Friday, 06 April 2012 10:45

Let's Go Outdoors TV, S01E09 04/15/2012

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Push To Open participants and volunteers experience the outdoors Push To Open participants and volunteers experience the outdoors

Stories featured this week include:

Conservation issues highlighted (at 1:50 min)
A visit to the Alberta Fish and Game Association's annual conference gave us some insight into their work towards the protection of wildlife habitat. We also heard about some contentious issues such as the Alberta government's decision to end the support of the pheasant release program, and the sale of public lands which AFGA feels are critical habitat sites deserving of protection.
Industry Partners - CAPP (7:38)
International attention on energy production has never been more intense. One of the biggest challenges for the industry is establishing a level of trust with the public. We talk with Travis Davies from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers about how they struggle to overcome their credibility issues.
Horn scoring (9:15)
We visit the Grasslands Horn Scoring event in Busby for a crash course from the experts on what they look for when evaluating both harvested and found antlers. A lucky few will have their racks qualify for the Boone and Crockett Awards book or the Pope & Young Club.
Push to Open II (13:30)
Participants in this unique outdoor program talk about what it means to be fully included in outdoor activities. Teamwork and enthusiastic volunteers prove that everyone, regardless of ability, belongs outside.
Ducks Unlimited in Alberta (17:41)
Formed in response to the 1930's drought, Ducks Unlimited Canada continues in its quest to restore and conserve wetlands across Canada. Taking a collaborative approach with industry and other conservation agencies, they manage some 80,000 acres of land in Alberta. Ducks Unlimited's David Kay chats with us about their work.
Outdoor Guide - Barbless hooks (23:25)
Alberta fishing regulations require anglers to use barbless hooks. Brad Fenson shows how to pinch them properly and then double-check them to make sure they are legal. 
Michael's Dutch oven cooking (24:40)
Michael shares one of his personal passions: outdoor cooking. He shows how the versatile cast iron Dutch oven cooking system can be used to make tasty pies and yummy wild game stew. More of an art than a science, Mike's cooking will have you longing for a taste of his mouth-watering masterpiece.

 

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