On Sunday, May 5, at the Desbarats Arena, The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers in partnership with Desbarats Community Recreation is hosting the second annual Gun and Outdoor Show. Doors open at 9:00 a.m and the event continues until 4:00 p.m. Entry is by donation.
The annual children’s fish derby on Saturday, March 2, at Twin Lakes – off Hilton Road, St. Joseph Island – beginning at 10:00 a.m. HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ice and snow conditions have made the Derby site inaccessible. Please plan to join the fun next year when Nature permits.
The Derby is open to children who are in Elementary School or younger. All equipment is supplied, holes are drilled, and food is available at no charge for children. There are prizes for the largest catch in each category species of fish, and prizes for every child who registers. Registration closes at 12:30 p.m.
The Lions Club and the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers are jointly hosting a snowshoe day on the trails at the Hunters and Anglers Club, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18. This is a family fun event!
A warm-up fire will be burning all day. Although hot-dogs, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee will be served, guests are also invited to bring their own picnics and beverages of choice.
Join us for the 25th Anniversary Wild Game Dinner on January 26, 2019.
Doors open at 5:00 pm. when the bar opens and appetisers are served. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. Silent auctions, a live auction, raffles of the ‘Snake Bite Kit and Hunter’s Choice will follow the dessert service. Tickets to the dinner will be sold at the Conservation Centre on Saturday, January 5th beginning at 8:00 a.m. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Ticket purchase limits are 8 tickets per person.
The annual Wild Game Dinner is Saturday, January 26, 2019. That is only 11 weeks from the opening of deer season on St. Joseph Island. This year is the twenty-fifth anniversary dinner: an achievement to celebrate! The second planning meeting will be Tuesday, January 8, at 7:30 at the Conservation Centre. All Club members are invited to plan and to help.
The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Club invites all members, friends and neighbours to our annual Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest. The doors open and social hour begins at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. After dinner, plan on lingering for games and visiting. Please bring your favourite dish to share, a donation to the Island Food Bank and your favourite beverage. Saturday, December 1, at the Conservation Centre.
Important changes to hunting and Outdoors Card regulations are set to take effect beginning November 26 and continuing in January 2019. Please check the following links for details.
This is from the OFAH webpage: https://www.ofah.org/issues/mnrf-licensing-system-changes/
This is from the MNRF website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-outdoors-card#section-7
The Deer Check Station will return this year. Successful hunters, please report with your harvest. Doing so contributes valuable information to the monitoring of herd health. Proper management ensures a sustainable hunt. Show your support for proper management; report your harvest. The rewards are many.