Big Game

leading a moose to water

Lead a moose to water

by Scott Earl Smith | October 12, 2021

Learn how to call, track, and locate moose using Ontario’s water-rich environments with a variety of water-based strategies.

Bowhunting accessories I won’t hunt without

by Tim Watts | September 29, 2021

Over the years, I have used many gadgets that were supposed to help me become a more successful hunter.

shaun stratford bear

Bear of a lifetime taken

by Steve Galea | September 24, 2021

Shaun Stratford sat with his back against the huge bear he had just shot and recovered, while the momentousness of the occasion began to sink in. There, in the dark boreal forest near his bear bait site, he became emotional.

Teijo Villa Featured Photo

Learning from the master moose caller

by Gord Ellis | September 3, 2021

Teijo Villa of Thunder Bay is one of the masters of Ontario Moose hunting. I’m amazed by his incredible depth of knowledge about moose and his ability to put people in close contact with giants.

following the feed throughout the season

Following moose diet through the seasons

by Tom Armstrong | August 17, 2021

It’s amazing moose can fuel themselves eating only leaves, twigs, and other vegetation, especially in the dead of winter.

rangefinders

Get more from your rangefinder

by Tim Watts | August 10, 2021

bows with higher let-off to carbon-fibre arrows, technology in the archery industry has grown immensely over the last few years.

Follow the basics to outsmart big bucks

by Gord Ellis | August 5, 2021

The whitetail buck is the most challenging — and occasionally infuriating — of the big game species to hunt.

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.