All posts by Jason Maure - The Canadian Outdoorsman

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Wolfe Island Adventures

When the phone rang Friday night at 10 pm, looking at the name on caller id we knew something was wrong. It was my mother in law asking for help to pull their camping trailer back from Wolfe Island. Every year they make a summer camping trip to visit friends that live year round on the island that is only accessible via ferry from Kingston. Continue reading

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Harvesting Your Own Nightcrawlers

My kids are getting to the age now where taking them fishing is becoming a fun favorite past time, but getting expensive. I was recently at the local bait shop to pick up some fresh night crawlers for the day on the water and I almost had a heart attack when the kid behind the counter said “3 dozen worms at $2.50 a dozen….umm let’s see that will be $7.50 please“. Are you kidding me? 2.50 A dozen? So I jumped online and googled live fishing bait, yes I google everything and was shocked to see how big the earthworm industry has grown. Continue reading

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Ticks!

With the start of many spring seasons in the field finally here like bear, turkey, trout and morels, there is one more unwanted season that has also started. TICK SEASON! Continue reading

Building Wood Duck Boxes

Building Wood Duck Boxes

The Wood Duck is one of North Americas most colorful waterfowl, its scientific name of (Aix Sponsa) translates into “water bird in bridal dress“.  These beautiful bright colored ducks nest in old growth timber found along river bottoms, beaver ponds and marsh lands.  They like to nest in natural tree cavities and abandoned wood pecker holes, with in close access to water to brood their young.  Continue reading

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10 Must have Beginner Archery Items

Archery is an exciting, fun activity that the whole family can enjoy.  Still sound like an activity you want to try?  Well if the answer is yes, than you have come to the right place.  Don’t be put off by all the high tech gadgets and thing-a-ma-bobs that you may see all over the internet if you have already googled archery equipment.  Let’s break what you need down into a nice shopping list that can be altered to fit anyone’s budget. Continue reading

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Warming Up, Exercises and Training for Archery

Archery appears to be a low impact sport where injuries are not common.  One can walk up and down the shooting line at any club or event and think most archers could use a diet.  I am going to go out on a limb here and ask you some questions.  How many of you have a burning pain under your shoulder blade?  How about your elbow?  Anyone have arthritic pain in the joints of your fingers?  If you answered yes to any of these question, chances are you have a repetitive sports injury.  Continue reading

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Mechanical vs Fixed Blade Broadheads

For many years archery camps has been divided into two camps.  One half favour fixed blade broadheads and the other mechanical.  One would think that the older hunters would be in the fix blade camp, the younger in the mechanical but this is not the case.  One thing all archers can agree on is that broadheads must be sharp, balanced and well-tuned.  Continue reading

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The Canadian Outdoorsman’s Christmas Wish List

The Canadian Outdoorsman’s Christmas Wish List 001Are you struggling to find that perfect gift for the outdoors person in your life, maybe you’re stuck for ideas on what to buy for your son or daughter who is starting to take interest in the outdoors?  Continue reading

The Things We Like

The Things We Like

The Things We LikeIt’s that magical time of year where the mornings are getting crisper, the air has a bit of a bite to it.  The trees start to turn to magnificent oranges, reds and yellows.  Tis the season that we have been dreaming of since the last one closed.  All the time spent this summer preparing is about to payoff.  From stringing decoys to hanging tree stands and checking trail camera pictures.  The time is near.   Continue reading

What’s In Your Bow Case? What if?

What’s In Your Bow Case 001With Archery Season around the corner and many indoor leagues starting soon, it’s easy to get caught up with excitement and anticipation.  My original idea for this blog post was to break down archery equipment to the basics and how to maintain, adjust and repair.  As I started to write, I thought lets go open my bow case and take an inventory of what I carry with me?  Wow is all I can say, I didn’t think I had jammed that much stuff into that single case!  Do I really need all of it?  Heck yes!  What if’s start to run through my mind.  Like what if I am at the club shooting and my sight bar comes loose?  What if my serving comes undone?  What if my peep turns? What if I forget my finger tab?  PANICK sets in.  Relax Jay, you’re a pack rat and you know it, just keep telling yourself you need it all.  Better to have than not to have. Continue reading