January 2021 Bulletin

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Club Events 2021 – Who Knows ????

Club Meetings – Are suspended due to the pandemic. Typically they are held the first Thursday of every month starting at 7:30 pm at the club house. Meetings are not held over the summer months of July and August. Nov Meeting – held the week after hunting season.

We will update as the situation with the pandemic and vaccine roll out evolves.

Please Remember: The Club runs annual contests for:
The Biggest Buck Award – Rifle – Nolan Marshall – 2020 winner
The Biggest Buck Award – Black Powder – Shawn Moyer – 2020 winner
The Biggest Buck Award – Archery – no entries
The Biggest Moose Rack – no entries
Spring Turkey Shoot Contest – Suspended 2020/2021

Club dues are unchanged for 2021.  You can pay your membership dues by: mailing them to Jackie Beacon 263581 Southgate Road #26, RR #4, Durham, ON N0G 1R0 or dropping them in our pink pig mailbox – same address.

When you receive your OFAH membership card — please note the discount sticker on the back of the card. It is a barcode and can be used for discounts on certain items at Marks, and TSC.  Please ensure that you read and sign your membership card in order that it be valid!

Send Jackie your email address & receive the newsletter online — jbeacon (at) sympatico (dot) ca

The Five and Dime:  Any Items for Sale or that you may be looking for? Let us know and we can put it in the newsletter and on the website.

2021 Dues

Annual SGHA dues are due!  Dues are unchanged for the 2021 year:

Single membership: $53.
Family membership: $63 (member, spouse, and any dependents under the age of 25).
Club membership only: $23 (if already an OFAH member).

Two additional options are available for Single members (sorry, these are not available for Family memberships):

Paperless: $35.  This gives you a digital copy only of the membership card and magazine.  You must provide your email address.
Paperless Plus: $45 $43.  This gives you a digital copy of the membership card and magazine, plus two Ontario Out of Doors issues, the Hunting Annual and the Fishing Annual. Also, a paper card can be supplied as well as digital.  Your email address is required if you want the digital magazine.

Please send your dues by cheque, payable to South Grey Hunters Association, by mail to Jackie Beacon, 263581 Southgate Road #26, RR #4, Durham, ON N0G 1R0.

No October Meeting

Just a reminder, we will not be having a meeting in October.

The Big Buck Award contest will still run.

Good luck during hunting season and if this crazy time settles down a bit maybe we will be able to meet again in Nov or Dec.

If you are submitting anything that needs measured for the Big Buck award – just drop it off at Kirk’s place.  Leave it on the deck with your name attached.

Stay safe and Happy Hunting.

– Jackie

Remington Auctioned Off

From Bloomberg News: Remington Auctioned Off to Seven Bidders in Bankruptcy Court.

The business is being carved up as follows:

  • Vista Outdoor Inc. for its Lonoke ammunitions business and certain IP assets
  • Roundhill Group LLC for its non-Marlin firearms business
  • Sierra Bullets LLC for its Barnes ammunitions business
  • Sturm, Ruger, & Co. for its Marlin firearms business
  • JJE Capital Holdings LLC for DPMS, H&R, Stormlake, AAC and Parker brands
  • Franklin Armory Holdings Inc. for Bushmaster brand and some related assets
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse Inc. for Tapco brands

Vista Outdoor is the owner of Federal Ammunition, so a logical buyer for the Lonoke, Arkansas plant.  I don’t know who Roundhill Group is, but it looks like they’ll be selling the Remington rifles and shotguns going forward.  And Sturm, Ruger will pick up the Marlin brand.

Update on firearms licensing backlog

From the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (with a tip of the hat to Glenn Meads):

In July, the OFAH wrote to Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair (see letter below) to express concerns with the backlog of firearm licence processing and the potential for it to prevent hunters and sport shooters from using their firearms.

We received a response from the Director General of the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP), which you can find here.

The CFP also reported to us thorough e-mail correspondence that they are now currently up to date on the printing of firearm licence cards.

If you have not received your firearms licence card, and you get the message stating “Your application has been processed and your licence has been issued” when performing a licence application search though the CFP’s online Individual Web Services, the CFP suggests you contact them by calling 1-800-731-4000.

Do read the whole thing.

No September Meeting

Hi All: We will not be having a meeting in September. We will wait to see how things go and revisit it before the October meeting.

When the meetings do resume, please be prepared to bring and wear a mask in the clubhouse.

— Jackie