South Central Ontario Fish and Wildlife Association Inc.

Massive Expansion of Ontario Spring Bear Hunt - 2016

It is being proposed to expand the spring bear hunt to all WMUs that already had fall bear hunts and will be available for resident and non-resident hunters.

Cubs will not be allowed to be taken, same with sows accompanied by cubs. This hunt expansion is critical in controlling the bear population at a safe level for residents and summertime visitors to bear country.

For more info, visit https://www.ofah.org/2015/10/massive-expansion-of-spring-bear-hunt/

Classroom Hatchery 2015

Tanks are set up and eggs are in! Now it's up to our participating schools to take care of their eggs until they are ready to be released into the Oshawa Creek as Rainbow Trout fry. See the photo album for a few photos.

Oshawa Sporting Dog Symposium 2015

This past April we had a fantastic demonstration at the Harmony Valley Dog Park put on by the Lake Ontario Hunting Retriever Club. They had a variety of dogs demonstrate retrieving skills, and those in attendance were very interested. Thanks so much to the folks from L.O.H.R.C. for coming out and hopefully we can have you out again in the future.

'Promoting Conservation Since 1974'

Welcome to the website for South Central Ontario Fish & Wildlife Association (SCOFWA)!

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Ontario's fish and wildlife populations, healthy habitats and promoting safe and enjoyable hunting, angling and other related outdoor activities.

Our club is based in Oshawa, but we do reach out to neighbouring communities for our conservation projects and outdoor heritage events. We host a Kids Fishing Day event in Heber Down Conservation Area in Whitby, a Big Buck Day event in Little Britain and a Sporting Dog Symposium in Oshawa.

In the past our club has been involved with maintenance of the winter deer yard in Coboconk, the installation of a 'report poaching' sign  on Highway 115-35 near Orono, reclamation of the Second Marsh near Oshawa-Bowmanville, and much more.

We are currently preparing for some new conservation projects in the Durham area and will need volunteers for projects such as tree planting, removal of invasive species, water quality monitoring, restoring fish populations to streams, clearing of logjams in streams, culvert naturalization etc. 

We will, of course, continue promoting safe and lawful hunting and angling by providing opportunities for our communities to get introduced to hunting and fishing. This could be in the form of sponsorship of youth to complete their hunter education course, providing mentorship to new hunters hoping to learn more about certain types of hunting (upland game, small game, waterfowl, big game), providing opportunities for youth and new residents to learn and experience successful angling. If members are interested, we can event hold learning sessions such as waterfowl identification, calling training sessions/youth competitions, techniques for hunting deer, fly tying etc.

To get involved, you can complete a membership application form and mail in with membership fees or come out to our next membership meeting to learn more and join later. See the join now section for more information on membership.