Tuesday, 26 March 2013 16:02

Let's Go Outdoors TV, S02E08 03/31/2013

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Season Two - Episode 8

Stories featured this week include:

Mary's first duck hunt
After completing her hunter training course and spending time at the practice range, Mary is ready to tackle her first waterfowl hunt. Jason Ofner, a former professional guide, provides Mary with some great hands-on guidance.

Keeping within the law
Mary's day also included a visit from a Fish and Wildlife Officer. Will Mary run "a-fowl" of the law? We find out . . .

Practicing the use of bear spray
Many backcountry hikers carry a canister of bear spray, but do they know how to use it correctly? Dr. Mike Sullivan, a biologist with Sustainable Resource Development, offers some practical suggestions.
Unlimited fishing of invasive species
If you want to harvest an unlimited number of Brook Trout from Quirk Creek, you will need to write an exam - and pass with a 100% grade! Alberta's Stewardship License Project allows qualified anglers the rare opportunity for unlimited fishing of specific invasive species.

Blue Heron in Sir Winston Churchill Park
Elma visits Sir Winston Churchill Park near Lac La Biche. Set in an old growth forest, the unique habitat is home to over 230 species of birds, and numerous fur-bearing animals. And - it's Alberta's only provincial park that's on an island!

Environmental specialists look at impact of oil and gas activities
For over a decade, environmental officials, government reps and oil and gas companies have been coming together to talk about issues in the field. The annual CAPP conference is critical for planning and policy management regarding land base issues.
Outdoor Guide - selecting fishing line
Brad Fenson offers some thoughts on selecting the right kind of fishing line. Choosing carefully (either mono or braided line) can give you an advantage on specific fisheries.
Flint knapping
Making stone tools is one of the oldest forms of tool-making known to man. We take a look at the modern art of flint knapping: part artwork, part function.

 

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