Craig Mitchell

Craig Mitchell is an Outdoor Education Teacher from Toronto, Canada who spends his free time hunting and fishing in Northern Ontario with his family and Wirehaired Pointing Griffon named Clover. Before becoming a teacher, Craig was a back country guide and grew up camping and fishing. When he’s not on an adventure with his young family or planning his next upland hunt, you’ll find him introducing his inner city students to the great outdoors.

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Skeleton of Meleagris californica on display at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.
The Extinct California Wild Turkey: Meleagris Californica

Drought-like conditions combined with heavy predation led the California turkey to extinction over 10,000 years…

A homemade turkey striker being carved.
Hand-Carving Turkey Pot Call Strikers 

Best practices and techniques for creating unique, handmade turkey strikers at home, from wood selection…

Historical drawing of the Labrador Duck.
The Labrador Duck: A Tale of Modern Extinction

The Labrador Duck, an extinct black and white sea duck once found in North America,…

A canadian bird hunter with a spruce grouse in Ontario
Upland Hunting in Ontario

Ontario offers vast wilderness and ample upland hunting opportunities from various grouse species to pheasant…

A worker shows a rack of new cooey rifles
H.W Cooey Machine & Arms Company: An Iconic Canadian Firearm Company

Cooey rifles became a Canadian household name because of their simplicity, reliability, and affordability. Many…

Wild turkeys in Ontario snow
Wild Turkeys in Ontario: Conservation History, Reintroduction, and Hunting

After being extirpated from the province, reintroduced turkeys have created a stable, huntable population in…