From deer, moose, and bear to butchering your harvest, the experts at Ontario OUT of DOORS have you covered on your big game hunt.
Animal Skull In Forest

Climate change and cervids

by Bruce Ranta | January 31, 2023

How Ontario's cervids - white-tailed deer, moose, elk and caribou - respond to a rapidly changing climate is of great interest to hunters.

Buck Calling

Drawing whitetails with sound

by Al Davy | January 6, 2023

Whitetails can out-hear, out-smell, and outrun you. Use these tips to bring in bucks during all phases of the rut.

Abandoned House

Hunting from forgotten blinds

by Bruce Ranta | October 17, 2022

Find an old, abandoned farmhouse, or other building, somewhere out in deer country, to use as a blind that time forgot.

stalking deer in woods

The art of deer stalking

by Bruce Ranta | September 22, 2022

Learning how to move around in the forest, while seeing deer and creating shooting opportunities is what makes for good woodland deer stalking.

Examining deer in a landscape of fear

by Dr. Keith Munro | August 31, 2022

Dr. Keith Munro’s thesis was designed to examine if deer behaviour in the landscape of fear could be used to manage deer more efficiently.

a late-season buck peeking

Sizing-up trophy antlers

by Sarah Snetsinger | June 9, 2022

I set out to learn if harvesting large white-tailed deer with impressive antlers reduces the number of large deer in future generations.

bull moose on a roadway

Salvaging roadkill

by Ken Doherty | May 17, 2022

An interest in harvesting or foraging roadkill aka bushmeat, double-dead meat, or minivan manna, has grown considerably.

an overpass above a highway for animals to safely cross

How highway animal crossings prevent collisions

by Bruce Ranta | January 14, 2022

Until relatively recently, only minimal attention has been paid to the well-being of other species lost on roadways in Ontario.

four men in blaze orange over a fallen moose

A family moose hunt to remember

by Gord Ellis | January 7, 2022

Few connections as deep as sharing a successful hunt with the most important people in your life, and nothing's more important than family.