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Goin’ on a Sasquatch hunt!!!!

Ok folks, we have covered bear, wolves, moose, grouse and some deer and I have had a request for some Bigfoot info…though I have never personally hunted one of these enormous creatures, I am sure the dense forest surrounding Wawang might be thick enough for them to hide in……maybe 😉

First and foremost locate your prey and its common stomping grounds

Next, understand your prey.  Know what they look like, behavior patterns and signs to isolate their presence.

Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is the name given to an ape– or hominid-like creature that some people believe inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedalhumanoid. The term sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq’ets.[2][3]

Bigfoot is described in reports as a large hairy ape-like creature, in a range of 2–3 m (6.6-9.8 ft) tall, weighing in excess of 500 pounds (230 kg), and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair.[5][10] Purported witnesses have described large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead; the top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla. Bigfoot is commonly reported to have a strong, unpleasant smell by those who claim to have encountered it.[11] The enormous footprints for which it is named have been as large as 24 inches (60 cm) long and 8 inches (20 cm) wide.[10] While most casts have five toes — like all known apes — some casts of alleged Bigfoot tracks have had numbers ranging from two to six.[12] Some have also contained claw marks, making it likely that a portion came from known animals such as bears, which have five toes and claws.[13][14] Proponents claim that Bigfoot is omnivorous and mainly nocturnal.[15]

Next, once you have attuned your mind to what you are hunting and isolated the area in which you will hunt, set up a trail cam….you never know what you will see 🙂

Once you have your sasquatch in your sights, know how to take it down

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If you are one of the lucky (and the only) you may come home with the trophy of a lifetime!!

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Good luck and have fun out there!!

(*****This article was written in good humor and does not reflect an actual hunt offered or participated in by the staff of Wawang Lake Resort 🙂  If you do happen to have a great Sasquatch hunting story, feel free to post a comment below….and maybe a picture or two 🙂  )

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Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Wawang Lake Resort

 

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You know…no big deal…just a SHARK EATING A MOOSE!!!!

Every once in a while (all the time lol) a hunter’s powers and prowess are upstaged by the miracle of Mother Nature………

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In a bittersweet rescue, two Newfoundlanders spared a Greenland shark from choking on a symbol of Canadiana.

While gnawing on a piece of moose meat, the shark bit off more than it could chew and got the chunk lodged in its throat, while the tide pulled it in to shore.

Enter Derrick Chaulk, who acted quickly when he saw what he guessed was a beached whale from his car on the northeast coast of Newfoundland.

Upon closer inspection, it was a shark about 2.5 meters long, that was still conscious though choking on a huge piece of moose hide on shore.

Another local, Jeremy Ball, arrived on the scene and began pulling the two-foot-long chunk of moose hide from the shark’s mouth. Once he was successful, the pair began working on getting the shark back out into the water.

Ball tied a knot around the shark’s tail then pulled the rope while Chaulk pushed the shark’s head off shore with his foot. Eventually, they were able to haul the 115-kilogram shark into water about 30 centimetres deep.

The shark laid there for a few minutes, says Chaulk, “Then all of a sudden, the water started coming out of his gills and he started breathing.”

At this point, the shark waded in the water for about 30 minutes, recuperating.

A small crowd had gathered to see if the shark would swim back out into the deeper water.

“There was a few people up on the bank watching and once that shark swam out and lifted his tail, and then swam all the way out, everybody just clapped,” says Chaulk.

“It was a good feeling to see that shark swim out, knowing that you saved his life.”

While moose are a national symbol and a common sight in Newfoundland, Greenland sharks are rarely found on Newfoundland’s northeast coast.

They generally feed on fish in shallow waters, but in some cases they’ll nab polar bears and reindeer when they’ve ventured into the water.

Chaulk suspects the moose may have entered the harbour as discarded scraps from hunters.

 

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2013 in moose, news, Wawang Lake Resort

 

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Choosing the Right Caliber

Here is a great (and funny) chart I found made up by hunter-ed.com that illustrates how to select the proper caliber for your hunt 🙂

How to Choose the Right Caliber

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2013 in firearm, hunting, Wawang Lake Resort

 

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Merry Christmas from Us All At Wawang!

At this time of year, all of us here would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and the very best for the New Year!!  

Terry & Tami

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Wawang Lake Resort

 

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Deck the halls!!!!!!

So in the spirit of the season, we decided to share some fantastic decorating ideas for our hunting minded friends 🙂  What amazing innovation!

I wonder if Martha Stewart inspired some of these designs 😉

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in Wawang Lake Resort

 

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Sharpen your bow skill during the off season!

We practice with our bows all summer long, but after opening day its easy to get wrapped up in the hunting and forget about practicing. But even if you’re spending your time in the field and can’t hit the archery range every day, you can still keep your edge. Shooting in hunting situations is obviously different from target shooting. In the real world, weather conditions, shot angles, brush and other obstacles can impact your shot. Also, when the time comes to take a shot during a hunting situation you’re usually either stiff and cold from sitting in a treestand or sucking wind from running up a hill. All this combined with the fact that you must make a clean shot with the first arrow makes it all the more important to keep your shooting skills sharp. Here are a couple tips.

Practice Drawing
One of the biggest challenges to making a “cold shot” is that often the muscles I use for properly drawing my bow are stiff. The simplest way to cure this is to periodically pick a target, draw your bow, aim, hold, and let down your draw. This keeps you loosened up, plus drawing and aiming without actually shooting helps you focus on the target.



Practice Shooting

Although just drawing and aiming will help a lot, the single biggest help is to actually shoot while out hunting. A common practice among traditional shooters is to carry one or two blunt pointed arrows in your quiver so that you can stump shoot in your down time. Stump shooting is fantastic for keeping you warmed up, but unlike just drawing, actually completing your shots will bring your release into play, as well as give you all sorts of angles and situations to practice.

Small game is even better than stumps (grouse and rabbits taste a lot better too). Grouse can be deceivingly tough to hit. You want to aim for the base of the neck or the head. Sometimes they flush at the shot, but grouse will go in the direction that their head is pointing, so if you use a snaro point, you can either take their head off or hit them in the body as they flush. The best thing about grouse is they often give you extremely challenging shots, and if you can become consistent at taking them, you will be ready for the big game (make sure to check your local regulations before taking any small game with a bow).

 

 

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A delectable treat: Bear roast!

With most of you finished your bear hunt, here’s a great idea for something fantastic to do with your  harvest that everyone will love!

bear roast

BEAR ROAST

4 lbs. bear meat
2 cloves garlic
1/2 chunk of salt pork
1 c. black coffee
Rub meat with plenty of salt (celery salt is preferable) and black pepper.
Place in kettle with plenty of water and salt pork, garlic and black coffee.
Boil until tender. Remove to roaster, add more salt and pepper and cover
with plenty of sliced onions.Roast in 350 degree oven until brown. Use liquid boiled in for basting and
making gravy. For those who do not desired the “wild taste” in bear meat,
boil for about 10 minutes in soda water – 1 tablespoon soda to 2 quarts of
water – drain and the meat is ready for cooking or preserving.

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Posted by on December 7, 2013 in black bear, recipe, Wawang Lake Resort

 

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