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Hunting

Forests sustainably managed, report says

by Editorial Staff | September 23, 2021

Ontario’s public forests are sustainably managed, according to the province’s State of Ontario Natural Resources 2021 report.

Chris Yates of Chatsworth and Pumpkinseed record

Fishing

Pumpkinseed record confirmed

by Steve Galea | September 21, 2021

Ontario has a new pumpkinseed record at 10.8 inches long and with a 12-inch girth, DNA testing that began in 2018 has confirmed.

Hunting

Sharing weird hunting stories

by Gord Ellis | September 20, 2021

If you spend enough time outdoors, you will have some odd things happen. Those experiences can range from mildly amusing to terrifying, and everything in between.

a trio of pheasant sliders

Cooking

Grilled pheasant sliders

by Andrew Rochon | September 16, 2021

A delicious grilled pheasant slider recipe for summer barbecues or any occasion from OOD food editor Andrew Rochon.

Tick graphic

News

Tick submissions no longer accepted

by Editorial Staff | September 15, 2021

Local health units are no longer accepting black-legged ticks from the public after a decision by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)’s to stop testing them as of Sept. 20.

Fishing

Warming water not good for fish

by Jeff Helsdon | September 14, 2021

Climate change doesn't bode well for fish, researcher warns, as fish are losing habitat space at the bottom of lakes.

man casting lure from a canoe

Blogs

Learning about the Wolverine

by Jason Bain | September 13, 2021

It wasn’t until my son Joseph and I were plying the weed-choked Scugog River just north of Lindsay during the this year’s bass opener that I really fully appreciated our newly refurbished Wolverine canoe.

fingerling fish being released into a waterway

Fishing

Community hatcheries keep Ontario stocked

by Mike Beaudin | September 10, 2021

On a late fall morning, a dozen or so volunteers gather on a wooded hill with a magnificent view of Georgian Bay. This group has no interest in the autumn splendour, however.

a large cargo boat with ballasts

Fishing

New ballast-water regulations applauded

by Jeff Helsdon | September 9, 2021

New ballast-water regulations aim to stop spread of invasive species in Canada. Sea-going vessels have been held responsible in the past.