The OFAH Zone G web site is a new approach that we will be using to communicate with members of the Zone. In the past we used a newsletter that was published 4 times a year to approx 125 members and interested individuals. With over 11,000 members in the Zone clearly we were not connecting with as many as we would like to. While we can publish minutes from meetings, pics of activities, reports etc. we are interested in promoting the site for the use of all the clubs in the Zone.
- If you have a web site tell us about it and we will provide a link of the site.
- If you have an event that you want to publicize tell us about it.
- If you want to see specific content related to the Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, Conservation activities or what our youth are doing in the outdoors let us know.
OFAH Zone G is the smallest geographic Zone in the province, bounded by Lake Ontario in the south, Lakeridge Rd to the east, Hwy 9 to the north but with extensions up to Lake Simcoe between Bradford and Beaverton and Oakville to the west. The boundaries were set to correspond with the old MNR Maple District. The Zone has 80 Hunting, Fishing and shooting clubs with approximately 10,000 members.
As hunting opportunities are limited in the Zone and we only have Lake Simcoe and Ontario and rivers that feed them for fishing much of the focus for this Zone has been to provide funding for Conservation activities and supporting youth programs. Its members, clubs and volunteers are active with York-Durham Stewardship Councils and the Lake Simcoe Fisheries Committee. The Zone also supports Muskies Canada’s Lake Simcoe Muskie Restoration Project.
Perhaps the most significant contribution of all is OFAH Zone G’s dedication to youth conservation. Over the years, members have introduced hundreds of kids to the outdoors through annual Outdoor Youth Adventure Camp, hosted by the Islington Sportsmen’s Club, Uxbridge Huck Finn Fishing and Pefferlaw Kids Fishing Derby.
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