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hunter's sixth sense

The angler and hunter's sixth sense

by Gord Ellis | October 9, 2018

So much of hunting and angling success is based on decisions, and being able to tap into raw instinct, a hunter’s sixth sense, can never be a bad thing…

targets

Old targets

by Steve Galea | August 30, 2018

One of the things I always enjoy when watching YouTube archery videos or hunting shows is the pristine nature of the targets shown….

fishing therapy

Fishing as therapy

by Gord Ellis | June 25, 2018

Fishing has always been a great source of pleasure to me. However, it’s only been as an adult that I’ve realized the power of fishing therapy.

conservation tradition

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…

All tracks lead to spring

by Steve Galea | March 27, 2018

All tracks lead to spring. There is still snow on the ground in this part of the province. And, as I peck at these keys, turkey season is less than a month away and closing fast.. Those two thoughts converged in my mind seconds after I noticed a set of turkey tracks in the snow just down the road from my place.

Gord Ellis with a 48-inch muskie.

By the numbers: 3 personal bests I’d like to reach

by Gord Ellis | March 13, 2018

Whether it be a giant fish or impressive animal, these rare interactions lead to personal bests, or PBs. They are milestones in the outdoor experience. There are three I’d like to reach… some more achievable than others…

Limits

Setting your own limits

by Steve Galea | January 9, 2018

Of course, the decision to limit what you take is a personal one, but I’m proud to say I see hunters and anglers set personal limits all the time… do right by the areas you hunt and odds are good, you’ll continue to have fine opportunities in seasons to come.

unpredictability

The sheer unpredictability of hunting

by Gord Ellis | December 19, 2017

One of the great challenges of hunting, and perhaps the thing that draws so many of us back to the pursuit, is its unpredictability. There is almost nothing you can guarantee when it comes to the pursuit of a truly wild animal…

hunting traditions

A season of hunting traditions

by Steve Galea | December 11, 2017

There is a sense of comfort in all of these hunting traditions, because for the most part, our hunting grounds have not changed in all that time.