In recent years, many properties in this area have changed hands and are now owned by people unfamiliar with the Brome-Bolton Fish and Game Club. The organization was formed in 1962 to protect both the wild animals and the landowners. This was necessary to curb poaching, illegal night hunting and trespassing on private land. As a result of the BBFG’s work, its game wardens and landowners have kept the land more secure for people and wildlife.
Membership in the club is free for landowners. Members of the club have strict bylaws to follow and a code of ethics which, if not adhered to, will result in their card being revoked. Any card-bearing Club member must ask the landowner’s permission to use All Terrain Vehicles, put up tree stands or install cameras on their property. Hunting is a way of keeping the population of deer, moose, bear, coyotes, wild turkey, etc. under control so that the animals have enough food to survive. At the same time, it puts organic meat on the table for the hunters and their families.
The Mission Statement of the club is:
• To promote protection of forests, soils, waters and natural habitat for fish and game.
• To maintain an interest in the passage and enforcement of the Provincial Wildlife Laws.
• To educate landowners as well as the public, in particular youth, regarding the economy, health and welfare of conservative and restorative work.
• To work to prevent destruction of property by hunters and fishermen and to cooperate with landowners to promote better understanding between them and the sportsmen.
• To be a link between landowners, sportspeople and the government to ensure a harmonious interaction.
Other activities of the club include a children’s fishing day and a blood drive.
For further information on the BBFG go to: www.bromebolton.com or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: P.O. Box 3744, Knowlton JOE 1V0