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COVID-19 impacting outdoors community

by Editorial Staff | January 18, 2021

The global outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on life around the world. Check back here regularly to learn about how the pandemic is impacting the outdoors community in Ontario.

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Species at Risk funding available

by Steve Galea | January 18, 2021

$4.5 million available to non-profit organizations, indigenous communities, and other groups through the Species at Risk Stewardship Program.

Big Game

Outdoorsmen with physical disabilities

by Steve Galea | January 15, 2021

Hunters and anglers frequently deal with tough conditions. For those with serious disabilities, tough conditions reach a whole other level.

Fishing

New boating regulations mulled

by Jeff Helsdon | January 14, 2021

Transport Canada is considering new boating regulations, including requiring wind-powered vessels to be licensed.

Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Are detachable magazines allowed when shotgun hunting?

by Editorial Staff | January 14, 2021

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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Braised rabbit

by Andrew Rochon | January 12, 2021

When waterfowl and deer season come to an end, I love to pursue wild rabbits in the snow. They are challenging to hunt and make a tasty stew.

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Ice Fishing

Ice angler perishes in Bay of Quinte

by Steve Galea | January 11, 2021

A 23-year-old ice angler from Belleville is dead after breaking through the ice on the Bay of Quinte on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Big Game

Deer yards: how the landscape aids winter survival

by Bruce Ranta | January 11, 2021

Year-round, I have deer in my yard, but my yard isn’t a deer yard. A “deer yard” is an area where deer concentrate during the winter months.

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Fishing

Bass tournament nightmare leads to hefty fines

by Steve Galea | January 8, 2021

Bass tournament held on July 13-14 in Gananoque resulted in heavy fines and a recreational fishing licence suspension for the organizer.