Big Game

white-tailed deer running through snow

Pelee deer cull

by Steve Galea | March 2, 2023

Point Pelee National Park was closed to visitors from Jan. 6 to 20 as a safety measure while its annual deer cull took place.

Animal Skull In Forest

Climate change and cervids

by Bruce Ranta | January 31, 2023

How Ontario’s cervids – white-tailed deer, moose, elk and caribou – respond to a rapidly changing climate is of great interest to hunters.

Buck Calling

Drawing whitetails with sound

by Al Davy | January 6, 2023

Whitetails can out-hear, out-smell, and outrun you. Use these tips to bring in bucks during all phases of the rut.

Abandoned House

Hunting from forgotten blinds

by Bruce Ranta | October 17, 2022

Find an old, abandoned farmhouse, or other building, somewhere out in deer country, to use as a blind that time forgot.

stalking deer in woods

The art of deer stalking

by Bruce Ranta | September 22, 2022

Learning how to move around in the forest, while seeing deer and creating shooting opportunities is what makes for good woodland deer stalking.

Examining deer in a landscape of fear

by Dr. Keith Munro | August 31, 2022

Dr. Keith Munro’s thesis was designed to examine if deer behaviour in the landscape of fear could be used to manage deer more efficiently.

a late-season buck peeking

Sizing-up trophy antlers

by Sarah Snetsinger | June 9, 2022

I set out to learn if harvesting large white-tailed deer with impressive antlers reduces the number of large deer in future generations.

bull moose on a roadway

Salvaging roadkill

by Ken Doherty | May 17, 2022

An interest in harvesting or foraging roadkill aka bushmeat, double-dead meat, or minivan manna, has grown considerably.

an overpass above a highway for animals to safely cross

How highway animal crossings prevent collisions

by Bruce Ranta | January 14, 2022

Until relatively recently, only minimal attention has been paid to the well-being of other species lost on roadways in Ontario.