Category Archives: Hunting

Freedom and Climate Change: A Numbers Game

“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose And nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free” —Kris Kristofferson, Me and Bobby McGee Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and the daily news reports of one climate disaster after another, many … Continue reading

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Moving On

[Note: The following was first published in the December 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Knowing when to end something you’ve enjoyed doing can be difficult to do. Although I have enjoyed writing Rubs, Scrapes … Continue reading

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Nickel and Diming Outdoor Rights

[Note: The following was first published in the October 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Back in May of 2008 the Legislative Assembly of Alberta passed Bill 201, the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Heritage Act. … Continue reading

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Remembering Old Friends

[Note: The following was first published in the September 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. “The older you get, Don, the more of these you’ll attend,” observed one of my mentors many years ago now. … Continue reading

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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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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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Fall Musings on Seasons Past

[Note: The following was first published in the October 2016 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2016 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. As fall approached, I found myself juggling e-mail messages from my moose hunting buddies planning our annual calling-season trip. … Continue reading

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The Costs of Climate Change

[Note: The following was first published in the February 2016 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2016 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. The Paris Climate Change Conference last year was indeed a milestone along the long road of nations becoming aware of … Continue reading

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The Shifting Baseline

[Note: The following was first published in the January 2016 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2016 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. People of my age and older can remember (if barely) when a cup of coffee cost only five cents. Of … Continue reading

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