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

Gravelly Bay

Duck-hunting in Gravelly Bay at risk

by Jeff Helsdon | June 7, 2018

Waterfowlers in popular duck-hunting spot Gravelly Bay are fighting to keep their tradition alive in the face of complaints by nearby residents

ear tagged

Ear tagged bears - to harvest or not?

by Barney Moorhouse | June 5, 2018

An MNRF information notice released on April 5 was meant to make bear hunt operators and hunters aware that bears with ear tags have been immobilized with veterinary drugs.

less lead

Moving towards less lead in ammunition and tackle

by Jeff Helsdon | May 3, 2018

A federal government consultation asking for public input on ways to reduce the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle has raised flags with some outdoors groups.

Moose validation numbers

Moose validation numbers posted for 2018

by Vanessa Stark | April 19, 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has released the fall 2018 - spring 2019 hunting regulations. With the new regulations come the moose validation tag allocations for 2018. The quotas reflect both increases and drops, with the decreases focussed mostly on cow tag numbers.

firearms law

UPDATE No new gun registry but more firearms controls coming

by Jeff Helsdon | March 29, 2018

UPDATE – On March 28, after moving quickly through the House of Commons, the Bill was sent to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security for discussion.


UPDATE: No Trespassing Bylaw closes causeway to anglers

by Emily Convery | March 23, 2018

A decision made by Peterborough County Council will have ramifications for anglers in the area...At a County of Peterborough, County Council meeting on March 21, issues with the enforcement of a previously approved no-trespassing bylaw for the James A. Gifford causeway were shared.

border restrictions

UPDATE Knife border restrictions

by Jeff Helsdon | March 9, 2018

A recent decision by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has reinforced the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) definition of what knives are prohibited from entering Canada.

migratory bird

Migratory bird hunting fee increase proposed

by Emily Convery | February 27, 2018

The Canadian Wildlife Service is proposing a fee increase to the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and Conservation Stamp needed to hunt any listed migratory bird.

FLW tournament

Canadians finish 1 & 2 in FLW U.S. national bass tournament

by Luigi De Rose | February 26, 2018

Peterborough angler Chris Johnston won the four-day FLW Tour on the Harris Chain of Lakes event in Leesburg, Florida with 79 pounds, 6 ounces while fellow Ontario resident and OOD contributor Jeff Gustafson finished second with 77 pounds.