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Steve Galea


Steve Galea is best known as OOD's humour columnist, but if it relates to hunting or fishing, he's serious about it. As upland game editor, he enjoys spending time in tangled places gunning for ruffed grouse and woodcock, especially in good company. When he's not there, he's chasing turkeys, stalking squirrels, hunting waterfowl, pursuing whitetails, or fly fishing. It really just depends on the season.

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A fall hunt foiled by foliage

The early opening of the small game season this year in my area is something I was grateful for. But honestly, I will be far happier hunting during the end of the season. The reason is foliage.

Thornbury Dam

Thornbury dam failure causes fish kill

A power outage on September 29 that affected the Town of Blue Mountain for seven to eight hours was also responsible for a major failure at the Thornbury dam on the Beaver River. It caused a malfunction, which…

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A classic autumn ahead for hunters and anglers

With summer having been so wet and September fluctuating from unseasonably cold to unseasonably hot, some anglers and hunters might be suspicious of what autumn has in store.

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Privacy laws used in attempt to poach fishing spot

Fishing pro and travel writer Mike Borger’s fishing spot was at risk of being poached due to an FOI request that sparked issues involving individual privacy.

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The new kit in town

On the weekend, I sold five firearms – and, believe me, it was painful. It was for good reason, however; you see I wasn’t using them as much as I used to. I used the money from the sale to buy a top-of-the line pre-charged pneumatic air rifle.

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Of desperation and luck

I’m not the kind of outdoorsman who plans on luck, but I have hunted and fished for long enough to know that if you don’t have any, you are well…out of luck.

DIY ground blind

How-to: DIY ground blind

Often, a ground blind is a hunter’s best option. Unfortunately, commercial models aren’t necessarily suited to longer compound or traditional bows. Luckily, making an inexpensive, lightweight blind is easy.

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Moment of hunting reverence

Taking an animal’s life is no small thing. It is an act as irreversible as it is absolute… How can you not show reverence?

Polar bear Provincial Park

MNRF efforts recognized by environmental commissioner

The clean up of a Cold War radar station in Polar Bear Provincial Park earned recognition for involved MNRF staff and local First Nation communities.