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

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February 2020 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | January 27, 2020

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

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Ask a CO: What can we do about these dogs?

by Editorial Staff | January 16, 2020

A Conservation Officer explains how hunting dogs must remain under the hunter's control and the rules regarding dogs on private property.

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.

Expecting tears during deer hunt

by Tim Williams | January 8, 2020

The waves washed up against the icy shoreline as I cut the engine and grounded the boat. Shawn scrambled over the bow with the rope in hand, just as a shot rang out in the distance.

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January 2020 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | January 2, 2020

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

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December 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | December 2, 2019

The solunar calendar for December 2019 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

camo-clad hunter stalking deer in snowy forest

Lessons learned from deer stalking

by Gord Ellis | November 26, 2019

Of all the ways to hunt deer, nothing is more challenging than putting the stalk on them. Whitetail deer are built to sense danger on the ground, and have developed incredible senses of smell, sight, and hearing to avoid predators.

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Michigan man contracts tuberculosis from deer

by Jeff Helsdon | November 20, 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed in September that a 77-year-old man contracted pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) from a deer.

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CWD surveillance continues

by Barney Moorhouse | November 15, 2019

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will be conducting its Chronic Wasting Disease Provincial Surveillance Program again in two regions during the firearms season for deer.