April 2020 Fishing Photo Contest
April 2020 Hunting Photo Contest
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Get Outdoors for Social Distancing
We have not yet heard any restrictions on allowing Canadian residents to get out and enjoy the outdoors by taking part in fishing and hunting. Although there have been closures announced regarding winter camping and some provincial camping reservations system have been taken offline, there has been nothing to indicate that we will not be able to enjoy other outdoor pursuits. In fact this past weekend the local lakes were busy with ice fishing, snowmobiles, and quad traffic. Here is what we do believe, getting outdoors for some much needed recreation during all this isolation and social distancing is good for the psyche. In Saskatchewan, we have SK has 651900 sq km and 1174000 people. That’s more than a half of a square kilometer per person. Getting outdoors is practicing social distancing! By the way, the number for Alberta are 661848 sq km and 4371000 people for .15 square kilometers per person and in Manitoba they are 647797 sq km and 1369000 people for .47 square kilometers per person. (We actually did not realize just how close in area each of the prairie provinces is.)
It is our sincere hope that the health crisis is dealt with properly and we get back to life as normal as quickly as possible. We have our own plans to make frequent use of hunting and fishing excursions to get keep some of what is normal in our lives.
Ice Fishing Season Nearly Over
As we enter March, in most parts of the prairies, the fishing season has less than a month left. But this is usually the best part of ice fishing season. Longer days of sunshine, warmer temperatures, and fish beginning to search for food more actively. For those of you are hearty enough to venture out on the ice in search of pike, walleye, trout, and perch, we salute your efforts. Ice fishing is 1 part adventure, 1 part gear, and 2 parts rum, at least when it’s done right! Check out our ice fishing pages including pictures, tips, and more.
With winter in season across the prairies, the sleds are running. Poor snow conditions in many areas this winter are keeping the sleds to drifted in ditches and frozen bodies of water. Whether you are out for a run across the lake, across the field, or on the trails for a poker rally, our outdoor playground is waiting for the rev of the engines and the push of the tracks.
Planning for Spring Hunting Seasons
Spring hunting seasons are quickly approaching and the avid hunters are getting their gear ready. Spring snow goose season will soon be here. Often the goose season opens when we are still a number of weeks away from the arrival of the first geese. The northern migration is largely determined by the availability of open water and food (agricultural fields) suitable suitable for flocks that can number in the 10’s of thousands. Canada Geese have been spotted north of Saskatoon, but with a recent snap of cold weather and snow fall they have bounced back down southward. Spring black bear season approaches so hunters and outfitters are starting to gather up tree stands, bait barrels and testing quads in preparation for the bears exit from their hibernation dens.
April Brings Out the Shotguns
It’s Spring. It’s Snow Goose Season. With 20 birds a day hunting limits on Snow Geese, including Ross’s Geese, the spring snow goose hunt can be a great time to heat up the shotgun barrel and put some geese on the ground. Some of the early season streams are open for trout fishing on the eastern slopes and foothills. Grab that fly rod, waders, and your wind gear. Now is a great time to get your lines tight before the spring run off raises the water level and flow volume. There’s plenty of good water to fish now and Alberta has also opened up a number of lakes again for fishing.
We help connect hunters and anglers with the great outdoors in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to enjoy the world class hunting, fishing and campgrounds. If you are looking for a hunting adventure, we help you find the hunting outfitter, guided hunting trip, fishing lodge, or campground that matches your outdoor quest. Check out our Outfitters, Guides and Lodges pages.
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A Look Ahead to Camping Season
The availability of provincial and regional campgrounds is frequently changing as federal and provincial governments put measures in place to combat the spread of Covid-19. Unfortunately that may mean additional closures to campgrounds as some are already closed for winter camping and online reservations are being closed until there is more certainty. We are very hopeful that as the crises becomes contained, that we will still have the opportunity to enjoy the camping season, a tremendous time to bond with family and friends in the outdoors.
All three provinces now have an online campground site reservation system.
- For Alberta, use reserve.albertaparks.ca. Beginning Feb 19th.
- For Saskatchewan, use saskparks.goingtocamp.com/. Beginning April 9th.
- For Manitoba, use prspub.gov.mb.ca. Begins April 3rd for most campagrounds.
AB Camping comments:
Included by Huffington Post in 15 Of The Most Stunning Camping Sites In Alberta.
Why you should go: Wind surfing, rock climbing and daytime picnics by the lake. (posted: 2016)
– Bow Valley
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SK Camping comments:
Great spots all along the shoreline to rest or get ready for more tubing.
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MB Camping comments:
Falcon lake campground is becoming really run down. The washroom & shower facilities are disgusting. The toilets were continuously plugged, doors falling off the stalls, crumbling infrastructure and filthy. There appears to be little supervision or standards for grounds keepers and cleaners. They drive around in golf carts all day playing games on their phones. We witnessed them drive right over garbage! They told us all they do is change toilet paper. Sites are not cleaned when vacated; the beach is not raked and garbages are overflowing. There appears to be an adequate amount of staff but they do nothing. Too bad as it is a nice spot.
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