From grouse to woodcock to pheasant, take your upland hunting game to the next level with Ontario OUT of DOORS’ expert advice.
woodcock report 2016

Woodcock report 2016

by Steve Galea | August 12, 2016

Each spring Bird Studies Canada (BSC), in partnership with the MNRF and Environment Canada, oversees woodcock singing ground survey (SGS) routes provincially. Of the 111 active routes, 89 returned data this year.

grouse hunting - in hawthorns

Grouse Hunting in the Hawthorns

by Steve Galea | October 21, 2014

Tips for getting through the thickets unscathed.

singing grounds - grouse

Surveying woodcock singing grounds

by Steve Galea | July 15, 2014

Some hunters build nesting boxes, others donate money for conservation initiatives. This hunter plans on counting woodcock.


Mourning doves: Ontario's newest season

by Steve Galea | September 18, 2013

Migratory bird hunters visiting southern and central Ontario will learn a little about humility and a lot about why mourning doves are North America’s favourite game bird.

forgotten game bird - Hungarian-partridge

Huns: Ontario’s forgotten game bird

by Steve Galea | June 1, 2013

Talk to any upland gunner about bird hunting in Ontario and these days, it’s a rare hunter who mentions Hungarian partridge.

Dressing for an upland hunt

Dressing for an upland hunt

by Steve Galea | December 1, 2012

Choosing the proper apparel is more than just looking the part.

Norfolk Pheasants

Flushing pheasants in norfolk county

by Jeff Helsdon | October 1, 2012

A great option for ringneck fans.

northern style

Grouse hunting — northern style

by Tom Goldsmith | October 1, 2012

There's more than big game in those woods.

edge cover

Run for Edge Cover

by Steve Galea | June 1, 2012

This area of the landscape can be highly productive.