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Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.
Wild-Publisher Brad McCann with Lake Trout on fly-in fishing trip. Photos Submitted
Wild-Publisher Brad McCann with Lake Trout on fly-in fishing trip. Photos Submitted

By Michael Christianson

WildGuide_MAR-MAY_2016.inddTwo men from Kenora are aiming to be your guides to the great outdoors.

Last week Brad McCann and Tony Griffiths launched their magazine Wild Guide nationwide.

McCann has been an art director and production manager in the magazine industry and is an avid outdoorsman.

The magazine will be released quartly to coincide with the seasons.

“The first issue because it’s spring we’re talking about obviously spring fishing; we’ve got a little bit of last ice and some first open water stuff, different species,” explains McCann. “Bear hunting is a big time spring activity so we’ve got some bear hunting stuff in there. We’ve also got some really great recipes which are done by a chef in Winnipeg, he’s cooked all over the world so we bring him game meat and he makes up some recipes for us. So, we’ve got goose recipes in there, we got moose, we got duck and they’re just spectacular.”

McCann says the magazine grew from a realization of how hard it was to find relative content for tips in specific areas.

Griffiths himself has been a guide on Lake of the Woods and in the area for 17 years.

They are eagerly preparing their second issue which will be released on June 7, their summer issue.

“We’re searching out a few leads right now and trying to get the right people to write the articles that we want,” says Griffiths. “It’s all going to be seasonal pertaining to the season you’re going into. In the fall we’re going to have deer hunting, elk hunting, caribou hunting, fall lake trout fishing. We’re going to have a little of everything Canada has to offer.”

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