Womans Outdoor Workshop

Woman’s Outdoor Workshop

Do you want to learn about the outdoors?

Here’s How!


Event Fee $80.00

Fee includes all the program materials, personal instruction, equipment use, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


For registration and information please email us at WOWRondeau@outlook.com


Visit us at the Gun club on any Wednesday evening from 6PM to 10PM

Hosted by the Rondeau Rod & Gun Club

10260 Campbell Line, Blenheim ON, N0P 1A0

Deer Hunting Gear

Did Your Deer Hunting Gear Perform?

How was your deer hunt?

Were you successful?          Last Walk to Stand 2015

What were your biggest challenges?

Was your Deer Hunting Gear up to par?

Drop me a line and let me know.

I had a great year with my best buck yet. It was also a year of not seeing any deer while in the stand.

A comment often mentioned by many other deer hunters all season

As my 2015 hunting season ends I want to say thanks to the many manufactures of the numerous quality products I use on every hunt.

As a distributer of Buck Fever Canada Synthetic Game Attractants I can only say I have used them since 2009 with very good results.

Scent Control Tactics

Delta Waterfowl Manager Required In Ontario

Delta Waterfowl Manager Position Ontario


Position Announcement: Ontario Waterfowl Programs Manager The Delta Waterfowl Foundation is embarking on a Great Lakes Initiative starting in early 2016. This Initiative will involve numerous Delta delivery programs, research, youth hunter education and hunting advocacy throughout the Great Lakes region. As a first step to this Initiative, we are hiring an Ontario Waterfowl Programs Manager to deliver various programs and assist with fundraising. The successful candidate must be personable, energetic, self-motivated and passionate about waterfowl and waterfowl conservation. A background in Biological Sciences is preferred and a strong background and belief in hunting is a must. Interested applicants are asked to e-mail their application packages in the following format. We require a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference all be e-mailed to Dr. Scott Petrie (Spetrie@Deltawaterfowl.org) as one PDF file. Delta offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please help us by distributing this request widely to people you know who may be interested. Application Deadline: November 20, 2015 Location: Southern Ontario Anticipated Start Date: January 4, 2016

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Promote, deliver and monitor Delta’s Henhouse Program in Ontario,

• Promote trapping as an important Outdoor Heritage Activity,

• Promote and help deliver youth hunting courses and Delta’s First Hunt Program,

• Be a strong advocate for waterfowl hunting and address policy issues,

• Foster strong collaborative relationships with our many conservation partners,

• Assist with fundraising and grant development,

• Give various talks about Delta’s Mission and accomplishments,

• Assist with various research programs,

• Periodically assist with fundraising dinners and Chapter development.

• Work with Communications staff to prepare and deliver high quality materials regarding Delta Waterfowl research and programs, including updates to the Delta Waterfowl website.

Interested applicants are asked to e-mail their application packages in the following format. We require a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference all be e-mailed to Dr. Scott Petrie (Spetrie@Deltawaterfowl.org) as one PDF file. Delta offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please help us by distributing this request widely to people you know who may be interested.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2015

Location: Southern Ontario

Anticipated Start Date: January 4, 2016

Acorns are dropping!

Stay Safe It’s Hunting Season

Stay Safe Come Home

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Be Safe and Follow the Rules During Hunting Season

Ontario encourages hunters to learn and follow the rules when hunting:

Hunting Safety Rules:

 All hunters must wear solid hunter orange clothing (a minimum of 400 square inches or 2,580 square centimetres above the waist) and a hunter orange head cover during gun seasons for deer, moose and elk. Outside the gun seasons for deer, moose and elk these requirements also apply to bear hunters who are not hunting from a tree stand.

 Handle firearms with care and attention at all times.

 Hunters must never shoot unless they are absolutely sure of their target and what lies beyond it.

 It is illegal to shoot from a vehicle or carry a loaded firearm in or on a vehicle.

 It is illegal to discharge a firearm from or across the travelled portion of a right of way for public vehicular traffic. In many parts of Ontario it is also illegal to have a loaded firearm, or discharge a firearm, in any part of the right of way.

 Never drink alcohol and hunt.

General Safety:

 Tell someone where you will be hunting and when you will be returning.

 Know the weather conditions in your hunting area and dress accordingly.

 In an emergency, stay calm and stay put.

 Avoid hypothermia. Know how to treat it if it strikes.

 Keep hydrated and well nourished.

 Carry a survival kit and a small first aid kit with you at all times.

 Know how to build a fire in all weather conditions and carry the supplies to start one.

 Carry a map and compass or GPS unit and know how to use them.

