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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS POTLUCK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, AT 5:00 P.M.

Members, friends, family and neighbours, you are invited to the St. Joseph Island Annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest at the SJI Conservation Centre on Saturday, December 7. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a pre-dinner social. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a time to relax and visit. Please bring your favourite dish to share, a beverage of your choice and an item for the donation to the Island Food Bank.

The Photo Contest is open to all members, and everyone, non-members included, has the fun of judging for selection of the winning entries. The rules of the Photo contest are here: http://www.sjiha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-PHOTO-CONTEST-RULES.pdf

Sarah Lemieux presenting Managing Winter-use Deer Yards at January 9th General Meeting

For the January 9th, meeting,  our guest speaker will be Sarah Lemieux, a Sault College student, whose study project is Managing Winter-Use Deer Yards.  She will be making a presentation about this project, and she is also hoping the members of the Club can provide helpful input about the current state and locations of deer yards on St. Joseph Island.  Please plan to attend our first meeting of the year on January 9, and help out with this very worthwhile project.

DEER CHECK STATIONS REPORT

Deer Check station results

Terri Winter and the students from Sault College will be presenting the results collected during this deer hunting season from the deer check stations on the mainland and on St. Joseph Island . The presentation will take place at 7:30 on Thursday December 12th at the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers General Meeting. If you would like to know what the impact last winter had on the deer population, and future plans and projections for recovery, then this is the meeting for you to attend. The meeting is open to members and non-members, so please plan to attend and support the worthwhile work the College is doing to study the health of the deer herds in our local area.

Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest: Saturday, December 7.

Members, friends, family and neighbours, you are invited to the St. Joseph Island Annual Community Christmas Potluck and Photo Contest at the SJI Conservation Centre on Saturday, December 7. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a pre-dinner social. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a time to relax and visit. Please bring your favourite dish to share, a beverage of your choice and an item for the donation to the Island Food Bank.

The Photo Contest is open to all members, and everyone, non-members included, has the fun of judging for selection of the winning entries. The rules of the Photo contest are here: http://www.sjiha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-PHOTO-CONTEST-RULES.pdf

FOREST HEALTH CONDITIONS

ARE YOUR TREES DYING? Come learn why…Thursday, November 14th at 7:30, at the SJI Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre, Mike Francis, Forest Health Technical Specialist with the MNRF, will speak about Forest Health conditions in the Sault Ste. Marie District in 2019. He will provide updates on pests such as forest tent caterpillars, spruce budworm, brown spot needle blight, gypsy moth, emerald ash borer and beech bark disease.

Algoma Conservation Center Building

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

Construction of a Garage

St Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

To supply and install one 24 x 32 foot garage on a reinforced concrete pad with either a poured curb or 1 row of blocks with appropriate grading. Structure to be a framed 2 x 6 wall with 10 mm OSB sheeting and Typar, 1 man-door (we will supply), 1 – 8 x 10 insulated roll-up door, 1 window (size TBD).  Roof structure to be 4/12 pitch trusses with 1/2 inch spruce sheeting C/W H clips and steel roofing (24 gauge) to match existing building.  Roof to have ridge venting. Exterior walls finished with white vinyl siding, aluminum soffits and facia. All applicants must have proof of WSIB and liability insurance. Building permits are responsibility of the contractor. Completion date July 31st, 2020. Site visit Tuesday November 5th at 9am. More info call – 705-246-3352

Submission deadline 12 pm Wednesday November 27th, 2019 to: St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers 1802 20th Side Road, P.O. Box  41, Richards Landing,   ON, P0R 1J0 marked ‘Garage Package’

HUNTERS SAFETY COURSE

The Hunters Safety Course, hosted annually by The SJI Hunters and Anglers, begins Friday evening, November 1 and continues for full days Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3. The Club will provide a lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Please call Tolbert Stinson, 705 246 3093, for further information about times, fees and course content.

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.