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Close Encounters of the Rugged Kind

If you’ve ever seen my previous hunting and fishing series, Officially Rugged with RD, as much as I did a lot of fishing and hunting in the series, you’ll know it really was just a comedy show. There was none of this “how to” crap and none of this “I’m a pro-staffer and I know a lot about fishing” bullshit either. I would always say, “You won’t learn a goddam thing about hunting or fishing by watching me.” When I [Read More]

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Kick Those Goddam Ticks in the Ass!

I had never even heard of ticks until about 20 years ago. The first time I actually saw one, was back in about 1999, when I pulled a few off one of my dogs. But, the first time I had one of those little bastards stuck in me, would have been around 2005 or so. I was taking a shower one day and I thought, “What the hell? I had three stuck in me, so I grabbed a pair of [Read More]

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The Trip of a Lifetime (Or, will it be a trip to hell and back?)

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The Trip of a Lifetime (Or, will it be a trip to hell and back?)
If you are possibly, sort of, kind of, maybe even thinking about booking a fishing or hunting trip to a lodge or outpost camp… or even a simple day-trip with a guide, RD’s new book is for you! Written over five years by the Rugged Dude, this 217 page book tells it like it really is. After having been on more 200 fishing or hunting trips all across Canada, RD knows what can go right on a “Trip of a Lifetime,” and what can go horribly wrong on a “trip to hell and back.” Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned veteran of Canadian fishing or hunting trips, this book could save you incredible hassle, stress and even a financial nightmare.

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Rugged Guide Certification E-Book

Written by the Rugged Dude

Rugged Guide Certification E-Book
From 2000 through 2009, I hosted and produced more than 160 episodes of my television show, “Officially Rugged with RD,” along with more than 100 full length feature videos, thirty second television commercials and promotional videos for hunting and fishing lodges and resorts. In my travels, I have hunted and fished in many regions of Canada and the United States. I’ve been to more than 150 lodges, resorts and outpost camps. I have also attended many sport shows, which includes public speaking engagements and “meet and greet” appearances. I know this industry well and I am eager to pass my knowledge along to you.

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Rugged Fishing

The Freighter Canoes of Webequie First Nation

“Isaiah Jacob has lived his entire life on the Winisk River and in a freighter canoe!” Since moving to Nova Scotia in 2014, I now know the thing I miss most about living in northwestern Ontario. The fishing trips… I had many great fishing trips with the “boys from up north,” as I call them, the Ojibwe. I’ve been to many of the fly-in reserves or “communities,” as we call them north of Thunder Bay and whenever I go, I [Read More]

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Quality Hearing Products Provide Hearing Safety When You Go Hunting!

Hi, my name is John O’Connor.  I am a father, outdoorsman and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.  Over the past few years I have become more and more interested in hearing loss.  My father and grandfathers, who are and were all hunters, are affected by hearing loss.  I feel that there is a general lack of understanding around the issue and it is our job to spread awareness where we can.  Check out my new blog at! People who love [Read More]

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Rugged Recipes

Salmon Cakes with Honey, Lemon & Dill Sauce

This recipe works great with any kind of fish, but salmon is the best, in my opinion.  You could easily swap out the fish for shrimp, lobster or crab too.  Most restaurants serve a red pepper sauce with their crab cakes and it’s really friggin’ good!  But, for this salmon cake recipe I came up with something a little different.  And, who the hell doesn’t like lemon, honey and dill? Weird people maybe… Ingredients:  Cakes 6 ounces fresh salmon (canned salmon sucks, [Read More]

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