With the end of August, we resume our regular monthly meeting schedule. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 7th, at 7:30 pm, at our clubhouse (click for map). Visitors are always welcome!
And don’t forget our Turkey Shoot coming up on Saturday, September 30th, from 10 am to 2 pm or thereabouts. This is a friendly and informal target shooting competition, with opportunities for both .22 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun. (Turkeys are the prizes, not the targets!) Newcomers are very welcome — a great way to get started!
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
We’ve received this information from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry:
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
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Midhurst District/ Owen Sound Field Office
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 email@example.com (where they will be forwarded to Jackie).
The 2017 SGHA Youth Shoot was held at the clubhouse. The kids and the mentors had a great day.
Don’t forget our annual FAMILY DAY to be held at the clubhouse on Sunday, July 9th. The hunt 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.
Bring your shotguns and get ready for a friendly, fun, informal few hours of trap shooting (and whatever else we can dream up) 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.