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Bowhunting

Insights for choosing your first bow

by Jeff Kavanagh | July 22, 2021

A gun hunter can take advantage of the longer archery season with a bow that feels like a rifle without the long learning curve of a vertical bow.

Big Game

Five steps to prep for deer season

by Gord Ellis | July 20, 2021

Tom Petty once sang that “waiting is the hardest part,” and when it comes to waiting for deer season, I can be very impatient. I know many of you are, too. It’s the nature of the hunter to look ahead, and to dream.

News

Goldeneyes adorn the 2021 duck stamp

by Editorial Staff | July 19, 2021

A beautiful image depicting a pair of common goldeneyes will adorn the 2021 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp.

Bass

Three techniques bass anglers should master

by Luigi De Rose | July 16, 2021

These three casting tips are well worth the effort and will surely show a great return on your investment.

Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Can I carry a .22 rifle for hunting squirrels while bowhunting for deer?

by Editorial Staff | July 15, 2021

Ask a CO takes Ontario OUT of DOORS readers’ questions and utilizes the knowledge of Conservation Officers to find the answers.

Muskie

Finding muskie in transition

by Ben Beattie | July 14, 2021

During every muskie season, there's a period when it's no longer summer but it’s not really quite fall, either.

News

Lake Erie perch quotas down

by Jeff Helsdon | July 13, 2021

Lake Erie commercial and recreational anglers saw a decrease in Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for perch when the Lake Erie Committee (LEC), composed of fishery managers from both sides of the lake, announced new quotas in late March.

Cooking

Sampling campfire coffee options

by Linda Gabris | July 13, 2021

There seems to be just about as many methods to brew your favourite cup of java as there are stars in the night sky. It’s no different with off-the-grid options.

News

Invasive caterpillars booming

by Jason Bain | July 12, 2021

Invasive caterpillars have ravaged trees across the province, but experts with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) say healthy trees will survive by growing a second wave of leaves.