Dec 13th 2022

We are a group of conservationists dedicated to improving the local habitat of fish and wildlife in order to enhance and promote better recreational hunting and fishing opportunities in Norfolk county and the Long Point area.

The Long Point Area Fish and Game Club is based in Norfolk County at Port Rowan in Long Point. 

The Clubs activities are hunting, fishing and various conservation activities.  

The Long Point Area Fish and Game Club also actively encourage all youths to get out and engage in these worthwhile activities.

 

Note:-

The LPAF&GC annual Yard Sale in Port Rowan is a go again

The Board is happy to announce that we have decided that after a two year absence due to Covid, that the conditions are now more favourable to once again hold the LPAF&GC annual Yard Sale at the Port Rowan Community Centre, this will be on Saturday February the 11th starting at 8am. Admission is just $4

If you have hunting/fishing related stuff to sell and want to book your own table or two at this event then please contact the yard sale coordinator (listed at the bottom of this page)

See the yard sale page for more details.


On the lighter side 😂

                                                                                                (shamelessly stolen from the North Bay Fishing Club’s Facebook page)

                                                                                      Seriously though, stay safe on the ice and consider the ice thickness where you are parking

 

 

 

Remember the Pheasant season ended on December 31st, as did the squirrel season.

Rabbits go to the last day of February.

 

Township licences are required for hunting Pheasants and Rabbits in Norfolk County, all licence monies collected will be used for purchasing Pheasants for the 2023 release.

Licences are available from the same venders as last year (see Pheasant release page for details

 

Hunter reports to the MNRF for deer hunting activities are due now (if you haven’t already filled yours in that is), you have until the 14th January to do it.

FYI

The Niagara Fishing Tackle Swap will be held on Saturday the 28th of January @ the Eden High School in St. Catherines.

The Hamilton Bassmaster’s Spring Fishing Sale and Swap will be held on Saturday the 25th March 2023 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

 

The February LPAF&G club members meeting will be held at Collins Marina on the 7th of February @ 7:30pm 

 

Masks optional

See the meetings page for details

 

TB in deer

Although this is NOT in Ontario yet, it is just across the border in Michigan, so its one to keep an eye out for.

LANSING, Mich. (WSMH) –The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is warning hunters to be on the lookout for bovine tuberculosis in deer.

This is what an infected deer’s rib cage will look like:Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease caused by certain bacteria that attack the respiratory system of animals and humans.

There are several types of tuberculosis, but bovine tuberculosis (bTB) can infect the widest variety of animals and is what wildlife managers have been trying to eradicate from white-tailed deer in Michigan.

 

 

 

A big thanks to so many people who helped keep Norfolk County’s pheasant hunt up and running namely our 3 licence issuers shown here, and our pheasant committee (Bob Hawke, Randy Lambert and Jeff Helsdon).

A special thanks to Randy for his time and many kilometres of road travelled making sure pheasants are released every week during the season.

 

I also want to thank all the members who have supported this program, and to Norfolk County and the Long Point Region Conservation Authority for their support and the use of their lands for hunting.

And a very great big thank you to all who bought Pheasant licences in 2022, all the money from these licences goes towards buying pheasants for release in 2023. 

This link to fish stocking may be of interest to you 

Fish stocking data online

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) stocks approximately 8 million fish into more than 1,200 Ontario waterbodies every year. Fish stocking data is used to inform management decisions and production planning, but it is also available to the public to see where lakes are stocked throughout the province. Visit Fish ON-Line for more.


Covid in deer.

A small number of cases of Covid has been found in deer in Ontario but the farming magazine  “Farmtario”  has an article that states that a study in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New York in 2021 had 40% of deer with Covid antibodies, another study found that in Ohio the number to be as high as 80%.

The full article can be found here :-

White-tailed deer found to be huge reservoir of coronavirus infection

 

Always a great time is had when we get young kids to come and help with a Pheasant Release

PHEASANT LICENCES

The 2022 Pheasant hunting season is now closed.  Rabbit season goes to the end of February.

Township licences are required for hunting Pheasants and Rabbits in Norfolk County, all licence monies collected will be used for purchasing Pheasants for the 2023 release.

Licences are available from the same venders as last year (see Pheasant release page for details

Can you tell a Grass Carp from a look-alike Carp.    Are you 100% sure?    

Check out the below card for instructions or open the PDF in a new page by clicking “here” to make sure that you can ID it properly

If you do catch a Grass Carp please report it to the Invasive Species Hotline on –

Phone – 1-800-563-7711 or

email – info@invadingspecies.com or

report it via –    EDDMapS.org/Ontario.

 

But please do not release live Grass Carp back into the water

MNRF 2015 fishing survey results

Highlights

  • Anglers spent 1.75 billion dollars on trip expenses and investments to fish in 2015.
  • 1.5 million anglers fished in Ontario in 2015; 1.2 million adult anglers over the age of 18 years and 324,000 children.
  • 68% of anglers over the age of 18 years are Ontario residents, 27% originate from the United States and 5% from other provinces.
  • Visitors took 607,000 trips to Ontario to fish, resulting in 1.9 million nights of accommodation.
  • The average age of adult anglers fishing in Ontario is 51 years and 81% are male.
  • Anglers spent 14.4 million days and 74.6 million hours fishing in Ontario.
  • Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron & Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, Lake of the Woods, Lake Nipissing, Ottawa River, St. Lawrence River, Grand River, Lake St. Clair and Rice Lake were the most frequently fished water bodies.
  • Walleye is the most targeted species.
  • Anglers caught approximately 72 million and harvested 13 million fish in Ontario.
  • Walleye, bass, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and northern pike were the most caught and harvested species.
  • 79% of anglers reported their fishing experience as excellent, very good or good in Ontario.

 

For the full survey results see –

 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2015-survey-recreational-fishing-canada-selected-results-ontario-fisheries

All the regular club meetings are going ahead Covid permitting