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Canadian Fishing Guide: Where and What to Fish

Canadian Fishing Guide: Where and What to Fish

Fishing has long been a worldwide favorite sport and hobby that combines relaxation, nature, and the competition of catching something bigger and better. Canada offers many different fishing destinations, as proven by its reputation for high-quality fishing...
What Animals are in Canadian Nature?

What Animals are in Canadian Nature?

There are a lot of different native animals living in deep in Canadian nature. Many are not found in any other parts of the continent. Whether they are on the land or in the sky, Canada has some interesting animals that make its wildlife diverse and quite interesting....
A Beginner’s Guide to Ice Fishing

A Beginner’s Guide to Ice Fishing

Everyone can picture the scene of a hole in the ice, a fishing rod, and a man sitting on an upside down box waiting for a fish to nibble. Ice fishing is a fun way to fish but many don’t know what goes into the preparation for ice fishing. Many of the normal...
How to Identify Different Trees

How to Identify Different Trees

Most people are confused regarding the differences between the Western Red Cedar and Eastern Red Cedar trees. The Western Red Cedar is also referred to as the Pacific Red Cedar, and the genus is Thuja. It is found mostly in the Pacific Northwest in the United States....
The Ideal Survival Kit

The Ideal Survival Kit

A survival kit saves lives by providing tools and items necessary for rural and urban emergencies and the wilderness. The most critical items are flashlights, compasses, signal mirrors, wires, fire starters, knives, water purification tablets, saws, parachute cords,...
Camping 101

Camping 101

When enjoying the great outdoors, there are some essentials to bring along. Whether you are utilizing a camper or going old school with a tent and sleeping bag, there a must-haves to bring when going camping. There survival essentials and basic comfort needs are to...
The Top National Parks of Canada

The Top National Parks of Canada

Banff National Park, established in 1885, is the oldest national park in Canada. When should you visit Banff National Park? Any time! It’s open year-round. Summer provides hiking, biking, and climbing opportunities while winter is prime for downhill and cross-country...
How Weather Influences Hunting Seasons

How Weather Influences Hunting Seasons

You do not have to believe in global warming to know that fall weather can be crazy in the Northeast. Unfortunately, unpredictable weather often means an unpredictable hunting season. If summer heat lingers into October or it snows early, then the feeding patterns and...
Killing Moose to Save Caribou?

Killing Moose to Save Caribou?

The balance of hunting animals and maintaining their population is a difficult and delicate system to manage. A season of overhunting can influence not only that hunted animal’s population but also other animal populations that are dependent on that given animal...