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2018 WILD GAME DINNER – THE TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018

Hunters and anglers, the harvest season has begun!  The Hunters and Anglers Club will gratefully accept all donations of meat for the coming Wild Game Dinner.

The 2018, Twenty-fourth, Annual Wild Game Dinner on January 27, 2018, is being held at the Richards Landing, Royal Canadian Legion Hall.  The doors and bar will open at 5:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.  Silent auctions, live auctions and raffles will follow the dinner.

 

Ticket sales for the Wild Game Dinner will be Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Conservation Centre beginning at 8:00 a.m.  There is a maximum of 8 tickets per purchaser, and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.

PROVINCIAL ONLINE HARVEST REPORTING Now Available

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.

NEW UPDATED ELK AND AGRICULTURE SURVEY

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

RESULTS OF THE 2017 PHOTO CONTEST

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.

NO ARCHERY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17!

Hello Everyone,

The busy season is upon us.  Please note that there will be no recreational archery this week, Friday November 17.  Archery will resume as scheduled next week.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Volunteers are needed in November

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.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS POTLUCK AND PHOTO CONTEST: Saturday, December 2, at 5:00

Members, Family, Friends and Neighbours:

The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Association invites you to the annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest.  Please join us at 5:00 p.m. at the Conservation Centre with your potluck contribution, your favourite beverage and a game to share for the evening social after the photo contest.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the photo contest will follow.  All members are invited to submit their best photos, videos and trail cam shots.  See the rules here.  All in attendance can vote on the best photos.