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!

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“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.

OFAH Survey About Bill C-71

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has now posted the results of its survey on the proposed Bill C-71.

The federal government proposed new firearms legislation through the introduction of Bill C-71 on March 20, 2018. The OFAH has been working hard to ensure government continues to hear (and understand) the numerous questions and concerns firearms owners have with this bill. To inform our advocacy, the OFAH polled the firearms community to better understand their perspectives.

The survey questions were intended to determine firearms community demographics, interests in firearms, general opinions on the bill, and specific reactions to each of the main proposals.

You can view the survey results at the OFAH Bill C-71 page — click where it says “CLICK HERE to download survey results“.  Or you can click this link (it’s a PDF file, about 6 MB long).

Grey Highlands Firearms By-Law Deferred

At their April 18 meeting, the Grey Highlands council agreed to receive, “for information,” the report proposing changes to the firearms discharge by-law.  This appears to mean that the proposal has been neither approved nor rejected.  According to the mayor, “council has decided not to move forward with any changes to the current 2003 bylaw at this time.”

Of course, the council could resume consideration at any time.  We will try to remain abreast of this situation.

OFAH Lead Survey

The OFAH is asking anglers and hunters to participate in a survey on the use of lead for fishing and hunting.

The federal government released two reports on the use of lead and lead-free alternatives in ammunition and fishing tackle. It is clear from the reports that there is a lack of understanding of how and why anglers, hunters and sport shooters use lead in Canada.

The government is seeking input on developing an approach to encourage lead-free ammunition, sinkers and jigs in Canada. The OFAH has developed a survey to better understand angler, hunter and recreational shooting perspectives on lead and lead-free alternatives to inform our advocacy on this issue.

Please take the time to fill out this survey, so we can add your voice to our efforts in Ottawa.

The survey is here: https://www.ofah.org/issues/lead/