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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2012, 22:07:43 »
Thanks, no I hadn't. I check out Island Outfitters' reports now and again, though. They're good for everything else. The shoreline casting isn't something I'd thought about much, actually. I was out for run along the coast today, and thought the run would be better if instead of running, I was standing, with a rod  and reel in my hand.  ;D

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2012, 15:15:39 »
Great thread! As you can guess by my handle, I like to do a little fresh-water river fishing back in Ontario. Now that I'm posted here in Victoria/Vancouver Island, I find there are some great opportunities for that as well. What interests me now also is to learn more about the salt water species/techniques here. The ocean is still a bit of a mystery sometimes.

Specifically I wonder, without a boat, what kind of local shoreline casting opportunities are there here? I see some of the old guys off of Odgen Pt/James Bay casting sometimes. I've been out in chartered boats for Salmon and Halibut (which is wicked!), but it's too expensive to do every weekend.

Anyone here in the Victoria area with this kind of shoreline experience? Is it worth it?

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2012, 10:46:09 »
Have any of you guys ever put an aftermarket synthetic stock on a hunting rifle?
 
I'm semi-debating putting one on my Winchester Model 70 and have been reading (with a grain of salt) the on-line reviews of stocks such as Ramline.
 
The rifle's not giving me any grief or anything, this is just a wild hair I got suddenly.

Are they worth it or should I not fix something that ain't broke? 

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2013, 12:11:21 »
Hey Folks,

I would like to draw on expertise  of our seasoned hunters here.  I love my fishing, and I have just started to get into it two years ago, but I have decided to venture into hunting.

I was thinking it would be beneficial for me, and others, if we could get a step by step guide.  Something for the beginner to use, from acquiring lessons, fire arms licenses, tickets, tags etc etc.

If it is different from Province to province, let's put that in too.

Web links, companies, hunting locations are all good as well, but first I would like to come up with a proper guide first, and maybe PDFing it for anyone to download and use.

Thoughts?

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2013, 12:26:53 »
I will start off.  The first thing you must do is take your Canadian Firearms Safety Course, http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/safe_sur/cour-eng.htm.  Once you have that you can apply for your  Possession and Acquisition Licence http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/form-formulaire/num-nom/921-eng.htm.  The next step is probably the hardest, convincing your wife to let you buy a rifle, I have no advice on that one. :)
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2013, 12:28:55 »
I used to have that problem, but I got better.
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2013, 12:34:11 »
I will start off.  The first thing you must do is take your Canadian Firearms Safety Course, http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/safe_sur/cour-eng.htm.  Once you have that you can apply for your  Possession and Acquisition Licence http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/form-formulaire/num-nom/921-eng.htm.  The next step is probably the hardest, convincing your wife to let you buy a rifle, I have no advice on that one. :)

......and, if you take the PAL course at a club, they often also teach the Hunter Safety Course as an add on. You will require that course, or your provincial equivalent, in order to get your hunting license.

You may also be able to hunt with a cross\ long bow in your area, which does not require a PAL for use or possession.

Most sport stores, which sell guns & ammo, bows, hunting clothes, etc have the annual provincial hunting regs http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/FW/Publication/MNR_E001275P.html available for free. Grab a copy of those. They will tell you what is in season to hunt, what areas are available, what calibers are acceptable, how to get the tag whether by purchase or draw. and everything legal you need to know to venture out and harvest protein for your family.
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2013, 13:57:24 »
This is brilliant brilliant guys!.

Okay. So we have the steps in play.

Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Apply for your  Possession and Acquisition Licence

Then take a Provincial Hunter Education Program, such as Ontario's http://www.ohep.net/

Acquire proper outdoor card

Use provincial Guides which will help you aquire the proper license for the proper type of hunting you will do.  Ontario
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2013, 14:03:56 »
If you are in Alberta you need to have a Wildlife Identification Number (WIN Card) http://mywildalberta.com/BuyLicences/WinCards.aspx
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2013, 13:54:34 »
Have any of you guys ever put an aftermarket synthetic stock on a hunting rifle?
 
I'm semi-debating putting one on my Winchester Model 70 and have been reading (with a grain of salt) the on-line reviews of stocks such as Ramline.
 
The rifle's not giving me any grief or anything, this is just a wild hair I got suddenly.

Are they worth it or should I not fix something that ain't broke?

