Proposed changes to Outdoors Cards, licensing, hunter reporting, etc.

We have received this from the OFAH:

In late May, the MNRF posted a proposal on the Environmental Registry outlining fundamental changes to Outdoors Cards, licensing, game seals, hunter activity and harvest reporting, and various other regulatory amendments under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. Due to the complexity of the proposal and the potential impact on anglers and hunters, we’ve created two video Q&A’s in cooperation with the MNRF. One video addresses hunter activity and harvest reporting, and the other discusses the changes to Outdoors Cards, licensing, and game seals. We encourage everyone to watch these videos, share them widely, and encourage everyone in your network to submit their comments through the Environmental Registry. Links are provided below. If you have any questions or comments regarding the proposal, please do not hesitate to contact me.

OFAH Issue Page: http://www.ofah.org/LASebr

Video 1: OFAH — Hunter activity & harvest reporting changes in Ontario?

Video 2: OFAH — Talking Licensing Automation Proposal w/ MNRF

Yours in Conservation,
Mark Ryckman, M.Sc.
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
4601 Guthrie Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 8L5
T: 705.748.6324 x239
F: 705.748.9577

Rabies Report

We’ve received this information from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry:

Hi Folks,

Here is the MNRF’s latest rabies report – feel free to circulate as you see fit

No rabies in our area yet – closest confirmation was just south of Mount Forest so it could move up at any time. The south part of Grey and Bruce are in the surveillance area – staff here are monitoring the spread of the disease moving this way and assessment of any local animals acting oddly.

If you or anyone you know comes across a racoon or skunk acting out of the ordinary call Ben McGill- 519-371-8468

Sincerely,
Craig Todd
Partnership Specialist
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Midhurst District/ Owen Sound Field Office

June 2017 Bulletin

Editor’s note: this omits parts of the June bulletin that have already appeared elsewhere on the South Grey Hunters web page.

Winner of the Spring Turkey Contest – Wayne Cargoe. His turkey scored 92.3 and had 4 beards – only 2 were glued on (just kidding 😉 ) – Congratulations Wayne!!

Annual Turkey Shoot will run on Sat. Sept. 30th at the clubhouse. Same idea as we do every year. Pies and posters will be available at Family Day or you can pick them up from Jackie at the Credit Union. Come on out and bring your 12 gauge and .22.

Our 2017 Executive is unchanged from last year.

Membership Dues are unchanged from last year.  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.

To receive newsletters by email, send your email address to southgreyhunters@gmail.com (where they will be forwarded to Jackie).

Turkey Contest Deadline April 25

A Reminder: 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. 🙂