On November 24th, CBC Radio’s program “Out in the Open” carried an interview with John Evers of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, on “How it feels to be a gun lover in Canada”. It’s a 9 1/2 minute audio program that you can listen to on-line.
Loads of Canadians own them — legally — but hunter, sport shooter and all-round firearms enthusiast John Evers feels hated for his enjoyment of guns. He says Canadians, by and large, conflate guns with violence.
I found the interview to be reasonably fair and open-minded, and Evers to be quite a good spokesman.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7th, at 7:30 pm, at our clubhouse (click for map). Visitors are always welcome!
If you have ordered a club shirt, hoodie, jacket, this will be your first opportunity to pick them up. (No worries if you have to miss the meeting – we’ll get them to you somehow!)
Also, it’s not too early to renew your membership for 2018!
Remember that our regular meeting in November is the Thursday after hunting season, which this year is the third Thursday, November 16th. It’s at 7:30 pm, at the usual location, our clubhouse (click for map). Visitors are always welcome!
We have received this from the OFAH:
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (similar to bluetongue) has been discovered in two dead deer near London, Ontario. More details will likely emerge in the coming days, but for now, we have set up a page with all of the relevant available information. Please share widely.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Matt DeMille.
Yours in Conservation,
Mark Ryckman, M.Sc.
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 5th, at 7:30 pm, at our clubhouse (click for map). Visitors are always welcome!
At this meeting we will have samples and order forms for club shirts / hoodies / jackets. If you are interested, come out and make your selection. We will place the order very soon after the October meeting.
And don’t forget our Turkey Shoot coming up on Saturday, September 30th, from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a friendly and informal target shooting competition, with opportunities for both .22 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun.
Turkey Shoot – September 30. Pies and posters are available; you can pick them up from Jackie at the Credit Union.
Black Powder Shoot – if there are interested members.
Family Winter Fun Day – to be announced.
We have decided to order some new shirts / hoodies / jackets for the club. If you are interested, the samples and order forms will be at the October 5 meeting. We are placing the order very soon after the October meeting.
Our 2017 Executive is listed on the About page.
Items For Sale and Wanted are listed on the Five and Dime page.
Membership Dues – South Grey Hunters Association club adult dues are $49.00 for 2017. Family dues – $60.00. Club only dues if you already belong to the OFAH – $20.00. You can pay your membership dues by: Dropping them into Jackie at the Credit Union in Durham, or by mailing them to Jackie Beacon 263581 Southgate Road #26, RR #4, Durham, ON N0G 1R0, or by coming out to our monthly meetings.
Don’t forget to sign your OFAH membership card. Your insurance is not valid, if your card is not signed. The barcode on the back of your membership card is your discount card for TSC store.
South Grey Hunters Fall Turkey/Cash Shoot
Saturday September 30, 2017 – 10 am to 4 pm
$3.00 / shot – 12 gauge and .22
Open to the Public
South Grey Hunters clubhouse is located 2 1/2 miles east of Varney on Wilder’s Lake Road.
Food will be available at the shoot.
For more info call Jackie or Darrel Beacon 519-369-3149