Recently a celebration took place in Bancroft Ontario to celebrate the reintroduction of Elk into Ontario. The celebration is in part after the announcement of the first Elk hunt in over 20 years in Ontario. Minister of Natural resources Linda Jeffery and the Ontario Heritage wildlife commission recognized many of the partners that were contributing factors to the success of this program Including Safari Club International, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and many others. Shown above, Jason St. Michael Field coordinator for Safari Club International Canada and Len Dickinson Ottawa Valley Chapter President accepting the award from Minister of Natural Resources Linda Jeffery on behalf of the chapters in Ontario who have supported the reintroduction from the onset. Mr. St. Michael has long been a supporter of the program always encouraging the SCI Chapters to continue supporting the Elk program through GPS collaring, studies and various other initiatives. Countless hours by volunteers through these organizations volunteering with the studying, monitoring and raising of the millions of dollars to ensure a successful transplant and eventual hunt. Mr. St. Michael Addressed the audience “ Thank you to the volunteers some present and many who are not that have worked so hard on the program from the initial planning, negotiations, setting up pens , delivery of the animals, monitoring, fundraising ,etc. through to today it is because of all of you the volunteers and the partners that we are here today and for that I thank you, this is your celebration .”
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SCI recognized as partners during ElkHunt Celebrations recently held in Bancroft Ontario
SCI-Algonquin Chapter hosts Barry Vermeulen from
Nitro Safaris in South Africa to speak about hunting abroud.
SCI-Algonquin chapter recently held its first of many speaker nights. The host for this evening was Barry and Dalene Vermeulen from Nitro Safaris. There were approximately 35 attendees who enjoyed the evening, learning about hunting and traveling to South Africa. Whether you were looking to go hunting or photo safaris or just sight seeing Nitro |Safaris can accomodate you. For more info visit thier website at www.nitrosafaris.co.za
Harper Government comes through Long Gun Registry is abolished April 5th 2012
THE REGISTRY is GONE.
Bill C-19 the Bill to end the long gun registry received royal assent April 5, 2012.
Firearms owners from every part of Canada are celebrating and congratulating the Members of Parliament who voted to end the wasteful long gun registry.
How does this affect YOU as a trustworthy Canadian gun owner?
• Registration forms for non-restricted long guns are no longer required.
• New non-restricted long gun purchases will no longer be registered.
• RESTRICTED or PROHIBITED guns MUST STILL BE REGISTERED
• When selling or gifting a non-restricted long gun it is your responsibility to ensure that the individual you are dealing with has a valid firearms licence (PAL not POL)
SCI-Algonquin Chapter Participates in Youth Hunt Mentorship Family Day
August 24th 2013 SCI Algonquin chapter participated as a partner with the Renfrew County Youth Hunt Mentorship Program Family day. SCI-
Algonquin chapter purchased 10 Benelli 20 Guage youth shotguns to be used on mentored hunts and family days. They also sponsored 10 of the 20 youths to be trained in hunter safety as well as their firearms training. This was a great event with 20 mentored youths and their families attending as well as potential youths for next years program. On Sept 14th Youth waterfowl hunting day, 20 youths along with their mentors will head into the field to hunt waterfowl . "This is a great event and something that SCI-Algonquin chapter is proud to be a part of, Our children are our future and ensuring they have the opportunity is what is important." is what Roxane St. Michael Chapter President said during a speech at the opening ceremonies of the Family day event.