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Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Is a gun inside a gun sock considered encased when walking to your stand?

by Editorial Staff | October 20, 2021

Ask a CO takes Ontario OUT of DOORS readers’ questions and utilizes the knowledge of Conservation Officers to find the answers.

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Research shows fish can be hooked on drugs

by Geoff Coleman | October 18, 2021

According to research, brown trout can become addicted to low levels of methamphetamine occurring in their surroundings.

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Fighting climate change focus of new OPG podcast

by Editorial Staff | October 15, 2021

New podcast series by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) highlights stories of those combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions.

Laura Myers shops at Bass Pro Shops.

Guns & Gear

OFAH report examines hunting firearms

by Editorial Staff | October 14, 2021

What firearms are reasonable for hunting is the focus of a report released today by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).


Trolling for Stanley

by Jason Bain | October 14, 2021

Veteran NHL forward Matt Duchene of Haliburton is passing down the angling legacy he inherited to his own son.


Discover the fun and freedom of old-school bowhunting

by Jeff Kavanagh | October 13, 2021

I had to watch every step I took through the thick grass, reeds, and bulrushes. I was making my way alongside the meandering stream in the lush flats below the beaver dam.

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Treatment plant opposition files for probe

by Steve Galea | October 13, 2021

The Coalition of the West Credit River filed an Environmental Bill of Rights application for investigation of the town of Erin.

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Big Game

Lead a moose to water

by Scott Earl Smith | October 12, 2021

Learn how to call, track, and locate moose using Ontario’s water-rich environments with a variety of water-based strategies.

hunting ammo


Ammo supply still spotty

by Jeff Helsdon | October 12, 2021

This hunting season, ammunition availability should improve but could still be limited due to consumer demand and the impact of COVID-19.