Posts Tagged ‘Hunting’

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Are pressured turkeys smarter than others?

Are pressured turkeys smarter than others? A study out of the University of Georgia determined that hunters have an effect on turkey behaviour.

May 2018 Solunar Calendar
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May 2018 Solunar Calendar

The solunar calendar for May 2018 is now available! Check it for dates and times when wildlife is most likely to be active this month.

Moose validation numbers
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Moose validation numbers posted for 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has released the fall 2018 – spring 2019 hunting regulations. With the new regulations come the moose validation tag allocations for 2018. The quotas reflect both increases and drops, with the decreases focussed mostly on cow tag numbers.

DIY Turkey Decoy
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DIY turkey decoy – Strut your stuff

Decoy realism counts in turkey hunting, but I’m not yet ready to spend several hundred dollars on an ultra-realistic model. Instead, I make use of the spoils of a previous hunt… Using this process, your decoy will be almost indistinguishable from the real thing, and moreover, it will appear to be in strut.

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UPDATE No new gun registry but more firearms controls coming

UPDATE – On March 28, after moving quickly through the House of Commons, the Bill was sent to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security for discussion.

Solunar April 2018
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April 2018 Solunar Calendar

The solunar calendar for April 2018 is now available! Check it for dates and times when wildlife is most likely to be active this month.

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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.

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Luck of the Irish: spring turkey hunt

This was my first guided turkey hunt, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. At around 4:30 a.m. I arrived at the old farmhouse where we had arranged to meet.

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…