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

List of guns banned by amendment revealed

by Editorial Staff | November 24, 2022

A full list of firearms that would be banned by an amendment to federal Bill C-21 has been revealed.

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Amendment would ban some semi-auto rifles, shotguns

by Steve Galea | November 23, 2022

A federal government amendment to firearms Bill C-21 proposes to ban some semi-auto shotguns and/or centrefire rifles.

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Province invests $4.9 million in north

by Editorial Staff | November 22, 2022

Boat launch refurbishments are among two dozen tourism-related projects getting a $4.9 million boost from the province.

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Hemlock bug spreading

by Jeff Helsdon | November 17, 2022

An invasive insect that attacks and kills hemlock trees is expanding its range in Ontario. Suspected cases should be reported.

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Record bass confirmed

by Editorial Staff | November 14, 2022

A 10.15-pound, 23.75-inch smallmouth bass caught in Lake Erie by an Ohio angler earlier this month is the new Ontario record.

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Studies focused on Lake Scugog

by Matthew Robbins | November 14, 2022

New research will hopefully point the way towards more effective stewardship efforts on one of southern Ontario’s most popular angling lakes.

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Wind turbine concerns

by Jeff Helsdon | November 10, 2022

Icebreaker Windpower Inc. is planning a wind turbine development 10 miles off the shore of Cleveland, Ohio.

Changes coming to controlled deer hunt

by Editorial Staff | November 8, 2022

Earlier draw results availability is one of several changes coming to Ontario’s controlled deer hunt in 2023.

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Fewer alewife than predicted in Lake Ontario

by Lyle Gayder | November 8, 2022

Lake Ontario’s alewife population is not as high as expected, according to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s 2022 report.