Latest Stories

a trio of pheasant sliders

Cooking

Grilled pheasant sliders

by Andrew Rochon | September 16, 2021

A delicious grilled pheasant slider recipe for summer barbecues or any occasion from OOD food editor Andrew Rochon.

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News

Tick submissions no longer accepted

by Editorial Staff | September 15, 2021

Local health units are no longer accepting black-legged ticks from the public after a decision by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)’s to stop testing them as of Sept. 20.

Fishing

Warming water not good for fish

by Jeff Helsdon | September 14, 2021

Climate change doesn't bode well for fish, researcher warns, as fish are losing habitat space at the bottom of lakes.

man casting lure from a canoe

Blogs

Learning about the Wolverine

by Jason Bain | September 13, 2021

It wasn’t until my son Joseph and I were plying the weed-choked Scugog River just north of Lindsay during the this year’s bass opener that I really fully appreciated our newly refurbished Wolverine canoe.

fingerling fish being released into a waterway

Fishing

Community hatcheries keep Ontario stocked

by Mike Beaudin | September 10, 2021

On a late fall morning, a dozen or so volunteers gather on a wooded hill with a magnificent view of Georgian Bay. This group has no interest in the autumn splendour, however.

a large cargo boat with ballasts

Fishing

New ballast-water regulations applauded

by Jeff Helsdon | September 9, 2021

New ballast-water regulations aim to stop spread of invasive species in Canada. Sea-going vessels have been held responsible in the past.

a man turns his head at a busy Toronto crosswalk, wearing a Canada Goose coat

Hunting

Canada Goose ends using fur

by Steve Galea | September 8, 2021

The high-end outerwear company, Canada Goose, announced it will cease use of all fur in its products by 2022.

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Ask an expert

Learning from the master moose caller

by Gord Ellis | September 3, 2021

Teijo Villa of Thunder Bay is one of the masters of Ontario Moose hunting. I’m amazed by his incredible depth of knowledge about moose and his ability to put people in close contact with giants.

Grouse on alert

Solunar Calendar

September 2021 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | September 3, 2021

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