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Potential new lake trout record

by Jeff Helsdon | September 26, 2023

A Colorado angler may have set a new lake trout record with a 72.39-pound lake trout that took him 13 minutes to land.

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Grounded for bear

by Gord Ellis | September 25, 2023

Hunting bears on the ground is a thrilling and satisfying pursuit. Look no further if you are looking to learn how to stalk and hunt bears from ground blinds.


October 2023 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | September 22, 2023

The October 2023 solunar calendar is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.


New range opportunities open

by Editorial Staff | September 21, 2023

There are two new facilities available for those who want to keep sharp for hunting season or are looking to perfect their shooting.

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Does our urine spook deer?

by Matthew Robbins | September 20, 2023

Hunters go to great lengths to cover up their stink. But does it matter? Does the smell of urine spook deer?

a buck on alert between the bare trees


New Sunday gun hunting opportunities created

by Steve Galea | September 19, 2023

The new opportunities came into effect as of Sept. 1, 2023 and the change means that 189 municipalities now permit Sunday gun hunting.

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Making your own ghillie suit

by Steve Galea | September 18, 2023

Hide from your prey better and blend in with your surroundings by building your own cloak of invisibility. Here's how.


Fall 2023 digital issue available

by Editorial Staff | September 15, 2023

OOD's Fall 2023 enhanced digital issue is now available. Read yours today for the latest hunting, fishing, and outdoors content.


Report on environment efforts unflattering

by Jeff Helsdon | September 13, 2023

An Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s report presented a picture of how the province is doing in protecting the environment. That picture is not rosy.