Moose hunter alert: Beware of questionnaire Catch-22
Feb 15, 2011
Here’s a cautionary tale for hunters in Ontario-or anywhere, for that matter, where mandatory hunting reports are required. And if it could happen to this guy, it could happen to anybody, because this guy isn’t just anybody:...
U.S. company fined $20,000 for importing live Asian carp into Ontario
Mar 8, 2011
Following the $50,000 fine a Markham, Ontario, man received on March 2 for importing live Asian carp last November, a fish importing company in Peru, Indiana, has now been charged $20,000 for the same offence. The owner of Sweetwater...
Award-winning writer Bob Reguly passes away
Mar 2, 2011
I last saw Bob Reguly just under a year ago at the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show. He had been ill, his ticker giving him grief, and he’d lost a considerable amount of weight. He was so thin, in...
Changes on the northern Ontario pro walleye circuit
Feb 24, 2011
The rapidly approaching 2011 season brings a new name for the Northern Ontario Professional Walleye Trail, which will now be known as the “Northern Ontario Walleye Trail.” NOWT has also redesigned its web site and will move over a...
Major new walleye event announced for 2011
Feb 24, 2011
This spring, Quebec will welcome the Princecraft Canadian Walleye Open-a major new professional competition. Presented by Thomas Marine Group and Mercury, the tournament will take place in Sorel, Quebec, on the well-known walleye water of Lake St-Pierre. The competition...
Ontario celebrates Family Fishing Weekend
Feb 18, 2011
This weekend, Canadian residents will be able to fish licence-free across Ontario as part of the province’s Family Fishing Weekend festivities. The event runs from February 19 to 21 (there is also a summer Family Fishing Week from...
Canadian Angler Hall of Famers to be honoured tomorrow
Feb 17, 2011
Tomorrow morning gets off to an auspicious start when the latest inductees into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame are officially honoured. The ceremony will take place during the annual fishing industry breakfast at the Spring Fishing...
Sporting group applauds Ontario ban on offshore wind farms
Feb 15, 2011
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has expressed support for the provincial government’s recent moratorium on offshore wind farms. In a surprise Friday announcement–one that shocked both wind power supporters and opponents–the province put the brakes...
Tackle giant Pure Fishing buys Sébile Fishing Lures
Feb 8, 2011
One of the world’s largest fishing tackle companies, Pure Fishing, got a little bigger yesterday when it purchased a rising star in the industry, Sébile Fishing Lures. “We are excited to add Sébile lures to our offering as...
Canadian boating industry expects positive year
Feb 1, 2011
If the Toronto International Boat Show is any indication, it’s going to be a good year for the Canadian boating industry. That’s the word from organizers and exhibitors from the show, which wrapped up in mid January.
Survey: British Columbians want the salmon as official symbol
Feb 1, 2011
Eighty-five per cent of British Columbians support a proposal to designate wild Pacific salmon as an official symbol of the province, according to a recent poll commissioned by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council. Additionally,
Transplanted salmon, trout thrive closer to home, Canadian study finds
Jan 28, 2011
The regional genetic variation among salmon and trout is so significant, that many do not respond well to relocation, according to a new Canadian study. This means that, for example, although trout swimming up the streams of British...
Deadline extended for Fraser River sockeye inquiry
Jan 27, 2011
Citing the intricacy of the issue, among other factors, the Commissioner leading the Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River has requested and been granted a report deadline extension. The Commission, which was originally required...
Killer cougar prowls Vancouver suburb
Jan 26, 2011
Conservation officers and Mounties are searching for a rogue cougar responsible for the death of seven farm animals in Maple Ridge, B.C., about 50 kilometres east of Vancouver. The big cat has attacked and killed seven farm animals...
NWTF feeds hungry families with gobbler giveaway
Jan 25, 2011
We all know the National Wild Turkey Foundation and NWTF Canada have been instrumental in the restoration and conservation of wild turkey populations across North America, but they’ve also been taking aim poverty. How so? Over this past holiday...
Fly Fishing Film Fest launches Canadian tour
Jan 25, 2011
The first International Fly Fishing Film Festival launches a cross-Canada tour this week, with a sold-out screening in Calgary, followed by stops in Toronto, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Campbell River, B.C., and Moncton, New Brunswick, with more dates to come. The...
Canadian Jim Shockey comes up big at U.S. TV awards
Jan 21, 2011
Canada’s own Jim Shockey and his TV crew came up big last night at the annual Outdoor Channel’s Golden Moose Awards. The B.C.-based gang garnered three prizes for their hunting series The Professionals, including the marquis honours of Best Overall...
Canadian researchers get funding to study avian cholera
Jan 20, 2011
To learn more about avian cholera, a team of Canadian researchers has recently been granted nearly a half-million dollars from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. A naturally-occurring bacterial disease, avian cholera...
2nd annual Ian McMurchy Award presented at SHOT Show
Jan 19, 2011
The second annual Ian McMurchy Award, launched last year in memory of the late Canadian outdoor writer and photographer Ian McMurchy, was presented yesterday to Outdoor Life magazine’s hunting editor, Andrew McKean. Awarded to the outdoor communicator who...
Moose crash victims sue Newfoundland government
Jan 14, 2011
Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador injured after moose-vehicle collisions have filed a class action lawsuit against the province, alleging that the moose population has been mismanaged. Ben Bellows and Hugh George filed the suit in the Supreme...
Canada’s Jim Shockey earns 8 TV award nominations
Jan 12, 2011
Every year during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, aka the SHOT Show, the U.S.-based Outdoor Channel hands out its Golden Moose Awards, honouring the best producers and hosts of the various shows appearing on the channel. This...
More farmed salmon escape into Bay of Fundy
Jan 10, 2011
Almost 140,000 juvenile farmed Atlantic Salmon recently escaped from an aquaculture pen operation at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. It is believed that high winds and ocean swells between December 20 and 26 ripped open the...
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