Liberal Government storing your personal data in foreign country

Your Personal Information goes to a foreign country when submitting your hunting harvest report to the MNR.

OK folks, we as Ontario hunters have a SERIOUS fight on our hands. When one calls the MNR licencing and reporting line, in order to (for example) report a turkey harvest (which you legally MUST do), one is informed that your personal data may be stored in a foreign country, and MAY BE SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THAT FOREIGN COUNTRY.

This is unbelieveable, even for the Liberal government of this province. In order to comply with MNR reporting requirements, you have to allow your personal information to be subject to some foreign country’s jurisdiction.

This should be absolutely, completely UNACCEPTABLE.

As a law-abiding hunter and firearms enthusiast I find it hard to believe that the Liberal Government would allow an ONTARIO citizen to be subject to a FOREIGN GOVERNMENT jurisdiction.

Please try it yourself, phone 1-800-288-1155 and follow the prompts. Please raise hell with your MPP, and please make sure that all of your friends, family, and acquaintances who are Ontario hunters are aware of this. If you belong to a hunting club, and/or OFAH, make your voice heard.

We need to get this crap STOPPED, and IMMEDIATELY. And PLEASE do a “copy and paste” with this information  to an e-mail, then forward it.


Do YOUR part! Make a CHANGE!

Conservation Officers promote safe hunting for Ontario’s Wild Turkeys

Ontario’s Wild Turkey Seasons Opens Wednesday- BE SAFE!

The Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) wants to wish all of Ontario’s wild turkey hunters a safe, enjoyable, and successful hunt. Only 25 years ago it was rare to see a wild turkey in Ontario, but thanks to re-introduction programs and responsible hunting practices, thousands of Ontarians now have the opportunity to enjoy a day in the field in search of this amazing game bird.

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While the vast majority of hunters respect the regulations and the ethical aspects of the hunt, there is potential for abuse of both the resource and the private land upon which most hunting takes place. Fortunately, a combination of a mandatory turkey hunter education program, responsible hunters, and active enforcement efforts by Conservation Officers (COs) has resulted in many seasons of safe hunts.


“Every year there are a small number of hunters who refuse to follow the rules that are in place to ensure a safe hunt”, says OCOA President Mike Duncan, himself an active turkey hunter. “We will continue to actively enforce the laws, to ensure that this sport remains safe”, adds Duncan.


Hunters are reminded that permission is required to hunt on private land, where most turkey hunting occurs. It is illegal in most of southern Ontario to hunt on or from public road rights of way between tracts of private land. In addition, it is illegal to hunt turkeys within 400 metres of where bait has been deposited.


“Our officers will always investigate reports of trespassing and road hunting, and we encourage responsible hunters to report illegal hunting immediately. This will help to keep both hunters and members of the public safe during the hunt”, said Duncan.


In addition to the regulations directed at safety, there are a number of rules specific to turkey hunting that hunters new to the sport may not be aware of. These laws are needed to ensure not only a safe hunt, but a hunt that will ensure that turkey populations remain sustainable.


The OCOA encourages hunters to contact their local CO if they have any questions about the regulations regarding turkey hunting. “Our officers are always willing to spend a few minutes talking to hunters to make sure that they understand the rules of the hunt before heading out”, said Duncan.


Anyone with information about a natural resources or public safety related offence is encouraged to call the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources violation reporting line at 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667), contact their local CO directly, or call Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-TIPS (8477).


For more information about natural resources regulations and enforcement, please visit the OCOA website at

Or contact your local Conservation Officer.

Lake Erie Angler’s Sport Fishing Diary Podcast-246

MNR Biologist Megan Belore goes over the details about the Sports Fishing Diary Program. Volunteer anglers receive a personal fishing diary, OFAH hat and a chance to win a filet knife. Check show notes at for more details.

Episode Resources

Ripple Outdoors

Episode Credits

Voice by Chuck Lefleur
Music by Jon Schmidt from the Podsafe Music Network

Grindstone Angling – Fly Fishing Open House

Fly Fishing Open House

The events for the day will include, A BBQ put on by Grindstone Staff from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for Trout Unlimited area projects.

This is the day we offer a 15% off sale to Trout Unlimited members and for individuals who sign up for membership at this event, if you are not a member this is a fantastic opportunity to join.  Trout Unlimited reps will be with us for the event, signing up new members and sharing information on local projects including Bronte Creek, and how you can help!

There is a new chapter of Trout Unlimited forming in Niagara, for those who live in the Niagara peninsula, we will have information on hand for meeting times and how you can get involved.

This year’s open house will be focused on the future of fly-fishing. We will have a fly-tying table for any-one who would like to try tying a fly, kids included and fly casting on the lawn to sharpen your skills or to try a fly-rod, weather permitting. Bring the kids along for some flyfishing activities.

Grindstone pro-staff, Guides and fly-tiers will be on hand to share their secret patterns with every-one. Some Manufacturers Reps will be here with the new product line-up for this year.

How to win a Filet Knife while fishing

MNR Sports Fishing Program  helps two anglers win a filet knife while fishing


Since 1984 the MNR Sports Fishing Diary Program and volunteer anglers have help contribute valuable information regarding Perch, SM Bass, Trout, Musky and Walleye populations in Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and southern Lake Huron waters.

Each year personal fishing diaries are filled out on each fishing trip in this easy to use booklet.

At the end of the year they are sent into the MNR Lake Erie  Wheatley office Megan Belore- Assesment Bioliogist for study.

Each angler is put in “The Hat”  for chance to win one of two filet fishing knives.

MNR Biologist Megan Belore goes over the details about the Sports Fishing Diary Program Podcast #246.


To get your own copy of the MNR Sports Fishing Diary or for more information

send Megan an email to         megan.belore  {at}  ontario {dot} ca

NWTF-Canada Wheatley Struttin Tom Banquet

Wheatley Strutting Toms 1St Annual dinner huge success


Tables filled up fast at the Car Barn with NWTF sponsors, couples and kids to enjoy an evening of food, prizes and games.                                                                                           

Prize tables filled the main banquet room and dinning room .  In total 16 guns were auctioned off or provided to corporate tables as door prizes.

Dinner guests raise their Wheatley Strutting Toms Mug


Games of chance provided participants opportunities to win a crossbow or shotgun


Adam and Chanel selling tickets


Of course the Car Barn put

 out a spread of fresh perch and chicken and fixins


NWTF- Dinner at the Wheatley Car Barn
Dinner at the Wheatley Car Barn


Len Hunter won the Pick of the Flock draw

He got to Pick FIRST!                                                                              


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