Ontario OUT of DOORS is your first source for the latest hunting and fishing news and regulation changes.

Trump administration

Trump reduces protection for migratory birds

by Jeff Helsdon | December 7, 2018

The Trump administration's cuts to prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) are raising concerns north of the border...

Environmental Commissioner

Independent environmental watchdog to be eliminated

by Steve Galea | December 4, 2018

The responsibilities of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will be transferred to the Auditor General of Ontario and the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, if Bill 57 is passed as written...

moose draw

Moose draw system coming under review

by Lezlie Goodwin | November 23, 2018

The Ontario government has announced its intention to improve the moose draw process...

firearms marking

Firearms marking deferred again

by Jeff Helsdon | November 21, 2018

Canada’s firearms marking program has once again been delayed, giving the firearms industry another reprieve. First introduced in 2004, the program would require all new firearms imported...


Cormorant hunt in the works

by Steve Galea | November 20, 2018

An Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry Proposal Notice released on Nov. 19 is asking for input regarding a proposed hunting season for double-crested cormorants starting in 2019...

Ontario's waters

Man-made pollution threatens Ontario’s waters

by Steve Galea | November 16, 2018

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Diane Saxe highlighted a failure by a long line of provincial governments to reduce the amount of man-made pollution entering Ontario’s waters...

licence interruptions

Plan ahead for Nov. - Dec. licence interruptions

by Steve Galea | November 14, 2018

Hunters and anglers who need hunting or fishing licences or licences requiring game seals should be aware of two planned service interruptions to the system that take place starting...

Canadian Armed Forces free recreational fishing

Free fishing for veterans and armed forces

by Lezlie Goodwin | November 8, 2018

The Government of Ontario is planning to amend provincial fishing regulations so veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members can enjoy free...

Pure fishing

Pure Fishing to be sold for $1.3 billion

by Emily Convery | November 7, 2018

Newell Brands has signed an agreement to sell Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners. Pure Fishing is a global provider of fishing gear and includes the following brands: Abu Garcia,Berkley, Fenwick, Hardy, Shakespeare, SpiderWire...