Latest Stories

pressured turkeys

Wild Turkey

Are pressured turkeys smarter than others?

by Jeff Helsdon | May 16, 2018

Are pressured turkeys smarter than others? A study out of the University of Georgia determined that hunters have an effect on turkey behaviour.

topwater lure


Props to the topwater lure

by OOD in partnership with Lunkerhunt | May 9, 2018

Imagine a topwater lure that skims across the surface, churning water, gurgling, and splashing during the retrieve. On the pause, it floats, doing a deadly imitation of game fish forage, tempting even the most finicky fish.

jerked - caught walleye


Jerkbait for walleye

by Ben Beattie | May 11, 2018

Casting jerkbaits for walleye wasn’t part of my game plan, but often anglers are forced to change when walleye are the target. So I jerked walleye.

less lead


Moving towards less lead in ammunition and tackle

by Jeff Helsdon | May 3, 2018

A federal government consultation asking for public input on ways to reduce the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle has raised flags with some outdoors groups.

May 2018 Solunar Calendar

Solunar Calendar

May 2018 Solunar Calendar

by Emily Walsh | May 2, 2018

The solunar calendar for May 2018 is now available! Check it for dates and times when wildlife is most likely to be active this month.

Moose validation numbers


Moose validation numbers posted for 2018

by Vanessa Stark | April 19, 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has released the fall 2018 - spring 2019 hunting regulations. With the new regulations come the moose validation tag allocations for 2018. The quotas reflect both increases and drops, with the decreases focussed mostly on cow tag numbers.

DIY cured eggs


DIY trout fishing hack: cured eggs

by Luigi De Rose | April 17, 2018

Making your own gear has it rewards, especially when a fresh chrome trout yanks it down. Check out these step-by-step instructions for DIY cured eggs that will be sure to put a trout on your line.