About Wild Guide Magazine

Wild Guide Magazine is a largely instructional guide intended to enhance the outdoorsperson’s skills. Our aim is to tear down the inhibitions people have to the sports and encourage them to get involved. We recognize the importance of conservation so we seek to educate hunters and fishers in best and ethical practices. We encourage creativity from our writers and challenge you to write articles that are both entertaining and educational.

Featured Articles

There is no better information than that which comes straight from the source. This is why we love when folks from the industry submit content. This type of content has more value to reader when it comes from a reliable source. But there are a few guidelines you should follow when sending us articles.

Articles should be focused on a very specific topic and be instructional in nature.

Avoid writing articles that are entirely narrative, though supporting anecdotes are welcome where they support the instructional nature of the feature.

Gear/equipment lists are always welcome, however, where brands, guides, services or lodges are mentioned in an advertorial manner, Wild Guide reserves the right to edit these out prior to publishing if deemed unnecessary.

How-to, step by step and instructional articles are also welcome.

Articles should should be no less than 1500 words and no more than 3000 and must be accompanied by at least 10 high resolution images that are relevant to the article. (see below for image requirements)

Article Proposals

If you have a story idea or article you think we might be interested in, please send us an article proposal to editorial@wildguide.ca. Proposals should include a concise outline of the article and its components and be accompanied by a photo or two.

Tall Tales

While we prefer our articles to be more educational than anecdotal, our Tall Tales section is a place for our readers to tell their stories of triumph or failure. So whether you bagged a trophy or learned a hard lesson or simply made a great memory, we would love to hear about it.

Tall Tales should be no more than 500 words and accompanied by 1 or 2 photos from the occasion. (See photo requirements below).

While we may not be able to publish all of the stories we receive in the magazine, we will put your story on the website here.

Article Suggestions

Have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover or a product you’d like us to review? Have a comment or a quick tip you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you. Send your suggestions to editorial@wildguide.ca.

Photo Requirements

Featured Article Photos
Image quality is vital for submissions made to Wild Guide Magazine. Images for featured articles must meet the requirements listed below. If you are unsure if they are suitable, please contact us and we will be happy to help you determine if you photos meet our publication requirements.

Further to technical requirements, photos should also meet our artistic standards as well. This meaning that they should be in focus, well lit and well composed. Quality will also be determined based on angle, subject matter and relevance to the article.

Please do not send poor quality images. As a high quality publication we are looking for more than your standard “fin and grin” photos.

Provide a mix of horizontal and vertical images as outlined according to the appropriate submission category.

If images have not been professionally edited, please send them in their original format (i.e. as shot straight from the camera).

Image Requirements:

Digital images must be supplied either on disc, by transfer service (e.g. Dropbox) or uploaded to our FTP site.

Images should be submitted in RAW, JPG or TIFF format.

Images must be a minimum 300 DPI and:

Horizontal images must maintain a minimum dimension of 11”(h) x 17”(w)

Vertical images must maintain a minimum dimension of 8.5”(w) x 11”(h)

Tall Tales Photos

While image quality will still be one of the biggest determining factors in whether or not we publish your submission, Tall Tales images do not need to meet the same requirements as above. This is the place to send us your photos of you and your trophy.

Tall Tales photos should not be any smaller than 4″x6″ at 300 dpi.