John A. Vance
primarily for other pros/semi pros and the extremely ardent
sportfishers and hunters!
GIFT IDEAS - ESPECIALLY FOR GIRLFRIENDS/MOTHERS NEEDING HELP FROM
A QUALIFIED 'PRO' &
OTHER SPECIALTY INFO ABOUT MYSELF & THIS PAGE AND
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SITE IS FOR EVERYONE'S USE!
races, creeds and religions welcome, and with no sexual
discrimination! A special message for single parents, new and
2nd/3rd generation emigrants and a special welcome for people of
any sexual orientation.
John A. Vance
personal message from John A. Vance...
COST EFFECTIVE 'HANDS ON' PERSONALIZED TRAINING COURSES/WORKSHOPS
- GEARED TO YOUR HOLIDAYS!
courses available such as either/or Building and learning to run
BOTH larger Pb's for the big water - or the smaller in-line
boards! But there's MUCH MORE with MANY outdoor oriented courses
available for the ardent outdoors enthusiast! Learn How to
properly 'Bottom Bouncer' fish, or ICE FISHING, and a whole host
of other similar fishing related potentials.
Come here, to my area while on
your holidays and learn “how
to” YOU SIMPLY BOOK THE
TIME OF YOUR CHOICE OF DESIRED COURSES/WORKSHOPS FOR YOUR
HOLIDAYS! These are very 'cost effective' and geared to be hands
on, where possible, and as much as possible,
with intensive learning - and
fun, and gives you 'one on one' personalized training by
myself , John A. Vance! You CAN ALSO SHARE THE COSTS amongst up to
three or four of your family or fishin' buds! This is also a great
opportunity to get together for a bunch of 'guys' from a
fishing/hunting/game club! TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT OF YOUR DESIRED
TIME, PLEASE BOOK YOUR DATE/COURSES PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL DATE AS
MUCH AS POSSIBLE! Some courses can be run at ANY TIME OF THE YEAR,
whereas others can only be run seasonally! Contact me for more
you wish to email me from here, see the sidebar with my direct
WHAT THESE COURSES ARE - these courses are a
great way for family/friends to come here, COST EFFECTIVELY, and
LEARN from a top pro, the disciplines you wish to become extremely
of the 'one-on-one' aspect, you and your group get to access my
extensive outdoor knowledge at a very engaging level!
THESE COURSES ARE NOT! Because I DO NOT double or multi book
any given time or course, you WILL NOT be bunched in with others
taking the same course at the same time! You Do get to interact
with myself, personally!
ALSO new for 2012 are my audio
Cds on a variety of topics including both open water fishing and
ice fishing. Topics such as ( Open water) Walleye Fishing Inland
Lakes: Walleye Fishing Rivers;
Walleye Fishing Precambrian
Lakes: and a host of others....(Ice Fishing) Ice Fishing For
Everyone ( set of 2 Cds):
Ice Fishing for Bluegill, Crappie
& Perch: Ice Fishing for Walleye: Ice Fishing For
Seniors...and a host of others...
Also new for 2012 – come to my
neck-of-the-woods here on the North Shore of Georgian Bay for a
variety of workshops – including ice fishing workshops! We
have a clean & tidy campground here with access onto the
Serpent River which flows into Georgian Bay ( approx a half mike
away). So you can bring your own boat if you wish. They have RV
hookup as well as tenting and cabins. There is also a small
mom/pop Motel ( with Kitchenette Facilities of you wish) here for
those not into camping.
Bring along your entire family –
or fishin' buds and learn while on your holidays. My prices
are reasonable, and I'll tailor a workshop to your schedule on
most fishing and ice fishing subjects. Email me for pricing of my
various workshops and details as well as any other questions you
also have superb ATV trails here, and a wonderful night sky-scape
– campfire smoke – a true northern experience...John
am now offering AS AN OPTION (only), priority shipping
gets your order to you in UNDER 5 working days
Look for these
options on the product pages and they will (if desired, and
chosen) be added to your order at check out.
My extensive 40 year - as a
"pro" career 'outdoors-man' and my formal education make
me an 'expert in my field' - a 'pro's pro, if you will! Few
others can offer such credulity in the 'outdoors' field ANYWHERE,
bar none!. ALL of my written works and audio
Cds offer you the opportunity to contact me for trouble shooting -
and for free! This
is because I'm a grassroots writer, not
a glossy or "industry driven" writer.
