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The next club meeting will be on Monday, October 29, 2018, with guest speaker Mike Bridger. Mike is one of the government biologists based in Fort St. John. Mike will be talking about the results of the summer 2018 mountain goat (and other species) aerial survey and the wolf capture and collaring program he has been working on.Collage Photo of a Mountain Goat in a Cave and of a Wolf About to Be Captured by a Net GunThe meeting time is 7:00 PM at the NPRGC clubhouse.

2017 Youth Appreciation Day Photo

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club invites the general public to their Annual Open House for kids. Families are invited to bring their kids and have fun.

Kids Fun Events and Youth Celebration of Hunting 1:00 – 3:30pm

Activities for all ages.

Food and Drinks  provided.

 (Trap, .22 shoot, digital shooting simulator, tobogganing, bonfire, wiener roast, face painting, smores, prizes).

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Photo of Rich Petersen in the Mountains

In memory of long time member and Club Past- President and supporter Rich Petersen, the North Peace Rod and Gun Club announces the Youth Memorial White-tail and Mule Deer Contest

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Petition To The Minister Of Border Security And Organized Crime Reduction

Sign here.

We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction to:
  1. Respect law-abiding Canadians who own firearms;
  2. Immediately scrap Bill C-71 and introduce legislation that actually targets criminals while protecting Canadians and respecting law-abiding firearms owners; and
  3. Abandon the idea of a blanket firearms ban on law-abiding and highly vetted Canadians.

Photo of IPSC Shooter and Range Officer

From firearmrights.ca

In late August of this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a mandate letter for Bill Blair.

For those of you not familiar with Blair, he’s the ex-Toronto cop turned Member of Parliament who was recently appointed to a brand new Ministry and given the title “Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Prevention”.

His job, primarily, is to assist Uncle Ralph in ensuring Bill C-71 gets passed AND to “lead an examination of a national ban on handguns and assault weapons, while not impeding their lawful use by Canadians” – there’s an oxy-moron if I’ve ever heard one.

What does this examination look like? Well, shortly after his orders came down from on high, Blair stood in committee and promised to conduct a full and balanced “public consultation” before the end of the calendar year.

Here is your “public consultation”. Please take the time to fill out this online survey right away and forward it to your friends and family to do the same. 

ONLINE ENGAGEMENT – HANDGUN AND ASSAULT WEAPONS  

If you are a business owner, retailer or club, please forward this to your entire mailing list. 

Please, this is vital to this fight and to keeping the property we have legally acquired. Act now!! 

CWD Poster Fall 2018

Attention Peace Region 7B hunters near Fort St. John and Dawson Creek! Please submit heads of harvested deer, elk, and moose for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing.

As an incentive for hunters to submit harvested heads for CWD sampling, Backcountry in Fort St. John is running a draw to win a Tikka rifle package. Drop your heads off at one of our participating locations and receive an entry for the draw package. You can then submit your information to Backcountry for your chance to win!

Head drop-off locations include:

  • Front Counter BC (Fort St. John): 10003 110 Avenue.
  • Front Counter BC (Dawson Creek): 9000 17th
  • North Peace Rod and Gun Club (Fort St. John): 13300 Sunnyside Drive (near Charlie Lake)
  • Richards Meats (Pouce Coupe): Patterson Road.
  • Peace Taxidermy: 10443 Upper Cache Road (between Fort St. John and Hudson’s Hope)

If you are familiar with Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD and the potential effects on cervid (members of the deer family) populations, you will understand why wildlife managers and hunters alike are concerned about the potential spread of this disease into British Columbia.  If you have never heard of this disease then please learn about it.  Look at the resources listed at the end of this and start to understand this threat to our wildlife.  CWD could enter BC by a number of ways: from live infected animals moving to BC, by hunters transporting certain animal parts across borders, and even through hay, contaminated with the disease-causing agent, a prion, transported from an infected region. While no cervids sampled from BC have tested positive for CWD, the sample size from the Peace region is small and proactive surveillance in areas of higher risk such as near the Alberta border, is critical to early detection and, if necessary, response. Unfortunately, Alberta does have the disease and in spite of aggressive management, deer positive for CWD continue to be found and move closer to BC.

More information about CWD is available at: Chronic Wasting Disease BCincluding a slide show with information about CWD surveillance efforts in BC (CWD Slide Show), how to prepare and submit a head for sampling (Sample Preparation), and an informative pamphlet (Pamphlet) as well as contacts for more information.

You can also contact the Regional Coordinator with questions or comments:

Brian Paterson, Peace Region CWD Coordinator

250-731-6028

bapaterson@gmail.com

BC Wildlife Health Program

A wildfire near Lower Post has the Alaska Highway Closed from Coal River to the Yukon border.

Map of Lower Post Wildfire August 22, 2018

Although there is no immediate danger, there is some concern about hunters and other recreational users who have trucks and trailers parked at Skook’s Landing. The wildfire people are aware that many  people use this launching site and hopefully protecting vehicles and trailers will be a priority should there be a need.

Please spread the word, especially if you are in contact with anyone who is already up the Kechika/Turnagain or to those who are planning to go in the near future.

Updates can be found at:

BC Wildfire

Drive BC

Wetland restoration specialist Tom Biebighauser is hosting a public talk on the Benefits of Wetland Restoration on July 17th, 7pm-9pm at the Saulteau First Nations Band Office Gym in Moberly Lake. Check it out if you are in the area!

79 shooters braved the wind and the rain, but fortunately the weather improved as the day went on. There were some great scores considering the inclement and tricky shooting conditions. Each shooter was presented with a total of 150 targets, including 50 handicap targets just to make things even more difficult.

Photo of Tyler Mikkelson Hi overall 2108 Oilmen's Trap ShootPhoto of Team Twylight Hi Overall Team 2018 Oilmen's Trap Shoot

The overall high team was Twylight Pressure Controls with an aggregate score of 600 followed by Rapid Wireline with a total of 585 targets broken. The high overall shooter was Tyler Mikkelson breaking 137 targets with Dave Wallace in second place with a score of 132. Mike Nielsen was the high senior breaking 131 targets — it’s good to see Mike back out on the firing line again this year.

Full Results

On June 23 & 24 the North Peace Rod and Gun Club hosted an IPSC competition at the Dressler Memorial Range. Forty-four competitors from across BC and Alberta attended these two BC Provincial Qualifiers. Each day competitors attempted the eight stages (courses of fire) with targets arranged at distance from 2 to 30 meters.

The results for the matches can be found on the IPSCBC website at the links below.

http://www.ipscbc.com/phpincs/matchdata.php?matchid=201

http://www.ipscbc.com/phpincs/matchdata.php?matchid=202

IPSC has a regular league practice on Wednesday nights from 7-9 PM. Anyone interested in learning more about IPSC can drop by the range at that time or give Egan a call at 250-793-9932.

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