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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.

New Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ontario has a new minister at the helm of the MNRF. Nathalie Des Rosiers, a rookie Member of Provincial Parliament, first elected in 2016 to represent Ottawa-Vanier, will replace former Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry…

Limits

Setting your own limits

Of course, the decision to limit what you take is a personal one, but I’m proud to say I see hunters and anglers set personal limits all the time… do right by the areas you hunt and odds are good, you’ll continue to have fine opportunities in seasons to come.

hunting traditions

A season of hunting traditions

There is a sense of comfort in all of these hunting traditions, because for the most part, our hunting grounds have not changed in all that time.

Strike King

Strike King acquired by Lew’s

Strike King, one of the fishing industry’s most iconic brands, has been acquired by Lew’s, a holding corporation that also owns Mr. Crappie, Hunter’s Specialties, and Buck Bomb.

tree stand

Tree stand placement basics

A tree stand is one of the bowhunter’s most important tools. Sit quietly in one that is in the right place and you’ll see deer and have shot opportunities. Place one thoughtlessly and you’ll enjoy nothing but solitude.

fall hunt foliage

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…

autumn

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.

privacy - fishing

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.