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Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap

I’ve been told time and again I’ll never bridge the gap between the backcountry hunter and the long distance thru-hiker. It baffles me as to why we go out of our way not to interact with one another when there is a vast pool of knowledge waiting to be tapped into,...

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From City Boy to Hunter

From City Boy to Hunter

I tried controlling my breath as I quickly positioned the tripod between two rocks. My eyes strained as I focused the camera on the herd. It was midday and we were already six hours into our stalk. We had spooked them once, sending them three kilometres deeper into...

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Born to Hunt

Born to Hunt

If you’re a road runner, triathlete or trail runner, you’ve likely read or know someone that’s read the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. Even if you’re not an endurance junkie, it’s a fascinating story about human potential and worth checking out. Although...

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DIY Fruit Leathers

DIY Fruit Leathers

With the snow melting away in the high-country, we’re all gearing up for spring adventures. But this also means we need healthy, trail-worthy snacks. In the process of perfecting my dehydrated fruit leather recipe, I came up with a new twist that’s been a huge hit...

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An Honest Invitation

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...

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Harmony

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...

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Our Basic Instincts

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...

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From Vegan to Hunter

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...

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A Legacy for All British Columbians

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...

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The Unspoken Truth About Hunting

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...

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An Obsession with Quality

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...

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Wildfires & Wildlife

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,...

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