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Postby piper27 on Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:42 pm

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cotis wrote:
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cotis wrote:caribou is the best game meat I've ever had.

only had it once, was also impressed.

as Paul said, wild boar is really good too.


went to Kuujjuaq, QC, CA a long, long time ago on a hunt - was surely an experience. drove to Montreal, took a Air Inuit flight up, and a float plane to the camp from Kuujjuaq.

easily the most remote place in the world I've been to as of now, didn't appreciate that so many years ago :D

that's pretty drymounting awesome.

That's so cool! Definitely a dream of mine to do a fishing/hunting fly in someday in CA
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Postby cotis on Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:51 pm

piper27 wrote:That's so cool! Definitely a dream of mine to do a fishing/hunting fly in someday in CA


funny to look at on a map, we ended up somewhere out by that red circle.
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all frozen tundra. small base camp with 5 cabins & a generator, but each had it's own stove to keep warm. fresh water was brought in via float plane and whatever was collected in the big basin above the bathroom/shower cabin. small hot water heater which didn't stay warm very long.

I'll see if I can find some pictures and post at some point. but it was beautiful, so quiet and no one around for days.

we saw polar bear, caribou, wolves, & musk-ox. was crazy.
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Postby hunterjax on Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:49 pm

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piper27 wrote:That's so cool! Definitely a dream of mine to do a fishing/hunting fly in someday in CA


funny to look at on a map, we ended up somewhere out by that red circle.

all frozen tundra. small base camp with 5 cabins & a generator, but each had it's own stove to keep warm. fresh water was brought in via float plane and whatever was collected in the big basin above the bathroom/shower cabin. small hot water heater which didn't stay warm very long.

I'll see if I can find some pictures and post at some point. but it was beautiful, so quiet and no one around for days.

we saw polar bear, caribou, wolves, & musk-ox. was crazy.

that's really fantastic; have always wanted to do a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador - bucket list trip.

If you find the pics, would love to see them.
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Postby bubbie on Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:48 am

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bubbie wrote:Toronto chef butchers, eats deer leg in front of animal rights protesters outside his restaurant

Luls at the whole situation. This esecially:
And ultimately, they want the restaurant, all restaurants, to go totally vegan.

I mean, environmentally speaking, it would make a whole hell of a lot of sense if as a country we went with deer/venison over cow/beef. There is a big over-population problem with deer (at least in the Northeast US). I know there are tons of regulatory things that would have to happen and eventually it would be the same as the beef industry problem, but right now, if restaurants and butchers starting buying venison from hunters instead of beef from giant cattle farms, we'd be doing everyone a huge favor. :D

Those farms are one of the reason I almost never buy beef anymore. Pretty pathetic how those things are run and that's where the protesters should be, IMO. Meat taste like fudge from those farms too. If I go for beef, I only buy Alberta born and raised. Antibiotics and hormones free wild game raised without waste of resources and pollution is the way to go :D

Not sure how it works in the States, but here in Alberta, and I am pretty sure it is true for the rest of Canada, it is illegal to sell wild game meat. By selling I mean receiving any consideration in return. So one cannot barter it either, legally. Gifting it is OK though.
Mapman wrote:Bison is awesome, so is elk! First time I had bison was on a date, who I wasn't aware was a vegitarian, and she brought her roomate who was vegan. It was served in a red sauce which made it look bloody, and it was AWESOME, one of the best pieces of meat I've ever eaten. I have no regrets...

Elk is arguably my favorite meat. I am talking about wild elk, of course. Farmed just does not taste the same. Moose is up there with elk as well for me. My weak spot is lamb though. Nothing can beat that for me. Nothing out there in the wild taste like it. Nothing I have tried anyway. I wonder if the "wild" sheep in Hawaii taste like domestic sheep.
jmagee87 wrote:I'd rather eat venison over cow any day. In fact, all the ground meat in our freezer is venison.

Indeed. All of my meet in the freezer is venison, ground or otherwise, except for poultry. Last season was pretty good, so I have some elk, deer and moose in my freezer (helped a buddy on a moose hunt and got a rear leg for the "services" :)). As for poultry, we buy a few free run organic chickens from a local lady every year. Nothing in stores comes close to taste and texture. We do buy regular chicken thighs, wings, etc in store anyway through out the year.
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35mmpaul wrote:i do love a good bison burger. wild boar is tasty too.

venison just is a little to game-y for me. but i know people live off of it. maybe i just haven't had the RIGHT kind.

