Friday, October 22, 2010
Joel Prunty, media manager, All-Canada Show - The whitetail hunt is on in many parts of Canada. Right now, in central Canada, conditions look to be favorable after two consecutive years of poor rut hunting conditions.
Next week the All-Canada Show and Cabela’s Television head out on a whitetail hunt for All-Canada Show Adventures magazine and Cabela’s Ultimate Adventures TV Show. We are headed to Heritage Whitetail Hunts in the Rainy River west of Fort Frances, Ontario.
Speaking of whitetail hunting, All-Canada Show Pro-Staffer Steve Cegielski bagged this nice buck bow hunting near Bear Creek, Wisconsin this week. God luck to all whitetail hunters this fall – have a safe hunt!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Troy Powers of Omaha was the lucky winner of our Vacation Prize there and he send us a follow-up note after taking his trip.
We drove overnight from Omaha to get to Woman River Camp, northeast of Ear Falls, Ontario. We met owners Paul, Debbie, and their daughter, and they could not have been more accommodating. Paul immediately marked a map for us, and showed us specifically where we could catch walleye, northern pike, smallmouth, and lake trout. He set us up in a very nice cabin, and showed us our boat (the 4 stroke Yamaha's are great).
We were a little tired the first day, but got unpacked, tied on some lures, and ventured out. We only had to go about 200 yards to a nice rocky point, where we caught enough keeper walleyes for dinner that night. We ventured a little further (maybe another 1/2 mile) and started catching as many 20-25" northern as we wanted. They weren't trophies, but my brother-in-law, Scott, was in heaven: the action was non-stop, and we had a riot!
After the first day, the rest of the trip was pretty much the same. Every day, we would go fish rocky points or humps, and would catch more keeper walleyes than we could eat. Although we didn't catch any monster walleyes, I did lose on at the boat that was in the 24" area. We would then go fish the northern area's Paul had marked and catch northern nonstop. Scott loved the action, and on the clear days, he could not believe the northern were so aggressive. He couldn't believe the same fish would attack his lure 3-4 times on occasion before he was able to hook it.
Scott also landed some great smallmouth when we were fishing some rocky points. Although I love to catch lake trout, we didn't spend any time fishing for them because they were so deep. We caught fish nonstop, and witnessed some very nice fish in the cleaning station. We also had a great time meeting the other fishing groups, and spending the evenings comparing stories.
One night, Paul and Debbie had a burger night, and the food and company was outstanding! Overall, it was a great trip, and everything I was hoping for; a very remote camp, but access to drive in and bring what we wanted (did I mention we bring a lot of gear). Thank you very much for helping set this trip up, and I can't thank Paul and Debbie enough for the great experience. I can't wait to return!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
By: Steve Cegielski, All-Canada Show, Operations Manager
Whitetail hunting is a passion that runs wild this time of year. And, the rut is the coveted time of year to be sitting in a treestand in Canada. As you may know the rut is traditionally later in Canada than in Midwest states. Fawn birth dates need to be later in the spring to survive. So start marking your calendar for mid to late November.
Hunting pressure is everything when hunting in the states, and just the opposite in Canada. Virturally unpressured whitetails are the norm when north of the border. Sure local hotspots and easy access points lead to wary whitetails, but for the most part human intrusion is minimal. Bucks don't look in trees, are active during daylight hours, calling works, and even scent control isn't as critical. Just the lack of human pressure makes the whitetails less wary of the hunter.
Calling techniques that have been over used in the states like antler rattling and doe bleat can work to perfection in Canada. Just remember their hearing is the same and they'll pinpoint your location from long distance and march right to the spot....ready or not.
Nocturnal habits of monster bucks is uneed in Canada. Sure early morning and late afternoon are still traditional transition periods, but midday bucks are more willing to explore for "hot" does.
It's hard to explain until you experienced it first hand, so give it a try and I gurarentee you'll enjoy the experience. Good luck to all heading north this November.
Make sure to talk to your lodge owner about a Wolf tag....you'll find wolves where deer are located...great food source for the wolf.
Have fun and shoot straight!!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Joel Prunty, media manager, All-Canada Show - Reports we’ve heard from central Canada say this Moose hunting season has been excellent. Conditions have been classic for a good hunt, very cold evenings with frost followed by calm days for calling.
In fact, one outfitter Fern Duquette at Kashabowie Outposts in Atikokan, Ontario found time to so some Moose hunting of his own. Fern’s specialty is bow hunting for Moose and he bagged a personal best pictured here. This monstrous moose measured 59 1/8 inside spread which is an indicator that it will easily qualify for Pope & Young.
If you have never been on a Moose hunt and you are a avid hunter, make plans to do so in the future. Moose are one of the truly great big game hunts in North America.