Deer Decoy Set Up Tactics Podcast 1319

Eric Lenz  the Founder of Come Alive Decoy Products and goes over how movement on a deer decoy may improve your hunting success during your next bow hunt for deer. Defeating a Buck’s defenses through proper sound, eye sight and smell will increase the odds in a hunters favor.
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Ontario Fish And Wildlife Heritage Commission

SCI Chapter President Named To Ontario Fish And Wildlife Heritage Commission

Len Dickinson, President of the Ottawa Valley SCI Chapter and President of SCIF Canada, was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to sit on the Ontario Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission.

The Commission is comprised of 11 members from the hunting and fishing community to provide advice to the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources on fish and wildlife revenue, and expenditures related to the fisheries and wildlife programs. It also provides advice on policy and program direction as requested by the Minister on the promotion of practices that will contribute to recreational and youth participation in hunting and fishing.

Key initiatives are geared toward new opportunities for hunting, fishing and other wildlife activities.

“Safari Club International is all about leadership,” said SCI President Craig Kauffman. “I want to thank Len Dickinson for his hard work and for this great honor that has been bestowed upon him, which helps further the significant and growing influence SCI enjoys in Canada. Around the world, SCI members like Len Dickinson truly are the leaders.”

“I am tremendously honored to accept this position and look forward to working with many of the leaders in the hunting and fishing community of Ontario,” Dickinson said.

Len was born and raised the small village of Ferguson’s Falls, Ontario and as a writer, photographer, and a passionate sportsman, has dedicated most of his life in promoting his hunting heritage and inspiring people to appreciate the beauty that is all around them.

He has received recognition for his volunteer work in promoting hunting, hunter education and the hunting heritage, including the Conservationist of the Year Award, Ontario Hunting Heritage Award, SCI Chapter of the Year Award and the SCI International Chapter of the Year Award as President of his local chapter.

Ontario’s Urban Recreational Fisheries Plan

 Want Your Voice To Be Heard In Ontario’s Urban Fishing?

The Ministry of Natural Resources and four Conservation Authorities – Toronto and Region, Credit Valley, Central Lake Ontario, and Ganaraska Region have initiated the preparation of an Urban Recreational Fisheries Plan for the Greater Toronto and Area. Other partners in the process are the municipalities, federal and provincial agencies and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. The Urban Recreational Fisheries Plan effectively covers the north shore of Lake Ontario from the western border of the City of Mississauga extending to the eastern border of Durham Region.  

The plan will integrate information on the state of the fisheries and their habitat with existing plans and strategies to create a document to guide the partners and other interested parties in improving urban recreational fishing opportunities. The plan will look at improving access to shoreline fishing, taking a systematic approach to improving fish habitat, and promote the diverse fishing opportunities available along the waterfront. The fall meetings will present a draft of the plan to the public and it is important to get as many anglers and interested citizens as possible to the meetings to demonstrate that urban fishing is a vital interest to the fishing community. Public feedback will be incorporated into the plan, which is scheduled to be completed spring of 2014.

Five public meetings have been scheduled around the Greater Toronto Area in October and November. The meetings will be similar but local issues will be discussed.  

Public Meeting schedule:

Tuesday October 29, 2013
Metro Hall, Room 308 and 309
55 John Street, Toronto, Ontario  M5V 3C6
Doors open at 6:30 PM, presentation starts at 7:00 PM meeting to conclude at 9:00 PM.

Tuesday November 5, 2013
Clarke Memorial Hall
161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario  L5H 1G3
Doors open at 6:30 PM, presentation starts at 7:00 PM meeting to conclude at 9:00 PM.

The meetings are open to all members of public so please forward this email to anyone who would be interested in learning more about the Urban Recreational Fisheries Plan. For more information on the plan please visit our website

For more information, please contact:

Rick Portiss
Manager of Restoration and Environmental Monitoring Projects

Restoration Services Division

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

5 Shoreham Drive

Downsview, ON  M3N 1S4

Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5302

E-mail: [email protected]

How To Field Dress A Deer Podcast 1318

Knowing how to clean and field dress a deer in the field is vital. How to hang, skin and process a deer just got easier. Yes there is an APP for that, You can also attend a seminar by Kerry Swendsen on how to do it correctly. Check out and please subscribe to the Ripple Outdoors Hunting and Fishing Show Podcasts.
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How To Field Dress A Deer Podcast 1318

Knowing how to clean and field dress a deer in the field is vital. How to hang, skin and process a deer just got easier. Yes there is an APP for that, You can also attend a seminar by Kerry Swendsen on how to do it correctly. Check out and please subscribe to the Ripple Outdoors Hunting and Fishing Show Podcasts and vote for the podcast awards.
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Youth Pheasant Hunt

Pictures from the Essex Youth Pheasant Hunt On September 28th

Leo Wybenga a fellow photographer, outdoor volunteer and member with the SWOC send me a few photos of the pheasant hunt, He was with the group of young hunters that shot so well.

Autumn Bergeron and her dad proudly hold up her first bird of the day.

Father and Daughter at teh Essex Youth Pheasant Hunt
























2013 Essex Youth Hunt

Boaters Fined $2,500 For Harassing Moose

Two men have been fined for harassing a cow moose

 MNR NEWS  September 30, 2013

Two men have been fined for harassing a cow moose.

Andrew Weiers of Dryden, Ontario, and Matthew Weiers of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, both pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $2,500 after the ministry received complaints about boaters harassing a swimming moose. The boat, owned and operated by Andrew Weiers, was seized and will be returned once the fines are paid.

The court heard that on July 29, 2013, Dryden District Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to public complaints of people harassing a moose with their boat in Outlet Bay of Eagle Lake, in Dryden. Several witnesses provided evidence to the officers, including a video recording showing a boat circling a swimming moose. After circling the moose, the boat went to shore and returned shortly after with three other adult passengers. The boat repeatedly drove in tight circles around the swimming moose, preventing it from going to shore. Matthew Weiers, a passenger, jumped out of the boat and onto the back of the swimming moose.

Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on September 17, 2013.

Moose populations are carefully managed in the province and subject to restrictions on harvest. Some of these populations are under pressure across many parts of Northwestern Ontario for a variety of reasons. As prey animals, moose are biologically programmed to fear and will attempt to escape from predators, including humans. Inability to escape a predator attack can cause moose extreme physical exhaustion and stress, including death.

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).

Youth Pheasant Hunt Podcast 1317

The Essex Youth Pheasant Hunt was another big hit with new young shooters, mentors and all the dedicated volunteers who helped out. Young hunter Autumn Bergeron taked with me about her experience and what she enjoyed most during the day.

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People’s Choice Podcast Awards

Voting for 9th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards


Nominate and vote for 9th Annual Podcast Awards

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Starting on 1 October 2013 the main page at will open for nominations. There will be a entry for each category. Please note that you only get to fill this nomination ballet out one time, if you leave categories blank you cannot go back later and submit those additional categories a second time! Please nominate a individual show in each category.

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