Hunters and Anglers (O.F.H.A) 82nd Annual Conference A Huge Success.

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Outdoors enthusiasts gather for fish & wildlife conference

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) hosted its 82nd annual Fish & Wildlife Conference in Mississauga over the weekend. Candice Hoeppner, Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, Manitoba and sponsor of the bill to repeal the long gun registry,  delivered the keynote address.

The province’s largest nonprofit fish and wildlife conservation-based organization annually draws hundreds of attendees from across Ontario to the annual three-day event. This year, speakers will deliver presentations on a broad range of topics, including species at risk, the Algonquin land claim, and firearms safety and range guidelines. The Honourable Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources, delivered a presentation Friday morning. On Saturday morning, Dr. Randall Eaton discussed the merits of involving youth in hunting and fishing.

I was honoured to have a one on one interview with Dr. Eaton, our interview will be published Wednesday on Ripple Outdoors Hunting and Fishing Podcasts Show titled Hunting as a Right of Passage Podcast#196.

OFAH Mike Reader and Dr Eaton PHd

The conference concluded with an awards banquet Saturday evening, at which M.P. Candice Hoeppner delivered the key note speech. Saturday’s gala evening attracted politicians, conservationists, industry associates and outdoor enthusiasts.Awards were presented to individuals, clubs and industry associates for exceptional dedication and achievement benefiting fish and wildlife conservation and the promotion of fishing and hunting as part of our Canadian heritage.

O.F.A.H. conference registration also included Saturday admission to the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show (TSS), which was held for the first time at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The TSS’s parent company, the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows is a nonprofit corporation and Canada’s largest producer of outdoor events.

The Sportsmen’s Show was a huge success. Attendance was up as were revenues.

This was contrary to Toronto’s Mayor David Miller attempt to ban any sort of legal firearms displayed by respected manufactures in public events hosted in city owned buildings imposed last year.

If you hunt or fish I hope you’re a member of the O.F.H.A organization.

I’m proud to say I am a long time member.

Peter Wood owner of Ripple Outdoors Hunting and Fishing Podcasts Show.

Life long angler and responsible hunter.

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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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