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

Watch out for bears, MNRF and OPP reminds

by Editorial Staff | April 9, 2021

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding everyone to be careful as black bears come out of hibernation this spring.


Don’t pose with bass during catch-and-release season, MNRF reminds

by Jason Bain | April 8, 2021

Angling community leaders have a better understanding of regulation changes for smallmouth and largemouth bass in FMZ 20 after a recent virtual meeting with Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) representatives.

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Fishing tackle and boat stock still low

by Jeff Helsdon | April 7, 2021

High demand and low supply of fishing tackle and boats caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to continue this year.

Fewer wildfires in Ontario

No immediate outdoor fire ban in 2021

by Editorial Staff | April 1, 2021

Ontario won’t immediately ban outdoor fires in much of the province this year like it did for more than a month last year, but that degree of regulation is still possible.

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Remington back in business

by Jeff Helsdon | March 30, 2021

After filing for bankruptcy protection in 2020, Remington resumes business starting with production on the Model 870 shotgun.

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Plan early for Pelee Island hunt

by Editorial Staff | March 26, 2021

Hunters who would like to participate in the 2021 Pelee Island pheasant hunt must purchase licences by April 1. Licence sales began Jan. 4.

Support in budget welcomed by tourism industry

by Jason Bain | March 26, 2021

A second round of Ontario Small Business Support Grant funding announced in the 2021 provincial budget will help many businesses get through another pandemic-ravaged season, says a tourism operator who is welcoming the additional support.

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Budget includes support for tourism

by Editorial Staff | March 25, 2021

Hunting, fishing, and recreational camps that may not have been eligible for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant may be able to apply for a second round that will pay between $10,000 and $20,000, the province announced as part of the 2021 budget.

CZ buys Colt

by Jeff Helsdon | March 23, 2021

One of Ontario’s major firearms manufacturing plants, Colt Canada Corp in Kitchener, has been bought by Ceska Zbrojovka Group.