ONLINE AUCTION BEGINS IN TWO WEEKS! GET SET FOR THE FIRST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!

Online Auction April 20 to 24th

SJI Hunters and Anglers Online Auction Fundraiser is the first of the year. Collection of items will occur until April 13. On behalf of the Club, Michael Peever Auctions will be organising the auction and distribution of the purchased items. If you have any items to donate, please contact David Nelson 705 941 1947 or email info@sjiha.ca to have your item picked up in a Covid-19 responsible way. The Auction will include new and used items in great condition:

  • hunting and fishing equipment
  • camping and sporting equipment
  • nature-related art
  • artisan crafts and woodwork
  • heritage items
  • antiques
  • household items

Items that will not be accepted include single-use disposable items, large appliances, upholstered furnishings and mattresses.

Support your Club and conservation while you enjoy the fun of an auction.

Pick-up of purchases will be April 25, at the Conservation Centre. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

ST. MARY’S RIVER REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN: Virtual Presentation

Members, save the date to attend this exclusive presentation from the St. Mary’s River Remedial Action Plan. From the presentation, you will be updated on the progress of the St. Mary’s River restoration, and you will have opportunity to ask questions.

We will meet online, Tuesday, March 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The presentation will be through WebEx. Email info@sjiha.ca for details about how to join the meeting.

All members and guests are invited.

Your Club needs your continued membership!

Members, Covid-19 is keeping the Club doors closed to the public, but your Board continues to meet. The budget for 2021 has been prepared and will come to you for approval in the next few days. The Board is also, in a Covid-19-responsible way, designing fund-raising and event planning for 2021. Many of our traditional events will not be possible, but new and modified events are possible. Of uppermost importance is the continued safety of all members, their families and our communities. Stay tuned!

Please note that memberships are due by December 31st. Your membership dollars are especially important to your Club at this time! New this year is the option to pay your dues through e-transfer. Please follow the link: Membership Form 2020 in Word or Membership Form in PDF

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HUNTERS! The Deer Check Stations are open.

The Deer Check Station has returned this year.  Successful hunters, please report with your harvest.

ECHO BAY: PIT STOP GAS BAR:

November 4, 5, and 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND: FANNIE’S ON THE ISLAND:

November 11, 12, and 13, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Your participation is rewarded in two ways: you have a chance to win prizes just for reporting, and the information collected will guide the management of future hunts.

Proper management ensures a sustainable hunt.  Show your support for proper management: report your harvest. 

WILD GAME DINNER 2021

Hello Members,

The wild Game Dinner of 2021 is being planned although its date and its format will differ from the traditions established over the last thirty years. Covid-19 is posing restrictions, but the Club Board is doing everything it can to makes sure the event happens some time in the next year. In the meantime, all members who are successful in harvesting game are asked to remember the Club. All donations of game meat are welcomed. Nicki Morin has offered to pick up your donations. Please email the Club for details: info@sjiha.ca

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GREAT NEWS!

Dear Club Members:

Your executive met on August 11th to discuss the effect of Covid-19 on the operations of our club.  We are pleased to announce the club is still viable and active despite some financial losses due to the lack of club functions and reductions in membership.  General membership meetings are still on hold, so we will be putting out an information package in the near future to get you up to date. We are looking forward to expanding our membership in time for the fall hunting seasons, and we are going to build the Club connection through social media. Stay tuned!

Please see the Members’ Page to offer your input to the structure of ongoing operations of the Club. Your input is requested by August 28th.

Bragging Rights Derby July 4 to 12

Your registration to Bragging Rights Derby begins when you photograph and upload the picture of your your awesome catch to derby@sjiha.ca. The derby runs from 6:00 a.m. July 4 to July 12 at noon.

Include your name and phone number, and the length of the fish measured from the front of the fish to the fork in the tail (as we have done in previous tournaments).  Take the picture of you holding the fish or of the fish on our measuring tape of past derbies.  Family pictures would also be a nice addition. Six fish species recognised for competition: pike, perch, bass, walleye, trout/salmon and herring (ciscoe), but send pictures of anything you catch, and we will add them to the derby gallery.  Like past derbies, this derby is restricted to fishing in Canadian waters in contact with St. Joseph Island.

‘BRAGGING RIGHTS DERBY’ is on!

Seventh Annual Island Summer Fishing Derby

Due to Covid-19, the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers previously cancelled their Seventh Annual Summer Fishing Derby that coincides with Family Fishing Week.  However, knowing families will be out fishing together, The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Club will have an online derby, Bragging Rights Derby, only with no registration and no follow up dinner and presentations.  In the future, once we can gather, we will try to have some prize presentations for the children involved in the Derby.

Ontario Family Fishing Week is July 4th to the 12th, and just as in past years, our Bragging Rights Derby will run from 6am on July 4th to 12pm on July 12th. Registration will occur when you send your fish picture to our site derby@sjiha.ca   Include your name and phone number, and the length of the fish measured from the front of the fish to the fork in the tail (as we have done in previous tournaments).  Take a picture of you holding the fish or of the fish on our measuring tape of past derbies.  Family pictures would also be a nice addition. 

Once the picture is taken, it can be emailed to derby@sjiha.ca . Include your name, whether you are a child under 15 or an adult, and the length of the fish; we will post it on our site for all to see.  A gallery of the pictures of the largest fish caught for the day will be on the www.sjiha.ca website, so bragging rights will be yours.

Similar to previous derbies, we will have 6 fish species recognised for competition: pike, perch, bass, walleye, trout/salmon and herring (ciscoe), but send pictures of anything you catch, and we will add them to the derby gallery.  Like past derbies, this derby is restricted to fishing in Canadian waters in contact with St. Joseph Island. Have fun and stay safe, and we hope you will participate in the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Bragging Rights Derby.