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Perch perception

by Jeff Gustafson | November 30, 2023

Pro angler Jeff Gustafson writes about his attitude adjustment when it came to these undervalued panfish, plus what bait to use, and where to find them.


Creating ice central

by Tim Allard | November 29, 2023

How to create a comfortable, cozy ice fishing base camp with handy items for the ultimate experience.


Counterfeiting doesn't pay

by Editorial Staff | November 27, 2023

A central Ontario hunter was fined $6,000 for possessing copied (counterfeit) deer tags and hunting deer without a licence. 

deer in a meadow


December 2023 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | November 23, 2023

The December 2023 solunar calendar is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.


Finding yule birds

by Tom Armstrong | November 22, 2023

Extend your season with a memorable grouse hunt. Read all about what guns to use, what to look for, and more.


Funding to reduce Simcoe phosphorous

by Editorial Staff | November 21, 2023

Four multi-year projects aiming to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe are getting more than $1.3 million in provincial funding. 

Female Mallard Duck Flying Low Over the Trees


New public waterfowling area created

by Jeff Helsdon | November 15, 2023

A new waterfowl hunting area has been created on the site of one of the most esteemed hunting clubs on Lake St. Clair.

Ask an expert

Ask an expert: Why is this lake trout so darkly coloured?

by Editorial Staff | November 14, 2023

A reader asks OFAH expert why a lake trout caught by OOD Photo Friday winner Ayden Veitch is so darkly coloured.

Fewer wildfires in Ontario


Wildfire damage nearly triples average

by Editorial Staff | November 10, 2023

More than 700 fires burned 441,000 hectares of forest between April and October — nearly three times as many hectares as the 10-year average, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).