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

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Province proposes full return of spring bear hunt

by Jason Bain | January 17, 2020

The spring bear hunt will continue as a regular annual hunting season, subject to annual review, as part of a proposal announced Friday, Jan. 17 by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Minister John Yakabuski.

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Firearms petition gaining steam

by Jeff Helsdon | January 15, 2020

A petition against the democratic process being used to define which “assault rifles” will be banned in the Liberals upcoming gun control agenda is nearing 84,000 signatures at press time.

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.

Federal gun mandate revealed

by Jeff Helsdon | January 6, 2020

The federal Liberal government is moving ahead with its campaign promises for a buyback of “assault rifles,” which further allows municipalities to ban handguns.

Top 10 stories of 2019

by Editorial Staff | December 20, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we're looking back at what piqued your interest this year. The following list includes breaking news stories, informative features, and perennial favourites.

European deer ked

First deer ked reported in Ontario

by Jason Bain | December 19, 2019

A species of biting fly that may transmit disease-causing bacteria to humans was reported in Ontario for the first time early this fall.

Province announces plans to thwart CWD

by Jason Bain | December 18, 2019

The province is ramping up efforts to thwart chronic wasting disease (CWD), a progressive, fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk, moose, and caribou, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Minister John Yakabuski announced on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

trout above the water

Largest DNA fish survey launched

by Barney Moorhouse | December 17, 2019

The largest DNA fish survey ever attempted was launched at The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) at the University of Windsor earlier this month.

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2020 fishing regulations released

by Editorial Staff | December 17, 2019

The coming new year signals a new Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary as anglers head out on the frozen water for another ice-fishing season.