Salmon Fishing: Go North Young Man

My “secret” fishing hotspot provides better steelhead fishing than any river in Washington. It boasts huge coho runs that begin in September and stretch through November, and holds chum and pink salmon in numbers so thick local anglers disdain those who catch such common fish. And finaly, it has sea run cutthroat in schools so large that they look like clouds of bait on a depth finder. The hotspot is southern British Columbia.

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A Quebec Caribou Adventure

In the distance I could see the shimmering of an immense lake. Then I saw the flash of white. It was a set of antlers that, unlike the common brown ones, was comprised of gray and white velvet. It was the most striking caribou I had seen, and I wanted him so badly I started to shake.

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Camping In Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

If you love the outdoors, you’ll go bananas over Waterton and Glacier National Parks. Waterton Lakes has over 200 square miles of unspoiled natural wonders. Ranging in elevation from 4,050 feet to 9,646 feet (Mt. Blakiston), the park’s diversity of terrain, wildlife and vegetation is simply unbelievable. Glacier Park contains another 1,600 square miles of peaks, grassland, sculptured valleys, forested hills and alpine meadows.

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Camping In Banff National Park, Canada

Nestled on the eastern slope of Canada’s Great Divide and endowed with some of nature’s richest treasures, Banff National Park is a diamond in the rough. Imagine an ideal national park; a park where scenic beauty is paramount and outdoor recreation is abundant. Banff is all this and more.

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Spring Bear Bonanza

Without warning, the bear is before me. He is strolling big and bold through the trees, jet-black fur glistening in the slanting rays. He’s come to reap the bounty that can be found in this meadow, unaware that I have, too. This big boar is particularly shrewd, and nearly makes good his escape.

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Head North For Saskatchewan Fun!

We hunted out of a row of 4-foot deep by 2-foot in diameter pits with camouflaged flip-top covers. Flocks were upon us in no time and the geese made several passes, gradually getting lower and lower … and louder and louder. At times it sounded like the Battle of Britain as squadrons of Canada honkers and snow geese came in low!

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Ontario’s Monster Pike

The water exploded as the monster hit on the first retrieve and my line went flying off the reel. I set the hook and realized I had a nice size Lac Seul pike on — maybe an Ontario trophy!

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