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New range opportunities open

by Editorial Staff | September 21, 2023

There are two new facilities available for those who want to keep sharp for hunting season or are looking to perfect their shooting.

Big Game

Does our urine spook deer?

by Matthew Robbins | September 20, 2023

Hunters go to great lengths to cover up their stink. But does it matter? Does the smell of urine spook deer?

a buck on alert between the bare trees


New Sunday gun hunting opportunities created

by Steve Galea | September 19, 2023

The new opportunities came into effect as of Sept. 1, 2023 and the change means that 189 municipalities now permit Sunday gun hunting.

Big Game

Making your own ghillie suit

by Steve Galea | September 18, 2023

Hide from your prey better and blend in with your surroundings by building your own cloak of invisibility. Here's how.


Fall 2023 digital issue available

by Editorial Staff | September 15, 2023

OOD's Fall 2023 enhanced digital issue is now available. Read yours today for the latest hunting, fishing, and outdoors content.


Report on environment efforts unflattering

by Jeff Helsdon | September 13, 2023

An Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s report presented a picture of how the province is doing in protecting the environment. That picture is not rosy.


Learning from competitive shooting

by Jeff Helsdon | September 12, 2023

Hunters face similar challenges biathletes do. They can learn a lot from competitive shooting. Read how to be a better hunter from shooting sports.

Guns & Gear

Backlog in firearms renewal eliminated

by Jeff Helsdon | September 11, 2023

The backlog in renewal of firearms licenses is under control after delays in processing applications due to COVID-19.

Big Game

Silent arms

by Steve Galea | September 8, 2023

Learn a deer’s body language to know what the right time is to harvest one. Remain calm, have a sound plan in place, and respect their powers of detection.