Farmers and Hunters Feeding The Hungry Podcast

Caroline Truman Director with  Farmers and Hunters Feeding The Hungry a Canada wide non profit organization talks about how hunters and farmers can make a difference when feeding the hungry and how to do it in your town. Additional information can be found on their website http://www.fhfhcanada.org

Ontario Conservation Officer of 2012

Media Release- OCOA- Ontario Conservation Officers Association 2102

Peterborough – The Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) is pleased to announce that Dave Beavers was presented with a number of awards as the 2012 Conservation Officer of the Year.  The presentations were at the annual OCOA convention held in Ottawa this past weekend.  Dave works for the Aylmer Enforcement Unit.

Dave was presented with the OCOA Officer of the Year award at the banquet on Saturday night, August 18th.  “Dave is an outstanding officer and a great motivator. He has dedicated his career to protecting our valuable resources as well as being a champion for officer safety.” said OCOA President, Mike Duncan.

Dave Beavers has been a Conservation Officer for 30 years.

Some of the highlights of his career include:

Dave was the “first” MNR officer to attend the Ontario Provincial Police Basic Marine Training Course in 1988. It was through Dave’s professionalism on this course which helped pave the way for future officers to attend and foster the current MNR/OPP partnership of today;

Dave’s expertise and experience in investigating night hunting occurrences has been recognized and called upon numerous times, he has been requested to assist and lead in many projects throughout his career;

Dave led a major investigation into the illegal sale of Ontario Hunting Licences resulting in approximately 20 charges involving at least three known licence issuers;

Dave led a yearlong investigation for a major over harvest/production quota of Aggregate material. He was a key component in suggesting alternative sentencing measures that was viewed as an effective deterrent;

Dave been actively involved in community outreach through Crime Stoppers and numerous Fishing and Outdoor shows.

 

During his acceptance of the award, Dave said, “I am humbled by this award and want to thank the many great officers I have had the pleasure to work with throughout my 30 years.”

Outdoor Tracker Systems is a concept that is long overdue

HUNT SAFE, HUNT SMART, HUNT WITH OTS

 

Success among hunters can be measured in several ways.  For some, it’s harvesting the buck of a lifetime, bagging a monster Tom or limiting out on ducks or pheasants.  For others, a  private day in the woods watching the world go by is equally rewarding.  However you define it, you want to arrive at your destination knowing you’ve done everything possible to avoid interruptions, and the ensuing disappointment that comes with another hunt ruined.  This scenario plays out often from game lands in Ohio to the open range in South Dakota unless you have Outdoor Tracker Systems.  With OTS hardware and software products you are able to communicate your activity, location and duration to ensure everyone has a more enjoyable hunting experience.

Designed initially to address overcrowding and disruption of hunting activities on public land, OTS is a patent pending, versatile utility for outdoorsmen that promotes communication and courtesy to make everyone’s experience safer and more enjoyable.  OTS founders, Jeff Peltier and Joe Curran, both avid archery hunters, conceived the OTS products to eliminate interrupted hunts on public or private property.  This innovative approach to hunting has immediate benefits for the user.

Hunt Talk interview with OTS founders Jeff Peltier and Joe Curran highlighted the many uses of such a system. To listen to our Hunt Talk interview click on the Outdoor Tracker System

Outdoor Tracker Systems fills the communication void in the outdoor industry by providing a web based multi-user network that combines satellite imagery mapping, proprietary software, database applications, and visual field aids.  In August 2010, Outdoor Tracker Systems began with the development of vehicle displays to protect printed maps of hunter locations and has evolved to include OTS, our comprehensive web-based communications network, along with other visual communication devices. OTS not only serves the needs of public land hunters, but also offers powerful management tools for outdoor industry professionals, and a safety network for every outdoorsman, regardless of your chosen activity.

Success among hunters can be measured in several ways.  For some, it’s harvesting the buck of a lifetime, bagging a monster Tom or limiting out on ducks or pheasants.  For others, a  private day in the woods watching the world go by is equally rewarding.  However you define it, you want to arrive at your destination knowing you’ve done everything possible to avoid interruptions, and the ensuing disappointment that comes with another hunt ruined.  This scenario plays out often across North America  unless you have Outdoor Tracker Systems.  With OTS hardware and software products you are able to communicate your activity, location and duration to ensure everyone has a more enjoyable hunting experience.

