Hunting

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.

rack and skull mounted on wall

Angling and hunting about more than size and weight

by Gord Ellis | October 23, 2019

I’m not sure when the term “trophy” came into the language of the angler and hunter. I can’t recall if it was always around or if it’s something the outdoor community adopted more recently. Yet this single word, when attached to fish and game of any kind, reveals an extreme polarity of views.

accessible duck blind

Accessible duck hunting blind installed

by Editorial Staff | October 21, 2019

Hilliardton Marsh Wildlife Area has installed a new observation/hunting blind for physically-challenged hunters.

waterfowler in duck blind

Predicting good duck days

by Bob Alison | October 17, 2019

Bob Alison, an internationally-respected biologist and waterfowler, unveils some simple steps for predicting the best days to be afield.

man butchering moose

How much meat to expect from your harvest

by Tom Armstrong | October 16, 2019

Tom Armstrong explains how much meat to expect and offers some tips to help hunters improve the quality and yield of their harvest.

October 2018

October 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | September 27, 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: Oct. 1 General Ontario deer bow opens; wild turkey bow opens in select unitsOct. 10 Controlled deer hunt results availableOct. 12 Adult moose gun season opens in select WMUsOct. 13 Elk reporting deadlineOct. 15 […]

waterfowl

Going under cover for waterfowl

by Bob Bailey | September 27, 2019

Waterfowl hunters in deep cover can create the illusion of a safe location that offers food and social contact for ducks.