Guns & Gear

a man uses some bait spray

Fooling fish with scent

by Justin Hoffman | March 30, 2020

Science says fish scents work, and I’m a firm believer in adding an attractant to bait to lure fish in, make them bite, and have them hold on.

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In praise of hip waders

by Gord Ellis | March 18, 2020

To some anglers, hip waders are the ugly stepsister of chest waders, but to me, they’re the workhorses of the family.

documents on a desk

Passing on your guns

by Ken Doherty | January 30, 2020

One of the most thoughtful things you can do for your loved ones is to plan for the dispersal of your firearms should you be unable to do so.

wild turkeys standing beside each other in a row

Trail Cam Photo Contest 2019 winners

by Editorial Staff | November 29, 2019

This year’s Ontario OUT of DOORS Trail Cam Photo Contest drew hundreds of impressive entries and thousands of votes.

DIY shooting box

Predicting bullet performance before the hunt

by Linda K. Miller & Keith A. Cunningham | October 11, 2019

Professionals use expensive gelatin blocks to demonstrate how bullets will perform on targets, ensuring that the round will have the energy, expansion, and penetration required for effective shots on game animals. But you can build a “poor man’s shooting box” to do the same tests using simple household materials for almost nothing.

Savage Arms firearm

Savage Arms sold

by Jeff Helsdon | October 1, 2019

Savage Arms — founded by Arthur Savage in 1894 in Utica, New York — has a new owner.

Knife sitting on a bench sharpener

Sharpening your knives

by John Ward | August 30, 2019

Sharpening your knives is much less expensive than buying new ones or having someone else do it for your. But like most things, it does require practice.

OOD pros’ fishing boats

by Ben Beattie | August 27, 2019

Seven Ontario OUT of DOORS contributors, editors and tournament anglers talk about their fishing rigs and why they love them so much.

backcountry hunting fishing

Reduce your footprint in the backcountry

by Paul McCarney | July 29, 2019

We’re lucky to have access to publicly owned land for backcountry hunting, fishing, and camping opportunities. It’s important we remember…