All posts by Jason Maure - The Canadian Outdoorsman

Ontario - A blog covering general outdoor topics based in Canada.

Tips to Help Your Taxidermist

Years ago I apprenticed as a taxidermist with one of my hunting fishing mentors and quickly learned that proper field care and storage of a prized animal or fish determines the final outcome of the mount. Here are some simple guidelines to help you and your taxidermist make the best possible show piece for your trophy room.
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Gear Review: EcoTrek Fitness Bars

EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bars where developed to contain high quality ingredients, with no refined sugars or added sweeteners. Based around whole green foods they claim to be “wholesome, delicious bars with a tastier alternative to the typical health bar.“ Continue reading Gear Review: EcoTrek Fitness Bars

Paleo Venison Jerky

Your probably thinking Paleo what the heck is he talking about? Let me explain the concept of the Paleo Diet.

It’s a simple concept based on the theory that we (humans) should go back to eating like cavemen. Continue reading Paleo Venison Jerky

How to Smoke Venison Back Straps

When smoking venison and most wild game, I prefer to brine the meat instead of marinating it. Brine penetrates deeper into the meat and the salt prevents the fibers from tightening up, keeping moisture and natural juices inside.

Take pride and some extra time to make sure all the silver skin and tough pieces are trimmed off. No one especially non-hunters like to chew on a tough old dried up piece of meat. You spent hours in the field to harvest that buck, now is the time to make it the best it can be on the table. Continue reading How to Smoke Venison Back Straps

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 Wolfe Island Adventures

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 Harvesting Your Own Nightcrawlers


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 Ticks!

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 Building Wood Duck Boxes

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 10 Must have Beginner Archery Items

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 Warming Up, Exercises and Training for Archery