Thank you – and keep up the pressure. That is our message to you when it comes to pushing elected officials of all political stripes on firearms Bill C-21 and the amendments that were proposed last week. Your commitment to Continue reading Pushing elected officials of all political stripes on firearms Bill C-21
As you know, earlier this week the federal government brought forward a significant amendment to firearms Bill C-21 that, if adopted, would significantly expand the definition of a prohibited firearm. The amendment captures many centre-fire semi-automatic rifles and shotguns “designed Continue reading Contact your MP on firearms Bill C-21
With a trapline, tannery, and some sewing machines, Ontario trapper Eric Morin started his company Fur the North to offer sustainably harvested fur products to outdoor enthusiasts. He produces fur gauntlets, mittens, blankets, and custom orders. Morin offers tanning and Continue reading Local & sustainable
We are often asked two questions. First,should I shoot with both eyes open? Second, why does my sight picture get blurry? It turns out, the answers to these questions can be related. Eye dominance One of the main reasons people Continue reading Eyes wide open
On July 30th, 2022, some significant changes to migratory game bird hunting came into effect in an effort to modernize the regulations. This marks the first major comprehensive update since the Migratory Bird Regulations were enacted in 1918. Some of Continue reading Migratory bird changes highlighted in webinar
Almost three years after being declared a pandemic, the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has been shown to infect at least 54 different mammal species, including primates, cats, deer mice, mink, beavers, and even our beloved white-tailed deer. Of particular Continue reading Update: COVID-19 in deer
Big changes are coming for hunters who participate in Ontario’s controlled deer hunt program. In 2023, the provincial government has committed to a host of changes that include new timelines around the application period and draw results, along with new Continue reading Ontario to make changes to controlled deer hunt
by Editorial Staff | October 19, 2022 Q: Am I permitted to keep arrows in my quiver with a small-game point during bows-only deer season? Occasionally I see rabbits while bowhunting, but I don’t want to waste a broadhead on small game. Continue reading Ask a CO: Am I permitted to keep an arrow in my quiver for small game during bows-only deer season?
Ask a CO: What are the penalties if a misidentified moose is shot? by Editorial Staff | October 11, 2022 Q: There was discussion around our campfire regarding misidentified moose — specifically, calves and yearlings. If there is no obvious negligence when Continue reading Ask a CO: What are the penalties if a misidentified moose is shot?
by Bruce Ranta | October 17, 2022 One of the most popular deer-hunting techniques used by Ontario’s more than 160,000 deer hunters is sitting, watching, and waiting. Many sit and watch from an elevated position, while others do so from the Continue reading Hunting from forgotten blinds
by Gord Ellis | October 18, 2022 Those of us who are deer hunters all have pet theories we toss around. Some are based on fact, a few on experience, and many on what I call old yarns. Fact is, there Continue reading Debunking deer-hunting myths
NEW this year! Deer gun seasons have been extended by 1 or 2 days to end on a Sunday in many WMUs. If you hunt in southern Ontario, make sure you check if your municipality permits Sunday gun hunting before Continue reading 📢 NEW this year!
Q: I have applied for a calf- or bull-moose tag for our hunting area. I always hunt with a group that assigns radios to every hunter, for safety and to alert everyone of a harvest. If I fail to get Continue reading Ask a CO: Can I group hunt moose without a tag myself?
A flight of ringnecks skirted the bay, followed by ragged flocks of decoy-happy mallards. The ducks seemed oblivious to our presence, but when the bow anchor could no longer hold as the wind strengthened, it was time to head to Continue reading Return safely from waterfowling
The province is asking hunters to submit deer samples as part of continuing chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance efforts. The fatal, untreatable brain disease that affects members of the deer family, including white-tailed deer, elk, moose, and caribou, has not Continue reading Hunter help sought for monitoring CWD
REMINDER: October is a busy time of year for hunters, and in some WMUs gun and bow seasons for different species cross over. Check the regs before heading out in the field and grab your hunter orange garment and head Continue reading REMINDER
Planning to party hunt moose? Don’t forget to purchase your moose licence! Remember that if you intend to party hunt with a moose tag holder, you need to purchase a moose licence prior to your hunt. While moose hunting, you Continue reading Don’t forget to purchase your moose licence!
Connect with landowners about permission to hunt on private property. Download the OFAH landowner’s permission form http://bit.ly/29HfWDD and let them know about your OFAH membership and its benefits.
Caribou agreement struck The provincial and the federal governments reached an agreement in late April to support the conservation of boreal caribou in Ontario. Estimates suggest approximately 5,000 boreal caribou remain in the province, ranging north of Sioux Lookout, Geraldton, Continue reading Caribou agreement struck