The older/larger the deer, the more gamey it is. That's why when I hunt, I dont go for big bucks. Meat isnt nearly as good on them

Depends on the deer. Whitetail deer, for instance, will taste the same regardless of how old it is. There is an odd buck that does not participate in rut for whatever reason that will taste almost like elk, but other than that I think they are all the same for the most part (I am not including fawns and old farts here; I don't really know what either of those taste like). Mule deer, on the other hand, will taste and have different meat texture the older they get. I prefer those over whitetail. Definitely true for moose as well, the young the better.
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cotis wrote:caribou is the best game meat I've ever had.

only had it once, was also impressed.

as Paul said, wild boar is really good too.


went to Kuujjuaq, QC, CA a long, long time ago on a hunt - was surely an experience. drove to Montreal, took a Air Inuit flight up, and a float plane to the camp from Kuujjuaq.

easily the most remote place in the world I've been to as of now, didn't appreciate that so many years ago :D

That's pretty awesome. You would probably have to sell a low to mid range Banksy to go on a hunt like that today. I heard they were closing hunting on Caribou in that part of the country too, but cannot say for sure. Do indeed share photos if you find them. That part of Canada is something else. Labrador is pretty much nowhere anywhere you go. Don't go during the bug season though. The bugs they have are slightly different from the bugs normal people are used to. Instead of giving you a bite and flying away, they bite a piece off ya and fly to a tree to eat it :lol: Seriously though, bugs are crazy there. Wish I could do a few more trips to far ends of Canada. Very beautiful remote places. If asked today, I would really have difficult times choosing one particular place to go to. There are so many to choose from. I am lucky to have visited many of them before the kids and all that.

Hunterjax, Newfoundland and Labrador are very awesome. I would probably Newfoundland. Those who have been to Hawaii would probably see very similar features, landscape wise. Much older though and much cooler, IMO. Fly in anywhere, rent a vehicle and go nuts. There is no wrong turn, pretty much anywhere there is amazing. Go in the right time and see some icebergs floating from the north. I would easily spent a month or two there. Plan for a longer trip and hit the road towards the ferry to take you to the continent. Spend some time on the coast in Nova Scotia, visit Bay of Fundy. Hit the road again going to Price Edward Island. Spend a couple of days there (take the ferry on the way there). Exit through the bridge back to the continent, a pretty amazing ride on its own, and go north along the shore all the way to Percé and Gaspé in Quebec. It is drymounting amazing there as well. Continue driving along the Saint Lawrence Seaway and come back through the inside of New Brunswick, there are a couple of options there. Or just go all out and hit Quebec city (the old part) and head to Montreal (old part as well). Drive straight to Northern Ontario from there. Go past Ottawa to North Bay. Camp all through the way. When you hit Sudbury, turn south and hike Killarney Provincial Park for a week or two. There is a very decent loop you can do. A few options there, I think about 80 km is shortest one. The scenery is very different from you see elsewhere and is drymounting amazing. Hit the road again and go to Manitoulin Island, spend a day or two there and take a ferry to Tobermory. Hit the Bruce Peninsula National Park for a few days. You will not be disappointed. Take the ferry back, and keep driving north-west. Camp on the shores of Lake Superior on the way. Rent a canoe in Thunder Bay and hit Wabakimi Provincial Park. You can only get there by train (the train actually makes a stop to drop you off) and paddle for a couple of weeks. Quite a few long portages, but worth it. OK, I am going stop here :lol: Otherwise I will take all the way to Alberta, British Columbia, to Yukon, etc. You will have to fly out of Alaska. drymount man, good times. Hope I will be able to do all that all over again. Very doubtful, but who knows. Maybe one day I will create a thread and post a shitload of photos from all those places.

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Postby rubberneck on Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:41 am

^ Posts like this feel like homework.

