Author Archives: Don Meredith

About Don Meredith

I am a writer and biologist living in Alberta, Canada. I write a monthly column for the Alberta Outdoorsmen magazine.

Springing for Draws and Budgets

[Note: The following was first published in the May 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Spring is here and—along with the green grass, colourful flowers and warm rain—come our hopes for the coming fishing … Continue reading

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The Inequity of “Balance”

Guest Blog: In Alberta we are slowly facing the reality that there are only so many resources to go around, most especially fish and wildlife resources. However, when it is pointed out that resource extraction must be controlled so that … Continue reading

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A Strategy for Conservation

[Note: The following was first published in the April 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. One of the issues that stood out for me during the recent controversy over the new Castle parks in southwest … Continue reading

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The Necessary Castle Parks

[Note: The following was first published in the March 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Anyone who has been to the southwest corner of our province is aware of the beauty of what is often … Continue reading

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Shifting Away from Consumptive Use

[Note: The following was first published in the February 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. If you’ve been following the dustup over whether anglers should be allowed to take a fish for supper from many … Continue reading

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Tracks and Spoor

Guest Blog: Since the announcement of the creation of two provincial parks in southwest Alberta last January, where the recreational use of off-highway vehicles will be phased out, there has been quite a heated discussion about off-highway vehicle use in wilderness … Continue reading

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Harvestable Surplus

[Note: The following was first published in the January 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Setting bag limits for fish and game is a complicated business. Balancing the wants of anglers and hunters against the … Continue reading

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