The Gun Show and Outdoor Day is nearly here! Throughout the day, there will be many vendors who will be selling or trading guns, knives and fishing and hunting accessories. There will be outdoor exhibitors with ATV’s, jet skis, docks, boats, motors, etc. Hourly seminars will explain and demonstrate the development of wildlife food plots, wild turkey calling and numerous other topics (see below for schedule). There will be an interactive outdoor archery range. The day also includes official antler scoring, so be sure to bring your deer or moose antlers. A raffle will give you a chance to win a gun or bow. The on-site nature trails are open for exploration, and food and drinks will be available all day. This is a family-oriented event. Admission is by donation.
Location – in the outdoor tent
|10:00 am||Wildlife Food plots||Steve Elmy/Kevin Coombs
|11:00 am||Turkey Calling and Hunting||Dylan Jollineau
|12:00 pm||Filming Your Outdoor Adventures||Steve Elmy
Homegrown Hunter TV Show
|1:00 pm||Peak seasons for fish species in the St. Marys River||John Giuliani
John Giuliani Fishing Adventures
|2:00 pm||Wildlife Food Plots||Steve Elmy/Kevin Coombs
|3:00 pm||To Be determined|
Elections are just one month away!
The Board executive positions, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary are available. These are one-year terms and any member in good standing is eligible for nomination. Three Director positions, two-year terms) are also open for election. Attend the Annual General Meeting on April 12, and be nominated for a position. New members are welcome.
St. Joseph Hunters and Anglers Association has committed to another busy and enterprising summer. The success of the many events, both financial and in continuing to grow our community support, is dependent on Club volunteers like you. Please show your availability to help by filling and printing this form. SCHEDULE OF SUMMER 2018 EVENTS: You may submit it at a meeting or send it as an email attachment to email@example.com
The Ernie Eddy Memorial Children’s Fishing Derby is Saturday, March 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m. All children of elementary school age or younger are welcome. Fishing gear is provided, holes will be drilled and snacks and lunch are on site. There are prizes for the largest fish caught. The Derby is held at Twin Lakes on St. Joseph Island.
At this workshop, you will gain practical experience and knowledge about hunting and harvesting wild turkeys. This (outdoor, as far as weather permits) workshop is popular: register soon, so you are not disappointed. Despite our wintry weather, the Turkey Workshop will be at the Conservation Centre. Only the Gun Show and Outdoor Day on Sunday has moved to the Legion.
There is now an online method of reporting harvest. This is the link to the Provincial Online Harvest site: https://www2.on.wildlifelicense.com/start.php?lang=1. Online reporting is found to be much more convenient than completing and mailing in the postcards. The online survey literally takes only few minutes, and the reports play a valuable role in MNRF’s harvest planning. The online MNRF site is the single access to many services offered by the MNRF.
Please note that trail cam observations are not to be included in harvest reporting.