Ontario OUT of DOORS is your first source for the latest hunting and fishing news and regulation changes.

COVID-19 impacting outdoors community

by Editorial Staff | May 28, 2020

The global outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on life around the world. Check back here regularly to learn about how the pandemic is impacting the outdoors community in Ontario.

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.

evinrude discontinued its motors

Evinrude brand discontinued

by Editorial Staff | May 28, 2020

The parent company of Evinrude will stop making outboard motors to focus on its boat brands, Valcourt, Quebec-based Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) announced.

boats moving along a river on the Trent Severn Waterway

Waterway to open June 1

by Editorial Staff | May 27, 2020

The Trent-Severn Waterway will open June 1 with limited visitor access and basic services, except for a lock station in Muskoka Lakes.

Ontario records for fish trophy

Two new Ontario records set

by Steve Galea | May 26, 2020

A giant yellow perch and a huge white bass were declared new provincial records in the Ontario OFAH Record fish registry in mid-February.

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.

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Firearms e-petition sets record


by Editorial Staff | May 22, 2020

The national e-petition against banning semi-automatic centrefire “assault rifles” drew the most support from Ontario with 56,701 signatures.

Ask an Expert on fish handling

Ask an expert: Can fish transmit COVID-19?

by Editorial Staff | May 21, 2020

An expert answers the question, "Can fish transmit the virus that causes COVID-19 and should they be handled any differently?"

a table as picnic sites reopen

Outdoor picnic sites reopen

by Editorial Staff | May 19, 2020

Outdoor picnic sites, benches, and shelters in parks and recreational areas can now reopen, the province announced on Tuesday, May 19.