Synthetic stocks have come a long way since the fibreglass ones of the 70's and 80's. Unlike wood they aren't subject to warping under humid  / excessively dry conditions, and most, if they're decent provide a very good stable bed for your rifle's action. Of course one of the benefits is lower weight, and not giving a crap if you happen to have your rifle fall on some rocks and get scraped. Wood stocks with nicks and gouges tend to look shabby.

Short answer...go for it. You'll still have your old wood one if you decide you really don't like it.
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2013, 14:03:56 »
This is brilliant brilliant guys!.

Okay. So we have the steps in play.

Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Apply for your  Possession and Acquisition Licence

Then take a Provincial Hunter Education Program, such as Ontario's http://www.ohep.net/

Acquire proper outdoor card

Use provincial Guides which will help you aquire the proper license for the proper type of hunting you will do.  Ontario

If you're in and around the GTA.

http://www.canadianfirearmscourses.com/CourseOutline/Courseoutline.htm

The instructors are both from Law Enforcement, and give a no BS course. They do the PAL, PAL ( restricted), and Hunters safety course. I'd highly recommend them. I did my PAL course with them.

Fees for your PAL course $155. Includes the $15 manual

Fee for the PAL application $60   

Outdoors card $6 plus whatever licences you want.

Plus of course the reams of spare cash, you are going to put into procuring firearms, which are a lot like potato chips.....you cant stop at just one.....
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2013, 21:43:35 »
Thanks for the response, Bbd.

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2013, 22:37:37 »
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Right on, I am in the GTA and they look checked in, thank you!

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2013, 10:07:15 »
Article Link

Quebec fishermen pull monster cod out while ice fishing

Two patient fishermen were rewarded with a large surprise while ice fishing in Saint-Rose-du-Nord on Thursday afternoon.

Alain Gagnon and Claude Mathieu took 25 minutes to pull out a metre-long cod from one of the 12 fishing holes they had poked through the ice.

"It's almost scary when you get there and the fish's mouth is as big as the 10-inch hole in the ice," said Mathieu.

The large cod, which weighed 55 pounds, was nicknamed "the fjord's monster." The men said cod this large are rarely seen in this part of the Saguenay River.

Gagnon said he had to use a hook in order to pull the fish out of the ice.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said catching a giant cod is perfectly legal.

This isn't the first time Gagnon made a surprising catch. Five years ago, he caught a three-meter-long Greenland shark.

The deep water shark, rarely seen in the Saguenay, weighed more than 225 kilograms.
 
Gagnon and his wife were fishing through a 10-centimetre hole in the ice when they caught it in 2008.
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2013, 09:22:47 »
I think my next fishing trip should be up the Saguenay....
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2013, 11:20:45 »
Excellent deals can be had with Savage rifle packages at Cabellas. However supply is a bit short these days.

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2013, 08:15:10 »
Excellent deals can be had with Savage rifle packages at Cabellas. However supply is a bit short these days.

Due to the mass purchasing in the US, there are lots of things that are in short supply up here. Try finding a decent rifle in .223, or .308 ( 5.56 and 7.62 respectively)......most places dont have any, and they're indicating a wait of 3-6 months while the manufacturers catch up to demand.

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2013, 14:52:18 »
one more tip for the above "getting into hunting" steps

When applying for your Hunting license, you dont need a firearms license (at least in ontario) if you only want to hunt with bows.

Also, I found it easier to apply for my 3 years of conservation fishing and 3 years of small game at the time of the license - that way they are attached to the license right from the get go and I don't need to worry about buying a new tag every year.
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2013, 09:09:06 »
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the annual Blackfly Shoot will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Michipicoten Range in Wawa ont.
 
Teams will consist of five members. Registration per team is $175.
 
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2014, 11:48:34 »
(This thread has been kinda dead, time to stir the pot a little bit)

Hey, Everyone. I was wondering if I could get some input. For those of you that are/have been posted Alberta, specifically Edmonton. How's the hunting and fishing around those parts? I've only ever hunted in New Brunswick before so I'm not 100% sure on the licensing situation out west.

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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2015, 00:39:47 »
- Other than gophers, no. But I want to hunt geese.
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Re: Milnet.ca Rod and Gun Club
« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2015, 09:04:16 »
275 yrds -19 sw wind 2-5 km 22-250 cal.
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