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Gun licence production halted

by Jeff Helsdon | April 1, 2020

Production of firearms licence cards and processing of new applications are on hold until further notice as a result of the pandemic.


Knife handles 101

by OOD in partnership with Camillus Knives. | April 1, 2020

Knife handles are constructed from a variety of materials with each material having certain advantages or potential disadvantages.

lineup at a firearms store


COVID-19 causes surge in gun, ammo sales

by Jeff Helsdon | April 1, 2020

Firearms and ammunition sales rallied in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, fuelled by a variety of factors.

Female Mallard Duck Flying Low Over the Trees

Solunar Calendar

April 2020 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | March 31, 2020

The solunar calendar for March 2020 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

OOD's John Kerr Feat


OOD Editor, angling legend John Kerr passes

by Steve Galea | March 30, 2020

John was a legendary angler and outdoors writer who passed away from complications related to cancer on March 28.

vintage teddy bear with book


Teddy bear hunts gain popularity

by Editorial Staff | March 30, 2020

A different kind of bear hunt is underway this spring – one that is providing excitement for families isolated as a result of the global pandemic.

a man uses some bait spray


Fooling fish with scent

by Justin Hoffman | March 30, 2020

Science says fish scents work, and I’m a firm believer in adding an attractant to bait to lure fish in, make them bite, and have them hold on.

Great Lakes Chinook Salmon


The status of Great Lakes Chinook salmon

by Bob McGary | March 27, 2020

Chinook salmon, sometimes called king salmon, rapidly adapted to their new home and created a big-water fishing boom and a modern day sport fishing legacy.

a glass mug of hearty crappie chowder


Crappie chowder

by Andrew Rochon | March 26, 2020

Rich, creamy soup, loaded with corn and flaky crappie meat, what more could you want? Sunfish will work if you have a hard time finding crappie.