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Dakota Deer

Big Game

Dakota deer: Ontario's other whitetail

by Bruce Ranta | October 26, 2021

In recent years, many of us have read and heard a lot about the Algonquin wolf, non-migratory, forest-dwelling woodland caribou, and other animals that some think are unique species, subspecies, or ecotypes.

white-tailed deer in forest

Big Game

Deer EHD outbreak confirmed

by Editorial Staff | October 25, 2021

Samples taken from deer found dead in the Kingston area have tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), officials confirmed.

a moose, hiding

Solunar Calendar

November 2021 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | October 25, 2021

The solunar calendar for November 2021 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

Autumn deer


COVID-19 antibodies found in wild US deer

by Steve Galea | October 22, 2021

A USDA study has determined that some free-ranging deer in some states have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

an overview of wetlands


Great Lakes protection projects get funding

by Editorial Staff | October 21, 2021

Farming and landowning efforts to protect the Great Lakes and their watersheds are getting a funding boost from the province.

firearm encased in a gun sock, leaning against a tree

Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Is a gun inside a gun sock considered encased when walking to your stand?

by Editorial Staff | October 20, 2021

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

a fish, hooked


Research shows fish can be hooked on drugs

by Geoff Coleman | October 18, 2021

According to research, brown trout can become addicted to low levels of methamphetamine occurring in their surroundings.

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Fighting climate change focus of new OPG podcast

by Editorial Staff | October 15, 2021

New podcast series by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) highlights stories of those combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions.

Laura Myers shops at Bass Pro Shops.

Guns & Gear

OFAH report examines hunting firearms

by Editorial Staff | October 14, 2021

What firearms are reasonable for hunting is the focus of a report released today by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).