Whether it’s ducks or geese, Ontario OUT of DOORS has the expert waterfowl advice you need, from calling to decoys.

Female Mallard Duck Flying Low Over the Trees

New public waterfowling area created

by Jeff Helsdon | November 15, 2023

A new waterfowl hunting area has been created on the site of one of the most esteemed hunting clubs on Lake St. Clair.

a waterfowl'er sits, calling in his boat amongst the decoys, with his pup at the ready

Quinte ducking on Lake Ontario

by Bob McGary | December 12, 2022

The Bay of Quinte is located less than two hours east of Toronto on Lake Ontario.

Season's End Waterfowl

Experiencing late-season waterfowl

by Bob Bailey | December 2, 2022

For many hunters, the season's end is a grand finale in which waterfowl can put on a display not seen at any other time.

Roasted Duck

Exploring the table qualities of waterfowl

by Bob Bailey | October 7, 2022

Folk have tried waterfowl in several different ways. The multi-step transition from marsh to the table will have an influence on the quality.

Duck Hunting In Bad Weather

Return safely from waterfowling

by Bob Bailey | September 26, 2022

Be safe on your next over-water experience and return home safely by following these danger prevention tips.

waterfowl on the water

Saving North America's waterfowl

by Bob Bailey | August 24, 2022

We have much to be proud of across North America and beyond when it comes to waterfowl management and conservation.

duck calling - demonstration

Canadian waterfowl hunter numbers up

by Jeff Helsdon | December 16, 2021

Decreased waterfowl hunting permits sold across Canada in 2020 will likely be reversed after pandemic-related travel restrictions are lifted.

mitchell's bay diver duck hunting fall

Hunting diver ducks on Mitchell's Bay

by Scott McGuigan | November 3, 2021

The lower Great Lakes region, Lake St. Clair’s Mitchell’s Bay, is the epicentre of diver ducks funnelling from across North America.

Great ways to grow a waterfowling partnership

by Bob Bailey | August 20, 2021

When the precipitous decline in numbers of waterfowl hunters became recognized almost three decades ago, conservation organizations stepped up to develop hunter recruitment programs.