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Guns & Gear

Missing shotgun found

by Editorial Staff | October 27, 2020

A shotgun that was lost on a hunting trip on Muskrat Lake in Cobden, northwest of Ottawa, has been found and returned to its owner.

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Campaign aided 29 food banks

by Editorial Staff | October 22, 2020

A fundraising campaign spearheaded by a Canadian fishing lure manufacturer recently netted $24,350 for 29 food banks across the country.

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Shotgun lost on hunting trip

by Editorial Staff | October 22, 2020

Police are searching for a shotgun reported missing on a hunting trip on Muskrat Lake in Cobden, northwest of Ottawa, on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Big Game

Following bucks through the seasons

by Tom Armstrong | October 21, 2020

Whitetail bucks cover a lot of ground during the year, and even throughout a hunt. Here's how to follow bucks as their desires change.

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Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Can you laminate game tags and licence summaries?

by Editorial Staff | October 20, 2020

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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The ultimate outdoorsman

by Gord Ellis | October 19, 2020

The story of freshwater fishing hall of fame inductee Ray Dupuis, who at 86 is an active hunter, trapper, fisherman, and conservationist.

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Fishing late fall walleye patterns

by Tim Allard | October 16, 2020

Late fall is an incredible time to fish walleye, as turnover tribulations are over and fish concentrate on mid to deep structure.

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Lower Great Lakes hit record high temperatures

by Jeff Helsdon | October 16, 2020

Record high temperatures in two Canadian Great Lakes could have an impact on the future of the fishery, if the trend continues.


Former Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay dies

by Steve Galea | October 15, 2020

Former Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay died in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 29, 2020 at the age of 72.