Announcements


Photo of Rich and Wanda Petersen

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Rich and Wanda Petersen. Rich and Wanda were great supporters of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club and longtime advocates for fish, wildlife and the habitats they live in. Rich was the president of the club multiple times, and his leadership took us through some hard times and was instrumental in making our organization what is is today.  The recent losses of Rich and Wanda leaves a huge hole in our club’s community and the greater communities of Fort St. John, Charlie Lake and the Upper Halfway River Valley.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be closed starting at 1 PM on Monday, December 4th, 2017 in honour of Rich and Wanda. Their memorial service will be held at 2 PM that day at the Pomeroy Hotel. 

Photo of Winter Range Burn for Stone's Sheep on the Tuchodi

Winter Range Burn for Stone’s Sheep on the Tuchodi

The next meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club is Monday, October 30, 2017. We have some special guests attending: Dr. Sonja Leverkus will provide an update on the ten-year burn plan that she is developing and Michel Lavallee, Section Head Fish & Wildlife, will outline government’s strategic plan for ecosystem work in the northeast.

Your input is required to provide suggestions for possible prescribed burn sites.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club range will be closed October 26, 2017 for snow removal.

Photo of a grizzly bear with an elk kill.

The BC Government is requesting comments on their grizzly bear policy, which ends the “trophy hunt” for grizzly bears. According to the policy, licensed hunters will still be able to hunt grizzly bears according to provincial regulations, but edible portions will have to be brought out of the bush and the hunter will not be able to keep the skull, paws or hide. BC’s First Nations will continue to be able to harvest grizzly bears and possess all parts of grizzly bears (including the “trophy parts”) when the harvest is done within traditionally used areas pursuant to Aboriginal or treaty rights (i.e. for food, social, or ceremonial reasons.)

Request for comment and policy documents (be sure to read them).

Photo of Burns on the Tuchodi

The next general meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club is on Monday, September 25, 2017. Some topics to be discussed are:

Update on the Tuchodi prescribed burns project

Update on the winter 2017 goat inventory work by Mike Bridger, biologist

Update on land transfers/Skooks Landing

Review and comments on proposed hunting regulation changes for 2018/2019

Grizzly bear regulation

 

 

The BC Wildlife Federation and the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a town hall meeting at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Fort St. John Curling Rink.

If you are concerned about the future of fish and wildlife populations, and future generation’s ability to hunt, fish, camp, and recreate in British Columbia, you need to attend this meeting. Jim Glaicar, President of the BCWF will provide a provincial perspective, and we will also:

  • Discuss local wildlife and habitat management issues
  • Provide an update on First Nations land agreements
  • Introduce the local candidates for the North Peace riding for the upcoming May 9, 2017 provincial election

Town Hall Fort St. John Poster

The next monthly meeting and the 2017 Annual General Meeting date has been changed to Monday, April 3, 2017.

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: NPRGC Clubhouse

The regular monthly meeting will be followed by the Annual General Meeting including the election of executive and directors for the club.

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.

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.

Local regional wildlife biologists Mike Bridger and Audrey Gagné-Delorme, and Michel Lavaliere, Regional Fish and Wildlife Section Head, will be attending our October monthly meeting to tell us about some project proposals that they are working on. Mike will be talking about goats and sheep, Audrey about grizzly bears, and Michel about ecosystem restoration (prescribed burning).

Don’t forget the meeting date has been changed to Monday, October 24, 2016.

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