
Crazy catches
Sep 3, 2010
Fishing on Vandekerckhove Lake in Manitoba last summer, as a guest of Wolverine Lodge and the nearby town of Lynn Lake, I had a most unusual catch. I was reeling in a Little Cleo when it got snagged...
Natural encounters
Aug 25, 2010
As many of you know, my predecessor, Aaron Kylie, left Outdoor Canada a while back to take on new challenges. I’m thrilled to have since been promoted to managing editor and I’m stoked to step into Aaron’s shoes,
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