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Free Fishing Fathers Day Bass FEAT

News

Father's Day weekend brings free fishing

by Meghan Sutherland | June 14, 2024

The province is offering licence-free fishing for Ontario residents on June 15 and June 16 2024 for Father's Day weekend.

AR-15 gun buyback

News

Gun buyback* costs ballooning

by Jeff Helsdon | June 13, 2024

The gun buyback* program has already cost $42 million, and not one gun has been bought back yet. The original cost estimate was $8.8 million.

big buck found by waterfowlers

News

World-class buck found by waterfowlers

by Scott McGuigan | June 12, 2024

This big buck is the 22nd largest nontypical on record in the province and was found by three late-season duck hunters.

Ray loves tillers 760

Blogs

On loving tillers

by Ray Blades | June 11, 2024

My favourite type of fishing boat is the ubiquitous tiller — 14 feet of aluminum and 9.9 horses of unbridled power.

Armstrong POMAC photo award

News

Armstrong wins award for OOD

by Editorial Staff | June 7, 2024

OOD's Tom Armstrong was honoured by POMAC, taking second place in a photography category for "The Work Begins" from the Nov.-Dec. 2023 issue.

splake in a net throwback

Fishing

Seeking summer splake

by Lonnie King | June 6, 2024

Even experienced anglers often need to take a second look to accurately identify splake, being that they're a hybrid.

grass carp looming under lily pads

News

Asian carp measures delayed

by Jeff Helsdon | June 6, 2024

Squabbling between the state of Illinois and the US federal government is delaying measures planned to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

birds in formation avian influenza

News

Avian influenza still circulating

by Scott McGuigan | June 5, 2024

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) avian influenza study reveals both good news and bad news for waterfowlers.

Pretty River road

News

Fixing Pretty River parking

by Steve Galea | June 4, 2024

Parking restrictions that created access issues for hunters and anglers last year at Pretty River Valley Provincial Park are being addressed.