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Vivian Heaton Bass


Avid bass angler catches Kawartha giant

by Steve Galea | December 2, 2021

Vivian Heaton of Lindsay caught and released a personal-best largemouth bass in late September of 2019, not knowing it was a special catch.


Trail Cam Photo Contest 2021 winners

by Editorial Staff | November 30, 2021

Announcing the winners of 2021's OOD Trail Cam Photo Contest, which drew hundreds of impressive entries and thousands of votes.

Solunar Calendar

December 2021 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | November 30, 2021

The solunar calendar for December 2021 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

deer in snow


Proposal hopes to simplify, align deer seasons

by Editorial Staff | November 30, 2021

Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) proposal to increase consistency in Ontario’s deer hunting season is open for comments.

a hunter is in the woods, hunting grouse


Hunting grouse in all the right places

by Steve Galea | November 25, 2021

As in any good grouse cover, pay particular attention to those little openings...find those and you’ll often bump a bird.

Mauser 98 Featured

Guns & Gear

Mauser 98

by Ken Doherty | November 23, 2021

The Mauser 98 is the most produced military rifle ever made, and its action became the basis for most modern bolt-action rifles.

Chaudière Lodge


Staycation tax credit welcome

by Jason Bain | November 22, 2021

Outdoors tourism operators welcome the province’s planned staycation tax credit announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement.


Venison meatballs

by Andrew Rochon | November 18, 2021

Here's an appetizer with a sweet, tangy sauce done in a slow cooker, or a yummy addition to your favourite spaghetti sauce when seared.


Closer to the outdoors

by Gord Ellis | November 17, 2021

When we look in the rearview mirror at this moment, it will be with the knowledge that despite the losses, it brought us closer together.