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    Attended the meeting in Binbrook tuesday night regarding the new proposed firearms bylaws to take effect this fall.
    The city remodelled its "Firearms" discharge maps for most of the region. This was to be expected due to the new development in the city, and binbrook areas.
    However, the bombshell dropped by the city at the meeting is that this will include all "weapons" including guns, bows, crossbows, air guns. With these new maps and this new bylaw, its goin to eliminate huge sections of rural stoney creek/winona mountain, binbrook, mount hope that currently is "Bow Only" hunting and some areas for shotgun hunting.
    This is still not official and they took alot of our input at the meeting regarding "firearms" not to include bows , however if this passes through its taking away huge areas for bow hunters.
    There was alot of B.S that these city officials didnt understand ... and we had a few hunters arguing the case which wasnt enough, and of course the couple "know it all" Anti's there just saying stupid to cause proplems...
    this will be a huge loss for archery hunters in the area so hopefully anyone living here or hunting here could look into attending another meeting, i believe there is 2 more meeting to show these changes and get input before it goes to city council to be voted on.
    If this makes it to city vote as the way it was presented tuesday, it will pass and we are all out of luck.

    Also mentioned, Grimsby is next in line to eliminate hunting 100% within its town limits. Great chance for hunters in the area to get together and save what little area we have here.

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    Get the OFAH involved.

    They receive dues from hunters across the province, to advocate on our behalf. I'm sure they can put together a decent position piece for the politicians to read, after all, this isn't the first time something like this has happened where they got involved.
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    Thanks Blue! Definatly sending them a email this morning !

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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Please post the other dates if you have them.

    Thanks
    RB

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    Thanks Goosehound. I am interested and would like to attend the meetings as well as I bowhunt in the Ancaster / Dundas Area. I wonder if this will put a stop to the native hunt in the Dundas Valley as well (sarcasm).

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    haha john.
    Our councellor here is Brenda Walker ( brenda.johnson@hamilton.ca )..would love for her email to blow up with emails from hunters in the area....
    I am not sure about Ancaster/dundas... I was more concerned for east mountain and was pretty heated about it....so I didnt check all the maps. It seems to me like its a huge step towards ZERO hunting in the Hamilton area...
    My favourite part was how there were telling us to go ahead and kill nuisance deer and coyotes....completly oblivious of the MNR laws regarding that , exspecially the deer . There was ALOT of contradicting going on and it was rediculous.

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    Most of the communities around the Golden Horseshoe are enacting by-laws like this. Development is moving faster and faster all the time. Areas where we used to hunt are being swallowed up at record rates,so,we have to expect this to happen,sooner or later. It's sad,but,it's reality.
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    understood Trimmer, however alot of the areas they want to change are not being developed...and alot of our area is under the "Green Belt" which doesnt allow for development, meaning nothing has or will drastically change anytime soon.
    i am not debating that the new regs being placed for binbrook is bad, its developed and change is needed, however to throw alot of other areas into that mix is no needed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebulldog View Post
    Get the OFAH involved.

    They receive dues from hunters across the province, to advocate on our behalf. I'm sure they can put together a decent position piece for the politicians to read, after all, this isn't the first time something like this has happened where they got involved.
    Please contact me at brian_mcrae@ofah.org, or call 705-748-6324, extension 246. We knew nothing about this, and will absolutely get involved.

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    Great news mcrae. Thanks

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