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Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Do I need a licence to fish a stocked pond?

by Editorial Staff | June 10, 2021

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

Big Game

Understanding game population cycles

by Bruce Ranta | June 8, 2021

Moose on my stomping grounds close to my Kenora home have been on a steep decline for many years and on a similar downhill slide in much of northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and Minnesota, as well as further afield, in places like Vermont and New Hampshire.


Invasive species costly, study finds

by Jeff Helsdon | June 8, 2021

A multi-national study found the global cost of invasive species between 1970 and 2017 was $1.288 trillion US.


Ontario-based online hunter safety course coming

by Editorial Staff | June 7, 2021

New hunters will have an Ontario-based Hunter Safety Course (HSC) option by late summer.


Mounts offer security

by Luigi De Rose | June 7, 2021

lectronics are key to great fishing and safe boating, so keeping them safe and secure is a must. Considering how complex and pricy modern electronics are, it is important to install them correctly.


Canpar stops shipping firearms and ammo

by Steve Galea | June 4, 2021

An unexpected announcement by Canpar Express that it would no longer ship firearms, ammunition or gun parts as of noon on May 27 caught its firearms industry customers by surprise and has disrupted some deliveries.

a lake scape from a vantage point


Free day-use permits Monday to Thursday at Ontario Parks

by Editorial Staff | June 3, 2021

Ontario is offering free day-use permits at 115 provincial parks from Monday to Thursday until Sept. 2, the province announced on Friday, May 28.


Seasonal Lyme disease shot trials underway

by Steve Galea | June 2, 2021

Clinical trials for a seasonal preventative shot for Lyme disease began in mid-February in the US by the University of Massachusetts (UMASS).


New Great Lakes deal marks 50th anniversary

by Editorial Staff | June 2, 2021

Canada and Ontario recently marked the 50th anniversary of the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health by signing a new deal, the ninth between the governments.