Small Game

Pelts at auction

From trap to auction

by Lasha Racquel Wilson | March 17, 2016

It’s mid March and that means trappers in Ontario are now putting the final touches on their furs as they prepare them for sale.


Trapping coyote for fur in Ontario

by Lasha Racquel Wilson | January 15, 2015

Making use of this underappreciated fur-bearer

gauge - shot shells on a counter

Gauge, choke, ammo, and action

by Steve Galea | February 19, 2014

Determining the best choices for hare hunting.

raccoon hunting - A man with his hunting dog

Shining light on raccoon hunting

by Dale Hainer | January 13, 2014

A well-trained dog working with a skilled handler makes for a unique hunt.

coyote set - Residents in northern Ontario waiting to learn whether a limit on coyote hunting will be lifted

Coyote set-up tactics

by Guest Author | January 6, 2014

Spotting a coyote is not difficult, but hunting them can be.

fox hunts - a red fox jumping

Fox hunts prey buried under snow

by Editorial Staff | December 5, 2013

Watch how this fox finds his lunch in the dead of winter.

.22 caliber rifle with a scope

Q: I want to make more use of my .22-calibre rifle. Which sight is best for small game?

by Steve Galea | September 4, 2013

That depends on individual taste, terrain, and the species hunted. A quality scope, expressly made for rimfire rifles, is definitely advantageous if you snipe for squirrels, varmints or other small game.

raccoon in tree

Changes for raccoon hunters

by Guest Author | July 18, 2013

Hunters who want to harvest raccoons at night will no longer be required to buy a special licence thanks to recent changes in the provincial Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

forgotten game bird - Hungarian-partridge

Huns: Ontario’s forgotten game bird

by Steve Galea | June 1, 2013

Talk to any upland gunner about bird hunting in Ontario and they’ll probably tell you about ruffed grouse, woodcock, and perhaps released pheasant. Further north, they might add spruce and sharp-tailed grouse into the mix, maybe even ptarmigan. But, these days, it’s a rare hunter who mentions Hungarian partridge.