Anyone who is unfamiliar with the Fish & Game might initially get
the impression that we are all only about hunting, fishing, and
camping. While these outdoor sports are very dear to our hearts
and play a vital role in many of our educational programs, the reality
is that we are all about family. Like the three generations pictured
in the photo on the right, interacting ethically and peacefully
with nature as a female Canada goose sits patiently atop her nest
close by waiting for the arrival of her new family.
Countless times during the last eighty years this scenario has
repeated itself. It's part of our legacy which previous generations
at our club have worked so diligently to build, share and protect.
It is our duty to sustain that legacy and make sure it is still
being shared and protected by and for the generations that will
follow. So if we seem a little tense when someone goes messing with
our rights as sportsmen, we are. They aren't just messing with our
pastimes; they are messing with our family value system.
Some of life's most precious lessons are not found in text books,
overcrowded classrooms or video games, but in nature. As important
as a good education is, a well balanced education is just as crucial
when it comes to producing happy, well rounded, successful, respected
members of society. The gift of learning never stops so our promise
and commitment to responsible and ethical teaching must also never
stop. We teach those who wish to learn, having learned well from
those who wished to teach.
Many of the hearty souls and colorful characters that are responsible
for building the foundation of this great organization have passed
on, but their spirits, hard work and vision still guide us. From
our constitution to our educational programs, they have had a very
profound impact on whom and what we have become today. We owe them
a huge debt, one that we are morally obligated to spend our lifetime
paying back. We must share our love and knowledge of the outdoors
with our children and grandchildren.
From a very humble beginning around 1920, the Greene County Fish
& Game Association has grown into one of Ohio's premiere sportsmen's
organizations. Over the years we have built a multi-use facility
which currently occupies just over 160 acres in a rural portion
of southern Greene County. The Fish & Game Association is a privately
owned and maintained organization which offers extensive outdoor
recreational opportunities to more than 1,000 dues paying members
and their families.
Simply put we are fathers, sons, mothers, and daughters. We are
about cane poles and shade trees. We're about woods walks and campfires,
25 straight and one in the 10 ring. We are about wild black berries
and mushrooms, whitetails and pheasants. We are about everything
in nature that is natural and good. We are about remembering yesterday
and preserving tomorrow. We are ethical and we are focused. We are
just sportsmen and women. We are the Greene County Fish & Game Association.
** You can learn more about us by going to "Our history" page.