Executive Summary

The winter of 2006-2007 was more severe than average in terms of snow depths, temperatures, and a delayed spring. The severe winter coincided with the liberalization of hunting regulations for mule deer in the agricultural area of the Peace Region by the Ministry of Environment. In order to quantify the immediate effects of these two factors on ungulate populations and to monitor changes in ungulate populations over time, four survey blocks that had been counted for a mule deer survey in 2005 were identified and re-surveyed from 2007-2010, 2012, and again in 2013-14, and will be surveyed annually when funding is available. The four blocks are in management unit 7-33. The count focussed on number and classification by age and sex of mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose, and recorded observations of incidental species (primarily wolves, coyotes and sharp-tailed grouse). The total number of mule deer observed in 2013-14 was 270, representing an overall decrease of 60% in mule deer numbers from 2005, prior to the severe winter of 2006-2007. White-tailed deer numbers have fluctuated since 2005, and the number observed in 2013-14 was comparable to that observed in 2005. A total of 99 moose were observed in the four replicate blocks in 2013-14, which is the lowest count of moose since 2005, representing a decrease of 24% from 2005 and a decrease of 28% from 2012. Overall elk numbers have appeared to increase from 2005 and 2012; however, this type of survey does not provide reliable results indicative of elk populations in the agricultural area.

Read the entire technical report:

Peace Agriculture Zone Ungulate Winter Replicate Block Count – February 2014

There was no general meeting in December 2013.

General Minutes April 2014

General Minutes March 2014

General Minutes February 2014

General Minutes January 2014

General Minutes November 2013

General Minutes October 2013

Winners

 

Event #1 Singles

Event #2 Handicap

A Larry Norbeck 99 Long Kevin Hammel 90
B Kevin Hammel 98 Mid Fred Bihun 93
C Mike Nielsen 96 Short Luc Chretien 97
D Kathy Bonar 91

Event #3 Doubles

Event #4 Singles

A Kevin Hammel 93 A Kevin Hammel 98
B Larry Norbeck 90 B Tip Johnson 98
C Fred Bihun 81 C Dave Wallace 93
D Bob Allan 81 D Rob Varga 95

Event #5 Handicap

Long Larry Norbeck 96
Mid Fred Bihun 87
Short Dave Wallace 94

 

High Overall Per Event (500 birds)

A Event – Larry Norbeck 471

B Event – Luc Chretien 461

C Event – Dave Wallace 450

D Event – Dave Bonar 427

A weekend of fishing starts on June 14, 2014 with free Kids Learn to Fish classes for children ages 5 to 15 and followed by the Father’s Day Fishing Derby on June 15, 2014. We are looking for volunteers and donations to help support these worthwhile events.

 

Learn to Fish Poster 2014

June 16-20, 2014

See the poster for more information.

May 24, 2014 Canadian Firearms Safety Course

May 25, 2014 Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

See the poster for more information:

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSES poster May_24_25 2014

As of November 1, 2014, the range is open:

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

IDPA: Tuesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the indoor range.

IPSC: Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the indoor range.

The range will be closed:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Christmas Break, and statutory holidays.

Come and join in the fun on June 6, 7, & 8, 2014

2014 Sporting Clays Shoot Poster

This is a technical document reporting on an arial moose survey done in Management Unit 7-35 during December of 2013.

Here is a description of what was done:

“A Stratified Random Block (SRB) aerial survey was conducted in Management Unit (MU) 7-35, west of Fort St. John. The survey was conducted December 2 through December 8, 2013 and covered the entire MU area (2,376 km2). Snow conditions were favorable and temperatures during the survey ranged from -24?C to -5?C. The objectives of the survey were to estimate moose density, bull/cow ratios, and calf/cow ratios.”

Full report: 2013 MU 735 Moose Survey Report

We would like to thank the donors, sponsors and volunteers that made our 2014 Fund Raiser such a great success. You participation is greatly appreciated. (Click for larger version)

Thank-you to Donors, Sponsors and Volunteers

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