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New Cabelas Stores

 New Cabela’s Store Coming to Saginaw Michigan

Cabela's water tower, Dundee, Michigan

Cabela’s water tower, Dundee, Michigan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The addition of Cabela’s stores within our reach has been a great source of quality products and wide variety of fishing, hunting, outdoors products. This holds especially true for Canadian shoppers. We certainly don’t benefit from variety and price when shopping in typical Canadian retail stores.More Reading

Applications being accepted now.

Sidney, NE (PRWEB) October 26, 2012

 

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, plans to hire approximately 115 full-time and part-time employees, plus seasonal workers, to staff its Saginaw Outpost Store scheduled to open early next year in Saginaw, Mich.

Applications must be submitted online. Anyone interested in applying should visit http://www.cabelas.jobs, click on “Apply Now,” then “United States Jobs.” Then follow instructions to log in. Interviews will be held Nov. 7 through 10. Applying does not guarantee an interview.

Most employees are expected to come from Saginaw and the surrounding area….More at Cabela’s® Announces Mass Hire in Saginaw Nov. 7-10 – Midland Daily News

I would really love to see a Cabela’s store in Ontario within reasonable driving distance relative to the Windsor area but a large market is required to justify their store openings.

 

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Rule Changes Ontario Moose and Deer Hunters Should Be Aware of

Tom's 2010 Moose

Tom's 2010 Moose

1)  hunters using natural attractants (for example deer urine used for hunting)
2)  anyone who wishes to transport or possess carcasses or their high risk parts of any member of the deer family (moose, deer, caribou) into Ontario from out of province

 

 

Refer to these Pages for More Info:

http://www.ontario.ca/cwd
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/FW/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_168766.html

If you hunt in Ontario, natural attractants containing body parts of any member of the deer family may no longer be possessed or used for the purposes of hunting.

If you hunt outside of Ontario and want to possess and/or bring in carcasses or parts of members of the deer family (i.e. deer, American elk, moose and caribou) from out of province, you need to know about the new regulations. These changes are now in effect.
Natural attractants containing body parts of any member of the deer family may no longer be possessed or used for the purposes of hunting
Possession and use of products that contain body parts of any member of the deer family, including blood, urine, gland oils, and other fluids, for the purposes of hunting, is no longer permitted. Hunters will still be allowed to possess and use artificial or plant-based products that can attract wildlife or be used as a cover scent, but they must not contain any body parts of a member of the deer family.
Possession of out-of-province harvested carcasses and their high-risk parts of moose and caribou banned
The possession in Ontario of high-risk parts of moose and caribou killed in other jurisdictions is no longer permitted. Possessing high-risk parts from all other members of the deer family killed out-of-province was banned in 2005.
Generally, it is now illegal to possess any part of the antlers, head, brain, eyes, tonsils, hide, hooves, lymph nodes, spleen, mammary glands, entrails, internal organs or spinal column of any member of the deer family that has been killed outside Ontario. For details about this regulation and limited exceptions to this prohibition, see http://www.ontario.ca/cwd

Remington and Leupold Built Tough

Tom and Trevor Moose 2009

 

Tom and Trevor Moose 2009

Tom and Trevor Moose 2009

My son Trevor and I recently travelled to the far north of Ontario to moose hunt. We were nearing our final destination and decided to pull into one of the many local gravel pits to do a final sighting check on our rifles. Things went well with our test shots. After stowing our rifles (we thought) we proceeded with the final leg of our trip.

We arrived and began setting up the camp. My son soon discovered his Remington BDL was not with us. He immediately raced back about 45 minutes to our sighting-in location. To his utter dismay, the rifle was not to be found. He proceeded back towards our camp and stopped at every hunting camp along the way. No-one reported seeing his beloved rifle.

He got back to camp and together we proceeded north another 7 or 8 miles stopping every vehicle and stopping at the other camps. Everyone promised to get back to us with any news about the rifle. Dejected, we went back to our camp. When we arrived, Trevor’s father-in-law was quite excited.

Some young fellows had brought news that the rifle had been recovered and could be picked up at a given location. By this time it was about 10:00 P.M.

We raced to their location. They said they did not actually have the rifle in their possession. We needed to go to another small camp to pick it up personally. We proceeded to that camp in the dark of night and raised a friendly, older French gentleman who indeed confirmed that he possessed the rifle and would be glad to return it. He seemed quite dismayed to report that the condition was BAD!

He had collected all the contents of the demolished hard case and the damaged rifle. The stock had been completely broken from the rifle but the overall condition of the rifle and Leupold scope appeared positive.

We took the whole package back to camp after a late night conversation with the old French gentleman and giving him a small reward for his honesty. He was truly a great person and appeared to have limited financial resources.

Well, the story spread through the area and everyone including the conservation officers had heard about the guy with the broken rifle.

The next morning we formed a plan to make this rifle useable for this hunt. I had brought along a full tube of “The Magic Putty” two part epoxy putty advertised on TV. We began bonding parts together in stages and finally doing an overall build up of the joined area. On complete hardening it was time for a test.

We took the rifle to a nearby gravel pit and guardedly fired a test shot. To our supreme relief, the Remington BDL and Leupold scope produced a very respectable result. We proceeded to do a short hunt before this day quickly ended. The next morning we were ready for a full day hunt. I proceeded to a great little bay on our lake and Trevor went into a small bay west of me.

It was about 1.5 hours later that I heard a succession of three shots. I was sure the shots came from my son’s location. A radio communication a bit later confirmed that he had indeed shot a young bull moose. The battered Remington BDL and shaken Leupold scope had taken a moose. Word spread  – “the guy with the broken gun” had shot a moose with it.

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Our Moose Hunt

r Moose Hunt - Trevor and Ernie

Moose Hunting

r Moose Hunt - Trevor and Ernie

r Moose Hunt - Trevor and Ernie

My son Trevor and myself and his father-in-law (Ernie)

recently drove to Northern Ontario to the place where the roads end. (approx.
1200 miles driving).

We were actually north of James Bay as far as latitude is
concerned.

We were successful in bagging a nice young bull moose on our
second day of the hunt. See image below.

Click the Image for a larger view!


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