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

Fewer wildfires in Ontario

Forest fire fighting budget increased

by Editorial Staff | May 19, 2020

The province has increased base funding for emergency forest fire fighting by $30.2 million and is ensuring safety measures are in place to protect fire rangers during the pandemic.

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Fire ban lifted

by Editorial Staff | May 15, 2020

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is lifting the Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) banning outdoor fires in large parts of Ontario on Saturday, May 16.

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Studies on fish recovery

by Matthew Robbins | May 15, 2020

The repercussions of angler-caught fish recovery and survival are becoming clearer thanks to recent efforts at two Canadian Universities.

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Gradual reopenings continue

by Editorial Staff | May 14, 2020

Marinas, boat clubs, and public boat launches can reopen starting Saturday, May 16, in time for the Victoria Day long weekend.

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Ethanol levels rise

by Jeff Helsdon | May 13, 2020

Ethanol levels in gasoline has increased to an allowable amount of 10%, concerning recreational off-road vehicle and marine-industry groups.

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Clean-up days planned

by Editorial Staff | May 12, 2020

Litter clean-up days will be organized province-wide “when the time is right,” following the first Provincial Day of Action on Litter in Ontario on Tuesday, May 12, government officials announced.

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Wild turkeys resistant to West Nile virus

by Jeff Helsdon | May 12, 2020

Many wild turkeys found to be resistant to the West Nile Virus via a survey funded by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).

Provincial parks reopening

by Editorial Staff | May 11, 2020

The province reopened 520 provincial parks and conservation reserves on Monday, May 11 for limited day-use access.

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Some boat ramps reopening

by Editorial Staff | May 6, 2020

Some municipal boat ramps are re-opening and some burn bans are being lifted as part of the first steps to reopen Ontario.