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Thread: pheasant hunting at Luther marsh

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    Strange things have been happening at Luther.
    The Luther Marsh Hunting Retriever Club , that had been there for years , had their use privileges cancelled a number of years ago also, they were not allowed to hold hunt tests there anymore, this started under the previous man that lived at Luther , he developed an attitude as to what activities and when they would be allowed.
    He is no longer there and slowly the new person is working with the CLUB and GRCA HQ., and things are slowly changing.

    If enough people / hunters keep asking to have the pheasant hunt reinstated, it could very well happen , but it is up to the hunters that are interested to keep asking for it.

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    I did a NAVHDA test up there years ago and the grounds were really nice. Then they got the boot too. I heard it was because of guy in charge as well. It would be nice if they could also get back there.

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    We are back in Dilly under strict supervision. The GRCA is controlled by bunny huggers and they make it as difficult as they can to utilize public property for hunters. The MNR has help immensely to promote the use of trained hunting dogs as a conservation tool.
    Perhaps a campaign to Conservative members of the provincial government to broaden the availability of these "publicly funded" managed areas is in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ontdon View Post
    Perhaps a campaign to Conservative members of the provincial government to broaden the availability of these "publicly funded" managed areas is in order.
    There is an idea. Hey Ford how bout a buck a pheasant?
    Time in the outdoors is never wasted

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    A good portion of the properties at Luther Marsh do not belong to the Grand River Conservation Authority, but belong to the MNR. However the MNR contracts the GRCA to manage the properties. The former Luther Marsh manager became became very "lazy"not wanting to do anything more than his job description. The Retriever group had their Canadian Nations schedule for the grounds when the manager decide to do a work to rule causing the test to be moved. Other CKC hunt test groups and NAVHDA groups were put also in uncertainty with this action. This not only effected dog groups but any users of the MNR staff house and grounds , such as scout groups, school groups and even the MNR . The MNR who own the staff house were not at the time communicated to, and the staff house was tagged with fire codes and health ordinances so it could not be used. Bluntly, the manager of the GRCA did not want to maintain it and call these agencies in to assess the building and codes. The MNR stepped in cleaned up the ordinances, cleared the way for dog clubs . Currently only the NAVHDA group use the grounds. They again have been restricted not being able to use GRCA water sites. They use water sites that are on MNR properties. As per pheasant release program, there is a moment by some individuals to have a release program reinstated. Time, politics will tell, but the GRCA appear anti hunter and the opportunity will likely not happen.
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    The GRCA in its day was run by rural people back when Wellington was obviously more rural. Lots of farmers and agricultural people on the association. As the makeup of the Authority changed so did its stance on hunting. They do listen to the public and they will react to letters. I had to fight hard to keep any level of hunting in and around Belwood lake. Some areas were closed to all hunting until I suggested a bow hunting area might be a good compromise.

    Write some letters and make some noise. The MNR likes to get letters as well because I think its used to pressure the bunny huggers on the GRCA.

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