Whos hunting what and when

- July 26th, 2010

Oldtimehunters

Although hunting is in our blood and steeped in our family tradition, mid-summer is typically a quiet time in the Great Outdoors for local hunters. 

It is a time of year when fishermen far outnumber hunters and firearms are generally put on the shelf for a period of rest; until the cool weather arrives again. 

But all is not lost, the fall hunting seasons are just around the corner and there must be, at least, some hunters hitting the woods these days?

I mean, much of small game hunting can be done year round but you rarely hear about it at this time of year. 

Drop me a line and tell us what’s on your mind, hunting-wise. 

Outdoorsguy

Categories: Hunting, Tradition

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61 comments

  1. jeff.morrison says:

    Iggy, is that near Haley Station?

    Outdoorsguy

  2. Iggy says:

    we got a cow and a bull tag for the rifle moose but we travel to NW Ontario, 18 hours north west

  3. jeff.morrison says:

    Iggy, you are going back up to Aitikokan-area then?

    Here’s a question for you..and for everyone else too:

    Say you’ve got a camp of 6 – 8 guys and only 2 available tags. How do you decide who gets to fill the tags? Does it go by a ‘first come first served’ basis whereby tags are filled based on harvest opportunity? Then the shooter must radio the other guys to say an animal is down, that sort of thing?

    In Quebec, we never had to deal with that on the same level..as it was always 2 hunters per moose, and under the ‘alternating system’ you always knew what you were allowed to harvest on any given season. One year its bull and calf only and the following year it’s open to everything.

    Outdoorsguy

  4. jeff.morrison says:

    For those of you who are interested, Dave Smetana of Sure Shot Guiding has informed me that he has one spot left for the deer hunt this fall, if anyone is interested in chasing big Ottawa Valley bucks..I believe Dave hunts big farm deer out of the Richmond area.

    Anyhow, I know Dave from wayyy back and a story I wrote about his big trophy buck for Canada’s Outdoor Sportsman magazine about 12 years ago…and one thing I do know is that the man has a knack for finding big bucks!

    So, if you’re interested, just drop me an email and I will get you in contact with Dave.

    Regards,

    Outdoorsguy

  5. Iggy says:

    Atikokan area is it, we fly in with Atikokan Air. It’s a long way to go, but it’s worth every bit of effort. We stay in a very comfy log cabin right on a lake, we have access to motor boats and canoes, although all out hunting is done by canoe. We have to portage quarters sometimes four or five portages but we now have a heavy duty game cart and an old army stretcher. The cabin has solar lights, a propane heated shower, a sauna, running water in the kitchen, what more could you ask for. We also now bring up a 1000W Honda generator for a little extra power and a boost for the solar batteries in case it snows for three or four days like it did a few years ago.
    We ended up with a bull and a cow tag and whoever sees them first gets to shoot them. It’s never been an issue with us, we are meat hunters so as long as we get one or two everyone is happy. Over the years I’ve got more than my fair share of shooting in, but in the last three or four I’m just there to help :) out it seems, but I really couldn’t care less, as long as I come home with a freezer full of meat.
    Good fishing too, that’s where the motors boats come in. Walleye, Pike and SM Bass.
    The north west is a beautiful place in the fall, every time I think of it, I see the bright yellows of the leaves from Birtch and Poplars and the deep green from the Black Spruce. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to go this year because of some personal medical problems but the doc gave me the A OK and they didn’t fill my spot so I’ll be heading out for my 21st year in October.

  6. jeff.morrison says:

    Right on Iggy…I guess the low pressure helps.

    Sounds like a terrific area and you seem to have to right attitude when it comes to the moose hunt. I know territories and hunting techniques can sometimes become political during the moose season.

    Good luck..I wish I was there with you!

    Outdoorsguy

  7. Iggy says:

    for some reason I can’t see my post on the moose hunt in Atikokan

  8. jeff.morrison says:

    Iggy, its just two comments above

    Outdoorsguy

  9. Iggy says:

    I see, they have a section called “Newer Comments” and unless you clic that, you think the last comment is the last one on the first page

  10. jeff.morrison says:

    Jayman, it sounds like you’ve got some great bear hunting on the way.

    Would love to hear how you make out?

    Outdoorsguy

  11. IowanHunter says:

    Atikona area is far yet the hunting experience there is worth your time.

    Iowa and Missouri Whitetails

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