Rick Morgan fondly remembered

by Editorial Staff | March 10, 2021
Rick Morgan With turkey

One of the best-known and longest-serving members of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), passed away in Peterborough on Feb. 3. He was 78.

Morgan, the OFAH’s first executive vice president, retired in 2001 after 25 years of guiding the organization through its most substantial period of growth. Under his leadership, the OFAH evolved from humble beginnings to an organization recognized and respected throughout North America for its leadership in hunting and fishing advocacy and conservation.

After retirement, Morgan continued to host the Angler and Hunter Television Show until 2006, a program he established in 1994 and still exists today.

Achievements lauded

OFAH Executive Director Angelo Lombardo lauded Morgan’s many achievements, but believes he will be best remembered for his role in reintroducing wild turkeys to Ontario and his fight to re-instate the spring bear hunt.

“Rick was a man who did not sit on his laurels,” Lombardo said. “For him, the OFAH was a 24-hour/365-day-a-year job. His vision and passion were instrumental in helping to shape the OFAH into the organization it is today. I know that many of us have fond memories of Rick, myself included, which I have reflected upon since learning of his passing. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”

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  1. Carol Lane wrote: I used to work for the production company that produced The Angler and Hunter back when Rick was the host. I had many dealings with Rick, he was such a kind man. After he retired from the show, I didn't have much contact with him, but always remembered him fondly. He was a wonderful soul and I know he will be missed by many. RIP friend.
  2. Phil Beacock wrote: Rick was a great at what he did, push for the enjoyment of the out doors, push for less gun laws, and was a leader and respected by many outdoor enthusiasts! I have been a member of the OFAH for 4 decades and my kids are and grandkids! Such a loss for the outdoors community! Safe hunting there Rick in the other life!