TKC Explorer Summer Day Camp is back!

“The Kensington Conservancy is excited to announce that the Explorer Summer Day Camp is back this summer, again in partnership with the St. Joseph Island Hunters & Anglers and Conservation Association. The camp will be taking place during the week of August 9th on St. Joseph Island for children aged 8 to 12.Registration is open online: http://www.kensingtonconservancy.org/explorer-summer-day…. There are limited spots open, so do not delay!”

Bragging Rights Derby is back! July 3 to 11

Covid-19 restrictions are beginning to lift, but large gatherings and indoor gatherings are still not possible.  But you can go fishing! 

  • Fish because you love fishing!
  • Fish because fishing is free for the whole family during Summer Family Fishing Week.  
  • Fish because you want to brag about your catch(s).

Enter the St. Joseph Island Bragging Rights Fishing Derby to gain your bragging rights!  There is no registration, no celebration dinner and no prize board.  There  may be some small prizes for the children’s entries, so be sure to let your kids photograph and upload their fish photos.

  • Free Fishing Week is July 3rd to the 11th, 2021 and the Bragging Rights Derby will run from 6am on the 3rd to 12pm on the 11th similar to our normal derby.
  • Register by sending a picture with your name, phone number and the length of the fish to derby@sjiha.ca .  The fish must be measured from the front of the fish to the fork in the tail.
  • Take the photo with you holding the fish or with the fish on our measuring tape provided in former derbies.
  • Family pictures are welcome.
  • Email your picture to derby@sjiha.ca Attach your name, whether you are a child under 15 or an adult, and the length of the fish
  • Your photo will be posted on our website, and Bragging Rights are yours!
  • Look to see if your fish is in the gallery of largest fish caught!

Similar to previous derby’s, six fish species qualify: pike, perch, bass, walleye, trout/salmon and herring (ciscoe); But for the Bragging Rights Derby, send pictures of anything you catch so you can be registered in the derby.  We will add all fish photos to the derby gallery.

The derby will take place in Canadian waters in contact with St. Joseph Island, as in our previous fishing derby’s.

Most of all, have fun and stay safe! Let’s see how many fish there are to brag about!

Good Luck Fishing!

ONLINE AUCTION PURCHASE PICK-UP IS TODAY AT THE CONSERVATION CENTRE

Thank you for your support. The online auction was a tremendous success for the Club! Be sure to pick up your purchases today at the Conservation Centre. If you can’t make it, please ask someone to pick up on your behalf. The Auction crew will be onsite until 3 or 4 p.m.

Online Auction April 20 to 24th

SJI Hunters and Anglers Online Auction Fundraiser was the first of the year. Thank you for supporting your Club and conservation.

Curb-side pick-up of purchases is today, April 25, at the Conservation Centre.

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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