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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Lake Huron-North Shore Elk Advisory Committee has provided the results of their first survey of elk – landowner interaction. Please follow this link to see the Local Agricultural Landowner Survey -Summary of survey results April 2016 – September 2017.
The Committee has also created an updated survey, and all landowners are invited to complete it. Please follow this link. 2017 survey Local Agricultural Landowner Survey_LHNS EAC_Sep 2017 update
The Annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest was a well-attended and fun event. The dinner contributions were varied and tasty. This year, the photos submitted to the contest were of high quality, but there were fewer submissions than in past years. The winners of the photo contest, as selected by the dinner crowd, are listed below:
Animal Category: Judy Ingram
Trail Camera Category: John Paterson
Scenery Category: Judy Ingram
Fishing Category: Wayne Ingram
Video Category: Teresa Caughill
Be sure to see the winning photos the next time you are at the Conservation Centre. They have a place of honour on the wall until the 2018 contest.
Thanks to all who contributed, dinner, photos and games. It was great fun to share the evening with everyone there.
Members are asked to join a work bee to assist in completing the insulating of the lower floor of the Conservation Centre. Please meet on Sunday, November 26, at 1:00 p.m.
The Club is looking for volunteers to help plan the 2018 Wild Game Dinner. The first planning meeting will be Tuesday, November 21, at 7:30 at the Conservation Centre.
All wild meat donations are welcome from now until the January 20, dinner preparation work bee.