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Chaudière Lodge

Staycation tax credit welcome

by Jason Bain | November 22, 2021

Outdoors tourism operators welcome the province’s planned staycation tax credit announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement.

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Why wild pigs should NOT be hunted in Ontario

by Dr. Keith Munro | November 15, 2021

Prohibiting the hunting of wild pigs may seem counterintuitive, but it's an important step in the effort to tackle this threat.

Record number of wildfires burned

by Editorial Staff | November 2, 2021

Drought and dry weather led to a record 1,198 wildfires this year, including a 200,000-hectare blaze — one of the largest in Ontario history.

Trail Cam Photo Contest 2021

by Editorial Staff | November 1, 2021

The Ontario OUT of DOORS Trail Cam Photo Contest 2021 is now underway, offering participants a chance to win one of three Bushnell prizes.

Toronto Sportsmen's Show

Toronto Sportsmen's Show planning return

by Editorial Staff | October 28, 2021

The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show returns to the International Centre in Mississauga from March 17-20, 2022.

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Northern businesses get more than $26 million

by Jason Bain | October 28, 2021

More than $26 million has been doled out to 1,384 businesses in 166 communities through the Northern Ontario Recovery Program (NORP), provincial funding aiming to help entrepreneurs adjust to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

white-tailed deer in forest

Deer EHD outbreak confirmed

by Editorial Staff | October 25, 2021

Samples taken from deer found dead in the Kingston area have tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), officials confirmed.

Autumn deer

COVID-19 antibodies found in wild US deer

by Steve Galea | October 22, 2021

A USDA study has determined that some free-ranging deer in some states have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Great Lakes protection projects get funding

by Editorial Staff | October 21, 2021

Farming and landowning efforts to protect the Great Lakes and their watersheds are getting a funding boost from the province.