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Fishing as therapy

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.

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All tracks lead to spring

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

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
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Setting your own limits

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.

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The sheer unpredictability of hunting

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…

fall hunt foliage
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A fall hunt foiled by foliage

The early opening of the small game season this year in my area is something I was grateful for. But honestly, I will be far happier hunting during the end of the season. The reason is foliage.

luck - Steve
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Of desperation and luck

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.

bad things - gord with wrapped finger
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When bad things happen to good people

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 goodbye to my favourite waders

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.