General Hunting Rules:

 A hunter cannot transfer his/her game seal or possess a game seal issued to another person.

 After a moose, deer, elk or bear is killed, the game seal holder must immediately attach the valid game seal to the animal in the manner prescribed on the seal, and it must remain attached during transportation.

 Hunters must make sure they can identify their targets appropriately, whether distinguishing between deer, moose and elk, or ensuring the animal they are hunting belongs to the age or sex of animal they are licensed to hunt.

 Natural attractants containing body fluids (urine, blood, etc.) of any cervid (moose, deer, elk) may no longer be possessed or used for the purposes of hunting in Ontario. This regulation is designed to help prevent chronic wasting disease from entering the province. More information is available at ontario.ca/cwd.

 Bear cannot be hunted within 400 metres of a waste disposal site.

 Hunters must remove any temporary structures, including tree stands, placed on Crown land.

Party Hunting:

Party hunting means two or more people hunting together. The rules include:

 All members of the party must hunt together in the same wildlife management unit as the person who holds the seal for the moose, deer, elk or bear being hunted. Hunting party members must be within five kilometres of the seal holder.

 Each member of the hunting party must be able to communicate reliably and immediately with other members of the party. The person who kills a moose, deer, elk or bear while hunting in a party must immediately notify all other members.

 Once an animal is killed the seal holder must immediately attend the site of the kill and affix the game seal to the animal.

 Each person in a hunting party must have a valid hunting licence.

 The total number of animals of a specified sex or age killed by the party cannot exceed the total number of seals validated for that sex or age that members of the party hold.

For More Information:

 For information on regulations and seasons, consult the Hunting Regulations Summary.

To report unlawful night hunting or any other illegal and unsafe hunting activity, call the MNRF TIPS Line at 1-877-847-7667 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Muskoka 3D Archery Shoot Winners

3D Archery Shoots Outdoors in Ontario

For those archers that want to compete well in 3D archery shoots you have to score well, especially on the X rings!

Lots of x Rings scored by the winners of A.I.M. (Archery In Muskoka) in Dwight.

Good friend, fellow hunter and owner Tom Carr of Fatal Force Outfitters took the top spot in pro unlimited division of the AIM event.

While Ashley Casperson took high ladies.

Congratulations to all that took part, attended and volunteered. Special thanks to the sponsors!


Lots of  X Rings made the difference for Tom and Ashley scores during the 3D archery shoot!



Tom punching x rings during the Archery In Muskoka event

Archery In Muskoka 3D

Long Point Waterfowl Organization

Ripple Outdoors  – Long Point Water Fowl and Bird Studies Canada News Update

Long Point Waterfowl Advances Towards Independence

Following two decades of growth and evolution under the administration of Bird Studies Canada (BSC), Long Point Waterfowl (LPW) is well on its way to gaining independence as a fully separate organization.

As part of the ongoing LPW reorganization, former Executive Director Dr. Scott Petrie has amicably left LPW. The LPW Board of Directors thanks Scott for his significant contributions since 1997, and wishes him well.

Assistant Director Ted Barney, who has worked as a Biologist with LPW since 2006, has assumed direction of the organization effective immediately.

Through the vision and effort of Warren Winkler, Sandy Stuart, and Sam Johnson, LPW was established in the mid-1980s to generate a fund of scientific knowledge relating to waterfowl and wetlands in the Long Point, Ontario area. Formally named the Long Point Waterfowl and Wetland Research Fund, it was created through an agreement between The Bluffs Club and Environment Canada. After a few years, Bird Studies Canada signed on to the agreement.

 Over the last two decades, LPW operated under the administration of BSC and was governed by the BSC Board. The LPW Board operated under the jurisdiction of the BSC Board and oversaw LPW policy. BSC administered LPW’s finances and related administrative services, and was the employer of LPW staff. LPW operated in this fashion very effectively and efficiently for more than 25 years, until a decision taken by the BSC Board in November 2014 ended the arrangement.

 Since its founding in the late 1980s, LPW has grown significantly in capacity and assets, as well as prominence and influence on vital waterfowl priorities in the Great Lakes region and beyond. In reaching its decision, the BSC Board reasoned that LPW had evolved to the stage where it could function as a fully separate, independent organization.

The current reorganization of LPW is a direct result of the BSC Board’s decision. In order to perform functions previously carried out by BSC, LPW has incorporated as a legal corporation, and must next:

·        Obtain charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency, which is in the process of being filed by legal counsel.

·        Create the infrastructure to support its activities as a free-standing, separate entity.

·        LPW is establishing its headquarters at the LPW Research & Education Centre near Turkey Point, Ontario.

