The Parry Sound Anglers and Hunters were incorporated in 1976. The understanding is that a form of the Club goes back many more years, possibly into the late 1800’s.
Our facilities are located at 41 Brooks Road off Oastler Park Drive, in Seguin Township, just 8 kilometers south of Parry Sound.
We are a group of likeminded men, women, and youth, currently numbering some 467 individuals, who enjoy the shooting sports including archery. Our principal mandate is conservation and the pledge we make:
‘To save and faithfully defend from waste, the natural resources of our country – its air, soils, minerals, forests and wildlife.’
In keeping with our mandate we are actively involved in Conservation Projects in our Community. We have partnered with the local Museum with Bat Box building and with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve in a similar project. We have also been involved in reforestation projects in our community. This will continue, along with other projects in the coming years, through our Conservation Committee. We actively fund raise for Conservation Projects through lottery ticket sales and an annual Sportsman’s Gun Show.
We have a variety of sports available to our members including Rifle Ranges (25, 50, and 100 yards), Trap Shooting, Pistol Range and separate club house, Action Shooting as well as Archery. We are actively developing youth programs and encouraging a family oriented environment. We recently also introduced Precision Rifle Shooting Courses and a demonstration of the sport of Falconry.
With and large and experienced Management Team we are comfortable in continuing to expand our membership for the time being and welcome new applicants for Membership. Please see our Membership area for details and an application form.
We have a newly-constructed range facility offering 25 yard, 50 yard, and 100 yard shooting stations. The Director in charge of this sector is highly experienced and ensures a high standard of safe operation. He also ensures that the facilities are maintained to a high standard.
The PSAH, in conjunction with Master Falconer, Bob Raymond, will be hosting information sessions on the art of flying a bird of prey. Bob has been flying for over 20 years and is a licensed falconer and has been doing talks, demonstrations and hunting with birds of prey during this time.
The information sessions will include but is not limited to a brief history on falconry, identification of the birds of prey in the Georgian Bay area, their food sources, and the requirements to become a licensed falconer in Ontario, hunting limits, conditioning a bird of prey, imprinting and many more topics on this interesting lifestyle.
During some sessions, depending on the time of year, birds of prey will be present and some will have flight demonstrations.
If you have ever wanted to learn more about birds of prey, please join us.
When information sessions are not being offered, you can also read Bob’s articles on falconry.
Our Trap facility is popular and recently modernized, with the purchase of a new machine. We are planning some renovations to further modernize. Our experienced Director in charge has a dedicated team of assistants to ensure an enjoyable shooting experience.
This is the most active section of our Club, involving almost 200 members holding Restricted and Prohibited PAL’s. The Pistol Club has a separate modernized building. We have an excellent Management team involved in this area with regular training programs and a high degree of supervision to ensure a safe experience. Competitions are arranged regularly.
This is an advanced area of pistol shooting and requires additional training. The Parry Sound Anglers and Hunters are also members of the IDPA. The standards practiced are IDPA standards.
There are action shooting practices weekly, when weather permits, and there are events including three gun competitions. This is a growing sport within our Club.
This is a growing sector and one we particularly encourage and support. It is very much a family-oriented sport allowing participation from young and old. We have both adult and youth evenings and open house events through the year. We have expert trainers and instructors on hand to guide and improve your skill. We are proud of the recent accomplishments made to improve our archery facilities, and the considerable effort continues.
The PSAH is pleased to announce that Bob Raymond will be holding precision rifle classes at our facility on Brooks Road. Bob is a competitive long range rifle shooter, Chief Instructor for the Ontario Rifle Association, and former member of the Canada F Class rifle team. Bob has been teaching this highly successful course for over 10 years for the ORA. The skills taught are sought-after by hunters and competitive shooters alike.
I give my pledge as a Canadian, to save and faithfully defend from waste, the natural resources of my country, its soils and minerals, its air, water, forests and wildlife.
– Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Oath.