(Prices throughout this site are US funds in all
Once you've placed an
order PayPal notifies me of your order. They( at PayPal) swear
that this system is infallible - but for sure - it ain't! What
you need to know is - that after you've sent an order - within a
day or so (up to a max of three days if I'm off on a fishin'
trip), in the VAST majority of cases I'LL RESPOND
with my thanks) to
your originating email address with a PERSONAL note/verification
of receiving your order - and when it'll be shipped
(most orders ship out within one business day of
when your order is purchased!). If
you haven't received this personal verification notice - please
email me asap - so I can get onto it!
be sure that you don't have a FIREWALL program
a ANTI-SPAM program that will see my email as spam mail.
respond to your emails but get an "undeliverable message"
and you won't
know that I got your email or order!
NOTE: To Credit Card users, or those new
to 'on-line' purchasing and who may be a bit 'leery'!
The reason that a vendor such as myself use PayPal is because they
have and keep up on technology - secure technology that a small
website like mine could not offer on my own. By
using PayPal, you have the foremost technology for your secure
purchases. Once you 'click' on the PayPal button
you are taken to an encrypted site - I don't see ANY of the CREDIT
CARD info you give - and PayPal will prompt you to use either a
PayPal account - or if you don't have one you can either open one(
PayPal account) OR you
can SIMPLY use your credit card!
So all you have to do is keep on with the procedure - lots do.
you have a problem - let me know about it, please! - John A.
YES I DO - Often I'm asked ( thankfully) if
organizations and clubs can use 'pieces' of my work in their local
bulletins to club members - and yes - most often I give the
permission - for free -
Despite being a 'pro' and professional
writer - with my experience and education, I'm regarded as an
'expert in the field' - a sort of "pros, pro" if you
will, and these requests are common. Very often I already
have expanded 'write-ups' available, also at no charge - I've been
writing 'professionally' for over forty years - non stop -
so I have a lot of write ups on a whole variety of
hunting/fishing/environmental topics. But ALL of my material
IS copyrighted - so you DO NEED TO ASK - please - you just
may be pleasantly surprised when you do!
I moved (in 2001) to northern
Ontario, along Georgian Bay's north shore -(just south of Elliot
Lake, but on hwy 17, at a small place named Spragge)-
where hunting/fishing/camping and nearly 'anything outdoors' is a
major go! If you'd like to come to my neck-of-the-woods for some
hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, ATVing, canoeing,
camping, remote camping, etc., etc.,
- email me - I can/will
help you as much as I can! - John
THIS SITE IS
FOR EVERYONE'S USE
NOT ONLY THAT - Any
religion or race, and with absolutely no sexual
discrimination; Indeed, while I'm a Christian, I'm an
open minded and non-judgemental Christian, and I'm pleased to have
all other faiths come to this page. I'm very much aware that
many relatively recent 'immigrants' to North America just don't
have the same 'outdoor heritage' values that some of us with
'earlier immigrant' forefathers have had - and your need to learn
much of the knowledge that many of us take for granted.
I'm also pleased to have gay folk visit, and I welcome you
here; 'open' or 'in the closet', no problem, I want to be
especially receptive and respectful - just email me and see for
And the biggest smiles of all,
are when I get mail from a single mom, trying her best to give
her young "lad or lassie" some experience in any of our
outdoor heritage pursuits - as they struggle to do so in a
predominantly 'male' perceived field! Expect all the
help I can muster and give you - and with my accolade and applause
for YOUR dedication - for YOU & your young progeny - my
'hat's off' to you!
PICTURES on this site! Yup - I'm a 'dog person' too, and proud of
it! The black lab in some of the pictures on this site are of
Shadow-Black Vance - when he was younger, and in his
prime. Sad-to-say, I went through the extreme
heartbreak of losing Shadow - to old age (2 weeks shy of
14)- mercifully/quickly though, in the early fall of 2005, after a
full and wonderful retirement 'package' of over three years - with
me, and right to the very end! Shadow was truly my
best friend and huntin'/fishin' bud - no question - we came
through thick/thin, good times and extremely bad - and enjoyed
each other right until he died of old age.
Shadow was truly a gift from GOD
- and was my third lab.
POSITIVE UPDATE to the above sad tale of Shadow's passing....
FOURTH lab. 'Lupe' is now in 2012 - six years old, and he/I
too, hunt/fish together and you'll see pics now 'showing up' on my
web! As I've mentioned earlier, when you come here to my area to
take any of the workshops I'm offering, you'll meet Lupe & me
too, of course!
'bookmark' this page for future reference! Most
of the items found here are simply not available anywhere else in
the whole wide world!
A. Vance, Environmental Eng. Tech.,
& Outdoor Writer:
(Member: Outdoor Writers of Canada, et al)