Read personal stories and gain insights from your favourite OOD hunting and fishing experts in Ontario OUT of DOORS blogs.

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.

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My inflatable PFD adventures

by Gord Ellis | December 1, 2017

I've been a fan of wearing an inflatable personal flotation device (PFD) for at least a decade, likely longer. Before that, I'd worn a variety of PFDs...

Trail Cam Photo Contest 2017

by Emily Walsh | November 23, 2017

Thank you to all entrants! See our 25 finalists below and vote for your favourite. The three winners will be announced Dec. 1. You can vote once a day and voting will be open...

Handcrafted fly reels of Wayne Petrevan

by Ray Blades | November 15, 2017

I absolutely love handcrafted tackle, whether it’s bamboo fly rods, reels, hooks, leather fly wallets, or flies. But what draws me to craftsmanship is the ownership of what they do. These are makers that are producing parts of themselves...

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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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A bass tournament with my boy

by Gord Ellis | September 19, 2017

I have two boys and both have grown up fishing, hunting, and playing outdoors with their old man... Austin has proven to be a very good tournament fishing partner...

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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.

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When bad things happen to good people

by Gord Ellis | June 21, 2017

Like most people, I like to believe I'm careful and not clumsy.  In the bush and when hunting or fishing, I go out of my way to avoid trouble. Yet despite my best efforts, things still happen.