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Proposed moose management changes

by Steve Galea | September 9, 2019

A proposal that aims to improve the management of Ontario’s moose herd and create a fairer and more sustainable tag process is up for public comment on Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) until September 26, 2019.

Best showing for Canada rifle shooters

by Editorial Staff | September 9, 2019

Twelve Canadian rifle shooters placed fourth in overall competition at the recent 2019 World Benchrest Championships held in Alberta – a Canadian-best showing.

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Waterfowl regulation changes in the works

by Steve Galea | September 9, 2019

Waterfowlers can now comment on the first comprehensive set of proposed changes to the Migratory Bird Act since their inception in 1917.

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New MNRF licensing system still drawing complaints

by Steve Galea | September 5, 2019

An online OOD story detailing issues with the new Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) licensing system continues to receive comments from big-game hunters who are having problems with draw results and unprintable tags.

Woman killed in northwestern Ontario bear attack

by Jason Bain | September 4, 2019

A 62-year-old American woman killed in a rare black bear attack was staying at a secluded island cabin in northwestern Ontario while attending a family reunion, according to provincial police.

Game changer

by Steve Galea | September 4, 2019

Imagine an autumn in which our deer, moose, elk, and caribou herds have been decimated by a disease that has no cure. Imagine hunting when you cannot trust the edibility of the venison you harvest. Then imagine this is the new normal.

No sandhill crane hunt

by Jeff Helsdon | September 4, 2019

Ontario will not open a sandhill crane hunt, but there will be a federal study to determine ways to mitigate the agricultural damage they do.

Pelee hunt still a go

by Steve Galea | September 4, 2019

It will be business as usual for the pheasant hunts at Pelee Island this fall, after some local debate about whether or not the hunt is still viable.

Firearms licence technical issues resolved

by Jeff Helsdon | August 22, 2019

Technical issues that resulted in a backlog of issuing firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PALs) have been resolved, according to the RCMP.