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Far fewer forest fires this spring

by Jason Bain | June 17, 2019

There’s been less than half as many forest fires in Ontario this year over last year, but the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry points out there has been no shortage of problematic blazes so far this season.

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Fishing tools of the trade

by OOD in partnership with Camillus Knives. | May 31, 2019

When most anglers think of gear, fishing tools rarely make the list. Yet, as soon as a big fish is hooked, those tools are what an angler needs most.

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Multiple lines proposed for carp anglers

by Jason Bain | June 14, 2019

A proposal to allow multiple lines for carp fishing on Ontario shorelines would give anglers more opportunity and have a significant economic impact on communities that host the thriving fishery, enthusiasts agree.

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Identifying walleye, sauger, pickerel, and pike

by Lonnie King | June 13, 2019

If you find yourself tripping over the terms walleye, sauger, pickerel, and pike, you’re not alone. For starters, here in Ontario we interchange...

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Mosquitos more abundant this spring

by Jason Bain | June 12, 2019

For those wondering if they have been swatting at more flying, blood-sucking insects than usual while outdoors this spring, experts confirm the answer is yes.

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Province proposes updating plan to prevent CWD

by Jason Bain | June 11, 2019

The province has proposed updating a plan to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD), a progressive, fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk, moose, and caribou, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) and Forestry announced.

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Bear hide tanning in 5 easy steps

by April Scott-Clarke | June 7, 2019

Just as the proverbial saying goes “there are more ways than one to skin a cat,” so are there different ways to tan a bear hide. Here’s one way to do it.

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Diesel spill contained on Lake Erie creek

by Jason Bain | June 6, 2019

Wildlife was not affected by an approximately 95-litre diesel fuel spill at Imperial Oil’s Nanticoke refinery Sunday night, a Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks spokesperson told The Hamilton Spectator on Tuesday.