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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.

Migratory Birds
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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. Read more

August solunar
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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. Read more

fall turkey
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Trail cameras: key to fall turkey success

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

fertile rass carp
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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. Read more

County Outfitters
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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… Read more

Cabela's
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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. Read more

Springbank Dam
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Springbank Dam back in news

The issue of the London Springbank Dam on the Thames River is back. Read more

Ammo guide
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Your guide to choosing the right ammo

From small calibres to heavy-hitting slugs Read more

Turkey sights
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A guide to turkey sights and scopes

What’s on your wish list for next spring’s season? Read more

Grand River
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Cocaine, other drugs, in Grand River watershed

Researcher believes there could be impact on fish Read more