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

Wastewater treatment plant threatens West Credit brook trout

by Steve Galea | May 18, 2021

A wastewater treatment plant that may spell the end of the West Credit River’s brook trout fishery could face a federal review.

Backcountry campers petition change

by Steve Galea | May 17, 2021

An online petition opposing a Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) pilot project that has increased the cost of backcountry camping by as much as 400% in Massasauga Provincial Park and the Temagami cluster of parks is gaining support.

West Nile virus widespread in turkey range

by Jeff Helsdon | May 13, 2021

West Nile virus (WNV) is widespread across Ontario and Quebec’s wild turkey range.

Pandemic fuels interest in hunting and fishing

by Jeff Helsdon | May 12, 2021

More Americans have turned to hunting and fishing during the pandemic, but the jury is still out on that trend in Ontario.

Falconers welcome revised regulations

by Tom Goldsmith | May 11, 2021

Ontario’s licensed falconers are welcoming recent changes to provincial regulations that simplify the process of trapping and hunting with a raptor that was captured from the wild.

Licence-free fishing for Mother’s Day

by Editorial Staff | May 7, 2021

The second of four licence-free fishing opportunities returns this Mother’s Day weekend.

High water levels driving Erie walleye numbers?

by Jeff Helsdon | May 6, 2021

Lake Erie’s walleye population is riding high, causing some to wonder if water levels have something to do with the surge

Herd immunity stopped avian cholera in eiders

by Steve Galea | May 4, 2021

A Carleton University study released in January detailed how herd immunity was instrumental in stopping avian cholera from devastating the largest breeding population of northern common eiders in the Canadian Arctic, on Mitivik Island in Nunavut.

Province hiring 25 Conservation Officers

by Editorial Staff | May 4, 2021

The province is recruiting 25 new Conservation Officers (COs).