Hunting Articles

Are you looking for information on an outdoor adventure, tips for fishing and hunting, travel planning ideas or just a good story? We are confident that you will find what your searching for in our fantastic selection of Fishing & Hunting Articles. With topics varying from "Fishing for Pike from a Canoe", "Scouting and Hunting October Whitetails" and "Good Fox, Bad Fox", we've got some great reading content to suit everyones interests. Do you have a great story or short article you would like to see added to our list? If so, please forward it with your name and address to info@freemap.ca

Choosing a Hunting Dog
When choosing a puppy to train into a hunting dog it is very important to pick from a reputable breeder. Choose a puppy by looking at it’s genetics: is the mom and dad trained? Do they have experience as hunting dogs? What are their temperaments? Genetics play a large role in the success you will have training your dog.Breeders that produce dogs with bloodlines that are proven as successfully. Line breeding intensifies positive qualities in puppies. Some positive qualities that may be influenced by bloodline include a calm temperament, natural delivery to hand, love of water, retrieving desire, intelligence and tractability.
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Ruffed Grouse (Partridge) Hunting
Hunting grouse in Northwestern Ontario can be a fun, rewarding experience! For those with a hunting license and an appetite for fresh bird, why not look into ruffed grouse hunting while on your vacation in Northwestern Ontario? Grouse are common across Northwestern Ontario, and make a tasty meal.
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Canada Goose Hunting
Canada Goose Hunting is an exciting experience. Canada Geese are some of Ontario’s largest birds. They are easily spooked and extremely territorial, but they are great game to hunt. Learning to call geese is one of the most important steps to successfully luring in geese. Decoying and flagging can also be very helpful. With some practice, you too can be a great Canada Goose hunter.
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Using Deer Decoys
Imagine this. You’re up in a tree stand waiting for the perfect buck to fall prey to your decoy. You woke up early, hauled your decoy through the bush, and got set up. Now you’re ready for some deer to start coming into the area. You let out a call, and wait a little bit longer. Finally, a big buck comes out of the bush towards your decoy. He grunts, and stares it down. You begin lining up your shot, waiting for the perfect moment. He hoofs at the ground, and you know this is your chance. You take the shot, and the buck is yours.
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Ontario Trophy Moose Hunting
Ontario trophy moose hunting is the adventure of a lifetime. If this exciting hunting experience sounds like something you would like to experience- read more to learn all about Ontario trophy moose hunting, why trophy moose, and how to pick an outfitter.
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16 Point Buck
Local hunter tells the story of how he came across an over-sized buck while out hunting a friends farm land, deep in the heart of the Patricia Region. It was the second last week in October in 2007 and I was a week away from getting out of the military and myself and a friend, Darren Trist were planning on going deer hunting on opening day. He had been scouting for deer at our friends parents...
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Whitetail Head Hunt
Trophy whitetails have a way of raising hob with even the most persevering and disciplined hunter. I guess that's why they command our respect. "The buck appeared as a lighter shadow, barely visible on the dense brush on the far side of the food plot. He stood like a statue for a full 10 minutes, cautiously surveying the alfalfa field where several doe and an 8-pointer were already munching on the lush vegetation..."
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Fall Turkey Hunt Myths
Spend time in the fall woods chasing turkeys, and next time you hear someone spouting the myths of fall turkey hunting, you too, may feel compelled to set the record straight. The longest duel I have ever had with a turkey was the week I spent chasing after one Old Dominion fall flock. Every time I scattered the gang, the flock hen would quickly reassemble her young and then lead them away from my position.
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Good Fox, Bad Fox
Local trapper retells stories from his past about trapping foxes with his friends and family, and how even though you may consider a certain fox "good" or "bad" deep down, they are all good foxes. A perfect "cherry" red, the kind we rarely see, is a good fox. The bad ones are the ones you love to hate, or hate to love. They are the ones that dig out your traps and leave them flipped out of the bed, upside down but still set.
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Thoughts on Bear Hunting
More stores told by Wine Lake Camp's, Ann Sherman, about a group of hunters staying at their camp, who after a successful hunt, invite Ann to share in the cadres "fraternity". Rick had shot his first bear. We were sitting inside the Trout cabin, joking and snacking when he pulled up in his boat. He indicated to his buddies (Doug, Dave, Herb, Frank, and Darren) that the night had gone well.
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A Hunting We Will Go
Local hunter tells the story of how he came across an over-sized buck while out hunting a friends farm land, deep in the heart of the Patricia Region. As I stood looking down at the full bodied, skinned out animal (which completely resembled the proportions of a human being), I wondered where the other guy in their party was! It was spooky to see something so similar to a man lying there while the northern lights (or jiibayag niimi’idiwag) streaked across the sky. This was the first, and only time, I have witnessed a multi-colored Aurora Borealis. Reds, blues, yellows, and greens sprinkled through the night air. The spirits were speaking on this chilly evening, and I shuddered in fear.
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Whitetail Bow Hunting Tips
Experts describes the type of person it takes to truly be an outstanding bow hunter, as well as what skill sets aid in the most effective hunting practices. Why are some bow hunters more successful that others? It seems that every club and archery pro shop has a core of bow hunters who regularly tag trophy bucks. They may not always get the wall hanger each year, but they pass up enough good bucks to make the average bow hunter drool with envy.
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Scouting and Hunting October Whitetails
Tips for hunting those elusive, late-fall, trophy whitetails. This article also explains various behavioral pattens of mature bucks during the rut. While deer behavior might be somewhat predictable, October in Ontario is a time of seasonal transition. Summer food become dry and unpalatable while nuts, berries and agricultural crops ripen, making them more palatable. Temperatures begin to drop and the wind increases, which pushes the deer towards more sheltered bedding areas.
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Ontario: THE Place to Hunt
Where is quite possibly the greatest place on earth to hunt and fish? Northwestern Ontario! come to "Canada's Heartland", the Patricia Region, and experience the hunt, camping or fishing trip of a life time! It's a place where seemingly endless forests stretch from here to heaven...broken only by rivers and lakes teeming with giant walleyes, pikes, bass, trout, walleye fishing, bass fishing, trophy pike and more. It's a sanctuary gigantic whitetail deer, moose and black bear- not to mention incredible water fowl and upland bird populations such as ducks, grouse and pheasants. It's a land inhabited by some of the most friendly and honest folks you'll ever meet.
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Bow Hunting Myths
Detailed description that attempts to help dispel some of the more common bowhunting myths, ranging from whether or not a tuned bow is accurate to if mechanical broadheads work, among others.Myths are stubborn things. They don't want to go away, and many stay around for years despite the mountains of evidence to prove them false. The following are a few of the more commonly encountered bow-hunting myths.
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The Black Wolf
Experienced Canadian wolf trapper tells his epic tale of battling wits with a wise black wolf around the area over the course of a few years.Will he succeed in catching his prey? Or will the wolf finally slip away for good? " Still, the sighting of the black wolf made me focus on that area. Where I might have set 2 snares, I set three. I am always careful with my tracks and scent. Now, I was paranoid."...
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