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Northern tourism


Northern tourism on the mend

by Steve Galea | June 9, 2023

Tourism in northern Ontario is finally on the rise after the pandemic, with more bookings right in time for summer.



Barbless benefits

by Tim Allard | June 8, 2023

Barbless is the way to go for beginners practicing casting and learning proper fish handling and hook removal techniques.

blind compromise


A blind compromise

by Jeff Helsdon | June 7, 2023

Blinds offer many advantages for turkey hunters: they conceal movement, offer more comfortable seating, and protection from the weather.



Fish sanctuaries proposed on Opinicon and Charleston lakes

by Steve Galea | June 7, 2023

MNRF is proposing to create temporary fish sanctuaries on Opinicon and Charleston Lakes in eastern Ontario for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

Minister Graydon Smith


Meeting Minister Graydon Smith

by Editorial Staff | June 6, 2023

Getting to know shark wrangler and former radio personality, Graydon Smith, Natural Resources and Forestry Minister.

July 2023


July 2023 digital issue available

by Editorial Staff | June 6, 2023

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

zebra mussel


Zebra mussel caught hitching ride

by Matthew Robbins | June 1, 2023

Zebra mussels are among the most devastating aquatic invasive species in North America, due to their direct impacts and ability to spread.

going custom


Going custom

by Gord Ellis | May 31, 2023

For most anglers, a factory-made rod is the best choice. But for those who want something specialized and different, there are custom rods.

wood stove


Testing the Grizzly wood stove

by Tamas Pal | May 30, 2023

A tiny, well-built wood stove perfect for RV users, van-lifers, or a cabin that's a couple hundred square feet with modern insulation.