Announcements


As a direct result of the Public Forum the North Peace Rod and Gun Club held back in March, 2016, MLA Pat Pimm has formally organized a group of stakeholders from the North and South Peace into a MLA’s First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and the BC Wildlife Federation have representation on the committee. The committee has met three times to date. The following is Pat Pimm’s press release describing the committee and it’s purpose:

For Immediate Release 

July 6th, 2016

MLA First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee 

This note is to inform Northeast BC residents that myself and Mike Bernier the MLA from Peace River South are in the process of organizing a group of local stakeholders and finalizing the committee membership to look at, comment on and make recommendations on some parcels of Crown land that has been set aside by Government that could possibly be involved in future Government to government discussions between the BC government and Treaty 8 First Nations.

In keeping with section 35 of the Constitution and previous direction from the Supreme Court of Canada, the Government of British Columbia is continuing to work with First Nations across the province to identify lands through the treaty process or other potential avenues to try to foster long term reconciliation and certainty on the land base. 

In the Northeastern part of British Columbia, we also have Site C that is presently under construction and could also see some lands being transferred to First Nations as an accommodation result of for some of their traditional territory. 

The purpose of this committee is to bring representatives from the Peace River region including the local MLA’s, Regional Provincial Ministry managers, former provincial ministry mangers, regional residents, local BCWF reps, local trappers associations reps, local guide and outfitter representatives, local grain growers representatives, local cattlemen representatives, local winter and summer recreational and back country representatives together in one venue to review Crown land parcels that have been identified as possible future land transfers.

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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.

It is now time to renew your North Peace Rod and Gun Club memberships for the April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 period. Purchase your renewal or new membership at the club or at BackCountry. It’s also time to renew your hunting and fishing licence.

The annual general meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the clubhouse. There will be a regular monthly meeting followed by the election of officers.

Note that this date was chosen as the last Monday of the month (March 28) falls on Easter Monday.

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:00 PM

Where: North Peace Rod and Gun Club Charlie Lake

Presenter: Chris Addison, Director Resource Operations, FLNRO

The BC Government, along with local First Nations, has been working on a regional moose management plan. Chris Addison will give us an update on the process and outcomes to date.

Is the government giving away your right to hunt, fish, hike, snowmobile and otherwise recreate in the backcountry?

Concerned Citizens Need to Attend the Public Meeting

Pomeroy Hotel

7 PM on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

 

The Issues:

  1. Lack of Government Transparency
  2. Lack of Consultation with Major Stakeholders
  3. Land Transfers to First Nations and Maintaining Public Access
  4. Moose Management in the Peace-Liard

Backgrounder

The Peace area public wildlife count will take place on January 30 or 31, 2016

If you have an interest in wildlife, we are looking for volunteers 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. There are prizes for participation.

More information.

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
July 29-31, 2016 Full Range BC Provincials Sporting Clays
November 11, 2016 Full Range Stat Holiday

 

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.

 

By joining the North Peace Rod and Gun Club, not only do you become a member of the BC Wildlife Federation, but you also get liability insurance provided by Capri insurance in Kelowna. Included in that insurance is liability related to the use of off road vehicles (ORV) while activity engaged in hunting and angling activities.

If you are operating your ORV on a Forest Service Road you must:

  1. Wear a helmet
  2. Carry a valid driver’s licence
  3. Show proof of a minimum of $200,000 liability insurance. The Capri insurance covers this if you are hunting or angling, but be sure to carry both your BCWF membership card and the Capri Certificate of Insurance.

These rules are nothing new and are not related to the new laws regarding ORV registration that came into effect in November 2014. The government recently extended the deadline for ORV registration to November 1, 2015.

ORV Act FAQ:

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