Wild TV Grizzly Award goes to OFAH-produced program
PETERBOROUGH – The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is proud to announce that its popular long running outdoors show, Angler & Hunter Television, was awarded Wild TV Hunting and Fishing Network’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor was presented at the second annual Grizzly Awards, which were held recently in Edmonton, Alberta.
Since 1994, Angler & Hunter Television has been actively promoting the great pastimes of fishing and hunting across Canada. Viewers have enjoyed eighteen seasons of the fast-paced, high-energy, program while learning about the conservation of our natural resources.
“We strive to deliver exciting hunting and fishing adventures while driving home the importance of fish and wildlife conservation, and this award is a wonderful acknowledgment of the hard work that the entire OFAH team has put into producing the show over the years,” said Angler & Hunter Television Host Mike Miller who will launch the nineteenth season in January. “Our members are the reason we produce Angler & Hunter Television, Angler & Hunter Radio Network and Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine, and our sponsors make it all possible.”
Angler & Hunter Television, which is sponsored by Mercury, Yamaha, Lund, Browning, Shimano and Winchester, brings key policy makers, industry leaders, anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts of every kind into the living rooms of Canadians weekly.
This is the second year the Wild TV Network Grizzlies have been awarded. In 2010, Angler & Hunter Television was voted Best Fishing Show by fans.
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 670 member clubs, the OFAH is the province’s largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization, and the VOICE of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit www.ahtv.com or www.ofah.org.
News- MNR:Toronto Angler fined for fishing in a closed season
A Toronto man was fined $4,100 for offences related to fishing in a closed season.
Jerry Mata Reboja pleaded guilty and was fined $3,600 for catching and retaining smallmouth bass during the closed season. He pleaded guilty and was fined an additional $500 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.
The court heard that on June 10, 2011, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer was checking anglers for compliance with the fishing regulations at the Trent River in Trent Hills. The officer checked Reboja as he was loading fishing gear into his vehicle. Reboja informed the officer that he had only caught rock bass and produced a stringer of rock bass for inspection. The officer subsequently found Reboja had 18 smallmouth bass. The season for smallmouth bass did not open until June 25, 2011.
Justice of the Peace Joni Glover heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice,
Campbellford, on August 25, 2011.
For further information about Ontario fishing regulations, please consult the 2011 Fishing Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, licence issuers and at ontario.ca/fishing.
To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Tune up for Hunting Season with Deer seminars BBQ & 3D Archery Shoot
Saturday September 10, 2011 at the Oxford Sportsman’s Club
9:30 Doors Open – Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 QDMA introduction
10:15 – 11:00 Deer Vision Presentation
11:00 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:40 Importance of Mature Bucks in herd
11:40 – 12:00 How to set a Buck Trap
12:00 – 1:00 BBQ
1:00 3D Archery Shoot begins
$10:00 per person for everything above including BBQ
$10.00 extra for shoot (prizes awarded).
QDMA Members are free for both
The Oxford Sportsman’s Club is located on Prouse Road, just west of Culloden Road, across from Spring Lake Park.
From the 401 go south on Culloden Road through Verchoyle to Prouse Road (6th concession south of 401) turn west and the club is approximately ½ mile on the south side.
From Hwy 19 go west on Prouse Road (2 miles south of Mt. Elgin) through Dereham Centre, cross over Culloden Road , ½ mile to the club.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number in your party and let us know if you are interested in taking part in the 3D shoot.
Spaces are limited at this event, so please book now.
For further information please e-mail email@example.com
or call Alan Bruno at (519) 264-3030
OFAH Travelling TackleShare is coming to Alliston this weekend!
Aspiring anglers who would like to try fishing but aren’t sure how to get started, will want to head to Earl Rowe Provincial Park this weekend. The OFAH Travelling TackleShare program is visiting the park, which is located at 4998 7th Concession North, Alliston, on Saturday, August 20, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Everything aspiring anglers need to drop a line, including fishing gear, bait and basic instructions will be available.
“There is something so memorable about catching your first fish,” said Mike Reader, OFAH Executive Director. “Through the Travelling TackleShare program, we are introducing hundreds of young people to fishing and at the same time, connecting them with our precious Ontario waterways. Hopefully, their TackleShare experience will spark a lifelong interest in fishing and a real appreciation for our natural resources.”
The OFAH runs two lending programs; TackleShare, which loans gear from over 100 loaner sites across Ontario; and Travelling TackleShare, which brings fishing gear to a variety of events in different locations during the summer. Both programs are designed to break down the barriers that prevent youth from experiencing the fun and challenge of fishing. In addition to lending out gear, the Travelling TackleShare crew will give a presentation on fish identification, invasive species, fishing tips and tricks, and water safety and will run a workshop on assessing water quality and learning about the food chain.
“TackleShare is a great way for families to enjoy Ontario’s lakes and rivers,” says John Murphy, OPG’s Executive Vice President Hydro. “It’s also a good opportunity to learn the basics of water safety by reminding enthusiasts to stay clear of dangerous water around dams and waterways. Water levels can change in seconds, so please be sure to “Stay clear, stay safe.”
The Ontario Parks Lifejacket Lending Program will be providing lifejackets on loan to participating anglers.
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 670 member clubs, the OFAH is the largest nonprofit fish and wildlife conservation-based organization in Ontario. Visit www.ofah.org to learn more. To learn more about TackleShare and for event details, visit www.tackleshare.com.
Long Point Waterfowl invites you to attend the first annual Duck Day
The Long Point Research and Education Centre will host Duck Day on Sunday, September 25th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
The day will include presentations from Long Point Waterfowl staff and graduate students on wetlands and waterfowl research in the Great Lakes region, a free-flying raptor display, waterfowl calling, retriever handling and decoy carving demonstrations, and a presentation about wild edible plants. Our program will also include youth games and other activities.
There will be displays and participation by other conservation and education organizations. Admission, food and beverages are free.
Founded in the 1980s, Long Point Waterfowl is a non-profit, non-government organization
dedicated primarily to the study and conservation of waterfowl and wetlands throughout the lower Great Lakes region.
Long Point Waterfowl established the Research and Education Centre in 2007 to help further our research, conservation and outdoor education mandate.
The Research and Education Centre is located at 546 Turkey Point Road, approximately one kilometre south of Highway 24 near Turkey Point, Ontario.
For more information, to confirm your attendance or to arrange for booth space please contact Katelyn Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org 519-428-2866.
10th Anniversary of Youths Outdoors Day is fast approaching.
Register by August 31st to sign up for the September 10 , 2011 event
Kids aged 6-16 are eligible to attend free to learn about conservation, wetland habitat, hunting, fishing and environmental stewardship.
Students can learn about the outdoors in a safe fun environment.
Registration is limited to the first registered 200 participants ONLY.
All youths must be accompanied by an adult
Lunch and prizes will be provided
For more info or to register;
August 26, 27 Lindsay Fairgrounds
Displays and activities for the whole family
Moose calling, Mountain Man Run, Tomahawk Throw, Trap Setting
Trappers Council, Trapping Supplies
Workshops on Friday and Saturday
Skinning and pelt preparation.
Trap and snare setting
Food and entertainment
OMMF Annual Meeting Friday 7;30pm
For more information
Dave Meyers 905-473-3202 OFMF Director
Gary Parks 705-324-3096
President Lindsay District Fur Harvesters
IBO 3D Champion Winning Tactics and Optimum Game Trail Camera Settings Podcast.