DIY

DIY: fishing lures

by Linda Gabris | June 15, 2021

Making lures is a rewarding hobby and a smart way to save money, especially if you have to rig the whole family with tackle.

DIY: Build a rod tube

by Ryan Sparks | May 20, 2021

Tired of snapping off rod tips and guides? Here’s a $20 solution to keep your rods in mint condition for years to come.

Turkey cape

DIY: Preserve your trophy tom

by Scott McGuigan | March 19, 2021

It’s not commonly seen in Ontario, but a turkey cape beautifully exhibits the bronze and black feathering that adorn a turkey’s back. It’s a pretty simple process and can be accomplished by any do-it-yourselfer in about an hour.

a snowcovered snowproofed blind

DIY: Snowproofing your blind

by Tom Armstrong | November 18, 2020

DIY blind snowproofing – a quick pre-season project that prevents blind damage, and avoids the expense of a replacement blind.

DIY shooting box

Predicting bullet performance before the hunt

by Linda K. Miller & Keith A. Cunningham | October 11, 2019

Professionals use expensive gelatin blocks to demonstrate how bullets will perform on targets, ensuring that the round will have the energy, expansion, and penetration required for effective shots on game animals. But you can build a “poor man’s shooting box” to do the same tests using simple household materials for almost nothing.

DIY: Decoy hacks

by Scott McGuigan | August 22, 2019

These tips will lengthen the life of your decoys, add realism, and give you more bang for your buck, contributor Scott McGuigan wrote in the 2018-2019 Hunting Annual.

Bass Fishing Tips and Tricks | Outdoor Canada Fishing Magazine

Hollow body makeovers: catch more bass with these DIY modifications

by Luigi De Rose | June 20, 2019

Having a big bucketmouth explode on a hollow body topwater frog in thick cover is something every bass nerd lives for. And over the last decade, the frog bait market has expanded into what seems like almost endless choice.

bear hide tanning

Bear hide tanning in 5 easy steps

by April Scott-Clarke | June 7, 2019

Just as the proverbial saying goes “there are more ways than one to skin a cat,” so are there different ways to tan a bear hide. Here’s one way to do it.

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Dip it good

by Tamas Pal | February 13, 2019

This do-it-yourself project gives you the hydrographics used by gun manufacturers (and many others) to achieve that awesome camo look. So dip it good.