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How dry conditions impact waterfowl

by April Scott-Clarke

Conditions have been abnormally dry for most of Ontario since late spring which can have favourable and adverse impacts on wildlife — particularly ducks. Read more

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Photo Friday Winner – September 16, 2016

Congratulations to our Photo Friday winner this week, Matt Higgins of Baden! Read more

Matt Sweening - Photo Friday 09-09-2016
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Photo Friday Winner – September 9, 2016

Congratulations to our Photo Friday winner this week, Matt Sweeting of Omemee! Read more

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Food plot for thought

We thought having a large food plot would give us open area where deer could stop on their way to the larger fields. Having 12 acres, we want to make the most of them. Read more

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September Solunar Calendar

Get the best times to hunt and fish in Ontario. Read more

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Woodcock report 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. Read more

August solunar
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August Solunar Calendar

Find out the best times to hunt and fish using our August solunar calendar. Read more

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The vitals of shot placement

Proper shot placement is key for a humane kill. We rank the best shots for gun and bow hunters. Read more

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Hunter orange: The do’s and don’ts

Knowing what legal hunter orange looks like can be tricky, so we broke it down for you in an infographic. Read more

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Butcher your deer: A complete guide

OOD’s Steve Galea breaks down butchering so you can do it yourself. Read more