The spring OFAH Zone D meeting is being hosted by the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers on Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Conservation Centre. Lunch is provided. Club members, this is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss. Come to learn, to meet members of other Clubs in the region and to get updates on the latest regulations, best practices and arising issues.


A Safe Food Handling course is being offered by Algoma Public Health to members of the SJI Hunters and Anglers who wish to certify or recertify. The fee is $35.00 or $15.00 respectively. The fee will be covered by the Club. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Club and for members individually.

The course will run for a full day, Thursday April 4th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please call Neil Caughill to register: 705 246 2581

General Membership Meeting, March 14th at 7:30 p.m.

Hunters and Anglers March General Meeting, Thursday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a very interesting presentation!  DrQuentin Guinard of the Canadian Forest Service will speak about how animals see.  His research has revealed that different species see differently and that predators see the world differently than prey.  Everyone is welcome.  The general business meeting will follow the presentation.


From Ontario Conservation Officers Association

Ice Safety tips:

  • Check ice thickness and conditions frequently
  • Clear ice should be a minimum of 10cm (4”) for walking and ice fishing, 12cm (5”) for one
    snowmobile or ATV, 20-30cm (8-12”) for a car or small pickup, 30-38cm (12-15”) for a medium truck
    (source: Lifesaving Society)
  • Fish with a buddy
  • Be prepared for an emergency – wear ice picks or a floater/survival suit, and have a whistle and
    cell phone on hand
  • Let someone know where you will be and when you plan to return. This should include where your
    vehicle will be parked, what route you plan to take and any stops you plan to make
  • Stay off rivers and away from locks, where ice is less stable. Ice conditions in areas of moving
    water or spring fed lakes can be unsafe at any time, ensure the ice is safe before venturing out.

General Membership Meeting January 11

The first meeting of 2024 is on Thursday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. On the agenda are updates on the Wild Game Dinner planning, and notice of the the first planning meeting on January 16th, for the Outdoor and Gun Show on May 5th.

The Club has a new P.A. system. Paul Glassford, as guest speaker, will introduce the speaker system to Club members. Please join us.

28th ANNUAL WILD GAME DINNER TICKET SALES: First Saturday of January

Ticket sales for the 28th Annual Wild Game Dinner on January 27th. will be at the Conservation Centre on January 6th, at 8:00 a.m. The Wild Game Dinner is a great event; every one of the past 27 years has been a sold-out event. Tickets are sold as first-come first-served, so arrive early to make sure you are one of “the first come.”

Ticket sales are in-person only and only on January 6th. Tickets are $60.00 per person. There is a maximum of 8 tickets per person purchasing. As there is no internet, please plan to pay by cash or cheque only.