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
June 24-26, 2016 Full Range IPSC Shoot
July 8-9, 2016 Full Range Oilmen’s Trap Shoot
July 16, 2016 Full Range 3-Gun Shoot
July 29-31, 2016 Full Range BC Provincials Sporting Clays

 

Hours of Operation as of May 1, 2016:

 

Sunday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Monday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Also closed some statutory holidays – check back for details.

 

Thank you to the volunteers, our sponsors and all the people who came out to the Kids Learn to Fish and Father’s Day Fishing Derby this past weekend. We had a huge turnout and amazing weather. These kids learned how to fish on the Saturday at the Kids Learn to Fish, and caught some beautiful fish on Sunday at the derby. It was an amazing weekend and was so much fun! Look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Tammi

Kids:

  • 1st prize –  Dreama Huhn      4lb 11oz 27″ Pike
  • 2nd prize – Mackenzie Fell    3lb 3oz 24 3/4″ Pike
  • 3rd Prize – Austin Henschke  3lb 1oz 24 3/4″ Pike
  • 4th prize – Tyler Laminski      2lb 7oz 22″ Pike

Adults:

  • 1st prize –  Kealan Huhn  6lb 7oz 30 1/4″ Pike
  • 2nd prize – Don Lane       6lb 2oz  30″ Pike
  • 3rd prize –  Wes Hamel   4lb 6oz 26.5″ Pike
 

On May 28, 2016, in rain and cold conditions (2.0 C) Mike Nielsen celebrated shooting his 50,000 P.I.T.A. registered target at North Peace Rod & Gun Club in Fort St. John B.C.   NPR&G is Mike’s home club, and he wanted to shoot his milestone with his fellow club members, friends and family present. Unique to this milestone is that Mike’s 50,000 targets have all been shot on Squad 1, from either post 1 or 5.

NPR&G presented Mike with an embroidered shooting vest marking the occasion, and Les Madsen presented Mike with his P.I.T.A. 50,000 pin and certificate. In appreciation for everyone in attendance, Mike gave out commemorative “shot” glasses, and bought a round for the house. Despite the cold and very wet weather everyone have a great weekend.

27 shooters took part in the event in all with Larry Norbeck coming out as the top overall shooter.

Keep reading to see the scores from the 3-day shoot.

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A presentation by Christopher Addison, Director of Resource Management, and Mike Bridger, Regional Wildlife Biologist, presented at the Backcountry Sheep Hunting Seminar.

Topics

  1. Population and Harvest Numbers
  2. Stone’s Sheep Management
  3. How can Hunters Help?
  4. Ageing Sheep

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Thanks to Tammi, Backcountry’s fishing specialist and director of the NPRGC, June 18 and 19th will be full of family fishing adventures.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 is Kids Learn to Fish Day. Call Backcountry starting June1, 2016 to reserve a spot for your children.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 is the Father’s Day Fishing Derby. Weigh-in at 3 PM.

Tammi is looking for volunteers to help out and donors for prizes.

Kids Learn To Fish Poster 2016

Father's Day Fishing Derby Poster 2016

 

June 3, 4, and 5, 2016

June 3: fun shoot and burgers

June 4: registered targets

June 5: 120 registered targets

See the poster for more details.

Sporting Clays Shoot 2016 Poster

For those of you who can’t make weekends, this course is scheduled for three weeknights:

June 6-8, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

See the poster for more information.

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE poster June 6_7_8_ 2016

Thursday, May 26

7:00-9:00pm       Sitka Elevate Hunting Film Tour at the Lido Theatre – $10/seat

 

Friday, May 27

Noon-6:00          Vendor Demonstrations & Presentations

 

Saturday, May 28

9:00-10:00         Vendor Presentations (Sitka, Badlands, Zeiss)

10:10-11:00        Backpacking Know How w/ Backpacking Specialist Jessica Kappel

11:00-12:30        Hide care and Caping Demo w/ Basil Szoo of Peace Taxidermy

12:30-1:15         Surviving a Grizzly Attack w/ Chris & Rob & inReach Satellite Communicator Rep Todd Fitzpatrick

1:15-1:45           Regulation Changes & Hunter Knowledge w/ BC Conservation Officers

1:45-2:30           Sheep Population Discussion w/ Ministry Biologists Chris Addison & Mike Bridger

2:30-5:00           Sheep Hunting Tactics w/ Premier Sheep Hunting Outfitter Clay Lancaster

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club property is included in the evacuation alert area of the Beatton Airport Road fire. The club remains open for business as per the usual operating hours. Please check back for updates should the fire situation change.

May 28 and 29, 2016: Pacific International Trapshooting Association (P.I.T.A.) “Ram Buckle” Trap Shoot

600  P.I.T.A. Targets

May 30, 2016: P.I.T.A. Doubles Fun Shoot

500 P.I.T.A. Targets

See the shoot poster for more details.

 

In a scenario that sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, bull trout and other fish will travel in trucks past the Site C dam for 100 years as part of BC Hydro’s strategy to save the threatened fish species from disappearing from the Peace River.

The public hydro provider, which is in the early stages of building the $8.8 billion dam, declined to discuss its fish-saving plans. However, a review of reports filed by the Crown corporation reveals an elaborate and expensive plan that may not work, according to a U.S. fish biologist with bull trout expertise.

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