Big game, small game, upland, or waterfowl, Ontario OUT of DOORS brings you the latest tips and tricks.

Buck in field - prevent CWD

CWD surveys show promising results

by Barney Moorhouse | May 28, 2020

Two chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveys completed by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) staff did not detect the disease.

tips for turkey

More tips for turkey hunting

by Al Davy | May 25, 2020

With expanding turkey-hunting opportunities, a growing population of birds, and the recent opening of new seasons and WMUs... Here's more tips for turkey...

June solunar ruffed grouse dude

June 2020 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | May 25, 2020

The solunar calendar for June 2020 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

more waterfowl changes

More waterfowl changes

by Jeff Helsdon | May 22, 2020

More waterfowl changes to regulations will further hunting opportunities in Ontario, if approved. Final regulations to be released in July.

a big spring bear hunt bear in the verge

How the spring bear hunt was lost and won

by Steve Galea | May 20, 2020

More than 21 years have passed since the cancellation of Ontario’s spring bear hunt. Here's how the spring bear hunt was lost and won.

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Wild turkeys resistant to West Nile virus

by Jeff Helsdon | May 12, 2020

Many wild turkeys found to be resistant to the West Nile Virus via a survey funded by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).

A model 84 Cooey against a tree

Model 84
 Cooey hinge or break-action shotgun

by Ken Doherty | May 6, 2020

Like many rural Canadian youth, my first real gun was a full-choke, single-shot Cooey Model 84 shotgun used for cottontails, grouse, and ducks.

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Grandpa's gun

by Jeff Helsdon | May 5, 2020

Every season, I pay tribute to my grandfather by taking his Model 12 in 16 gauge hunting at least once during the season.

Andrew poses with turkey fan

Beast from the east

by Andrew Rochon | May 4, 2020

OOD's food editor, Andrew Rochon, gives a first-hand account of the two days he spent hunting wild turkey in Lanark County.