Update - Sep 27, 2016
2016 Waterfowl Regulations: Click here!
E-Permits: Click here!
will not be available to hunt to the general public the
morning of Saturday October 1st, 2016 due to the 2016
Annual Youth Hunt - In memory of Percy Pickering.
A draw will be held at 2:00 pm
at the Waterfowl Office after the event has concluded
for A-Zone blind allocation. The 2:00 pm draw will
follow RBWA standard daily hunting procedure.
Hunting will occur Friday as regularly scheduled.
ATTENTION HUNTERS: ALL
hunters in your group must report back to the waterfowl
office after their hunt whether they have harvested
birds or not. ALL birds must be brought up to the
Waterfowl Office for inspection and statistical
recording. There is a table outside the door to
place your birds after a hunt. If this rule is not
followed the MNRF will be notified.
Waterfowl Information: Waterfowl
hunting in Rondeau Bay (both A & B Zone) only occurs on
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday - this is to
provide rest days for the birds in a major staging area
The Waterfowl Office is open on
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 4:00 a.m.
Each daily draw will commence at 4:30 a.m. sharp.
Please find more detailed explaination of the procedures
for all waterfowl hunting within Rondeau Bay under the
Info Booklet Tab for download. These booklets are
also available at the Waterfowl Office. If you
have any additional questions please email Admin
or by phone under the Contact Us Tab.
"Barrier Free Blind" Proposal
RBWA is in the process of creating a second
Blind at the location of the #3 blind on
the bay. A small parking lot is present at that
location, suitable for three vehicles. A wheel chair
accessible walkway and base for a 16'x8' blind suitable
to handle two wheel chairs and helpers will be
constructed should the funding be attained for this
project. Of course, this blind will also be a great rest
location for individuals travelling the marsh trail by
foot or bicycle. The cost of this project is $15
If you or your group would like to donate please contact
Mike M. at 519-359-7932
for more information. To receive a tax receipt cheques
can be made out to "The Friends of Rondeau", please
include in the memo line "Barrier Free Blind". Donations
can be sent to:
18110 Third Ave.
Click here for Proposal approved by Rondeau Park.
Click here for fund raising letter.
The 2016 RBWA Youth Hunt:
in Memory of Percy Pickering
Rbwa is very pleased to honour the memory of
this great waterfowler, well known for his easy going
manner and great smile which greeted everyone who met
him. Percy was a former executive member of RBWA who
loved to hunt in Long Pond. His adventures there are
legendary. His infectious smile greeted many at opening
draw prior to the morning hunt as he knew exactly where
to be when duck hunting started. A great family man,
Percy's tradition is carried on by his son, Ken, and
grandkids, who also hunt at Rondeau.
The 2016 RBWA Youth Hunt in Memory of Percy
Pickering will be held on Sept 30 -
Oct 1, 2016 For more details read about previous
Mentored Youth Hunts on this website. To sign up a new
hunter for the event, contact
You must be pre-registered to take part
in this event and hold either
A1 Apprentice Hunter
Safety Card or a current Ontario
Small Game license,
as well as a
current federal Migratory Bird Permit.
For more details
click here. There is no cost to
Note on Membership for 2016:
Membership fees are going up! OFAH has increased its
fees so we have been forced to increase ours as outlined
below. Remember, you must be a current member of OFAH to
be a member of the Rondeau Bay Waterfowlers Association.
As of Wednesday, May 12, 2016 the following prices are
RBWA + OFAH Family - $75.00
RBWA + Ind'l - $60.00
RBWA + Youth - $35.00
With proof of OFAH Membership*
No RBWA membership is in effect until the OFAH number has been
RBWA Family Membership - $30.00
RBWA Ind'l Membership - $20.00
RBWA Youth Membership - $5.00
RBWA Family + OFAH (without magazine) - $50.00
RBWA Ind'l + OFAH (Without magazine) - $35.00
Mike M. is the new membership cordinator. The
membership form is found under the Membership tab.
- March, 2016
Elections were held at the March meeting. All positions
were acclaimed. The results are:
President - Ed Myslik
Vice President - Josh Guest
Secretary - Norm McCauley
Treasurer - Peter Leistra
Public Relations - Brendan Guest
Congratulations fellas. Thanks for stepping up to the
Here's a report from Matt Palumbo
on 2014/15 harvest. Click here.
Rick M. took these photos of the marsh.
See your favourite blind?
Take care when using the gear we
provide for waterfowlers! Canoes, paddles, and decoys
cost a lot of money! They are there for your
convenience. Last year we had a number of decoys which
were intentionally wrecked. Keep an eye out for anyone
acting in a destructive manner with our equipment; talk
to them about it, and report the incident to the
Please find under the Info Booklet
tab an updated GPS
coordinates sheet and a new map. These will also be
provided to in the waterfowl office. Note the GPS
coordinates are a compilation of several waterfowlers
own records. (Use at your own
risk!). If you note an issue with any of them,
report it to the waterfowl office.
Finally, to hunt in A zone one
requires their licenses (Ontario) and Migratory Bird
Stamp as well as as a Park Pass. The attendants will ask
if you have a Park Pass. They cannot issue you a blind
if you do not have a valid Park Pass. If you intend to
hunt several times at Rondeau, you might consider a
summer pass which is good until the end of November. It
may be cheaper for you in the long run!
Up Coming Events 2015
RBWA Youth Hunt 2015
-in Memory of Jacob
This year, our annual Youth Hunt (Oct
2/3, 2015) will undergo a
name change. It will be called the Rondeau Bay
Waterfowler's Association Youth Hunt 2015 -in Memory of
Jacob Suitor! Jacob, son or Sam and Tracey Suitor,
passed away suddenly last fall. He was
an avid Rondeau Bay Waterfowler who participated in our
Youth Hunt five years ago. As a result of donations made
to RBWA in memory of Jacob, a special package of
equipment for new hunters will be randomly awarded to a
participant of the Youth Hunt under the age of 17, for
the next five years. A photo of a drake widgeon (
Jacob's favourite duck) will be placed in the waterfowl
office and a copy given to Jacob's family.
Brad M. is the Chairman of
Contact him at:
If while reading this
website you find something incorrect, please