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

Greenbelt protections remain in place: Bill 66

by Steve Galea | February 7, 2019

Pressure from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and other conservation groups and stakeholders has caused the provincial government to back off contentious elements of Bill 66, which would have opened Ontario’s protected Greenbelt to development that could have bypassed established environmental safeguards.

Cold snap forces deer indoors

by Jeff Helsdon | January 30, 2019

The cold snap that hit much of Ontario in late January was so intense even the deer wanted to go inside.

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Changes to Endangered Species Act coming?

by Editorial Staff | January 25, 2019

The province is undertaking a review of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a news release issued on Jan. 18 by the...

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Inside SHOT Show 2019

by Emily Convery | January 22, 2019

We're bringing you the latest from the 2019 Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), with Managing Editor Ray Blades on the ground in Las Vegas...

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Potential world record whitetail

by Jeff Helsdon | January 18, 2019

A 38-point deer shot by a bowhunter in Illinois could set a new record as the largest hunter-harvested non-typical whitetail deer ever...

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Errors in 2019 Ontario fishing regs

by Emily Convery | January 17, 2019

Anglers who have obtained a copy of the 2019 Fishing Ontario, Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary are advised to use it with caution...

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Garmin enters Canadian gun dog market

by Tom Goldsmith | January 15, 2019

Garmin International Inc. has finally introduced a legal GPS tracking device option for Canadian hound and pointing dog enthusiasts...

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Fee freeze on hunting licences

by Emily Convery | January 10, 2019

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry John Yakabuski has announced that the government is stopping hunting licence fee increases for all Ontario residents...

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Grizzlies in Ontario?

by Jeff Helsdon | January 7, 2019

A recently published study is raising the possibility that grizzly bears are establishing a foothold in extreme northwestern Ontario...