Ontario OUT of DOORS Assistant Editor Steve Galea brings you his experiences in the outdoors, including quirky characters and situations you wouldn’t believe unless you were there (and maybe not even then).

hunting traditions

A season of hunting traditions

by Steve Galea | December 11, 2017

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.

fall hunt foliage

A fall hunt foiled by foliage

by Steve Galea | October 10, 2017

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.

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The new kit in town

by Steve Galea | July 27, 2017

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

by Steve Galea | June 27, 2017

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.

freezer

The seasons of the freezer

by Steve Galea | March 27, 2017

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.

grouse

Score: Grouse 2, Steve 0

by Steve Galea | November 28, 2016

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

hunt

Getting ready for the duck hunt

by Steve Galea | October 19, 2016

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

game

I'll take the wild game

by Steve Galea | June 13, 2016

Steve Galea explains the benefits of eating wild game over meats bought in a grocery store.

booby lure

My problem with boobies

by Steve Galea | April 14, 2016

I’ve never fished the booby fly, but I have read a lot about them. They say these flies can be deadly...