From deer, moose, and bear to butchering your harvest, the experts at Ontario OUT of DOORS have you covered on your big game hunt.
Caribou cuties wading out into a river

What constitutes a species?

by Bruce Ranta | September 9, 2020

What species is that? It’s a phrase we often hear. Unfortunately, and all too often, the answer provided is wrong, or only partially correct.

preparing mineral sites

Preparing the lick

by Luigi De Rose | July 21, 2020

Deer use minerals heaviest during the spring and into the summer. If you plan on setting a mineral site, get it going as early as possible.

a big spring bear hunt bear in the verge

How the spring bear hunt was lost and won

by Steve Galea | May 20, 2020

More than 21 years have passed since the cancellation of Ontario’s spring bear hunt. Here's how the spring bear hunt was lost and won.

Eastern Ontario home to savvy, senior deer

by Jason Bain | April 24, 2020

You don’t have to convince James Mackenzie that white-tailed deer in eastern Ontario are getting wiser.

Big Game Management Advisory Committee

Moose hunting changing

by Steve Galea | February 26, 2020

Long awaited changes to moose hunting regulations were announced by Natural Resources Minister John Yakabuski on Feb. 25, starting in 2020.

a deer with immense antlers

Explaining antlers: nature's beautiful, functional appendages

by Bruce Ranta | February 18, 2020

Antlers are grown — and shed — on an annual basis.

camo-clad hunter stalking deer in snowy forest

Lessons learned from deer stalking

by Gord Ellis | November 26, 2019

Of all the ways to hunt deer, nothing is more challenging than putting the stalk on them. Whitetail deer are built to sense danger on the ground, and have developed incredible senses of smell, sight, and hearing to avoid predators.

white-tailed deer in forest

Michigan man contracts tuberculosis from deer

by Jeff Helsdon | November 20, 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed in September that a 77-year-old man contracted pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) from a deer.

bowhunter approaching downed whitetail buck

Taking an animal's life is no small thing

by Steve Galea | October 29, 2019

My hands trembled imperceptibly. My heartbeat sounded something like a ruffed grouse drumming on a distant log. My knees were more than a little shaky, too. I am always like that after the shot.

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