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Hunting

Firearms licence technical issues resolved

by Jeff Helsdon | August 22, 2019

Technical issues that resulted in a backlog of issuing firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PALs) have been resolved, according to the RCMP.

Fishing tools

Sponsored

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.

DIY

DIY: Decoy hacks

by Scott McGuigan | August 22, 2019

These tips will lengthen the life of your decoys, add realism, and give you more bang for your buck, contributor Scott McGuigan wrote in the 2018-2019 Hunting Annual.

Fishing

Scientists study giant Lake Erie algal bloom

by Jason Bain | August 20, 2019

A giant algal bloom growing on western Lake Erie could threaten recreational and commercial fisheries if the right action isn’t taken, an Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) wildlife fisheries biologist said.

Bass

Balancing bass seasons

by Shaun Fernandes | August 19, 2019

Early-season fishing could be hindering nesting smallmouth bass spawning in Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 20, which includes the Canadian side of Lake Ontario, but opinions vary on a possible solution.

News

On guard: the facts about Lyme disease

by Steve Galea | August 15, 2019

Over the last two years, Robert Ralston has seen good days and bad. When he's feeling well, he goes out for brief walks, enjoys the fresh air and his rural surroundings, and dreams of when he will be able to hunt, trap, fish, and work in the outdoors again.

Big Game

Moose management overhaul proposed

by Jason Bain | August 13, 2019

The province is set to overhaul how it manages the declining moose population.

Fishing

Big-water salmon savvy

by John Kerr | August 8, 2019

August is the month that anglers will be plying western Lake Ontario for coho and chinook salmon. The fish, now approaching their top weights, are starting to school and home in on the parent streams where they were stocked.