Big Game

Five steps to prep for deer season

by Gord Ellis | July 20, 2021

Tom Petty once sang that “waiting is the hardest part,” and when it comes to waiting for deer season, I can be very impatient. I know many of you are, too. It’s the nature of the hunter to look ahead, and to dream.

Ask a CO: Can I carry a .22 rifle for hunting squirrels while bowhunting for deer?

by Editorial Staff | July 15, 2021

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

How to take the perfect bow shot on deer

by Steve Galea | June 24, 2021

I think many of us would agree that the most important moment in any bow hunt is the shot. For this is the culmination of your efforts. It’s where the rubber meets the road.

Understanding game population cycles

by Bruce Ranta | June 8, 2021

Moose on my stomping grounds close to my Kenora home have been on a steep decline for many years and on a similar downhill slide in much of northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and Minnesota, as well as further afield, in places like Vermont and New Hampshire.

OFAH hosting virtual events on moose tag applications and firearms issues

by Editorial Staff | March 18, 2021

The OFAH and MNRF licensing and policy staff will host an online demonstration about the new moose tag allocation process later this month, as well as a Q&A on firearms issues.

Justin Hoffman records deer as it sheds antlers

by Editorial Staff | February 3, 2021

OOD contributor Justin Hoffman has checked something off his bucket list after documenting some unique antler shedding stories with the help of his trail cameras this past year.

illustration man with dog encounters a bear

Avoiding bear encounters

by Tom Goldsmith | January 26, 2021

Ironically, many people mistakenly believe that as long as they’re accompanied by a dog, their risk of an encounter is lessened.

Outdoorsmen with physical disabilities

by Steve Galea | January 15, 2021

Hunters and anglers frequently deal with tough conditions. For those with serious disabilities, tough conditions reach a whole other level.

Ask a CO: Are detachable magazines allowed when shotgun hunting?

by Editorial Staff | January 14, 2021

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