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

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Savage Arms sold

by Jeff Helsdon | October 1, 2019

Savage Arms — founded by Arthur Savage in 1894 in Utica, New York — has a new owner.

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Hunter help needed for West Nile virus study

by Steve Galea | September 27, 2019

A study to determine the extent of West Nile Virus (WNV) exposure in wild turkeys and ruffed grouse is entering its second year.

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Veteran officer named CO of the year

by Steve Galea | September 26, 2019

Conservation Officer Marco Grigio was named Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year in late August.

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Outdoor recreation powerful economic driver

by Jason Bain | September 25, 2019

Canadians aren’t the only North Americans spending a lot on outdoor recreation, according to new statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).


Phone help available for MNRF licence and tag issues

by Steve Galea | September 24, 2019

Most hunters who have licensing and tag issues now know they can visit one of the participating ServiceOntario locations (or licence issuers that offer MNRF services) to get a no-charge reprint of their tag.

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Wild pigs threaten Ontario

by Steve Galea | September 20, 2019

Ask any hunter to recite a list of wild mammals residing in Ontario and the odds are good wild pigs won’t be mentioned. Yet, when Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) biologist Keith Munro placed an online survey regarding wild pig sightings last year, he received 10 reports almost immediately.

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$18.9 billion spent on fishing, hunting, trapping, sport shooting

by Jason Bain | September 13, 2019

Canadians spent an estimated $18.9 billion on fishing, hunting, trapping, and sport shooting in 2018, according to a new study commissioned by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), with support from 30 other groups.

Recall Winchester

Winchester recalls rifle ammo

by Editorial Staff | September 13, 2019

Winchester is recalling ammunition that may have a potentially-dangerous defect.

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No Asian carp found in Great Lakes

by Jason Bain | September 13, 2019

No Asian carp were found in the Great Lakes during this year’s early detection surveillance, but experts say Grass carp – the only species of Asian carp found in Ontario waters to date – remains the most imminent threat.