Profiles

Trolling for Stanley

by Jason Bain | October 14, 2021

Veteran NHL forward Matt Duchene of Haliburton is passing down the angling legacy he inherited to his own son.

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.

Getting to know Olympic archer Crispin Duenas

by Meghan Sutherland | July 23, 2021

Crispin Duenas picked up a bow in 2000 and has been aiming forward — carefully — ever since. Duenas is among Canada’s recurve archer elite, having competed in the Olympic Games at Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, as well as in three Pan American games.

Catching up with bush-plane pilot Sarah Smith

by Alyssa Lloyd | March 8, 2021

Northern Ontario commercial bush pilot and dog sledding guide Sarah Smith discusses her life and bold occupation.

Moving forward with Matt Morson

by Meghan Sutherland | February 1, 2021

Demand for the rural Ontario musician Matt Morson grows, as he has become an increasingly familiar face on the Canadian summer fair circuit.

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.

Meghan Patrick at home in the woods

by Jeff Helsdon | January 10, 2020

Canadian country singer and songwriter Meghan Patrick doesn’t hide her love for hunting, even though she’s faced backlash on social media for it. In an exclusive interview with Ontario OUT of DOORS, the Bowmanville native opened up about her love of the outdoors, how she became a hunter, and its impact on her career.

Dean Brody stands forlornly with a guitar in a field

Dean Brody keeps busy with country music

by Jeff Helsdon | October 11, 2018

While some singer-songwriters shy away from their love of the outdoors, fishing and hunting are recurring themes in Dean Brody’s music.

Team Canada's Cynthia Meyer in qualifying round of trap shooting

Olympic trap shooter Cynthia Meyer

by Megan McPhaden | August 9, 2016

Olympic trap shooter Cynthia Meyer shares her experiences competing in four Olympics including the 2016 Rio Olympics.