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

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club has immediate openings for both full-time and part-time caretaker positions at their range facility at Charlie Lake. Successful applicant(s) should have good communication skills, basic repair & maintenance skills, be 19 years of age or older, and must have or be able to acquire a valid firearms PAL , ATV safety, and WHIMS. “Food safe” and “serving it right” tickets are assets. The caretakers are responsible for upkeep of range and club facilities throughout the year and include tasks such as clubhouse scheduling and membership renewals. For more information please contact Guy Lahaye, club president at (250) 785-1442. Submit resumes via email or mail to P.O. Box 6435, Fort St. John, BC, V1J 4H8.

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

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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

We have received a request Rachel Darvill to help her with collecting information towards completing her masters degree. The following provides some detail of what her project is all about and her request for your help.

Upper-Peace-River-Watershed Survey Image

Map of Project Area

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My name is Rachel Darvill and I am a Masters student in the Environment and Management program at Royal Roads University. I am conducting a research project in the Peace River region of British Columbia, and I am inviting you to participate in my research project.

I have created a survey and would like you to participate; to take the survey please visit:

The main objective of my research is to compare the use of ecosystem services across interest groups in your region. Ecosystem Services are those benefits that people receive from nature, such as food, water, scenic views, and recreational services. They are necessary for human well-being to persist.  Data collection for this research project will consist of an online survey, followed by mapping sessions, with a select number of participants. The survey will ask participants about their ecosystem service use within the Peace region.

Rod and Gun Club members have been chosen as a prospective participants because of your involvement or interest in the study area. You can choose to participate in either the survey or the mapping component, or both.  If you are interested in participating, please go to the survey link where you can find full details about the survey.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you might have about this research, or about participating in a mapping interview.

Thank you.


Rachel Darvill, BSc, MSc candidate- Environment and Management
PO Box 663, Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
Ph: 250.787.3918

Download the minutes of the April 29, 2013 North Peace Rod and Gun Club General Meeting.

General Minutes April 29, 2013

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