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Solunar Calendar

February 2022 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | January 26, 2022

The solunar calendar for February 2022 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.


Northern marine railway to get upgrade

by Editorial Staff | January 25, 2022

Anglers are expected to benefit from an $800,000 upgrade to a boat shortcut connecting Whitefish and Sabaskong bays on Lake of the Woods.


Sledding to Haliburton forest brookies

by Steve Galea | January 25, 2022

The outing, in our mind, was a success. The setting and experience were wonderful. The guide was truly excellent.

Baked whitefish with Parmesan, pesto, and red peppers


Baked whitefish with Parmesan, pesto, and red peppers

by Andrew Rochon | January 21, 2022

Here’s a tasty and simple way to prepare whitefish fresh from the ice. Feel free to make your own pesto, for an added touch.

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Ontario whitetails test positive for COVID

by Steve Galea | January 20, 2022

The virus that causes COVID-19 was found in five white-tailed deer samples collected in southwestern Ontario last November.

a man is ice fishing for crappie

Ice Fishing

Making crappie ice fishing happen on Lake of the Woods

by Tom Armstrong | January 19, 2022

Baby in tow, my wife and I, along with my dad, headed 4.5 hours west to Sunset Cove Resort to finally make crappie ice fishing happen.

wee wild hoglet standing in leaves


Hunting wild pigs prohibited

by Steve Galea | January 18, 2022

It became illegal to hunt wild pigs in Ontario as of Jan. 1, 2022 after a regulatory amendment under the Invasive Species Act of 2015.

grass carp looming under lily pads


Lake Erie grass carp cause concern

by Jeff Helsdon | January 17, 2022

Used in some states for algae control in ponds, grass carp, a supposedly sterile species, have been in Lake Erie for more than 30 years.

an overpass above a highway for animals to safely cross

Big Game

How highway animal crossings prevent collisions

by Bruce Ranta | January 14, 2022

Until relatively recently, only minimal attention has been paid to the well-being of other species lost on roadways in Ontario.