Pike Green Curry

When it comes to table fish, pike often get a bad rap. I’ll admit, the softer meat from a good sized northern caught during the heat of summer doesn’t exactly thrill my tastebuds, but throughout winter and spring, the firm white flesh of these toothy critters is right up there with my favorite freshwater species to eat. One of the best ways to enjoy these fish, in my opinion, is in a curry. After you hit your limit, take a trip to Thailand with this super easy and fragrant green curry. Just watch those Y-bones.

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The Old Admiral

I followed the snaking stream up current from pool to perfect pool landing good sized trout around every turn. As I continued upstream, the small gorge became thick with native forest. Stands of mountain beech and rimu towered overhead with cabbage tree and kanuka filling every gap in between. The scene was so otherworldly I couldn’t keep my eyes from wandering past the river at times to take in the surrounds.

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Spring Bear Barbacoa

As winter slowly fades and temperatures start to rise again, for many hunters, sights are set on bear camp. While the attractiveness of hunting black bear has increased, so has the fondness for its incredible meat. Compared to a bear harvested in the fall, spring bear, as you can imagine, has very little fat. Although these bruins obviously lack fat stores after hibernation, there’s certainly no shortage of tenderness, making the meat excellent table fare for a variety of dishes.

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Wild Duck Bao Buns

This Chinese inspired shredded duck recipe can be as simple or as in-depth as you’d like. Depending on how much time you have this dish can work as an easy midweek meal with tortillas, or it can be a fun couple of hours in the kitchen getting a little bit messy and trying something different with the bao buns. Either way, the simple but aromatic Asian flavors that explode from this dish will have you craving even more time at the duck blind stockpiling provisions.

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Because a River Runs Through It: Grassy Mountain Coal Mine Threatens Alberta Fisheries

As you make your way west off the highway toward the Rocky Mountains on a dusty, well used road, the towering escarpment and near vertical rock faces look impenetrable to the naked eye. A seemingly gapless expanse of granite nears closer through the windshield with every bump in the dirt. You wind your way through a group of trees, temporarily blocking your view of the mountainside ahead and the road becomes rockier as you round the final bend. Suddenly, almost without warning, you find yourself running parallel with the pristine, jaw-dropping beauty of a wild, mountain stream, carving its way through the canyon of rock in the same path it has for millennia. This is the Oldman River.

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