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Old 10-22-2017, 03:19 PM
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Default Hello from Calgary

Hi all,
Tyler (Tarmac) here. I've lived in Calgary for 20 years (originally from BC). Love to hunt and fish. If I could trade my corporate suit for make a living in the mountains guiding, that would be a dream come true! lol.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:58 AM
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Default Hi from 'over the pond'- Scotland.

Hi Guys, my name is Steve live in central Scotland UK, been shooting for numerous years, in a couple of syndicates on Roe/Red/Sika, do bit rough shooting on feathered game and bit of vermin control on the Fox, nothing as big as you guys have over there (mores the pity).

Found my way onto this forum as a mate of mine moved over to Edmonton about 18 months ago (non-shooter) so I was kinda just looking around to see if there was any hunting around the Edmonton area etc, as I might be inclined to pay him a visit, so looking forward to looking around the site & at the many pictures of which I'm sure I'll be envious, and if any of you guys know of anyone/guides etc around Edmonton area or close by feel free to give me advice along with all relevant 'Alien Shooter' info I need to know.

Cheers Steve.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:15 AM
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Hello from northern Alberta/B.C.. My interest is extreme long range shooting.
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:40 AM
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Greetings all,

I am a guy in my late 40's that is totally new to hunting and shooting. I do have a bunch of outdoors experiance as much of my life has been spent in the mountains skiiing, hiking, rafting, running, kayaking, biking, and working on the mountain highways.

Was sitting around with my wife the other day and complaining about buying meat from the grocery store and out of the blue she suggested I go hunting next year with my inlaws... I was a bit surprised at the suggestion as we have very little contact with hunting/shooting culture. That being said, I love learning new things and the idea of learning about, buying, and walking around in the bush with a gun is appealing to me.

Just completed my PAL/RPAL this week and the form is in the mail. I hope to be at a range in couple months and learning to hunt bunnies once I am a good enough shot - then deer next season with the family and on my own.

This forum looks like a great place to learn and connect with other folks into hunting and shooting. Seems pretty respectful as well. I will try and not be too much of a pain in the butt on the political threads.

Anyone in the Calgary area want to go shooting once I have purchased a gun or have some company when they are out filling their tags, just give me a shout.

Matt

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:52 PM
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Default Nice to meet you

Hi,

I joined the forum hoping to use the buy/sell feature, and started reading while trying to build my post count to meet the 20 post threshold. What I found was an interesting community, which I'm excited to get to know better.

Started hunting late in life out of personal interest in being more involved in securing and processing my own food. Only been hunting for about 3 full seasons, and I would say I'm only starting get the hang of it now ahah. Didn't have much in the way of mentors until recently. As a result my first couple of hunts had me return empty handed but I liked being out in the forest and learning about new spots in the province. Since then I have been on successful goose, moose, and deer hunts. I shot my first deer this year; dropped it with a single shot at approx 200-250 yards (in a field w/permission). It was thrilling because I've worked pretty hard at developing my shooting skills, and had missed relatively easy shots in the past.

Anyways my love hunting and appreciating the outdoor grows more and more with each season. I am interested in learning to track/find deer in the forested areas (not an open field littered with the alfalfa they love lol); hand/reloading; becoming a better distance shooter; and maybe becoming a firearms course instructor some day in the future.

I also like to fish, but prefer to only fish for sustenance. I've had a hard time finding good fishing spots in Alberta, have deep sea fished off the coast of BC and in Mexico as well.

Looking forward to the discussion.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:22 AM
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Default Hello Everyone..

Hi, I am a new member and I though, starting with greetings is the way to go

Thank You.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:25 AM
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Oh and welcome to all other new members too

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Old 11-15-2017, 02:59 AM
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Hello new member for United States, been lurking on the site for a while now, actually learnt a lot, finally decided to register.. feels good to be here.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:05 PM
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Hey guys,

I'm located in Saskatoon but grew up in Lloydminster, so hopefully I'm welcome here!
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:58 PM
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Hey all.

New guy wanting to get into hunting with my son and son-in-law. My son in law grew up hunting in Nova Scotia and is wanting to get back into it here. I live in Calgary.

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Old 11-29-2017, 08:57 PM
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Howdy, from just north of Calgary. Love to shoot, reload ammo, light gunsmithing, fishing, camping.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:27 PM
AJB_winchester.lever.nut AJB_winchester.lever.nut is offline
 
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Hello all. I am new here, and to forums, so... real newbie here. Northern Alberta boy, hunting and fishing all my life, and pack in the mountains on horseback. For fun. One day I will make it a hunting trip, but for now it's just the most work-intense holiday you could know.
Always been a lever gun guy. (If anybody knows anybody looking to give away an original Winchester 1886 in 45-70 I would give it a loving home in my saddle scabbard) but my eyes are getting worse, so I have been moving into the bolt action scoped rifle world.
Also recently acquired a brand new fishing boat! No more dragging one to the shore, packin the motor fuel tank and such.... back er in and go. Now pretty upset the water went stiff... anyway, i hope thats enough for now.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:20 AM
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Smile Nice to meet you :) I'm not to sure how forum's work..I haven't been on one before.

Hello everyone,

It's nice to meet you all. I have an acreage southwest of Lloydminster. There's nothing better than having a cup of coffee and watching the deer and elk out of the kitchen window when you first start your day.
I have two daughters 16 &11 who are full of grace and grit. We are actually selling the acreage, and going to try our hand at being 'townies' and downsize... that's going to be an interesting adventure. Just to figure out which town to settle in... that's the humdinger I'm facing right now. I just know it needs to be close to the mountains, quiet and close-knit, yet close to a city....not too close though.
I haven't spent much time on my hobbies for several years now, I love being outdoors though, there's nothing better than quadding, snowmobiling, swimming in a lake, fishing in a river and shed hunting or searching for the first crocuses of the year...There's pretty much something to be grateful for whenever you can breathe in the crisp air and can be in nature.
I think there's nothing better than processing your own meat for your family, I like to get my hands dirty, I haven't met a moose I didn't want to eat yet haha. I'm very fortunate as my neighbours and friends are avid hunters and I get to reap the rewards, so long as I cook for them. It's a pretty slick deal, right down to the homemade wine and games of cards, a girl can't complain about a set up like that!
I hope you're all having an amazing evening!
GraceandGrit
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:15 AM
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Default Howdy from Sunny Gunn

Hallo to all. I live on a wooded quarter section northwest of Edmonton, near Gunn.

Of guns, I have a few, but nothing very valuable or special. My all time favourite is my Savage 99F .250-3000 which is a tack driver even with its iron sights. My most recent purchase is a Chinese T97 bullpup, which is crude but great fun.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:50 AM
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I don,t know where to post this, I'm looking to see if anyone on here could tell me what the duty might be on getting a set of dies out of the lower 48. With the shipping in the total would be 125 usd. thanks
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