Ontario OUT OF DOORS

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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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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Score: Grouse 2, Steve 0

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

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ECO wants MNRF to step up

The new Environmental Commissioner of Ontario released her first annual Environmental Protection Report on October 26… it outlined her office’s concern for Ontario’s moose, bats, and amphibians… Read more

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Getting ready for the duck hunt

Right about now it’s like the night before Christmas around here. I leave for my annual week of duck hunting tomorrow Read more

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Advanced Taxidermy’s stolen antlers recovered

Antlers, valued at $1.5 million, stolen from Advanced Taxidermy have been recovered and charges laid. 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

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Bear knuckle boxing

A 61-year-old man from Sudbury came out with his life after getting into an altercation with a female black bear. Read more

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Fishing lures net big money for Fort Mac

Len Thompson Lures has raised over $20,000 for the victims of the Fort McMurray, Alberta forest fires. Read more