Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

January 27, 2011 14:35 ET

O.F.A.H. Offers Reward in Hunt Camp Fires

$1,000 for Information Leading to Arrest/Conviction

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 2011) - The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.), with 100,000 members, supporters and subscribers, and 670 member clubs across Ontario, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individual(s) associated with suspicious fires that destroyed three hunt camps. The fires happened on or about December 28, 2010 on S&T Road, St. Joseph Island, south of Sault Ste. Marie, where all of the camps were situated.

Joining the O.F.A.H. in providing funding for a reward is the St. Joseph Hunters and Anglers, an O.F.A.H. member club ($500); hunt camp owner Bernard Yantz ($2,500); the Township of Hilton ($1,000); and insurance provider, Intact Insurance ($1,000), for a total reward of $6,000.

"The fact that three hunt camps on the same road burned to the ground at or around the same time is obviously suspicious and of great concern to the O.F.A.H.", said Greg Farrant, O.F.A.H. Manager of Government Affairs & Policy. "We were saddened to hear of this loss and the apparent targeting of these camps. The O.F.A.H. is strongly supportive of local efforts to generate information leading to a quick resolution of this matter, so we have joined with others from the community in offering a reward." 

Anyone with information relating to these events should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 from anywhere in the province, or the East Algoma (Thessalon) detachment at 1-705-842-3243.

The O.F.A.H. is the province's largest nonprofit fish and wildlife conservation-based organization, and the VOICE of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact: The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Greg Farrant
    Manager of Government Affairs & Policy
    (705) 748-6324, ext. 236
    (705) 875-0274 (cell)
    The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Lezlie Goodwin
    Manager of Communications
    705-748-6324 ext 270