Club Volunteers Needed: Kensington Conservancy and SJIHA Youth Day Camp:

The Youth Day camp is being offered at the conservation Grounds during the week of July 10-14

This event is definitely shaping up to be popular and beneficial to the campers, the Kensington Conservancy and the Club.  Already, registration for the event is nearly at capacity.

The camp, for children aged 9 to 14 will run each day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The teaching and supervision of the children is primarily the responsibility of the Kensington Conservancy, although John will be leading a how to fish workshop, and Wayne will be introducing the children to the trails.  Club volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve lunches each day between 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. and to supply baking.  At least one Club member must be on the Club grounds at all times during the day.

Please call Teresa if you can volunteer some time: July 10 to 14: 705-246-3927

Kensington Conservancy and SJI Hunters and Anglers in Partnership

Excerpt from May 26 Press Release

The Kensington Conservancy and the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers are excited to announce a new partnership project.  They have teamed up to present the first Explorers- Summer Day Camp.  This exciting project will run from July 10-14th, 2017 for children ages 8-14. Activities will include learn to paddle brought to you by Algoma Adventures, Nature 101 instructed by Sault College Professor Rob Routledge, Nottingham Archery, Photography, Birding, volunteers from the Hunter and Anglers will give guided tours through their amazing property trails.  So much to learn, see and do.

The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers will host the camp at their beautiful facility on St. Joseph Island.  Snacks and lunches will be provided.  The day camp will run from 9:00 to 4:00 each day.

The Kensington Conservancy sees this as an extension of the Jr. Explorer program that offers fun activities for younger children ages 5-8 which has been running from their Desbarats location for 3 years. This program is an environmental education and outdoor appreciation program designed for children ages 5-8 and their families. The Junior Explorers start with a membership sign-up that provides each child with a T-shirt, notebook, activity binder.  This year the Jr. Explorer project will continue at a cost of $35.00 for the months of July and August.  Watch for an updated schedule on the Kensington Conservancy’s website.

The Kensington Conservancy is a registered charity with its office located in Johnson Township.  As a local land trust they are working to protect our precious lands and waters, in perpetuity, having protected almost 900 acres of ecologically sensitive lands in the area.  Many of their properties contain provincial significant wetlands.  They offer guided tours on many of their properties, as well as have the Foster Parkland and Walking Trails open to the public for hiking anytime.

Embracing good stewardship practices, they work with the local communities to develop programs that will promote greener and less intensive development, best land and water management practices, invasive species control, and low impact recreational activities, and good stewardship education.

For information or to register:

For further information please contact: Tanna Elliott, Executive Director Kensington Conservancy,705 782-2200 or

Register with Kensington Conservancy                 

Registration for Fourth Annual Island Fishing Derby, July 1 to July 9

The Annual Island Fishing Derby is the first week of July.  Registration will take place on June 30th from noon to 8 p.m. and again from 8:00 a.m. to noon on July 1, at the Conservation Centre.  The derby begins at 6:00 a.m. on July 1. and runs to noon on July 9th.  An awards dinner with presentations will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9th.  Cash awards will be given for the largest fish in each species category.  Mystery prizes will be revealed at the dinner and presentations.

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM Please print and complete this form and bring it to registration.

Island Fishing Derby Rules 2017      


Derby Event Page

For your information:

February 9, 2017The Ontario Federation of Agriculture says a fee on bottled water could be used to fund farmer programs designed to reduce phosphorous runoff to the Great Lakes.
There is a goal to reduce current phosphorous runoff levels reaching Lake Erie by 40 per cent.
The OFA partnered with Environmental Defence and enlisted support from 23 other environmental and agricultural groups for a letter asking the Ontario government to protect freshwater by putting a deposit on single-use beverage containers, such as plastic water bottles.
“Every year in Ontario, one billion plastic bottles end up in landfills or our environment,” said Ashley Wallis, Water Program Manager with Environmental Defence. “We need to turn this plastic tide. The Blue Box program isn’t working well enough,” she says.
“Deposit return programs such as the province already applies for wine and beer bottles are a proven way to increase recycling rates, Wallis says.
Currently, about 80 per cent of litter in the lakes is plastic. Ontario also has the lowest collection rate for plastic beverage containers in Canada, at 47 per cent.
In comparison, Canadian jurisdictions with deposit return programs collect up to 95 per cent of their bottles.
They estimate deposit-and-return could generate $100 million a year that could be used to clean up the Great Lakes.

Lake Huron-North Shore Elk Advisory Committee

Hello Members,

The SJI Hunters and Anglers Association has been closely involved with the Lake Huron-North Shore Elk Advisory Committee.  The Club has committed seed donations for food plots, and it has offered its volunteer help.  The Elk Advisory Committee is working to minimize the impact of elk, particularly on agricultural land, while also ensuring the viability of the herds.

By clicking on one of the links below, you have an opportunity to contribute to the data collection about where the elk are and about the kinds of impacts that they are exerting.  Please print the form, complete it, and then submit it through one of the means identified at the bottom of the form.  One link is to a Word file and the other to a PDF file.

Thank you for your interest.

Local Agricultural Landowner Survey_LHNS EAC_August 2016

Local Agricultural Landowner Survey_LHNS EAC_August 2016


2017, Twenty-Third Annual Wild Game Dinner, January 28th

Hunters and anglers, the harvest season has begun.  The Hunters and Anglers Club will gratefully accept any donations of meat for the coming Wild Game Dinner.

The 2017, Twenty-third, Annual Wild Game Dinner is being held at the Richards Landing, Royal Canadian Legion Hall.  The doors and bar will open at 5:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.  Silent auctions, live auctions and raffles will follow the dinner.


Ticket sales for the Wild Game Dinner will be Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the Conservation Centre beginning at 8:00 a.m.  There is a maximum of 8 tickets per purchaser, and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Hunters and anglers, the harvest season has begun.  The Hunters and Anglers Club will gratefully accept any donations of meat for the coming Wild Game Dinner.

The 2017, Twenty-third, Annual Wild Game Dinner is being held at the Richards Landing, Royal Canadian Legion Hall.  The doors and bar will open at 5:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.  Silent auctions, live auctions and raffles will follow the dinner.

NOTICE: Your membership is due in January

All members: your membership renewal is due in January.  The registration form is available on site.  Please print and mail or bring to a meeting with your payment.  Please note that your OFAH membership is included at a discount with your SJI Hunters and Anglers membership.  If the renewal date for your OFAH membership occurs later in the year, your renewal will recognise the difference and your OFAH membership will be extended one year from the date of its renewal.  For your and the Club’s convenience, renewal occurs for both, SJIHA and OFAH in January.

There are many benefits of membership.  Of those, insurance is a primary benefit.  Please note that if your membership expires, your insurance is not valid.

Additionally, please ensure that all your contact information is current.