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

hunting fee freeze

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...

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Rare buck is vampire deer

by Steve Galea | January 7, 2019

When Brian Towns, walked up to the deer he shot he was justifiably proud. It was much later, however, that he discovered the truly unique thing about his buck. It had fangs...


Top 10 articles of 2018

by Emily Convery | December 21, 2018

2018 seems to have come and gone in a flash! As we draw near to 2019, it's always fun to take a look back at what piqued your interest...

Parker crossbow

Parker Bows ceases operation

by Steve Galea | December 21, 2018

Parker Bows, a well-known manufacturer of compound bows, crossbows, and accessories, announced on Dec. 17 it will wind down its operations.

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Fishing licence fee freeze and more free fishing

by Steve Galea | December 18, 2018

A provincial government announcement on Dec. 17 confirmed the province has cancelled a scheduled 2% fishing licence increase for Ontario residents. It will come into effect in 2019, when the government will also remove the $2 service fee on the purchase of fishing licences...

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Blocking Asian carp from Great Lakes expensive

by Jeff Helsdon | December 18, 2018

Stepping up measures in the Chicago Area Waterway System to block Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes could cost more than $775 million U.S. dollars. That is if the latest mechanisms recommended by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are accepted and carried out...

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Ticks and Lyme disease on the rise in Ottawa area

by James Palmer | December 14, 2018

A recent study by researchers at the University of Ottawa found the number of reported cases of Lyme disease in Ottawa more than doubled from 74 in 2016 to 184 in 2017...

Trump administration

Trump reduces protection for migratory birds

by Jeff Helsdon | December 7, 2018

The Trump administration's cuts to prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) are raising concerns north of the border...