Fishing Derby April 28

On Saturday, April 28, from 8 am to 2 pm, the South Grey Hunters Association presents its annual Fishing Derby for kids 13 and under.  Location is Ground Effects Landscapes*, 341411 Concession Road 2 NDR, in Hanover (click for map).  Entry fee is $4 per child.  Free draw for one boy’s bike and one girl’s bike; free hot dog and pop, and prizes all day!  Limit 2 fish per child.  For more information contact Kirk Lawrence at 519-369-5089.

* Note: property owner not liable for damage or injury.

“Patience. Discipline. Responsibility.”

Here’s another story from the U.S., just in time for our upcoming Youth Shoot: Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But at high school and college gun ranges around the country, these teens and young adults gather to practice shooting and talk about the positive influence firearms have had on their lives.

What do they say they learn? Patience. Discipline. Responsibility.

OFAH Women’s Programs Registration Opens Today

This just in: OFAH Women’s Programs Registration Opens April 10

Once again, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) will be hosting two very popular events this fall, its annual September Women’s Outdoor Weekend and October Women’s Pheasant Hunt.

Registration is available online only. For more details visit

Women’s Outdoor Weekend

This weekend is designed to provide women with a great opportunity to learn all about fishing, hunting, and other outdoor pursuits in an environment alongside other women with similar interests.

September 7-9, 2018
Kinark Outdoor Centre, near Minden
Open to all women at least 19 years of age
$265 + HST and an OFAH membership
(Includes: meals, cabin accommodations, and all program equipment)

Throughout the weekend, participants may experience activities such as: introduction to hunting, firearm basics and handling, trap range, rifle range, archery, fishing, fly fishing demonstration, fish filleting, canoeing, kayaking, high ropes course, night hike, stargazing, pig roast, social evening campfire, guest speakers, evening entertainment, raffle draws, and much more.

OFAH Women’s Pheasant Hunt

This event is designed to provide women with an opportunity to partake in their first hunting experience with qualified guides alongside other women with similar interests.

October 13, 2018
Bird’s Eye View Game Farm and Hunting Preserve, near Colborne
Open to all women at least 18 years of age
$150.00 + HST and an OFAH membership
(Includes: firearms, ammunition, pheasants, training, guide, and sporting dog)

8 spaces 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
8 spaces 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You must have the following to participate: valid OFAH membership, valid firearms licence (PAL), and valid hunting version outdoors card (H1) with valid small game licence.

“Safety, discipline, and trust”

With our Youth Shoot about a month away, I thought this article from the New Yorker magazine, about teens in the U.S. becoming shooting enthusiasts, was relevant and respectful. (Notice the kids’ trigger discipline, too. They had good teachers.) — Brad

All but one were born in the decade after Columbine; like the student gun-control advocates activated by the recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, most are in their teens. But the children depicted here — hunters, target shooters, competitors in trap and skeet — occupy a parallel realm, where guns signify not danger, alienation, and the threat of death but safety, discipline, and trust.

Grey Highlands Firearms Meeting Postponed


GREY HIGHLANDS – The Municipality of Grey Highlands has postponed the public meeting scheduled for April 4th regarding the Draft Firearms Discharge By-law.

Mayor McQueen stated “We have received significant feedback and some terrific suggestions on how we might revise the draft by-law. We want to make sure that the by-law fits the needs of the community when we take it to the public as this will affect all our residents.

There was no venue available to accommodate the numbers expected at the meeting. Further review of the information received from various agencies and the public will be forwarded to Council for direction and next steps.

Information regarding the next steps in the process will be communicated.

Additional information may be available at the Grey Highlands web site.