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E-day is here.   This federal election has been one for the ages. A pandemic, a polarized nation, and plenty of campaign noise. So where has the dust settled for anglers, hunters and trappers on election day?   You may have more than fishing and hunting on your mind these days, so what the parties
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Over the past few weeks, OFAH promotional posts for National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day have been a look back. But on actual Heritage Day, we look ahead.   Nostalgic photographs pulled from old family albums should make us wonder what photos our outdoors future will someday post. We believe that the new-age portrayal
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Across Canada, on the third Saturday of September, our great outdoor traditions are saluted with an official “Day.”   That Day is National Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing Heritage Day.   In the outdoors community, everyday is Heritage Day. Indeed, this particular national Heritage Day unites those who fish, hunt and trap, but it was also
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In late June, the Ontario government announced a cabinet shuffle that resulted in profound changes for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Out went incumbent minister John Yakabuski and in came Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora Rainy-River. But it wasn’t a straight swap. While Minister Yakabuski had a singular portfolio with a sole focus
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Alexandra Percy, of Bowmanville, is always one touch away from her favorite way to support conservation. Last fall, she added the OFAH Catch the Ace link to the home screen on her phone. It seems her conservation touch worked. Alexandra was our week 16 winner, drawing card #25, which was the 2 of hearts, and
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Outside of pandemic years, the OFAH staffing grows a lot every summer, with often more than two dozen students, interns, or seasonal staff hired for our programs like the Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP), Tackleshare, Get Outdoors summer camps, and the OFAH|Mario Cortelucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre.   ISAP actually hires many students hosted
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Find an organization that tells you they have over 77,000 active members and you will find an organization that people care about. Find an organization that tells you 11,000 of those members have been loyal for over 25-years, you will find an organization that people cannot live without. 11,000 OFAH members have been faithfully paying
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UPDATE: Crown land camping and Ontario Parks camping will re-open as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021. The prohibition on Crown land camping is one of the few remaining barriers for people wanting to get out fishing and hunting right now. If you fish and hunt solely in southern Ontario, the needle on your
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This week’s CTA winner carries a badge. Ryan Hamersma, 37, of Brantford, is an Enforcement Officer for Environment Canada and Climate Change. However, Ryan’s enforcement badge was earned long after he earned the OFAH volunteer badge of conservation dedication. He made his first OFAH donation (to the former wild turkey fund) when he was just
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May 1st marked the full return of the spring bear hunt in Ontario. While the immediate benefits to bear management, bear hunters and northern businesses and communities are obvious, there is a much bigger picture to consider behind the saga of Ontario’s spring bear hunt. At its core, this is about what drives wildlife management decisions in Ontario.  The rebound of wildlife populations across North America from
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Hey, I am Jonny Nene. For the last four months, I have been the OFAH Fitzsimons Financial Group Inc. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Intern. My love for fishing is one of the main reasons why I chose to pursue a career in fish and wildlife, but the road that led me to my internship with
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The OFAH has developed a series of resources to challenge myths with facts and help better inform the general public, media, and decision-makers about how firearms policy changes and proposals are impacting Canadians. These resources will also help firearms owners share important messages with elected officials in Ottawa, Toronto, and their local Municipal Councils. The
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On Sunday April 25, Roxanne Pickering, of Sudbury picked up on a special sign. “Signs, signs everywhere there’s signs” – was the actual song lyrics playing on Roxanne’s Spotify playlist as she was scrolling through her Facebook newsfeed. That is when she stopped at the OFAH sponsored ad for Catch the Ace. “The logo made
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An extremely adaptable fugitive is on the loose and is posing a serious threat to Ontario’s natural resources and agricultural industries. Last seen causing widespread problems in Canada’s prairie provinces and many American states, wild pigs (Sus scrofa) have been reported in central, southern, and eastern Ontario in small, localized groups, but their ability to reproduce quickly,
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An inspired outdoors day is thanks to a conservation volunteer who always looks upstream. The quiet leadership and vision of the unselfish environmental achiever sees a meandering creek and a sleepy meadow as a place for otter slides and bluebird houses — not parking lots and plazas. Throughout my conservation career, I have worked with
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Rob Hare has been named the most recent recipient of the prestigious OFAH/Jack O’Dette Conservation Leadership Award, which is given each year to an OFAH director in recognition of their hard work and dedication in the name of conservation. The award is named in Honour of Jack O’Dette, a former OFAH president and board member,
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For many years, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has recognized the dedication of conservationists throughout the province through the Gord Blake Memorial Conservation Award. The 2020 recipient is Jake van Rooyen, a past president and current life member and Board of Director with the Bluewater Anglers Hatchery in Point Edward, Ontario. He currently
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