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Stoeger Range Day- Firing Benelli, Beretta, Sako, and Tikka

Stoeger Range Day Monday, I used a shotgun for the first time. I had a blast. My boss, Dave, took me along to the Stoeger Range day at the Galt Sportsman Club and he showed me the ropes as we tried out all the fantastic firearms from companies like Benelli, Beretta, Sako, and Tikka. As an office worker upstairs here at Triggers and Bows I definitely have less experience shooting than many of the knowledgable staff down on the floor. I was very excited by the opportunity to join in on the Stoeger Range Day. I learned so much! Skeet We started the day with Skeet shooting. It looked hopeless for me in the beginning. I couldn’t get a sense for where I needed to place my shot, I was having trouble with the ‘swing’ [...]

2019-08-16T17:35:16+00:00August 16th, 2019|

Camo Patterns: Which one to wear and when?

Where to start There are so many camo patterns available now, how is a person supposed to tell which one is right for them? We looked into one of the biggest producers of camouflage patterns, Mossy Oak, to determine where to wear each pattern. The first consideration for hunters is their hunting choice. Different camo patterns are designed to be most effective in hunting specific game. The colours and patterns are built around the environments where those creatures are most likely to be found. The second question is their hunting plan. Working out of a tree stand, blind, or using ground cover can change the effectiveness of each type of camo. Some types of camo have been created to blend better in the shadows while others take advantage of the leaves and branches of trees. Time [...]

2019-08-07T20:54:02+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

Proper Etiquette for Firearms Range

No matter where you go in life, proper etiquette is important. The same applies to your firing range. At Triggers and Bows, new members must pass a range safety course. This is because members have 24/7 access and there is not always a range officer present to oversee the shooting. Here is some common range etiquette to keep in mind: The Basics Turn on the live range button before you begin firing. This lets anyone entering know that they need to be wearing their eye and ear protection. Also remember to start up the air filtration system which helps protect members from lead exposure. Don’t cross the yellow firing line until the range light is red. These safety precautions help keep you and other members safe, so please keep them in mind! Always point your [...]

2019-08-02T17:59:15+00:00July 19th, 2019|

Why I chose SportDog when training my dog

Why I chose SportDog My Dog Eight years ago, I brought home an 8-week-old rambunctious Alaskan Malamute mix. He stole my heart instantly, but as he rapidly grew, I realized that my adorable puppy was turning into both a strong, and headstrong dog. By six months he weighed over 60 lb and had an incredible amount of energy. Jericho is intelligent, crafty, and strong. He learned how to slip collars by the time he was three months old and regularly during a walk would simply take off in a different direction, leaving his collar empty at my side. I needed to build a stronger recall with my dog when he slipped the leash. By the time he was six months he was beginning to learn that he was stronger than me. If he simply stopped [...]

2019-08-02T18:08:34+00:00June 14th, 2019|

Turkey Contest Week 5 results plus Grand Prize Winners!

  Turkey Season is Over!   Turkey Season has come to an end, at least until fall, and so our contest has closed as well. We saw some great birds this year and were amazed at your dedication to get out there and hunt despite the wet, windy weather this spring! Here at Triggers and Bows we love celebrating with you when you bring your birds in to be weighed and measured. Hearing your hunting stories is a highlight of our days!   Week 5 Winner   Our final weekly winner is Jeff Leegstra, congratulations Jeff! His bird weighed in a respectable 21.2 lb! How fantastic for a bird so late in the season. Jeff's bird was the very last bird to be brought in this year!   Grand Prize Winners   Our 3 categories [...]

2019-06-03T16:38:11+00:00June 3rd, 2019|

Wild Turkey Hunt Week 4

Wild Turkey Winner Week 4 Turkey season is almost over! Congratulations to all the hunters who have braved the uncertain weather to bag their birds. With only one week left time is running out to enter our competition for the highest scoring bird, lowest scoring bird and random draw! This week our winner is Taylor Buck who brought in a beauty with a double beard. Congratulations! There is one more weekly winner before we announce the grand prizes. It’s not too late to win it all, if you have a tag left go on out there and hunt down the best turkey you can find!   Contest Reminders: Our contest continues until May 31st, which is also the end of the turkey hunting season. There is no need to register for this contest in advance. [...]

2019-05-27T17:48:17+00:00May 27th, 2019|

Wild Turkey Contest Week Three

Contest Updates: We hope you all had a great long weekend, some of you even got in some turkey hunting in! We got some warmer weather, and finally saw some sunshine. With less than two weeks left in the season now is the time to bring in your birds. Just like the weather, this contest is heating up! Our winning entry this week was from the hunter who brought in the coyote and turkey combo the week before. His second bird was both hefty and double bearded! What an amazing bird, great kills two weeks in a row! Our first-place winner for this week is Jason Cooper. Congratulations Jason! Contest Reminders: Our contest continues until May 31st, which is also the end of the turkey hunting season. There is no need to register for this [...]

2019-05-21T17:43:47+00:00May 21st, 2019|

Wild Turkey Contest Week 2

Wild Turkey Contest Week 2   Winner of week 2 of the Wild Turkey Contest Contest Updates: What a season! This spring has been cold with some crazy temperature swings, but despite the bad weather, you've kept bringing in your birds! Warmer weather is coming although the rain and clouds look like they may be hanging around until the weekend. We hope the weather won't deter you from going out and getting your birds! One of our favourite entries this week was the hunter who brought in the coyote he killed just 20 minutes before he bagged his turkey. He wasn't the weekly winner though we were impressed with his great aim! Our first place winner for this week is Brian Thomas. Brian and his daughter brought their entry in together to be [...]

2019-05-13T17:39:09+00:00May 13th, 2019|

Wild Turkey Contest Week 1

Wild Turkey Contest Week 1 Winner We saw lots of birds the first week of our Wild Turkey Contest! Congratulations to everyone who braved the wet weather last week! There have been some great birds entered, and our current top place winner might be tough to beat. Quintan Bruce pulled in a triple bearded turkey that stole the show this week, but it's still early in the season. With the promise of more sunshine in the coming week we're sure you'll all be out hunting down the best bird. Congratulations to Quintan for winning week one! Contest Reminders: Our contest continues until May 31st, which is also the end of the turkey hunting season. There is no need to register for this contest in advance. Simply bring in your bird after you kill it Tuesday - [...]

2019-05-13T17:40:57+00:00May 6th, 2019|