General Meetings are held on the last Monday of the Month September to June at 7 PM.

The shooting facilities at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club with be fully or partially closed on the following dates because of special events or caretaker holidays:

 

Dates Details Reason
Dec 20, 2016 to Jan 4, 2017 Full Range Holidays

 

Hours of Operation as of November 1, 2016:

 

Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Monday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Also closed some statutory holidays – check back for details.

Yearly Hours of Operation

May 1 to Sept 30 Closed Wednesdays/MTTF 10AM-8PM/Weekends 9AM-7PM

October 1 to October 31 Closed Wednesdays/Every Other Day 10AM-7PM

November 1 to April 31 Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays/Every other Day 10AM-6PM

Dates:

February 25, 2017 PAL

February 26, 2017 Restricted PAL

See the poster for more information.

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSES poster Feb 25_26_2017

You have likely already received the 2016 Harvest Questionnaire in the mail from the Fish and Wildlife Branch. Please take the time to fill in this questionnaire and mail it in or complete it online. The information provided is important for informing wildlife management.

We’re back!

Hello again everyone and welcome to the first email of the 2017 BC Moose Winter Tick Surveillance Program!

We are excited to be going again and looking forward to seeing results from the 2017 season. Last year proved to be another great year for survey participation and we received just over 500 submissions. This year were looking to do even better.

PLEASE NOTE:  After reviewing feedback from last year’s survey, we have added another “Body Condition” variable. So please be sure to use the newest survey.

For those of you who are new to the program, I have included information below that outlines what this program is all about:

The BC Wildlife Health Program is looking for help from wildlife professionals and the public with observations of hair loss caused by “Winter Ticks” on moose throughout the province.  The Moose Winter Tick Surveillance Program wants to collect observations to monitor the number of animals with hair loss and the amount of hair loss on each animal to estimate winter tick prevalence and distribution.  This program will occur on an annual basis.  Winter ticks are a significant parasite for moose populations and can contribute to moose declines in parts of their range, including BC.  So, it is an important health factor to monitor, particularly with climate change and alterations to moose habitat.  The findings of the surveillance program will contribute to the Provincial Moose Research Program, which was initiated in 2013 to investigate factors influencing moose populations in BC.

Winter tick infestations can be observed on moose during February through April.  The ticks spend the entire winter on one moose and there can be as many as 10s of thousands on one individual.  As the female ticks become adults they feed on blood in late winter and the irritation causes moose to scratch and groom themselves excessively, resulting in hair loss.  The extent of the hair loss is a rough indicator of how many ticks are present and can be observed easily from a distance.  We know that tick infestations can result in behavioral changes or direct health impacts that may reduce moose survival.

I hope that you may be interested in contributing to this surveillance program by recording your observations of both healthy and infected moose during the winter and spring. (more…)

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club would like to thank:

Organizers — Gregg Nicoll, Tammi Drapeau and Guy Lahaye

Volunteers — Royal Canadian Army Cadets

Sponsors — Royd Lusk/Skyline Wildlife Studios, Backcountry, and Apex Valve Services

2017 Fundraiser Program Cover

 Tickets for the 31st Annual Fundraiser are now available for $75 each. See Steve or Tell at Backcountry regarding tickets and/or to donate to the event.

2017 Public Wildlife Count Mule Deer Fawn

Who: Anyone with an interest in wildlife in the Peace Region (hunters, First Nations, agricultural producers, naturalists, local families) 

Where: In areas around Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope 

When: Any part of the day on February 4th or 5th 2017 (Please choose one day only.) 

Why: To collect data on trends in population size and location of deer, elk and moose. The information will be used to help inform management decisions. Prizes for participation. 

For more information, contact Katelyn White at the Natural Resource Operations office in Fort St. John (250) 787-3496 or Katelyn.White@gov.bc.ca 

More Information Public Wildlife Count 2017 

Sat, January 28/17 0800 – 9:00PM Non-Restricted Cost 125.00 + GST (6.25) = 131.25

Sun, January 29/17 1:00PM – 7:00PM Restricted Cost: 75.00 + GST (3.75) = 78.75

Northern Lights College

See the poster for more details.

FSJ Course Poster Jan 2017

Christmas 2016 Holiday Wishes

Holiday Range Closure

The facilities at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be closed from December 20, 2016 through to January 4, 2017. The Club reopens on January 5, 2017.

 

BCWF Conservation App Logo

Available to iPhone users, the new Conservation App makes it easy for users to take geo-referenced, time-stamped photos or videos and to report issues related to illegal use, or abuse, of natural resources. The app works both in and out of service areas using the phone’s GPS.  Reports are sent to a secure server and then forwarded automatically to the appropriate enforcement agency. An Android version of the app will be available next year.

Download the app and visit the BCWF mapping website

A concerned group of residents from the Charlie Lake area are in the process of collecting signatures on a petition that supports the efforts of Pat Pimm’s MLA First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee with specific emphasis on two parcels of land on Charlie Lake and one parcel at mile 63.5 that have reserves put on them for consideration in negotiations with local first nations. 

More information is included on the petition website.

Please consider signing the petition.

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