Having hunted farm ponds and cut corn of the central eastern United States, it doesn’t compare to the fowl bedrooms of the north. Christopher Olsen of American Rifleman learned as much when he traveled to Saskatchewan, Canada for the annual Waterfowl Conference, hosted by Sure-Shot Game Calls.
If you're going to kick off waterfowl season, you may as well do it right. So, with that in mind, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper began his 2015 fall campaign by journeying to the Great White North with Franchi to put the hurtin' on the local bird population.
When most hunters think of Saskatchewan, visions of big-bodied, heavy-racked whitetails go prancing through their heads. While the No. 1 typical whitetail of all time, the 213 5/8-inch Milo Hanson buck, indeed hails from Saskatchewan, this province to the north of Montana and North Dakota more than holds its own when it comes to producing record-book-quality black bears.