Latest Stories


Rickford named new MNRF minister

by Editorial Staff | June 18, 2021

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford is the new natural resources minister as part of a cabinet shuffle announced on Friday, June 18 by Premier Doug Ford.


Multi-species angling offers variety

by Brodie Kenna | June 18, 2021

While some anglers spend a good portion of the year waiting to target a specific species during a certain season, many anglers are constantly on the go, never relenting in their pursuit of fish, regardless of the species or time of year.


Licence-free fishing for Father’s Day

by Editorial Staff | June 16, 2021

The third of Ontario’s four annual licence-free fishing opportunities returns this Father’s Day weekend.

Fly Fishing

Choosing the right fly rod

by Ryan Sparks | June 16, 2021

When I tried to buy my first fly rod, the salesperson bombarded me with jargon about rod weight and length, line types, leader taper, tippet material, and casting techniques.


DIY: fishing lures

by Linda Gabris | June 15, 2021

Making lures is a rewarding hobby and a smart way to save money, especially if you have to rig the whole family with tackle.


Extolling the joys of topwater fishing

by Gord Ellis | June 14, 2021

The plug sat still on the water, with just a few ripples circling out from where it had landed. I popped the rod tip down, and the plug shot a spray of water forward, its cupped nose making a loud, distinctive gurgle.

Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Do I need a licence to fish a stocked pond?

by Editorial Staff | June 10, 2021

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

Big Game

Understanding game population cycles

by Bruce Ranta | June 8, 2021

Moose on my stomping grounds close to my Kenora home have been on a steep decline for many years and on a similar downhill slide in much of northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and Minnesota, as well as further afield, in places like Vermont and New Hampshire.


Invasive species costly, study finds

by Jeff Helsdon | June 8, 2021

A multi-national study found the global cost of invasive species between 1970 and 2017 was $1.288 trillion US.