The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

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Shooting tips for the beginner

DSC 0209 copyWith the start of fall, shooting is a great sport to get outside and literally, “give it a shot.” It’s great at any time of year, but fall especially offers shooters a chance to enjoy beautiful scenery.

I myself have been shooting for four years and hope my experiences will help you when you go out for your first time. As a new shooter, here’s what you need to know before you pick up the shotgun, rifle or handgun.

Canmore chefs showcase fantastic dishes fit for any budget

foodthumbWhen it comes to day trips from Calgary, the town of Canmore takes the cake.

It's about an hour drive west of Calgary, nestled in the Rocky Mountains with picturesque vistas in all directions.

Even in what seems like a land-locked province, opportunities exist to hit the water

boatthumbIt can be intimidating climbing into a small boat that is solely powered by wind. Once being pushed across the water, the experience of sailing can be something relaxing and enjoyable.

Sailing may seem like a summer activity, but as long as the weather stays good, sailors can hit the water as late as October. Many Alberta lakes provide some of the best and most challenging sailing opportunities.

Anglers from Calgary speak on the benefits of fly fishing

troutthumbAs an angler rhythmically casts her fly line against the orange backdrop of falling leaves, it's easy to forget the problems of the mind and the soul.

Anita Wolf, 41, has been fly fishing for seven years and is a certified casting instructor from Calgary with the Federation of Fly Fishers. According to their website, the Federation has members all over the world, working to educate, conserve and restore the sport of fly fishing.