Tag Archives: Fishing

How Did They Get Here?

I wrote this piece back in 2005 that describes how our native fish arrived in Alberta. I’m posting it here because I believe it’s important information to understand when we talk about species-at-risk and why protecting habit and wild places … 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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Wabamun Lake Fishery Update

[Note: The following was first published in the June 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen. Revised in July of 2019] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It has been a while since I wrote a column about what is happening with … Continue reading

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Preserving Lakeshore

[Note: The following was first published in the June 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It’s a reality for some Albertans and a dream for many more—having a lakeshore cottage where the family can … Continue reading

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The Digital Angler/Hunter

[Note: The following was first published in the May 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It wasn’t that long ago that all you needed to get around on a hunting or fishing trip was … Continue reading

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The Blue-Green Plague

[Note: The following was first published in the June 2013 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2013 Don H. Meredith; Photos courtesy of Dr. Ron Zurawell, All Rights Reserved. For microscopic organisms, they create a lot of havoc in lakes and ponds. … Continue reading

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The Hunter/Angler as Naturalist

[Note: The following was first published in the March 2013 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2013 Don H. Meredith One of the things I enjoy about still hunting is how acute my senses become trying to detect any small sound, sight … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

[Note: The following was first published in the February 2012 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2012 Don H. Meredith All Rights Reserved “The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew,” Robert Burns, 1785 The above line from Burns’ … Continue reading

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The Wild of Grizzly Creek, the Yukon

The Yukon is known for its history, legends, characters and incredible landscapes. It is also known as a place where outdoor dreams and adventures are realized. If you are an angler looking for some incredible fishing in the heart of … Continue reading

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The Recreation Lakes Dilemma

[Note: The following was first published as a series of three columns in the January to March 2011 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright (C) 2011 Don H. Meredith Lower catch limits, draws for special licences, restricted seasons, enforced catch-and-release. These are some of the … Continue reading

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