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Chris Yates of Chatsworth and Pumpkinseed record


Pumpkinseed record confirmed

by Steve Galea | September 21, 2021

Ontario has a new pumpkinseed record at 10.8 inches long and with a 12-inch girth, DNA testing that began in 2018 has confirmed.


Sharing weird hunting stories

by Gord Ellis | September 20, 2021

If you spend enough time outdoors, you will have some odd things happen. Those experiences can range from mildly amusing to terrifying, and everything in between.

a trio of pheasant sliders


Grilled pheasant sliders

by Andrew Rochon | September 16, 2021

A delicious grilled pheasant slider recipe for summer barbecues or any occasion from OOD food editor Andrew Rochon.

Tick graphic


Tick submissions no longer accepted

by Editorial Staff | September 15, 2021

Local health units are no longer accepting black-legged ticks from the public after a decision by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)’s to stop testing them as of Sept. 20.


Warming water not good for fish

by Jeff Helsdon | September 14, 2021

Climate change doesn't bode well for fish, researcher warns, as fish are losing habitat space at the bottom of lakes.

man casting lure from a canoe


Learning about the Wolverine

by Jason Bain | September 13, 2021

It wasn’t until my son Joseph and I were plying the weed-choked Scugog River just north of Lindsay during the this year’s bass opener that I really fully appreciated our newly refurbished Wolverine canoe.

fingerling fish being released into a waterway


Community hatcheries keep Ontario stocked

by Mike Beaudin | September 10, 2021

On a late fall morning, a dozen or so volunteers gather on a wooded hill with a magnificent view of Georgian Bay. This group has no interest in the autumn splendour, however.

a large cargo boat with ballasts


New ballast-water regulations applauded

by Jeff Helsdon | September 9, 2021

New ballast-water regulations aim to stop spread of invasive species in Canada. Sea-going vessels have been held responsible in the past.

a man turns his head at a busy Toronto crosswalk, wearing a Canada Goose coat


Canada Goose ends using fur

by Steve Galea | September 8, 2021

The high-end outerwear company, Canada Goose, announced it will cease use of all fur in its products by 2022.