I'll do it later, okay?
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Postby 35mmpaul on Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:03 am

TL;DR?
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Postby hunterjax on Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:15 am

bubbie wrote:Hunterjax, Newfoundland and Labrador are very awesome. I would probably Newfoundland. Those who have been to Hawaii would probably see very similar features, landscape wise. Much older though and much cooler, IMO. Fly in anywhere, rent a vehicle and go nuts. There is no wrong turn, pretty much anywhere there is amazing. Go in the right time and see some icebergs floating from the north. I would easily spent a month or two there. Plan for a longer trip and hit the road towards the ferry to take you to the continent. Spend some time on the coast in Nova Scotia, visit Bay of Fundy. Hit the road again going to Price Edward Island. Spend a couple of days there (take the ferry on the way there). Exit through the bridge back to the continent, a pretty amazing ride on its own, and go north along the shore all the way to Percé and Gaspé in Quebec. It is drymounting amazing there as well. Continue driving along the Saint Lawrence Seaway and come back through the inside of New Brunswick, there are a couple of options there. Or just go all out and hit Quebec city (the old part) and head to Montreal (old part as well). Drive straight to Northern Ontario from there. Go past Ottawa to North Bay. Camp all through the way. When you hit Sudbury, turn south and hike Killarney Provincial Park for a week or two. There is a very decent loop you can do. A few options there, I think about 80 km is shortest one. The scenery is very different from you see elsewhere and is drymounting amazing. Hit the road again and go to Manitoulin Island, spend a day or two there and take a ferry to Tobermory. Hit the Bruce Peninsula National Park for a few days. You will not be disappointed. Take the ferry back, and keep driving north-west. Camp on the shores of Lake Superior on the way. Rent a canoe in Thunder Bay and hit Wabakimi Provincial Park. You can only get there by train (the train actually makes a stop to drop you off) and paddle for a couple of weeks. Quite a few long portages, but worth it. OK, I am going stop here :lol: Otherwise I will take all the way to Alberta, British Columbia, to Yukon, etc. You will have to fly out of Alaska. drymount man, good times. Hope I will be able to do all that all over again. Very doubtful, but who knows. Maybe one day I will create a thread and post a shitload of photos from all those places.

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I'll just call you before I go and you can send me a full itinerary :D

Seriously though, that sounds awesome! I've been to PEI and Montreal and Old Quebec City . . . Thunder Bay is also on my list and a long summer trip to Nova Scotia.

This summer we're taking the kids to Niagara Falls and staying a week either on Lake Ontario (in Sodus Bay maybe) or possibly Lake Erie . . . haven't quite planned it out yet. My son has a lacrosse tournament in Stowe VT, so we'll head west into NY after that. I went to school in western NY so we're going to show my kids the campus, etc. and then head to Niagara, do an overnight there, then get a house somewhere on one of the lakes. I'll have to hit you up if I get motivated and get the kids passports so we can come over to Canada for a few day trips.
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Postby hunterjax on Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:16 am

35mmpaul wrote:TL;DR?

wild game and non-farm raised meat is better.

Canada has a lot of travel options and Bubbie is their best PR/spokesperson.
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Postby 35mmpaul on Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:29 am

thanks!
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Postby RadRacing on Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:11 am

hunterjax wrote:Canada has a lot of travel options and Bubbie is their best PR/spokesperson.

What he described would take FOREVER lol (did he compare NL landscape to Hawaii LOL?)

If you do ever hit the East Coast let me know if you need any recommendations (raised in Newfoundland, live in Halifax, NS).
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Postby hunterjax on Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:21 pm

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hunterjax wrote:Canada has a lot of travel options and Bubbie is their best PR/spokesperson.

What he described would take FOREVER lol (did he compare NL landscape to Hawaii LOL?)

If you do ever hit the East Coast let me know if you need any recommendations (raised in Newfoundland, live in Halifax, NS).

thanks man :pint:
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Postby hunterjax on Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:29 pm

The winter has finally (hopefully) let go of its vicious grip on New England, so I took a leisurely walk to my office today and took some pics of the great art in downtown Providence. Nice to be outside and not be soaked, frozen, or covered in snow.

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Postby bubbie on Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:38 pm

rubberneck wrote:^ Posts like this feel like homework.

I'll do it later, okay?

Okay. You don't have to though.
hunterjax wrote:I'll just call you before I go and you can send me a full itinerary :D

Seriously though, that sounds awesome! I've been to PEI and Montreal and Old Quebec City . . . Thunder Bay is also on my list and a long summer trip to Nova Scotia.

