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

The hunters of the North Peace had another great year taking some awesome trophies and filling their freezers with good eating. The remarkable successes of our young hunters, as you will see in the photo gallery, must be celebrated.

Youth Riffle Presentations by Dan Petersen

Youth Riffle Presentations to the lucky winners Katlyn and Seth Harmon by Dan Petersen of the Remax Petersen Group (Rich, Dan, and Doug)

The rifles were donated by the Remax Petersen Group and accompanying Shepard rifle scopes donated by Boyd Wilson and Trevor Prousse of Wilpro Optics.

BackCountry also donated a $50 gift certificate for each youth hunter and T&C Taxidermy donated a mule deer (A.J. Hampel) and white-tailed deer (Courtney Phillippe) mount for the big buck competition winners.

Photo Gallery

Photos taken by Harris Wheeler and Gerry Paille