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Let's Go Outdoors TV, S01E13 05/20/2012

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Sage Grouse released in Southern Alberta Sage Grouse released in Southern Alberta

Stories featured this week include:


Saving the Sage Grouse (at 1:42 min)
Biologists with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development are attempting to bring back this rare bird to southern Alberta. Listed as critically endangered species, the population of Greater Sage Grouse plummeted to just 13 males last year. A new program is bringing in birds from Montana where they are plentiful.


The dark side of the May long weekend (5:14)
While most campers don’t cause any problems, unfortunately there are always some that totally disrespect the environment on a wild and crazy weekend. Conservation officers are left to clean up the unsightly mess. A provincial task force struggles with this issue.


Industry Partners - keeping campers safe (8:17)
Random camping in back country areas is becoming more popular, however there are some risks in camping along cut lines and pipeline zones. Devon Energy helps educate campers on safe zones and how much of a buffer they need around gas wells and facilities.

{rokbox}images/stories/TV/episode_13/app.png{/rokbox} There's a (moose) app for that! (10:08)

U of A researchers have developed a new app for hunters to record the number of moose seen in the field and send the information into the university. The data collected supplements aerial surveys done every few years.  This innovative tool ultimately assists with game management. 

{rokbox}images/stories/TV/episode_13/Elma.png{/rokbox} Provincial Hunting Day (15:36)

Alberta’s history is rich in hunting related activities. This rich tradition is recognized each year September at a family-oriented event held at Alford Lake. With experts on hand to ensure their safety, participants learn the fundamentals of hunting and fishing. Folks get to try their hand at fishing, archery and shooting at the gun range.


Shoot for a Cause (18:40)
An annual 3D archery event held at Camp He Ho Ha raises money for this camp that caters to special needs. The money raised helps subsidize some 760 campers each summer.

{rokbox}images/stories/TV/episode_13/binc.png{/rokbox} Outdoor Guide - binocular settings (20:34)

How to set up and use your binoculars to get perfectly clear images.  Brad Fenson talks about how to ensure proper eye relief, diopter settings and focus rings.


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