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    I've thought of joining now for quite a while but to be honest, I've never heard of any projects they do. I know in the areas I am they don't operate. I have looked into their website, and maybe I'm just not looking correctly, but does anyone know what they do here in Ontario? I know in Michigan they are very active which is great.
    It would be amazing if an organization like this could work through the MNR.
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    Iím sure they do excellent work but my guess is it is mostly on privately owned land. I canít see many people wanting to contribute financially or with time to improve habitat they likely canít hunt? Sending membership $$ dues down to the mother ship in the States seems like a major bump in the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrym View Post
    I’m sure they do excellent work but my guess is it is mostly on privately owned land. I can’t see many people wanting to contribute financially or with time to improve habitat they likely can’t hunt? Sending membership $$ dues down to the mother ship in the States seems like a major bump in the road.
    Yes, to be honest that's what has prevented me.

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    Same here, I was always interested to join but realized its all american based projects.
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    Lets make our own group
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    The North Shore chapter, Tillsonburg & thereabouts, is very active and well established. Much of their work is on public land.

    PM me if you want contact info.

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    I'm with the Tilsonburg chapter--great group of guys-much of the work they do is around that area some private land and some MNR land if I remember--Every spring there is a dinner -great food-silent auctions- a number of guns for raffle as well as some crossbows.--From what I have been lead to believe over the next few years the MNR might be more open to more woodlot enhancement projects in order to create better habit for Grouse, as they realize that their numbers have been declining in this part of the province. the group can be contacted through facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kavanagh View Post
    I've thought of joining now for quite a while but to be honest, I've never heard of any projects they do. I know in the areas I am they don't operate. I have looked into their website, and maybe I'm just not looking correctly, but does anyone know what they do here in Ontario? I know in Michigan they are very active which is great.
    It would be amazing if an organization like this could work through the MNR.
    Nothing will ever be done " thru the MNR"
    Read the hunting forecast in the Sept issue
    On the 1/4 page set aside for small game It says in bold
    Small game populations are not monitored
    How then did the recent changes to the hunting regs involving small game come about if there is no data?
    They don't care

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    They are active in Norfolk country and I have seen some of there work on public land.

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    There used to be a crown area near Winchester, south of Ottawa with some RGS signs posted. I never saw any grouse in the area and ended up moving on due to hearing some ruckus over land ownership.

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