Outdoors and Gun Show 2023 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Everyone is looking forward to the Outdoors and Gun Show is Sunday May, 7th.! The vendors are ready, and the program is planned. The Club needs your volunteer help! Attend the show and lend some of your time to helping make it run smoothly.

What’s needed?

Sat. May 6th               afternoon       10 for setup

                                   overnight        2 for security

Sunday May 7th         7:00am            4 to assist Nicki and Yves with parking

                                   9:00am            4 for club tables

                                                          4 for raffle ticket sale

3:30 10 for tear down – hopefully from staff volunteers who have remained

Outdoors and Gun Show – Sunday May 7, 2023

The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers’ Outdoor Show is back!

Sunday May 7th is going to be a great day to join the St. Joseph Island Hunter’s and Angler’s Association at the Desbarats Community Arena for an Outdoors and Gun Show!

Put Sunday, May 7th, in your calendar and come out for a great time at the Outdoors and Gun Show. The Desbarats arena is located east of the Sault in Desbarats, just 2 minutes off highway 17. Road signs will be there to point the way.

SPEAKER: Chris Palmgren

Chris will join us at the April 13th meeting at 7:30 to speak about Waterfowl Hunting and Calling. Chris is an experienced hunter and professional guide. Members and visitors are welcome. Admission is free.

LOCATION: St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre, 1802 20th Sideroad.

Fish Stocked in Local Lakes

Following the success of last year’s winter “replenishment” stocking in Hart, Tower, and Paquette Lakes. I’m pleased to let you know that we have continued with this strategy and will do so moving forward. The response last year was really great and I’m hoping to hear positive things again this year. I want to let you know that we stocked these lakes yesterday, so please feel free to get the word out! Great opportunity to get kids out and into some fish!

As mentioned previously, this strategy focuses on easily accessible splake lakes in an effort to create high-quality, late season fishing opportunities (with a special emphasis on opportunities for kids). These fish are a catchable size of approximately 450g (or 1 pound). Approximately 1000 splake were spread across these 3 lakes.


Derek Goertz
Management Biologist


The general membership meeting this Thursday, February 9th, at 7:30, has Steven Schmidt and his student team from Sault College presenting the data collected from the 2022 deer Check station. Please plan to attend to learn about the deer herd health on St. Joseph Island. All are welcome.

At the Conservation Centre, 1802 20th Side Road.

GAME MEAT PREPARATION WORK BEE; Donations for auctions are due too

Join the crew this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Conservation Centre for a work bee to prepare meat for the Wild Game Dinner. Bring your sharp knife and your cutting board.

All members, please note that your collected donations are due, at the latest, Saturday, January 21st. (One week is needed to catalogue and sort items for the auctions.) Bring your donations, with the names of the donors attached, to the Conservation Centre or to the Clansmen Motel in Richard’s Landing. Thank you for your support.