Most Recent Hunting Articles

Most Recent Hunting Articles

Persistence & Patience

By André van Hilten - Wild Sheep - Spring 2020

Persistence & Patience

Mountain hunting isn't all roses and those of us that partake in it on a regular basis usually have to earn our stripes just like in the military. Yes there are easy ones for sure, but it is not the norm. Most sheep country can be very humbling...

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A Flatlander Canuck's Quest For FNAWS!

By Brent McNamee - Wild Sheep - Winter 2018/19

A Flatlander Canuck's Quest For FNAWS!

In 2016 I went on an exploratory plan, argo, jet boat, backpack, filmed hunt with Ryan Leef in the Yukon in Shockey's territory. We got a ram on day one, but when he fell off the cliff his horn popped off...

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Doubling Down On Deer

By Ron Spomer - Sports Afield - Nov/Dec. 2019

Doubling Down On Deer

The high plains beneath the snowy rampart of Alberta's Rockies were dusted white. The landscape was cold, but not lifeless. Sharp-tailed grouse sparkled atop naked cottonwoods, wings flickering as they plucked fat buds...

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North America's Serengeti

By Ron Spomer - Sporting Classics - Autumn 2014

North America's Serengeti

I was sitting on frozen buffalo grass scuffed free of snow, my back against a granite boulder. So was Andre' van Hilten. I'd come willingly to suffer this, but had to pay Andre' to join me. He's an Alberta hunting guide, a modern-day John Colter, living off the wild fat of the land...

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Priceless!

By André van Hilten - Safari Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Priceless!

Glassing and stalking black bears in the foothills of southwestern Alberta is more than just a hunt. It's an experience that leaves a hunter with many vivid memories aside from a successful harvest of a bruin...

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A Recluse In The Thistles

By Curt Wells - Bowhunter Magazine - Oct. 2011

A Recluse In The Thistles

Feathery seeds of Canada thistle shimmered in the sunlight, looking like swatches of silvery shag carpet strewn randomly across the Alberta prairie. In the middle of one of those swatches was a glint of another sort..

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Big Muleys in Alberta

By Bob Robb - Safari Magazine - Sept/Oct. 2006

Big Muleys in Alberta

For decades Alberta has been a haven for serious whitetail hunters. Today, it's reputation as a mecca for high-quality mule deer is growing by leaps and bounds. When my friend Wade Derby told me he had a sleeper spot for good bucks in Alberta I was ready to hear more. It was when he said it was for mule deer, not whitetail's, that I became all ears...

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Big Muleys Confirmed

By Todd Lawson - Safari Magazine - Nov/Dec. 2009

Big Muleys Confirmed

"Don't get excited, guys, but that buck is here." Being the pro that he is, Kelly was trying to keep me calm, but it was evident the sight had given him an adrenaline rush. Staying low, I aligned my binocular to where Kelly was looking and saw the magnificent mule deer through blowing grasses. Working hard to stay calm, I worked to raise my rifle slowly and get him in my scope...

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Marathon Muleys

By Gordy krahn - North American Hunter - June/July 2009

Marathon Muleys

The pockmarked foothills of the southwestern Alberta landscape provided those hidey-holes mature mule deer crave and sneak-and-peck hunters drool over. The rugged snow-capped Rockies provided a breathtaking backdrop... A beast of a buck was pestering an uncooperative doe, and all of them were oblivious to the fact they were being watched...

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Chinook Country Coyotes

By Gordy Krahn - North American Hunter - Dec/Jan. 2008

Chinook Country Coyotes

Andre laid into the rabbit distress call with the guttural growl of a chain-smoking blues singer, causing the hairs on the back of my neck to stand and applaud. I literally watched the hills come to life as coyotes began crawling out of the woodwork- nine in all!...

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