In the early 1960’s, a group of dedicated community sportsmen got together for the purpose of releasing pheasants into Gosfield North Township. Since that date, this group has changed its name several times, disbanded to later re-establish with new vigor to continue a pheasant release program.
In 1985, the Gosfield North Sportsmen Association was established. The mandate of the club is to maintain and enhance a pheasant population on a local basis for the equal opportunity and overall benefit of the community we live in.
On July 13, 2000, The Gosfield North Sportsmen Association became an affiliated club of the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.
In 2007, Gosfield North Sportsmen Association was incorporated in the Province of Ontario as a not-for-profit corporation.
From 1960 to 1988, the clubs purchased 200 to 500 birds each year for release.
Since 1993, the club has released at least 1000-1200 pheasants annually into Gosfield North Township.
In 1999, Gosfield North and South Townships were amalgamated with Kingsville and the club expanded its release program to 1200-1500 pheasants to include the former Gosfield South Township.
All work has been and continues to be done by members of the club on a volunteer-basis. With the growth of the release numbers and membership in the past years, the responsibilities of our members have also increased. The membership currently is divided into four (4) work crews, headed by a crew leader, to perform the work details of the pheasant release program. A Pheasant Program Coordinator provides the crew leaders with the work requirements for their assigned workweek.