Articles Written by

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.

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.

reverence

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.

freezer

The seasons of the freezer

March 20 marked spring equinox…the day when hours of daylight and nighttime are approximately equal. Strangely enough, that same equilibrium holds true for my freezer.

Ganaraska proposed restrictions

Port Hope considers Ganaraska fishing restrictions

Recurring issues have caused the Municipality of Port Hope to consider implementing night fishing restrictions and a $40 Municipal Access Fishing Pass.

small game

Small game management and regulation changes on the way

Management and regulations of small game and fur-bearers will receive an overhaul if proposals in two provincial EBR notices are approved.

outdoors card

Outdoors card a little different this year

Turkey hunters might notice their new outdoors card no longer bears the “T” inscription formerly used to indicate the owner had passed the wild turkey hunting education course.

turkey hunting changes

UPDATED: Turkey hunting changes confirmed for 2017

Ontario’s wild turkey hunting season will look different now that proposed changes are confirmed for Jan. 1, 2017 implementation.

grouse

Score: Grouse 2, Steve 0

Around here, an early season grouse hunt tends to be an exercise in futility.