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Old 12-06-2022, 05:59 AM
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Default Looking to team up for a hunt this weekend / small game/ upland/ varmint

Hello everyone, I am a beginner hunter and I was wondering if any of you would like to team up for a hunt this weekend. I am mobile and anywhere 100-200km around Calgary would work for me. I am down for upland game as well as other small game/ varmints. I was hunting solo on public land this weekend (Ghost) hoping for rabbits. No luck finding rabbits in WMU 414. That said, I have found a spot with a few upland game birds - Spruce/ Ruffled Grouse. I am 36 and have some safe shooting experience. Feel free to PM me if you're interested. Have a great Tuesday!
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Old 12-21-2022, 02:05 PM
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Hi Guys,
New to Alberta hunting, not new to hunting.
Looking for a mentor to help me make sense of the regs, as they are quite different from BC. and any tips tricks or whatever you could offer
Just wanted to get an idea of where I should head to get into some good deer/elk/bear country from Calgary.
I noticed there's lots of private land and WMU's very close to civilization.
I usually Rifle hunt, but want to give my bow another go. I have a capable Tacoma and good boots as well.

Feel free to DM me

Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2023, 11:04 AM
Chowdowncowtown Chowdowncowtown is offline
 
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Hi all,

New hunter/shooter trying to learn things as an adult, would appreciate anyone who could provide general mentorship on hunting, including what I should be practicing/studying this coming year before November. I'm pretty much a blank slate as I had no hunting experience as a kid and don't know a lot of hunters personally, so I want to be conscious of approaching the sport in a repsonsible way and not doing things that would tick off other hunters.

My main motivation for getting into the sport is the opportunity to cook with game meats, so I'm interested in pretty much everything - large game, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl.
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Old 01-19-2023, 09:00 PM
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Default Coyote hunting partner in Calgary

Anybody want to go with me or take me coyote hunting somewhere? I know where there are a lot of coyotes on public land, but I have never shot one. Mainly due to never having been coyote hunting or having any idea what I'm doing

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Old 01-22-2023, 11:13 AM
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Hi all,

New hunter/shooter trying to learn things as an adult, would appreciate anyone who could provide general mentorship on hunting, including what I should be practicing/studying this coming year before November. I'm pretty much a blank slate as I had no hunting experience as a kid and don't know a lot of hunters personally, so I want to be conscious of approaching the sport in a repsonsible way......
Learn to shoot. Before you pull the trigger on a living thing, you need to be able shoot accurately and from whatever positions you intend to use when hunting. You won't dragging along a benchrest when you are hunting so use that only for sighting in and load development purposes.

After that, you can go hunting. It's pretty much trial and error. That's what it is all about.
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Old 01-23-2023, 08:53 PM
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Default Calgary area hunting buddies

Hey all! After having a (imo) pretty successful deer/grouse season I'm now spending some weekends doing rabbit hunting. Still consider myself a newbie, but after getting a few game birds with my recurve this past season, really hoping to get some rabbits... and I just generally really enjoy going into the nature -- always a good hike even if I don't harvest anything! If you are around the Calgary area and want to tag team sometime, hmu
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Old 02-02-2023, 01:59 PM
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Default Total newb, need partner/mentor for spring overabundant - Vulcan County

Hello everyone and thanks for reading,

So, I haven't been hunting in decades, since I was a kid w my dad. I do a LOT of target shooting with all of my firearms, so I consider myself highly skilled and safe. (edit: highly skilled and safe as a shooter, but completely clueless as a hunter!)

I've been doing my best to research what I need for the upcoming 2023 march-june snow/ross goose season, but to be honest, I have a ton of questions still. The government websites are not super clear and I don't want to take any chances or make any mistakes. Even more concerning to me is that there do seem to be a number of legal places to hunt the VERY plentiful snow geese in my area, but I'm having trouble confirming that hunting is allowed.

Anyways, long story short, I think my best bet is to have an experienced hunter show me the ropes and give me some advice - in person - come March. I live in the Vulcan county area, but I'd also be interested in going to any of the hunting allowed parks areas along the Sheep R. between Okotoks and Black Diamond, even into Blue Rock, if that's of interest to anyone. Don't know what the goose population is like down that way, but I know Vulcan area is thick with geese in spring/fall...

So, if anyone is interested in helping me out, I'd sure appreciate it. I don't know the etiquette around how to ask and what's expected of a newbie like me, so take it easy on me.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-08-2023, 01:52 PM
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Learn to shoot. Before you pull the trigger on a living thing, you need to be able shoot accurately and from whatever positions you intend to use when hunting. You won't dragging along a benchrest when you are hunting so use that only for sighting in and load development purposes.
Absolutely agree with you on that - I joined a precision rimfire league so I could get more trigger time from different ranges and positions and work on my fundamentals.

I've also been heading to the AHEIA range for trap shooting to get more shotgun experience.
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Old 05-02-2023, 11:05 PM
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