Shotgun Hunt 2020

11/01/2020

Hi friends, please take note that from Nov 2nd through Nov 6th from dawn until dusk shotgunners are permitted to hunt deer within certain areas of our trail network (see signs).


Please do not argue with hunters or ask us to solve a potential offense. It’s happened before and we can’t do anything to help beyond spread the message that: If you spot behaviour that is an immediate threat to public safety then phone @haltonpolice. If you happen to see somebody hunting something other than deer, using dogs, chambering a cartridge or attaching their magazine while roadside, hunting across a roadway or any other potential firearms/natural resource offense then please contact @onresources. Both agencies will be professional and answer your questions. If you have information such as plates/photos they may send a cruiser out. We know that shotguns raise tempers, so keep calm and let a professional mentioned above sort out your concern. (not us!)


Lastly, please be polite out there and care for one another. Further information is available on Halton Region’s website:

https://www.halton.ca/The-Region/Explore-and-Enjoy-Halton/Regional-Forests#08

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Upcoming Permanent Parking Area* Closure

09/15/2020

The forest entrance* at the corner of Fourth Line Nassagaweya and 10 Side Road is set to be closed this Fall. The impromptu nature of this space came to the fore when (what we assume is) the overflow of vehicles due to the closure of Mohawk Raceway’s lot began showing up. During Fall, boulders are set to be dragged outwards to prevent any further parking at that entrance off fourth and ten.

Please obey road signage and always park in a safe location (not in front of the boulders in the live traffic lane).

Looking forward to some beautiful Fall weather and please help keep the forest clean!

Cheers,
HAFTA

BTW: Mohawk Raceway has removed the barriers from their lot and we’ve heard people are no longer being ticketed by security there. Mohawk is usually very accommodating so long as we keep dogs on a leash, don’t drink/smoke-up, loiter or litter. Please remember they’re a private business that doesn’t owe you a parking space.

*This is intended to obstruct the entrance to the access road only, your access to parking on the shoulder will not change.

2020 is really on the rocks

09/12/2020

Back in February, we set aside this weekend for 2020’s On The Rocks. Looks like it would have been solid weather for a BBQ!

We abstained this year because of the added complexities caused by COVID. It messed with everything from washrooms, meals, group ride size to spacing at the campfire. If our party became the locus for a bunch of cases we’d feel pretty bad as everybody in this photo is connected to us and our community. We hope they’re doing okay today and out riding their bikes under this sun. We’ll get back together soon enough. 🙂

Part of the plan for 2020, was to create an On The Rocks committee to deal with the growing logistics of hosting fifty people overnight. Those committee volunteers would only deal with the On The Rocks aspect of HAFTA.

We’re hopeful that in 2021 we could try this solution out.We don’t know the future and if it will make sense to begin planning again in late winter, but think about volunteering for the On The Rocks committee next year if you’re missing out today because we can use your help,

Cheers,
HAFTA

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