Ask a CO

A model of a scope with a laser projecting forth

Ask a CO: Are laser scopes legal?

by Editorial Staff | February 7, 2020

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

A tension rod to aid in ice fishing

Ask a CO: Are Jaw Jackers legal?

by Editorial Staff | January 30, 2020

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

dog in the woods

Ask a CO: What can we do about these dogs?

by Editorial Staff | January 16, 2020

A Conservation Officer explains how hunting dogs must remain under the hunter’s control and the rules regarding dogs on private property.

Hunter survey with pen

Ask a CO: Must hunters submit reports?

by Editorial Staff | October 31, 2019

A conservation officer explains new mandatory hunter reporting requirements that came into effect in Ontario on January 1, 2019.

wild turkey grazing

Ask a CO: Can I carry ammo for both turkeys and waterfowl?

by Editorial Staff | September 26, 2019

A MNRF Conservation Officer answers the question, “Can I legally carry ammunition for both turkeys and waterfowl while hunting ducks?”

upland - grouse

Ask a CO: Is it legal to shoot grouse with rimfire .22 birdshot?

by Editorial Staff | September 26, 2019

A MNRF Conservation Officer answers the question, “Is it legal to shoot grouse or other birds with a rimfire .22 birdshot?”

Ask a CO: Multiple muzzleloaders can be carried

by Editorial Staff | August 29, 2019

Hunters can carry more than one muzzleloader, but they must be handled in a safe manner, a provincial enforcement specialist with the MNRF explains.

multiple firearms

Ask a CO: Carrying multiple firearms

by Emily Convery | October 13, 2017

We’ve rounded up some of our most helpful question and answers from our “Ask a CO” section of the magazine.  

Maintained roadway

Ask a CO: What is a maintained roadway?

by Editorial Staff | January 4, 2016

A provincial enforcement specialist with the MNRF explains the definition of maintained and unmaintained roadways when it comes to hunting.