Welcome to the Kirkland District Game and Fish Protective Associations web site.
We are striving to keep our members informed of what is happening with the club, with events and upcoming concerns, issues etc.
Born of a farsighted desire to protect our northern game and fish populations, in 2014 the Kirkland District Game and Fish Protective Association will have been in existence for eighty three years. For eighty three years the club has been at the front of consevation practices, initially as a stand-in for the virtual absence of Lands and Forests representation and later as a close advisor and partner in funding various projects. At one time there also existed a Wome's Game and Fish Club which unfortuately lost momentum. The list of accomplishments is a long one and we have come to take for granted many achievements which resulted from caring, dedicated group of people who beleived, " the preservation of both fish and game is in the personal interest of the permanent residents of the North Country", a timeless credence if there ever was one.
The idea for the club began in 1925 when a group of about thirty men pitched in $10.00 each and put together a fish camp, on Larder Lake. This relatively sturdy structure amounted to a huge prospector style tent, a good twenty feet across and was used on and off, on weekends and as time permitted. (The men managed their way back and forth via the 'Tonnerville Trolley' a rail car that ran from Swastika, having met the train in the morning, to Larde Lake, staying over night in Kirkland Lake on the return trip.) There was no annual dues to pay but it became apparent a formal organization was needed.
Read our history page to learn more about us.
Please visit the photo gallery to view some great wildlife photos and club photos.
Our calendar will be updated soon.
Become a Member of the Kirkland District Game and Fish Protective Association and enjoy the following benefits.
1) You will become a member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
2) Get $5,000,000.00 of outdoor liability insurance
3) Get discounts on merchandise at Marks Workwear and TSC Stores
4)Get monthly issues of Ontario Outdoors magazine
5)Be eligible for the Club yearly Big Fish Contest
with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, prises for the following fish
Walleye, Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Lake Trout,
Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and Splake.
With prizes valued at approx. $5000.00
Membership fees: Single $45.00
Cheque Payable to KDGFPA
Include your name and address for single membership, and include name of partner and children
under 19 years of age in addition to your own.
Address: Kirkland District Game and Fish Protective Association
Box 130 Kirkland Lake, ON