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Free Range

A different kind of conservation tradition

by Gord Ellis | May 24, 2018

The first conservation-oriented fundraising dinner this columnist ever took part in was over 30 years ago, in my hometown of Thunder Bay. It was one of the very first dinner auctions put on by the North Shore Steelhead Association...

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Props to the topwater lure

by OOD in partnership with Lunkerhunt | May 9, 2018

Imagine a topwater lure that skims across the surface, churning water, gurgling, and splashing during the retrieve. On the pause, it floats, doing a deadly imitation of game fish forage, tempting even the most finicky fish.

DIY Build a float


DIY fishing hack: build a float

by Luigi De Rose | May 22, 2018

Making your own floats is a great DIY project that will provide you with customized floats you won’t find at your local tackle shop. Check out these step-by-step instructions and how-to video!

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Wild Turkey

Are pressured turkeys smarter than others?

by Jeff Helsdon | May 16, 2018

Are pressured turkeys smarter than others? A study out of the University of Georgia determined that hunters have an effect on turkey behaviour.

jerked - caught walleye


Jerkbait for walleye

by Ben Beattie | May 11, 2018

Casting jerkbaits for walleye wasn’t part of my game plan, but often anglers are forced to change when walleye are the target. So I jerked walleye.

less lead


Moving towards less lead in ammunition and tackle

by Jeff Helsdon | May 3, 2018

A federal government consultation asking for public input on ways to reduce the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle has raised flags with some outdoors groups.

May 2018 Solunar Calendar

Solunar Calendar

May 2018 Solunar Calendar

by Emily Walsh | May 2, 2018

The solunar calendar for May 2018 is now available! Check it for dates and times when wildlife is most likely to be active this month.