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Basic River Navigation and Rescue for Anglers
First published in the July/Aug 2016 issue of BC Outdoors You have a pontoon boat, you read my previous article “Gearing up For Safe River Navigation” (May/June 2015, and online) and have all your safety gear, but now how...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
17th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival
The 17th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival is being held Sunday November 13, 2016 from 11:00 - 3:00 in Port Coquitlam. Each fall, up to 5,000 visitors from around the Lower Mainland come out to celebrate the return of Coho and...
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Hot Drinks to Warm up with on the Ice
Some recipes to prepare for the coming winter... Ice fishing is great fun for the whole family, but nothing puts a damper on the day faster than shivering bodies and chattering teeth which is why a good dependable thermos tops my...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
Wood vs Fibreglass
Well it’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already; I leave next week for my first hunt of the 2016 fall season. I was successful in getting a draw for grizzly on the coast and I want...
Ask the Experts
Salmon Steak with Chanterelles: A Fisherman's Fantasy Feast
Big water fishing and wild food foraging are two of my favourite sports and pairing up the fish of my dreams with a top woodland pick such as in this recipe produces a gourmet feast that money can't buy! I like...
Gomphus: A Blend of Function and Form
by Phil Rowley From his Fly Tying Column One of the best dragon nymph imitations is Jim Crawford’s Gomphus. Although technically not a Gomphus imitation, Gomphus or Gomphidae are most commonly found living in slow moving sections of rivers and streams,
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Query Call for BC Outdoors 2017
 The summer season is just kicking off and it’s time to start thinking about our article line-ups for the 2017 issues of BC Outdoors Magazine. We also want to make sure that any of our potential writers are keeping feature...
BC Blacktails: Hunt of a Lifetime on Haida Gwaii
     Every year it’s the same old routine – mule deer, whitetails, maybe even a moose or an elk. But why stop there? British Columbia has some amazing hunting opportunities that can not only fill your freezer, but make for...
Boat Inspections Now Mandatory
British Columbia is still free of invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Invasive freshwater mussels cause major environmental, economic and social impacts to B.C.’s freshwater ecosystems including our native salmon populations. Zebra and quagga mussels are primarily spread by watercraft transported...
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New Camillus Knife Giveaway!
Starting with our July/August issue, and running for three issues, we'll be giving away three awesome Camillus knives. Send in your fishing and hunting pics to our Outdoor Memories section and you'll have a chance to win. Email your pics...
The Green Back Pheasant
When it comes to incorporating natural materials such as pheasant tail or peacock, many tyers shy away, critical of these natural materials’ ability to survive the rigours of a busy day of fishing. Many tyers today, myself included, rely on...
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Bear Attack: Reaction Times
...I began to wonder what the reaction gap is for a typical rifle toting hunter attacked by a bear. Like a police officer confronted with an offender armed with an edged weapon, at what point is it necessary to shoot,


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