This summer we're taking the kids to Niagara Falls and staying a week either on Lake Ontario (in Sodus Bay maybe) or possibly Lake Erie . . . haven't quite planned it out yet. My son has a lacrosse tournament in Stowe VT, so we'll head west into NY after that. I went to school in western NY so we're going to show my kids the campus, etc. and then head to Niagara, do an overnight there, then get a house somewhere on one of the lakes. I'll have to hit you up if I get motivated and get the kids passports so we can come over to Canada for a few day trips.

You will definitely love Nova Scotia. Go to Cape Breton too if you are there.

How old are the kids? Definitely get the passports. Canadian side of Niagara >>>>>>>>> the US side. I mean you can't even compare. Drive down to Niagara-on-the-Lake too. Stop and hike down to whirlpool on the way. Quite a few things to do in the area depending on how old he kids are. Let me know if you decide to get the passports and cross the border. One piece of advice from my last trip that way in January, do not eat at Paramount restaurant in Fallsview Casino; food taste like fudge.
hunterjax wrote:Canada has a lot of travel options and Bubbie is their best PR/spokesperson.

Luls.
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hunterjax wrote:Canada has a lot of travel options and Bubbie is their best PR/spokesperson.

What he described would take FOREVER lol (did he compare NL landscape to Hawaii LOL?)

If you do ever hit the East Coast let me know if you need any recommendations (raised in Newfoundland, live in Halifax, NS).

Newfoundland has shitload of features similar to those in Hawaii. At least I thought so. Obviously much older and different climate, but I thought lots of similar geology and whatnot. Regardless, the place is drymounting awesome.

What I described will take a while and it was not one single trip for me :lol: I wish I could just take the whole summer off and do just that or part of it, anyway. Beautiful country we have. What sucks is that most of it is unattainable due lack of population/infrastructure. Or maybe it is a good thing.

I will have a couple of weeks without the wife and the kids this July, so I am planning to make a trip somewhere with a friend or two. Maybe we will hit Newfoundland again. There are three options at the moment: Newfoundland, Yukon or the Rockies.

Now thinking about it, I am taking back my statement about the legality of selling wild game meat Canada wide. I ate moose and seal dinners at a restaurant in Newfoundland. Maybe it is legal in some parts of Canada. Definitely illegal in Alberta though.
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Postby bubbie on Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:44 pm

hunterjax wrote:The winter has finally (hopefully) let go of its vicious grip on New England, so I took a leisurely walk to my office today and took some pics of the great art in downtown Providence. Nice to be outside and not be soaked, frozen, or covered in snow.

Good stuff.

We had a really good start in the beginning of March with above freezing temperatures (around 10C on most days) and lots of melting for a couple of weeks. Then it all changed back to snowing and below -20C at night. This winter is getting a little old and annoying as drymount.
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Postby cotis on Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:02 pm

bubbie wrote:That's pretty awesome. You would probably have to sell a low to mid range Banksy to go on a hunt like that today. I heard they were closing hunting on Caribou in that part of the country too, but cannot say for sure. Do indeed share photos if you find them. That part of Canada is something else. Labrador is pretty much nowhere anywhere you go. Don't go during the bug season though. The bugs they have are slightly different from the bugs normal people are used to. Instead of giving you a bite and flying away, they bite a piece off ya and fly to a tree to eat it :lol: Seriously though, bugs are crazy there. Wish I could do a few more trips to far ends of Canada. Very beautiful remote places. If asked today, I would really have difficult times choosing one particular place to go to. There are so many to choose from. I am lucky to have visited many of them before the kids and all that.


we went both times right after bug season, middle September or so. they were a pretty penny back then, so can only imagine it has gotten that much more expensive. I remember it costing $30 for a pizza in 2003, so I imagine that it's over $100 now.

our guide told us bug season was the worst, and that we always planned good timing around it. unbearable and even if you had the bug nets and everything, you were getting eaten alive.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ ... -1.2879442

holy crap! had no idea the industry collapsed. those numbers are staggering. 280,000 > 15,000 in 20 years.

guess that was a once (twice) in a lifetime trip!
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