Family Day July 8th

Don’t forget our annual FAMILY DAY to be held at the clubhouse on Sunday, July 8th. The club supplies the food, so bring your family and come out for a social afternoon with your fellow hunt club families. Please bring your own drinks and lawn chairs. Come out around 3:30 pm, eat between 5 – 5:30 pm.

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Zone H Bursary

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Zone H (our zone) has a bursary to provide financial aid to college students from the area.  Here are the rules and regulations:

A. To be given to the candidate attending College or University in the field of Fauna or Flora management.

B. Candidates from Zone H will be chosen from the applications submitted to the Zone H Secretary/Treasurer who will present the applications to the Zone H board of directors for selection and approval.

C. The number of applicants shall be limited to two (2) in any calendar year.

D. The amount of the Bursary shall be $500.00 per semester to a maximum of One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00) per calendar year per successful candidate.

E. Duration of this Bursary is for a two (2) year period.

F. Successful candidates are eligible for one (1) two-year term.

G. Successful candidates will receive payment in the following manner.

H. Each semester $500.00 will be paid upon completion of a semester and the remaining Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) on completion of a semester. Proof of acceptance and successful completion of semesters must be submitted and received by the Secretary/Treasurer Zone H before receiving any more money.

I. Candidates must be a member of Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Zone H and be a member in good standing.  And must be a member of the OFAH for the previous twelve months.

Applications should be made in writing to Zone H Secretary/Treasurer.  Send completed applications to Secretary/Treasurer OFAH Zone H.

(Thanks to Glenn Meads for this information.)

OFAH Submission re. Bill C-71

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has made a submission to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, regarding Bill C-71.  It draws upon the response from OFAH’s survey of its members, and describes many problems with the bill, and suggested changes.  You can find the submission and more at the OFAH’s Bill C-71 page, or you can download the 12-page submission directly at this link (it’s a 5 MB PDF file).

Trap Shoot June 16

Bring your shotguns and get ready for a friendly, fun, informal few hours of trap shooting (and whatever else we can dream up — last year there was a combination of golf /shotgun shoots 😉 with our fellow hunt club members, family and friends.  We plan to start around 10 am, at the Beacon Homestead, 263581 Southgate Road 26 (across from Wilder’s Lake).  See our Events page for contact info.

Fishing Derby a success

On Saturday, April 28, the South Grey Hunters Association held its annual Fishing Derby for kids.  Turnout was very good despite the cold weather.

Here’s a really good catch:

Leah Marks won the girls’ bike:

Gage Marshall tied for first place for Largest Fish:

A good time was had by all!

“The Bill C-71 Book”

This just in from CSSA:

Two leaders of Canada’s firearm community joined forces to help journalists, policymakers and responsible gun owners understand how Bill C-71, the government’s first proposed firearm legislation in a generation, aims at the wrong target.

The Bill C-71 Book: What It Means, How It Hurts You, and 3 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Block It is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read overview of the draft law.

The free PDF/e-Book is a joint project of The Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA), Canada’s leading gun-rights advocacy group, and TheGunBlog.ca, the country’s leading source of news on gun politics and the firearm industry.

To download the book, you need to provide your name and email address.  Alternatively, you can download it from TheGunBlog with just an email address.