Hunting

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December 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | December 2, 2019

Dark green: Days when fish and game are most active.Light green: Days when fish and game are more active than usual.Unofficial key dates: Dec. 14 Black bear mandatory report deadline for residents.Dec. 29 Moose mandatory report deadline.Jan. 1 Many ice-fishing seasons open across the province. Check your Outdoors Card for expiry date, and renew if […]

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.

deer in snow

CWD surveillance continues

by Barney Moorhouse | November 15, 2019

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will be conducting its Chronic Wasting Disease Provincial Surveillance Program again in two regions during the firearms season for deer.

waterfowlers with goose decoys

Never too cold for geese and mallards

by Bob McGary | November 13, 2019

It’s never too cold to harvest geese or wind-buffeted mallards, Bob McGary writes after taking part in a hunt on a snow-covered field near Hamilton.

hunter peering through binoculars

Survey participants could win $250 gift card

by OOD in partnership with Quebec Outfitters | November 1, 2019

Quebec Outfitters is offering a chance to win one of two $250 gift cards at Bass Pro Shop/Cabela’s for completing a survey.

three bucks - hightower

November 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | October 31, 2019

Dark green: Days when fish and game are most active.Light green: Days when fish and game are more active than usual.Unofficial key dates: Nov. 4 General southern Ontario deer gun hunt opensNov. 11 Remembrance DayNov. 14 Fall turkey report deadlineNov. 21 World Fisheries Day Day SunRise SunSet MoonRise MoonSet MinorAM MajorAM MinorPM MajorPM 1 7:58 […]

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.

ducks taking flight in field

Making duck-hunting memories near Napanee

by Andrew Rochon | October 25, 2019

A late-season outing near Napanee opened contributor Andrew Rochon’s eyes to a level of duck hunting unlike any other he had seen.