How much do you know about Canada’s hunting and fishing history? Take our quiz!



So, how did you make out on our fishing, hunting and conservation history quiz? Check the answers below and tally up your score to determine your rating.


 Score Rating

1 to 14         New to the outdoor world

15 to 24       Still a tad wet behind the ears


25 to 34       Middle of the pack showing

35 to 44       Solid outdoor knowledge


45 to 50       Seasoned outdoors brainiac


The 1970s

  1. c. Trout Unlimited Canada
  2. b. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
  3. a. Kasba Lake Lodge
  4. b. Freshwater Fishes of Canada, by W.B. Scott and E.J. Crossman
  5. False. While most uses of DDT in Canada were phased out by the mid-1970s, it wasn’t until 1985 that all uses of DDT were discontinued.
  6. b. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  7. True
  8. a. Muskies Canada Inc.
  9. c. Cooey. Ontario’s Lakefield Arms, which then acquired the rights to Cooey’s popular Model 94, was purchased by Savage Arms in 1995.
  10. d. Bob Izumi

The 1980s

  1. d. Section 35
  2. d. Spiny water flea. By 1989, it was present in all of the Great Lakes.
  3. c. Seal skin and furs.
  4. a. Excalibur Crossbows
  5. c. 4,400
  6. b. Mallards
  7. a. North American Waterfowl Management Plan
  8. a. Rapala’s Countdown
  9. False. Zebra mussels remove native food sources, affect spawning areas and create clearer water that leads to toxic algal blooms and other problems.
  10. b. Scuttlebutt Lodge

The 1990s

  1. b. Hank Gibson
  2. b. Round goby. Native to the Black and Caspian Seas, the small bottom-dwelling fish is believed to have reached North America via ship ballast water.
  3. c. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  4. d. Northern cod
  5. b. Saskatchewan
  6. a. Ecological Gifts Program
  7. a. 443
  8. d. Michael J. Fox
  9. b. Acid Rain. The agreement was called the Canada-Wide Acid Rain Strategy for Post-2000.
  10. d. 1999. Lead shot was banned for hunting waterfowl within 200 metres of watercourses in 1997.

The 2000s

  1. b. Saskatchewan
  2. d. 2000. In 2022, National Fishing Week ran from July 2 to 10.
  3. c. The Kyoto Protocol. Canada withdrew from the pact in 2011, but later joined both the Copenhagen Accord and the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases.
  4. Bass Pro Shops, with a store in Vaughan, Ontario. Cabela’s, now owned by Bass Pro Shops, first arrived in 2007 with a store in Winnipeg; it now has 10 locations.
  5. c. The Last Cull
  6. True. Red Fisher was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 17, 1914, and moved to Canada as a landed immigrant in 1962.
  7. e. Any. It is an all-party caucus.
  8. c. Freedom Tackle. It launched in 2012.
  9. d. Gord Pyzer. Outdoor Canada’s fishing editor was inducted in 2009, along with Bob Izumi.
  10. e. Lake St. Francis

The 2010s

  1. True
  2. b. Delta Waterfowl. Founded on Manitoba’s Delta Marsh, it now has offices in Winnipeg and Bismarck, North Dakota.
  3. b. Bill C-19
  4. a. Willie Mitchell. The defenceman won the cup twice with the LA Kings, in 2012 and 2014.
  5. True
  6. b. Williams Wabler
  7. False
  8. a. The DHC-2 Beaver was manufactured by de Havilland Canada from 1947 to 1967.
  9. False. The population stood at an estimated 15,000 when the ban went into effect. The stated reason for ending the hunt was that it was no longer “socially acceptable.”
  10. a. 40 feet 5 1/4 inches