OTS 

Click to listen to our Hunt Talk interview on the Outdoor Tracker System

Canada Goose Survey for Hunters

Hunters asked to take online poll for Canada Goose hunting

The OFAH, in cooperation with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, will be conducting a hunter preference poll from late August into early September for individuals that hunt geese in the Southern Hunting District in Ontario. Results from the poll will inform possible changes to goose hunting regulations during the early, regular and late seasons, as well as special conservation measures for snow geese during spring in the Southern Hunting District in Ontario.
All those who hunt geese in the Southern Hunting District in Ontario are encouraged to participate in the online poll. Hunters are asked to complete the poll only once. http://www.ofah.org/hunting/goosesurvey

Outdoor Tracker Systems Podcast

Outdoor Tracker Systems President Jeff Peltier talks about the benefits to hunters and active outdoor people that this system provides. You may never have another hunt interrupted again or it could save your life. You can check my show notes on the Ripple Outdoors blog.

 

 

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Ontario’s MNR Joins USA DFO Fight Against Asian Carp Entering The Great Lakes

August 7, 2012 / DFO and OMNR are joining the ACRCC

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration announced today that Canada has joined the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC), the latest step in the Administration’s effort to ensure comprehensive action to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp.

Ontario has joined the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) in a further step to prevent the introduction of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

The U.S. government established the committee in 2009 to coordinate efforts among federal, state and local agencies to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. If Asian carp enter the Great Lakes, they could potentially eat the food supply our native fish depend on and crowd them out of their habitat, posing serious economic, social and environmental threats to Ontario and neighbouring Great Lakes states.

QUICK FACTS 

  • Ontario released its Invasive Species Strategic Plan on July 3, 2012. The plan focuses on strong coordination between local, provincial, federal, and bi-national organizations to combat the threat of invasive species like Asian carp, zebra mussels and round gobies.
  • In 2005, Ontario prohibited the buying and selling of several live invasive fish species, including the four species of Asian carp.
  • Since 2010, enforcement officers have seized almost 39,000 pounds of Asian carp that were destined for Ontario markets.
  • ACRCC partners include the Council on Environmental Quality, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and all eight Great Lakes states.

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The Obama Administration established the ACRCC in 2009 to ensure coordinated and effective action among Federal, State and local agencies to keep Asian carp from establishing in the Great Lakes as a permanent solution is developed.  With today’s announcement, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources will join other ACRCC partners including the Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and all eight Great Lakes states in implementing a coordinated Asian carp control strategy.

 

“With the health of the Great Lakes at stake, we remain focused on seizing every opportunity to build on our comprehensive plan for keeping Asian carp away,” said John Goss, Asian Carp Director at the Council on Environmental Quality. “Having Canadian experts at the table ensures a bi-national approach to protecting our Great Lakes, and protecting the health and economy of American and Canadian communities.”

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, echoed Canada’s strong support for combatting Asian carp. “The Great Lakes represent one of North America’s most valuable resources,” he said.“Working with our provincial and American partners, as well other key stakeholders, will maximize our efforts to counter this invasive threat to our shared waters.”

 

“Asian carp are a serious economic, social and environmental threat to Ontario and to all jurisdictions that border the Great Lakes,” said Michael Gravelle, Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources. “Participation in the ACRCC will significantly complement Ontario’s new Invasive Species Strategic Plan, as well as enforcement efforts, rapid response planning, monitoring and province-wide education to prevent the introduction of Asian carp to Ontario waters.”

 

The Obama Administration has invested more than $150 million in an effective Asian carp control strategy that includes aggressive tracking and monitoring, strengthening the electric dispersal barriers in the Chicago Area Waterways System, and developing cutting edge biological controls and other new technologies to prevent the spread of Asian carp, among other measures.  In May, the Government of Canada pledged $17.5 million federally to help prevent the introduction and establishment of Asian carp in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes.

 

To learn more about the ACRCC, please visit: www.asiancarp.us.

