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Bear-ly Edible?

Is there a more contentious game meat than bear?  The modern stigma that surrounds the consumption of this well documented staple (historically speaking) of many Northern Hemisphere diets—Canada, USA, Russia, and many Scandinavian countries to name a few—is awash...

An Honest Invitation

When it comes to the outdoors, I am ridiculously privileged. I come from a family that put a premium on outdoor experiences. I was only a few months old when my parents drilled a makeshift crib (aka hole) into lake ice so I could be propped up and wrapped in my baby...

Harmony

I can still recall the countless hours sitting in the hardwoods. The same type of forest I had spent much of my youth in. Mountain biking, snowshoeing, hiking. Fort building, xc skiing, wrestling my brothers through the leaves in the fall.  But those hours of...

Our Basic Instincts

I am a hunter. This is true.  I am also a backpacker, a hiker, an angler, a horsewoman. I played soccer and lacrosse for nearly a lifetime, so perhaps I’m still an athlete. I’m a writer by trade, a hobby photographer, a voracious reader, an animal lover, a...

From Vegan to Hunter

I was once vegan, and now fill my freezers with meat from my hunts. When people hear that I once made my own tofu, and now proudly hang what most non-hunters would call trophies throughout my house, they are usually dumbfounded. You, my dear reader, are likely having...

A Legacy for All British Columbians

B.C.’s Conservation Legacy Started with a Single Idea My grandfather and I were close. He hailed from the small community of Marysville in Southeastern B.C and was a mine worker, logger, hunter and a trapper. I was born into his family and developed a strong sense of...

The Unspoken Truth About Hunting

I ran barefoot from the fields, past the goose nest, angry roosters, pig pen, and towards our outdoor kitchen where I heard my aunt cursing away. The feeling of the cool clay squishing between my toes was a welcome sensation in the sticky afternoon heat. I arrived to...

An Obsession with Quality

Credit: Osteria Savio Volpe It was dawn, early September 2017, high in the British Columbia alpine when my journey into the world of hunting began in a truly tangible fashion. I was hunting by myself, living out of a backpack, miles from the nearest road, and I had...

Wildfires & Wildlife

Wildfires are devastating for everyone and everything caught in their wake, wildlife included. But it’s not all doom and gloom; there is a silver lining to that smoky sky. The forests that we live in and around are maintained by fire. Strange as it may sound to many,...