1985 - Gosfield North Sportsmen Association was established.
1989 - the club applied for and was granted permission from the Department of Natural Resources to raise and release pheasants. The club purchased breeding stock to provide eggs for the 1990 program. Every year thereafter, the club maintained their own breeding stock for the next year. Every 3 years, roosters are purchased for breeding purposes to ensure a good bloodline. A local hatchery was utilized to hatch the eggs. The day-old chicks were then raised to mature birds. The club maintains a semi-trailer equipped with 2 brooder boxes for newly hatched chicks and 3 holding pens for younger birds. The club maintained 12 outside roaming pens for the mature birds on several members’ properties.
1999 - the club purchased an incubator to hatch eggs from its own breeding stock. This incubator has been customized to hatch a maximum of 5,000 eggs in one-half of the incubator in one setting and to provide the newborns a temperature-controlled drying process in the other half.
July 13, 2000 - Gosfield North Sportsmen Association became an affiliated club of the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters . 2007 - Gosfield North Sportsmen Association was incorporated in the Province of Ontario as a not-for-profit corporation. From 1993 up to COVID, the club had released at least 1200-1500 pheasants annually into Gosfield North & South Townships which were later amalgamated as the Town of Kingsville.
2013 – the club purchased a 25-acre farm to relocate our pheasant operations.
2018 – deteriorating condition of our incubator & the lack of repair parts forced the club to start purchasing 6 ½ week old birds to raise to adult birds.
2021 – the club completed construction of our new flight pen with automatic feeder system that can house 2400 pheasants.
2022 - the club also was granted a permit by the MNR to operate a game preserve. We hosted our first pheasant hunts in 2022.
2023 – the club hosted its 30th Annual Wild Game Dinner in the spring, its 22nd Major Raffle with fantastic prizes and an very successful ATV Raffle.
All work has been and continues to be done by members of the club on a volunteer- basis. Our membership is currently 60 men and women from all walks of life, including factory workers, farmers, lawyers, office workers, business owners, teachers and housewives. All have a common thread in their love of the outdoors and the desire to preserve our hunting heritage. Our club efforts and accomplishments have only been possible because of our members, our club’s very successful fundraising efforts and the very generous support of our local businesses and friends.
If anyone wants to know more about our club or may be interested in joining a true working conservationist club, you can find the contacts and registration forms on our website: www.gnsportsmen.com. We have proudly continued the mandate of our forefathers to promote and preserve our hunting heritage. We have established new challenges to promote and educate our youth to our heritage, to promote good relations with farmers and landowners and to establish a great social and sporting environment for its members.