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COVID-19 impacting outdoors community

by Editorial Staff | January 22, 2021

The global outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on life around the world. Check back here regularly to learn about how the pandemic is impacting the outdoors community in Ontario.


Sarnia-area man wins $394,717 Catch the Ace jackpot

by Editorial Staff | January 22, 2021

A 34-year-old Plympton-Wyoming Township man is $394,717 richer for becoming the grand champion in the OFAH Catch the Ace online progressive lottery.

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RCMP union questions firearms buyback

by Jeff Helsdon | January 22, 2021

RCMP union questions the federal government’s strategy to reduce gun crime through the pending buyback of semi-automatic centrefire rifles.

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Hunters who did not report can still purchase licence

by Editorial Staff | January 22, 2021

Hunters who did not file a 2020 mandatory hunter report can still purchase a licence in 2021, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) has confirmed with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

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Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Red markings mean no trespassing

by Editorial Staff | January 21, 2021

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

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Pelee pheasant hunt back on for 2021

by Jeff Helsdon | January 20, 2021

The Pelee Island Pheasant Hunt will be going ahead in 2021. Interested hunters are asked to watch the page in coming months for more details.


Fishing survey returns

by Steve Galea | January 19, 2021

Approximately 32,000 anglers and a sample of seniors across Ontario were asked to complete the Survey of Recreational Fishing in Ontario sent out on Jan. 12.

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Guns & Gear

Ammunition shortage in Canada

by Jeff Helsdon | January 19, 2021

Several conditions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused an ammunition shortage all across Canada.


Species at Risk funding available

by Steve Galea | January 18, 2021

$4.5 million available to non-profit organizations, indigenous communities, and other groups through the Species at Risk Stewardship Program.