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

tent and canoe on a shoreline

Booking campsites made easier

by Editorial Staff | May 21, 2022

Last year’s record number of campsite reservations in Ontario provided an incentive for updating the reservation system.

close-up maw of the invasive sea lamprey

Controlling lamprey numbers

by Jeff Helsdon | May 19, 2022

Lamprey control efforts are expected to return to normal this year after two years of pandemic restrictions.

Boats move along the Trent-Severn Waterway on Canal Lake.

Trent-Severn Waterway opens Friday

by Editorial Staff | May 17, 2022

The Trent-Severn Waterway will open on schedule this Victoria Day long weekend for the first time since 2019.

firearms law

Selling firearms requires validation

by Jeff Helsdon | May 13, 2022

Firearms sellers must verify the validity of the buyer’s licence and confirm their identity as part of new federal firearm regulations.

ducks in the wetlands

Wetlands get support

by Editorial Staff | May 12, 2022

The province is investing $6.7 million to aid approximately 150 wetland projects across the province, funding six conservation partners.

smiling child holding up a panfish dangling from a worm-baited hook

Fishing derby brings smiles to kids

by Editorial Staff | May 11, 2022

A charity that puts smiles on the faces of children battling cancer will once again host its annual fishing derby later this month.

aggressive coyote killed

Province sued over coyote-hunting contest

by Steve Galea | May 10, 2022

Three animal rights groups filed a lawsuit against the NDMNRF over a coyote-hunting contest held by a Belleville hunting and fishing store.

a sparrow contemplating being eaten

Study shows fear affects wildlife

by Barney Moorhouse | May 4, 2022

A Western University study discovered that fear of predators can reduce wildlife populations by as much as 50% within a five-year period.

Walleye survey sets hatch record

by Jeff Helsdon | May 2, 2022

Lake Erie walleye survey numbers set a new hatch record for 2021, the fourth consecutive strong year for the fishery.