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A bass tournament with my boy

by Gord Ellis | September 19, 2017

I have two boys and both have grown up fishing, hunting, and playing outdoors with their old man… Austin has proven to be a very good tournament fishing partner…

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The new kit in town

by Steve Galea | July 27, 2017

On the weekend, I sold five firearms – and, believe me, it was painful. It was for good reason, however; you see I wasn’t using them as much as I used to. I used the money from the sale to buy a top-of-the line pre-charged pneumatic air rifle.

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Of desperation and luck

by Steve Galea | June 27, 2017

I’m not the kind of outdoorsman who plans on luck, but I have hunted and fished for long enough to know that if you don’t have any, you are well…out of luck.

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When bad things happen to good people

by Gord Ellis | June 21, 2017

Like most people, I like to believe I’m careful and not clumsy.  In the bush and when hunting or fishing, I go out of my way to avoid trouble. Yet despite my best efforts, things still happen.

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A modernized and transformed MNRF

by Lezlie Goodwin | June 8, 2017

Seems that 2017 has become a year of change for fish and wildlife management in Ontario. It began with the MNRF’s long-awaited update of the province’s small game policies…

New fly-fishing books for 2017

by Ray Blades | May 19, 2017

In the digital age, the written word still matters. As a big fan of print, I was happy to see several new books on varying subjects hit the shelves in 2017. Here are a few new titles worth a read.

A goodbye to my favourite waders

by Gord Ellis | May 17, 2017

I’ve been realizing that a long-time part of my steelhead fishing life is about to be retired. My favourite waders have finally passed their best before date.

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The seasons of the freezer

by Steve Galea | March 27, 2017

March 20 marked spring equinox…the day when hours of daylight and nighttime are approximately equal. Strangely enough, that same equilibrium holds true for my freezer.

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Beyond the rod and reel: New 2017 fly gear

by Ray Blades | March 23, 2017

While attending The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ recently, I had more fun probing the aisles for the overlooked items worth the find…it’s the largest all fly-fishing retail show in the world. Here are my top picks: