Tag Archives: Fishing

Great Slave Lakers

As I mentioned in my article in the April 2010 Alberta Outdoorsmen, one of the icons of outdoor adventures in Canada is the northern fishing lodge. Plummer’s Great Slave Lake Lodge is one of the oldest lodges in the North, … Continue reading

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Hunting and Technology (Part 2)

In my July column for the Alberta Outdoorsmen, I continue my discussion about how modern technology has changed hunting and its effect on the resource. In this part, I specifically look at the effects of All-Terrain-Vehicle use by hunters and … Continue reading

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Hunting and Technology

As our human population grows there are more and more demands on our limited natural resources. At the same time we keep developing newer and better ways of getting things done that increases our efficiency in the field. Hunting and … Continue reading

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The Enemy is Us

There was a time in this great land when hunters and anglers were the ‘go-to’ people for concerns about environment and conservation. Those who took to the outdoors to put some meat on the table and explore the interconnectedness we … Continue reading

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Fish Tumours and Tapeworms

In the article I wrote for the 2009 Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, “On Tumours and Tapeworms”, I discussed why some fish caught by anglers seem diseased. I particularly mentioned skin tumours that are typically found on northern pike, walleye … Continue reading

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‘Open Spaces’ Struggles to Its Feet

It was an interesting presentation for a government minister to make at the Alberta Fish and Game Association’s annual conference in Edmonton last Friday. Just before the minister’s sponsored lunch, Ted Morton made the requisite speech to the delegates that … Continue reading

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Cost of Going Outdoors

In my September 2008 Alberta Outdoorsmen column, I discuss how the increasing costs of fuel are affecting the outdoor industry. Whether buying a new fishing lure, or booking a guided fishing or hunting trip, costs are rising, especially for anything … Continue reading

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Catch-and-Release Under Attack

[Note: The following was first published in the August 2008 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2008 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Back in 2000, I wrote a series of columns in the Alberta Outdoorsmen, “Is Angling at a Crossroads?” that created … Continue reading

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