Regular Meeting Apr. 5

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 5th, at 7:30 pm, at our clubhouse (click for map).  Visitors are always welcome!

Reminder: If you can help kids build bluebird boxes at MapleFest on April 14, please give Wolf a call 519-369-6727.

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MNRF on new Ontario licensing system

Hello Everyone:  MNRF gave the attached presentation during the OFAH AGM and Wildlife Conference.   We wanted to share this info with you because it will have an impact on you in one way or another. Please share this info with your fellow hunters, anglers and club members.

LASR Presentation – OFAH_20130313 (2.8 MB PDF File)

Firearms Bill C-71 Introduced

I received this information from the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA).

Bill C-71 has been introduced and the CSSA was there. Here is a quick run down of the provisions of this bill.

1. Background checks for criminal violence and any mental illness will be conducted over the life of the individual, not the previous five year period.

2. Both business and private sales of all firearms are subject to computerized license verification. Non-Restricted firearms transfers will not have the information regarding the firearm recorded.

3. Business are required to keep records which will include the individual’s information and all information regarding the firearm(s) transferred. The business must keep the records for 20 years unless the business ceases to be a business. In that case all records must be surrendered to the authorities.

4. Authorizations to Transport have been gutted. The only permitted uses are to shooting ranges and Purchase-to-Home, but will still include “all ranges in province”. All currently held ATTs will be revoked upon passage of Bill 71.  [Brad note: this applies to restricted firearms, not to non-restricted rifles and shotguns.]

5. All of the Swiss Arms Classic series and all CZ-858s will be made 12(9) Prohibited. The owners of these rifles will be Grandfathered. Grandfathered individuals will be able to acquire other 12(9) firearms. Grandfathered owners will be permitted to transport these firearms to a range for the purposes of target shooting.

6. The powers of the Governing Council to declare any firearm to be Non-Restricted has been revoked. The Governing Council may still be used to declare any firearms to be restricted or prohibited.

7. UN Firearms Marking will be issued in a Technical amendment.

More to come – Stay tuned.

Spring Turkey Contest

Turkey Contest — You must register with Glenn Meads before April 25th and pay the $5.00 entry fee. Take your turkeys to Eckhardt’s Shell Station to be weighed and have the spurs / beard measured. Prize will be 50% of the total entry fees, a trophy and bragging rights

March 2018 Bulletin

Upcoming EventsClub ExecutiveClub DuesClub Meetings

If you can help kids build bluebird boxes at MapleFest on April 14, please give Wolf a call 519-369-6727.

Meeting Highlights: Contest Awards Winners
Biggest Deer — Rifle — Jackie Beacon
Biggest Deer — Black Powder — Dan Elchuk
Biggest Moose — no entries
Spring Turkey Shoot — Wayne Cargoe

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!

A reminder: effective January 1, 2016 all OFAH individual and club insurance coverage has been increased from $3 million to $5 million.

The club is selling OFAH tickets — if you would like a book to sell or want to buy some tickets contact Tori Runyon — 519-379-1082.

The OFAH runs some great camps for kids — check out their website for details!!

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

2018 Events Schedule

At our last meeting we set dates for our 2018 special events:

Sat. April 14 – Maplefest
Sat. April 28 – Fish Derby
Sat. May 12 – Youth Shoot
Sat. June 16 – Trap Shoot
Sun. July 8 – Family Day
Sat. Sept. 29 – Turkey Shoot

Mark your calendars!  Further details will be posted here when available, and also on our Events page.