The Temiskaming Angler and Hunter Association (TAHA) was formed by a small group of approximately 6-8 individuals back in late 2004. The backgrounds of these individuals varied quite a lot however their interests were somewhat common be it fishing, hunting, environmental issues, conservation and love of the outdoors.Furthermore, they were rather concerned that local sporstmen and outdoor enthusiasts really did not have a means of keeping abreast of the many issues affecting our natural resources along with communicating amongst themselves.
Following several meetings and discussions, the group felt it was time to create an association where its goal would be to protect and enhance the traditional activities of hunting and fishing by providing its members with relevant information pertinent tothose activities, working cooperatively with all agencies in the pursuit of sound fish and wildlife conservation, acting as a conduit or voice whereby all members' concerns regarding policies or legislation may be brought to the appropriate agency for discussion and working cooperatively with other conservation groups and clubs to enhance an appreciation of outdoor activities. A constitution was drafted in August 2005 and an inaugual meeting was held at College Boreal in September 2005. TAHA affiliated itself with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) that comprises approximately 600 clubs throughout Ontario and approximately 86,000 members.