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Jeff Helsdon

Jeff Helsdon calls the turkey-rich woods of southwestern Ontario home. He has hunted turkeys in two Canadian provinces and the United States. Jeff completed a Canadian slam of turkey hunting, bagging eastern birds and a Merriam's in Western Canada. When he's not turkey hunting, Jeff enjoys fishing with his family, especially on Lake Erie and hunting for upland game, waterfowl and deer.

hunting ammo

2017-2018 Hunting ammo gear guide

We’re giving you an inside look at the 2017-2018 Hunting Gear Guide, with our ammo section. To get the full guide on shotguns, rifles, and bows, pick up your copy of the 2017-2018 Hunting Annual on newsstands now…

Fish scanner on the Ganaraska

Assessing fish as they move through a fish ladder has traditionally been a labour-intensive effort… Modern technology is changing that. A new fish scanner and camera at Corbett’s Dam on the Ganaraska River allows biologists…

Migratory Birds

Proposed changes to Migratory Birds Regulations could end baiting

Outdoor groups are encouraging waterfowlers to let their opinion be known on a proposal for Canada’s Migratory Birds Regulations that could end baiting.

August solunar

Federal Fisheries Act review closes for comment tomorrow

Anglers and conservationists can have their ideas heard in a review of the federal Fisheries Act. The first phase of the two-phase consultation closes on Friday, Nov. 25.

moving deer

Six ways to transport deer in a pinch

Here are some innovations for moving deer we have used over the years…

fall turkey

Trail cameras: key to fall turkey success

Hunting turkeys in the fall is a different game… Trail cameras can be part of the solution…

fertile rass carp

Fertile invasive grass carp caught in Lake Erie

Although a fertile grass carp, a species of Asian carp, caught in Lake Erie is a cause for concern it shouldn’t be seen as the first wave of an invasion of the giant invasive fish.

County Outfitters

In search of birds

Frank Dunlop of County Outfitters has five turkeys in the OFAH Wild Turkey Registry. I hope to tap into his expertise and harvest a real limb hanger…


Bass Pro bids for Cabela’s

Following months of speculation, Reuters reported in mid-April that Bass Pro Shops is moving ahead with a bid to buy out Cabela’s, their chief competitor.