Hunting Activities of Canadian Provinces
BowHunting While statistics indicate that hunting overall
has stabilized over the past few years, Bowhunting
has continued to increase in popularity. Bowhunting
not only gives the avid hunter an extended season,
but Bowhunting also provides true challenges which
test and hone the skills of any hunter. We pledge
our best efforts to help fuel the continued growth
of Bowhunting for years to come.
Hunting Perhaps "Matching the Cartridge to the Game"
would be a better title. In any case, the point
is to see what rifles are recommended for shooting
some of the more common types of game animals.
A good choice will have adequate killing power
for the intended quarry, not too much, and certainly
not too little. A sporting arm must have enough
power to insure a humane kill if the shooter does
his or her part. For instance, I don't recommend
using .22 caliber centerfire rifles on deer; no
.22 is an adequate deer rifle. Conversely, I also
don't recommend using a .458 Magnum on deer. Elephant
rifles are unnecessarily heavy and cumbersome,
and there is no reason to endure so much recoil
when there are far better choices for the purpose.
Such a powerful rifle is best reserved for thick-skinned
game. In any case, its very tough bullets are
not designed to expand on light framed animals
like deer. Read
The popularity of hunting in Canada with a muzzleloading firearm
has grown dramatically in the last twenty years.
The largest growth took place after states began
special muzzleloader only seasons. These regulations
have drawn many modern hunters into trying muzzleloaders.
Thousands of hunters take advantage of these extended
seasons each year. Some have enjoyed the sport,
some have become devoted muzzleloading enthusiasts
and many have found it to be more trouble than
it's worth. Muzzleloading has come a long way
from spit patch round balls, soap and water cleaning
techniques, powder horns, and bulky shooting bags.
Only the intrinsic low energy properties of black
powder propellants and the one-shot limitation
inherent to the design restrain muzzleloaders
from being as effective as modern rifles. Read
Hunting with handguns
Handguns are a restricted weapon in Canada.