Franchi 12 Gauge Shotgun went to Cody Nadeau of MacKenzie – donated by Dan McCormick

Savage .17 HMR Rifle with Scope went to Dan Johnson of Dawson Creek – donated by Dan McCormick

Woods Sleeping Bag went to John Fisher of Fort St. John – donated by Backcountry

Items and Draw

Cody Nadeau Receives his Shotgun from Jesper

Cody Nadeau Receives his Shotgun from Jesper


The weather turned beautiful and Charlie Lake was filled with boats and eager fishers for the 2013 Father’s Day fishing derby.

Dad’s Catch of the Day article in the Alaska Highway News.

Kids Winners:

1st – Austin Barber – 3lb 1oz  25.5 inches – pike
2nd – Montana Christianson – 2lb 11oz   23.5 inches – walleye
3rd – Jillian Stone – 2lb 3oz  18.75 inches – walleye
4th – Lincon Bueckert – 2lb 1oz  19.5 inches –  pike

Adult Winners:

1st – Al Williams – 4lb 10oz  27.5 inches – pike
2nd – Garrett Gejdos – 2lb 6oz  22 inches – pike
3rd – Charene Christianson – 2lb 2oz  18.25 inches – walleye

Tammi Drapeau and her crew of volunteers lead two full classes of 25 children through the basics of fishing. The windy conditions made casting a challenge, but the kids, volunteers and parents looked pleased with the event. The North Peace Rod and Gun Club provided each child with a rod, real, and some fishing accessories that they took home with them.

You can read more about the event on Energetic City’s website.

35 shooters overcame the torrential rains of Saturday and the sunny, but windy conditions of Sunday during the 2nd annual Sporting Clays Shoot at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club. Of the 35 shooters, 27 were men, 2 were women and 6 were juniors, with the youngest shooter being 11 years old and the oldest in his mid seventies. Kudos to the Sporting Clays Committee’s chairs Jesper Amstrup and John Fisher for all their hard work to make this a successful event.

Results Out of 280 Birds


Class Name Place Breaks
A Wayne Carlson 1st 244
A Brian Royan 2nd 242
A Tony Manuge 3rd 231
B Rick Mayor 1st 197
B Ron Brautigam 2nd 190
B Clark Lavalee 3rd 189
C Boyd Wedge 1st 166
C Willie Russel 2nd 163
C Dan McCormick 3rd 158
Ladies Kim Copley 1st 166
Ladies Lynette Kitt 2nd 156
Junior Cody Nadeau 1st 206
Junior Mason McDonald 2nd 196
Junior Clayton McCormick 2nd 196


2013 Fishing Derby Poster

All children must be registered prior to June 15, 2013 as there are limited spaces. Registration starts on June 1, 2013 by calling or dropping in to Backcountry. (250) 785-1461

Click on the image to view a larger version.

Learn to Fish 2013 Poster

The numbers were down for the 2013 Ram Buckle Shoot this year as only 23 shooters signed up for the shoot. In any event, the shoot went well aside from the wind playing havoc with the targets. The shoot consists of 5 events with singles, handicap and doubles the first day, and singles and handicap the second day.


Event #1

Event #2

A Les Lamerton Long Bob Coleman
B Mario Domenis Mid Wally Pence
C Ray Furman Long Fred Bihun
D Ray Furman

Event #3

Event #4

A Les Lamerton A Bob Coleman
B Bob Coleman B Danny Johnson
C Sigi Lanterhammer C Ray Furman
D Fred Bihun D Jack Port

Event #5

Long Bob Coleman
Mid Wally Pence
Short Tip Johnson

The Vet Class went to Larry Norbec, Junior Class went to Nick Skytte, Lady Cass went to Kathy Bonar and Unclassified went to Brett Thorpe. Our High Over All went to Bob Coleman, who shot 467 out of 500 targets in the high winds — good shooting Bob.

Thanks to all the shooters as many travelled from afar to get here. Thanks to all people who helped with the shoot and the meals. Hope you all had a good time and see you next year.

Dave Bonar

Sporting Clays June 2013 Poster

Volunteers Rick Ekkel and Chuck Mercanti brought their expertise in firearms safety training and shooting to the gun club on Sunday afternoon after a request from a women’s group for some training. Rick and Chuck, also directors of the club, spent several hours with the women taking them through basic firearms safety and then down to the indoor range for some .22 rifle and handgun shooting.

Junior Mule Deer Award Winners

 The North Peace Rod and Gun Club would like to congratulate our 2012 trophy awards and big buck contest awards winners. 44 club members entered their 2012 trophies and it was great to see that 32 of the 44 entries were from our young hunters.

The club would also like to thank the sponsors of prizes and awards for this year’s banquet:

Boys & Girls Rifle Packages – (valued at over $1000 each) sponsored by Dwayne Shawchek of Essential Well Services and Scott Ebert of Northern Snubbing.

Savage 17 HMR Rifle Package Draw – (valued at $800) sponsored by Jason Holland with CTO Safety Consulting Ltd.

Mike Searls Custom Knife Draw – (valued at $250) – sponsored by the North Peace Rod and Gun Club

Junior Hunter Gift Certificates – Every junior hunter (under 18) who enters an animal will receive a $50 gift certificate from Backcountry.

Big Buck – 1st place Mule and Whitetail deer get a head mount courtesy of T&C Taxidermy

Gift Certificate – Door prize sponsored by Needful Things

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