Small Game

Ask a CO: Can you train a dog by flushing game during a closed season?

by Editorial Staff | July 29, 2021

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

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.

West Nile virus widespread in turkey range

by Jeff Helsdon | May 13, 2021

West Nile virus (WNV) is widespread across Ontario and Quebec’s wild turkey range.

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.

Braised rabbit

by Andrew Rochon | January 12, 2021

When waterfowl and deer season come to an end, I love to pursue wild rabbits in the snow. They are challenging to hunt and make a tasty stew.

How to become a trapper

by Jeff Gustafson | March 19, 2019

Trapping is the oldest natural-resource-based industry in North America, and it’s something I was interested in. So I started looking into how to become a trapper.

Coyote howl and growl calls

by Barry Dart | February 6, 2019

After many years and countless hours experimenting with coyote calls, factory and homemade, I’ve come up with a sound and call sequence that helps me be more consistently successful on stand.

Pelts at auction

From trap to auction

by Lasha Racquel Wilson | March 17, 2016

It’s mid March and that means trappers in Ontario are now putting the final touches on their furs as they prepare them for sale.

Coyote

Trapping coyote for fur in Ontario

by Lasha Racquel Wilson | January 15, 2015

Making use of this underappreciated fur-bearer