Because all of this work takes time to accomplish, the current administrative arrangement between BSC and LPW does not conclude until December 31, 2015.

 Meanwhile, all of LPW’s programs are going forward as planned. Once full independence is achieved, the LPW long-term plan will be pursued vigorously and assiduously.

 The LPW Board has total confidence in Ted Barney, our Scientific Advisory Committee, our stakeholders, and our benefactors to advance our mission of providing valuable science relating to waterfowl and wetlands, and to continue to fulfill our educational mandate.

 LPW has always enjoyed the benefit of the scientific knowledge and wisdom of the staff of Environment Canada and Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources, who have given generously of their time to serve as LPW advisors and Board members. This relationship will continue.

Long Point Waterfowl point of contact:

Ted Barney, Assistant Director

519-586-3531 ext. 151


Ice Fishing Tournament Supports Multiple Sclerosis

 450 Anglers set to hit the ice to Fish for Cure


Its not too late to participate!

WHEN: Saturday March 7, 2015

WHERE:   Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sutton, ON.

TIME: check in and inspections begin at 6:30am and event ends around 5 pm.


It’s a cold morning and members of the Perchin for MS team are up and moving. It’s 4:30am and director and founder Doug Poirier and his brother are already heading out on the ice. They aren’t fishing…but instead setting up their fishing zone for the 5th Annual Perchin for MS Tournament. Teams start arriving within no time and soon the whole place is a buzz.

Celebrating its 5th year, Perchin for MS – Lake Simcoe’s Premier Ice Fishing Event was started by Doug Poirier, an MS sufferer himself. As a way of fighting back against his Multiple Sclerosis, Doug started this tournament to raise awareness and encourage others to keep fighting, and to keep being active in the outdoors even with a disability.

Selling out with over 225 teams each year since the start, and raising over $45 000 to date, this is one of Ontario’s top ice fishing events. Boasting over $20 000 worth of cash and prizes also seems to help make the event that much more fun. “Everyone is fishing to help the cause, but who wouldn’t want to win something amazing while doing so” said Poirier.
“I’m proud of what we have done to date and can only hope it continues to stay fun and helps make a bit of a difference” continues Poirier.


This year, organizers are inviting you to come out and catch the fun. Although the event is sold out, organizers are hoping people from all over Ontario will come cheer on their local teams and take part in the weigh in at 1pm.   During the weigh in, a charity bbq and silent and live auction takes place for some amazing items. Items such as smokers, charter fishing trips, fly-in fishing trip, rods, golf, etc…

Both cash and prize donations are still being accepted.

We look forward to seeing everyone out at the event and wish all competitors good luck!


For further information about the event:

 Please contact Founder and Director Doug Poirier at 289-231-2132

Deer Poacher Caught and Fined $3000

MNR NEWS Feb 25 2015 – Deer Poacher Fined

A Smiths Falls man has been fined a total of $3,000 for hunting offences.

Brandon Hart pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for trespassing to hunt and $1,500 for hunting white-tailed deer at night. He is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year.

Court heard that on December 6, 2013, Hart shot and killed a buck deer on private property on which he did not have permission to hunt, along Lally Road in Tay Valley Township. The landowner heard the gunshot after legal shooting time and suspected illegal hunting. The landowner then attempted to confront the hunter, who fled the scene. The deer was left behind and subsequently spoiled. Conservation officers conducted an investigation on December 7, 2013, and collected evidence implicating Hart.

Justice of the Peace Jacques Desjardins heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Perth, on February 19, 2015.

For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/hunting.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 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).

661 Ice Anglers Checked by MNR

Ice Fishing Enforcement Blitz Finds Most Anglers Obeying Rules

 Most anglers checked on Rice Lake, Crowe Lake and the Bay of Quinte during a recent ice fishing enforcement blitz were obeying Ontario’s fishing regulations.


Sunny day on the ice

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers, with Ontario Provincial Police officers, conducted an enforcement blitz on January 30 and 31, and February 1, 2015. Officers were checking for compliance with the Ontario Fishery Regulations, paying special attention to anglers keeping closed season walleye on Rice Lake and to limits and licences on the other two water bodies.

Conservation officers checked 661 individuals from Ontario and New York State during the three-day operation. They laid 51 charges for fish, wildlife and safety-related offences including possessing walleye during the closed season.


  • fishing without a licence
  • being more than 60 metres from lines
  • failing to register an ice hut
  • angling with more than two lines
  • failing to have helmets or insurance for all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles


They also issued 51 warnings. Conservation officers used the opportunity to educate the public about the size restriction for walleye on the Bay of Quinte and about safety.


For further information on fishing regulations, please consult the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/fishing.


To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 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).