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Ask an expert: Do fish feel pain?

by Gord Ellis | October 6, 2022

Knowing fish don’t feel pain in no way absolves anglers from acting responsibly. Just the opposite is true.

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Ask an expert: what’s your opinion on the use of a peep sight on a .30-30?

by Editorial Staff | September 20, 2022

OOD’s Guns and ammo columnists Linda Miller and Keith Cunningham provide insight on the use of a peep sight on a .30-30.

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Ask an expert: how do I fix the defective electronics on my boat?

by Editorial Staff | July 19, 2022

Fishing and hunting guide, tournament angler, and outdoor writer Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson gives tips for fixing boating electronics.

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Ask an expert: Trolling for brown trout

by Editorial Staff | April 4, 2022

OOD contributor and veteran Lake Ontario angler Jason Forde provides insight on trolling for brown trout for the first time.

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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.

Ask an expert: Is this fish safe to eat?

by Editorial Staff | February 25, 2021

An expert provides insight on the flesh wound of a fish and gives a recommendation if it is safe for human consumption.

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Ask an expert: Can fish transmit COVID-19?

by Editorial Staff | May 21, 2020

An expert answers the question, “Can fish transmit the virus that causes COVID-19 and should they be handled any differently?”

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Ask an expert: Can biting insects transmit COVID-19?

by Editorial Staff | April 22, 2020

An expert from Peterborough’s Trent University answers the question, “Can mosquitoes or other biting insects, like black flies, transmit the coronavirus that causes COVID-19?”

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Ask an expert: How to dispatch fish

by Editorial Staff | February 26, 2020

An expert provides recommendations on the most humane way to kill a fish prior to consumption, without contaminating the meat of the fish.