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FIRESIDE CHAT WITH THE MNRF

Come join the Fireside Chat and Potluck with the MNRF! Thursday, August 8th at the SJI Conservation Centre, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Meet the new District Director, the Wildlife Biologist and the C.O.s who can answer your questions and hear your comments about wildlife management and new hunting and fishing regulations and options. The evening will begin with a fun Tomahawk Throw. St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers are providing the main course of a potluck meal. Bring your favourite dish and a beverage of your choice.

SUMMER EVENTS 2019

Hello Members of the St. Joseph Hunters and Anglers Association. Your Club will be very active participating in many community events this summer. Not only are these activities significant fund-raisers for the Club, they contribute to our community in a big way. Your participation is needed! Helping will give you a chance to meet new club members and to have fun while you lend a hand. Our schedule for events this year follows:

2019 SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Island Fishing Derby, June 29th to July 7th.  Supper and prizes on the 7th of July – John Paterson; Neil Caughill
  • Children’s weeklong summer camp with the Kensington Conservancy, July 8th to July 12th.  Lunch each day -Teresa Caughill
  • Go North Music Festival – Richards Landing, Saturday July 13th. Cooking burgers, sausage, meat ball subs and this year, onion rings. – Neil Caughill
  • Richards Landing Community Night cooking burgers, sausage and deer tales on Friday July 26th. Neil Caughill; John Paterson
  • Hilton Beach Car Show and Poker Run Boat Race, July 27th cooking deer tales. John Paterson
  • Hilton Beach Community Night, August 3rd cooking deer tales. John Paterson
  • Meet and Greet Fireside Chat with the MNRF, Thursday night (General Meeting), August 8th. Food to be determined but usually potluck and some leftovers from the Wild Game Dinner. John Paterson
  • Youth Ranger Program 3 days in August – dates to be determined.  John Paterson; Wayne Ingram.
  • Jocelyn Community Harvest Fest on the Labour Day weekend, Saturday, August 31, to serve deer tales.  John Paterson

EVENTS FOLLOWING THE SUMMER

Next comes the Awe day. This will be on Saturday September 14th: men will prepare the meals and serve the women.  Tomahawk throwing, Disc Golf, Bread making, how to make a snare, fire building competition. Sigrid Robinson; Neil Caughill  

The Hunters Safety Course (Gun Course) run by Reg and Jane Perry is usually in October, but the date is yet to be determined.  We could serve a light lunch on the Saturday and Sunday. Jane Perry; Tolbert Stinson

Our Annual Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest will be the first Saturday in December: December 7, 2019.

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AWE 2019

Registration Deadline is Friday, August 23!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2019, 8:00 A.M. TO EVENING AT THE CONSERVATION CENTRE

Register by August 23.

UNIQUE INTRODUCTION INTO THE OUTDOORS FOR WOMEN
Spend a day in the company of like-minded women
Highly skilled instructors offering special experiences and education
Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Supper provided

AWE Begins at 8 am. Classes begin at 8:30am – 4:30 pm; Supper Follows

OPEN TO WOMEN 12 YEARS AND OLDER.
UNDER 16 YEARS OLD MUST BE
ACCOMPANIED AND SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT.

WE HAVE CHANGED OUR FORMAT. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE
EQUAL TIME TO ENJOY THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

TOMAHAWK THROWING
DISC GOLF
BREADMAKING
HOW TO MAKE A SNARE
FIRE BUILDING COMPETITION

Request for input on how the moose hunt should be managed:

This message was received from Taylor Scarr who attended the Big Game Advisory Committee open house meeting on May 28th, in Sault Ste. Marie.

The Big Game Advisory Committee has been struck by the Minister to make recommendations on how to overhaul the tag allocation system and other ways (e.g., season length, party hunting) of managing the moose hunt. There was an open house May 28, in Sault Ste. Marie, at which the public could talk one-on-one with members of the Committee. The questionnaire in the attached link was available in hardcopy at the May 28 open house in Sault Ste. Marie.  Anyone who wishes to have input into the Committee’s deliberations can use the questionnaire to get an idea of what options are being considered and to provide their views on those options.

Ontario.ca/moosereview 

SECOND ANNUAL GUN AND OUTDOOR SHOW Sunday, May 5th

The Show begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Desbarats Arena and will close at 4:00 pm. Entry is by donation. There is onsite parking, and food will be available all day.

The day will be packed. You will have the opportunity to browse among the displays of over 80 vendors. There will be something for the camper, the boater, the hiker, the hunter, the angler and the all-around outdoors person and family. Many displays and activities will include raffles and prizes. Be sure to try your hand at archery as well.

There will be outstanding speakers throughout the day. The schedule follows:

10:00 Shane Turcotte:  Understanding Your Electronics – Garmin Marine

11:00 James Smedley: Four Seasons Outdoors with James Smedley

1:00  Gord Ellis: Calling, Decoying and All Things Wild Turkey

2:00  Jason Doyon:  Walleye Tactics