Results 2012 Big Boyz Fishing Tournament

Here are the final results of the winners for the SWOC Big Boyz Fishing Tournament

 

Results Big Boyz Fishing Tournament 2012

Rainbow

pounds

day caught

Steve Tofflemire

12.92

2

Steve Derbyshire

12.82

5

Jeff Coulter

12.60

5

Ron Jones

12.26

6

Paul Nowak

12.06

4

Trudy Thiessen

12.04

6

Dave Derbyshire

11.98

6

Bonnie Anderson

11.66

2

Pat Baxter

11.50

9

Clint Catlin

11.40

6

Walleye

pounds

day caught

Brian Furlan

9.62

6

Christine Henricks

9.04

3

Jim Barro

8.36

2

Peter Philips

8.36

7

Evan Clark

8.32

9

Ugotone L

8.25

6

Trent McIntee

8.20

8

David Neiner

8.14

6

Paul Hopper

8.06

8

Gilbert DeMaeyer

8.02

9

Salmon

pounds

day caught

Cliff Chute

8.38

Sheephead

pounds

day caught

Fred Heintz

12.58

7

Perch

pounds

day caught

Steve Taylor

1.10

10

Daily Winners

Rainbow

pounds

Walleye

pounds

Devon Scratch

10.26

Jim Barro

7.78

Steve Tofflemire

12.92

Jim Barro

8.36

Clark Richardson

10.46

Christine Henricks

9.04

Paul Nowak

12.06

Mike Podracky

7.62

Steve Derbyshire

12.82

Tyler Dibbley

6.88

Ron Jones

12.26

Brian Furlan

9.62

Lee Penfold

10.92

Peter Philips

8.36

Tyler Genereaux

10.34

Trent McIntee

8.20

Chris Ouellette

9.58

Even Clark

8.32

0

Tom Srigley

6.70

Big Boyz Fishing Derby Day 8

 I checked out the SWOC weigh-in tent on Friday at noon

 

Some nice looking fish were added to the tournament  board.

I’m sure it will change through out the day but a lot of anglers indicated fishing was slow.

Big east winds were headed this way over the weekend and throw in some rain to make the last two days a challenge.

 

Steve Taylor’s huge Perch was top one so far, will he be beat by Sunday’s 1pm deadline?

Steve Taylor’s 1.10 lb Perch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve’s 1.10 lb Perch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about Rick Chapman’s 9.94 lb Walleye for the day?

Rick Chapman’s 6.94 lb Walleye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A nice looking Rainbow was check in by Rick St John

Rick St John with a nice Rainbow

 

Big Boyz Fishing Derby Winners 2012

Don Wigle weighs-in the last Walleye for the 2012 Big Boyz Fishing Derby August 5th 1pm deadline

 

Don Wigle weighs-in the last walleye minutes before the close of the Big Boyz Fishing Tournament August 5th 2012

 

 With 690 anglers competing for the top prize in Rainbow or Walleye over ten days

the scoreboard changed leaders a few  time

Last Walleye weighed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many attended the ceremonies at the Wheatley Arena to see who would win it all

 

Wheatley SWOC Big Boyz Ceremonies 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The raffle for you and 19 of your closest friends for a fishing charter (worth $2500) aboard the Taylor Maid with Captain Terry Taylor was drawn around 4pm on Sunday. They specialize in Corporate Fishing Charters right here in Wheatley 519-919-3584.

Drawing the winning ticket for the $2500 Fishing Charter on the Taylor-Maid with Captain Terry Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok,,,so it won’t be that rough when you go fishing but this ship can take it!

 

Some winner photos taken during the day

Winning Walleye Anglers

 

Top Rainbow Anglers

Rainbow Anglers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWOC Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

SWOC Volunteers -Brittany, Ken, Don

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top BIG BOYZ Anglers

Top Fish Winner Steve Tofflemire

 

 

 

12.92 pound Rainbow 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Walleye Winner

Brian-Furlan-Big-Boyz-Derby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.52 pound Walleye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Perch Winner

Steve Taylor Top Perch Angler

Steve Taylor’s 1.10 pound perch