Physical distancing at Trinity Bellwoods and Turkey Hunting

We find retired OPP Staff Sergeant Brad Schlorff in the field matching wits with the elusive Ontario wild turkey. This week our safety expert is concerned with the lack of social distancing at Trinity Bellwoods Park recently. We also discuss an increase in urban bear sightings.

Neurotoxic Algal blooms result in animal deaths
The Great Lakes, which hold 20% of the world’s surface freshwater, could become hazardous for drinking with the development of Harmful Algal Blooms. Dr. Gabriel Filippelli, Director at the Center for Urban Health, Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Purdue School of Science in North Blackford, Indiana USA, tells us what tests are revealing about the toxins in the algal blooms, what causes these blooms, and what impact this is having on our Great Lakes.

The Future of Bass Tournaments with Dave Mercer
Dave Mercer, host of TV’s Facts of Fishing and of the Bass Master Classic & The Bass Master Elite Series, joins us to talk about the cancellation of the Bassmaster Series tournaments due to Covid-19. We’ll talk about the revised tournament schedule, and how the new guidelines will affect the tournament series.

Tomahawk on the Barbeque
This week Sean gives Angelo some BBQ tips for his Tomahawk Roast.
Black Angus Blue Mountain is a high-quality butcher shop that specializes in AAA dry-aged black Angus beef, organic and naturally raised chicken, Berkshire pork, wild boar, bison and many more fresh and frozen game meats. Founded in 2005 by owner-operator Sean Kelly, Black Angus Fine Meats & Game has flourished for over a decade, and they are now a small company made up of devout foodies who are passionate about excellent ingredients.

Land Use damaging fish habitat
Outdoor Canada Columnist, Author, and Former Park Superintendent, Kevin Van Tighem, recently wrote a blog for Outdoor Canada talking about how the way we use land is creating deadly problems for fish. We talk more in depth about what stream-dwelling fish are at risk and how their habitats are being damaged.

Bombardier discontinues Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2
This week was a big announcement regarding new developments in the world of outboard motors.  Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has been in operation for 75 years in the industry of powersports vehicles, propulsion systems and boats. They made the decision to discontinue the manufacturing of outboard engines (Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2), signing an agreement with Mercury Marine. Adrian Rushforth , Sr. Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning for Mercury Marine joins us to discuss.

Professor Pyzer educates a school of Crappie
This week The Doc slays some giant Crappie, talks about Smallmouth fishing with a jerkbait and then we examine the current Sturgeon population in Ontario’s lakes and rivers.
Gord Pyzer is the award-winning columnist and fishing editor for Outdoor Canada magazine, the best coast to coast hunting, fishing, and outdoor magazine in the country.

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