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Trail Cam Photo Contest 2023 winners

by Editorial Staff | December 4, 2023

OOD’s annual Trail Cam Photo Contest gave us countless Ontario wildlife snapshots to enjoy. Check out the winners for 2023.

Counterfeiting doesn't pay

by Editorial Staff | November 27, 2023

A central Ontario hunter was fined $6,000 for possessing copied (counterfeit) deer tags and hunting deer without a licence. 

deer in a meadow

December 2023 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | November 23, 2023

The December 2023 solunar calendar is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

Funding to reduce Simcoe phosphorous

by Editorial Staff | November 21, 2023

Four multi-year projects aiming to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe are getting more than $1.3 million in provincial funding. 

Female Mallard Duck Flying Low Over the Trees

New public waterfowling area created

by Jeff Helsdon | November 15, 2023

A new waterfowl hunting area has been created on the site of one of the most esteemed hunting clubs on Lake St. Clair.

Fewer wildfires in Ontario

Wildfire damage nearly triples average

by Editorial Staff | November 10, 2023

More than 700 fires burned 441,000 hectares of forest between April and October — nearly three times as many hectares as the 10-year average, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

Comment sought on legislation to restore Greenbelt

by Editorial Staff | November 7, 2023

An Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) post seeks public input on legislation that would restore 15 parcels of land redesignated or removed from Ontario’s Greenbelt in 2022.

Nov.-Dec. 2023 digital issue available

by Editorial Staff | November 3, 2023

OOD's Nov.-Dec. 2023 enhanced digital issue is now available. Read yours today for the latest hunting, fishing, and outdoors content.

Canada not affected by US arms shipment pause

by Jeff Helsdon | November 2, 2023

Canada will not be affected by the US pause in exporting civilian firearms and ammunition announced on Oct. 27.