Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 17, 2008 09:38 ET

O.F.A.H. thanks hunter education supporter

John Mock of Stoeger wins Ontario Hunter Heritage Award

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor ONTARIO- ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ANGLERS AND HUNTERS--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - John Mock of Stoeger Canada was recently recognized for his long time support of the Ontario Hunter Education Program with the Ontario Hunting Heritage Award. He was honoured at the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) 80th Annual General Meeting and Fish and Wildlife Conference, held in Mississauga.

John, through Stoeger Canada, a maker of sporting firearms, has donated used and disabled firearms to help instructors and examiners deliver an improved hunter education program. As a former Canadian Firearms instructor/examiner and a current Hunter Education instructor/examiner, John understands the value of good teaching tools to both the prospective hunter and the instructor. In all, the donations total $40,000.

"Good hunter education is key to safe hunting," said Bill Blackwell, O.F.A.H. 2nd Vice-President, who made the award presentation. "John Mock's generosity goes a long way to ensuring that Ontario continues to have among the best hunter safety records anywhere."

John has been involved with many conservation organizations including the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Safari Club International, Ducks Unlimited and the Delta Waterfowl Foundation. He comes from a hunting background and continues this heritage with his family.

With 83,000 members and 655 member clubs, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is the leading fishing, hunting and conservation organization in Ontario and the voice of anglers and hunters. For more information visit www.ofah.org.
/For further information: Greg Farrant
Manager, Government Relations and Communications
705 748-6324 ext 236/ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES, POLITICS, SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Lezlie Goodwin, Communications Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324 ext. 270
    E-mail: lezlie_goodwin@ofah.org