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

three people fishing on a river

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.

conifer being planted by hand

Tree program welcomes more landowners

by Jason Bain | December 6, 2019

Forests Ontario has made the 50 Million Tree Program more accessible.

wild turkeys standing beside each other in a row

Trail Cam Photo Contest 2019 winners

by Editorial Staff | November 29, 2019

This year's Ontario OUT of DOORS Trail Cam Photo Contest drew hundreds of impressive entries and thousands of votes.

Sandbags holding back rising water on Lake Ontario

Human error, negligence ruled out in flooding report

by Jason Bain | November 29, 2019

Neither human error nor negligent dam operation caused this spring’s damaging floods, according to an independent report released by the province on Thursday (Nov. 28).

OPP detachment sign

Hunting fatality under investigation

by Steve Galea | November 28, 2019

The circumstances surrounding the death of a hunter found in Morley Township west of Fort Frances earlier this week remain under investigation.


Cormorant hunt proposal in final stages

by Steve Galea | November 28, 2019

One more obstacle preventing a cormorant hunt was addressed on November 7 when the provincial government updated the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) proposal regarding the hunt.

men riding ATV and dirt bike down a hill

Province aims to loosen rules for off-road vehicles

by Jason Bain | November 27, 2019

Two-wheeled off-road vehicles such as dirt bikes may soon be allowed on local roads if a new provincial proposal becomes law.

sloth of bears, 2018 trail cam contest winner

Trail Cam Photo Contest 2019 voting

by Editorial Staff | November 20, 2019

Thank you to everyone who entered! You can now vote for your favourite photo from the top 25 finalists selected by the OOD edit team.

white-tailed deer in forest

Michigan man contracts tuberculosis from deer

by Jeff Helsdon | November 20, 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed in September that a 77-year-old man contracted pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) from a deer.