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

April 26, 2014 Canadian Firearms Safety Course

April 27, 2014 Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

See the poster for more information:

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSES Poster April 26-27, 2014

Here is some information on winter deer feeding prepared by the provincial wildlife veterinarian and the Skeena region:

Feeding Wild Ungulates – why it’s not the answer.

Winter Deer Feeding Important considerations for those considering feeding deer in winter.

Winter Deer Feeding FactSheet a Summary

 

This fun weekend of shooting includes two days of qualifying matches, Saturday night banquet and door prizes. Pre-registration is required.

IPSC Qualifier Matchs Poster

Registration form.

The following is the latest version of the upcoming matches in the Grande Prarie, Fort St John and Peace River areas:

May 2, 2014 — Ladies Pistol (1Day) @ Peace Country Fish and Game Association (Peace River, AB) PHASE LINE GREEN

May 3-4, 2014 — Advanced Pistol/Carbine (2 Day) @ Peace Country Fish and Game Association (Peace River, AB) PHASE LINE GREEN

May 5, 2014 — Operations from and around Vehicles (1 Day) @ Peace Country Fish and Game Association (Peace River, AB) PHASE LINE GREEN

May 17th, 2014 — 3 gun Competition @ Wapiti Shooters Club (Grande Prairie, AB) Wapiti shooters club and Barton’s Big Country is holding a 3 Gun Match on May 17th. Costs will be $50, lunch included. Round count is 150 pistol, 50 rifle and 30 shotgun ( 7.5 shot). Download the registration form or pick one up at Barton’s. For more information contact Peter Martin at 780-512-3244, or the club at 780-532-0760. Gates open and registration at 9:00, Safety brief at 9:30, shoot starts at 10:00

June 14-15, 2014 — IPSC Northern Qualifier Match @ North Peace Rod and Gun Club (Fort St. John, BC) (I believe this is 2 single Day Events, so you can shoot either day) (Black Badge Req., signup and such is on IPSCBC website.)

June 21st, 2014 — 3 Gun Competition @ North Peace Rod and Gun Club (Fort St. John, BC)

July 12th, 2014 – 3 Gun Competition @ Peace Country Fish and Game (Peace River, AB)

July 19th, 2014 — 3 Gun Competition @ North Peace Rod and Gun Club (Fort St. John, BC)

August 23, 2014 — Handgun Match @ Wapiti Shooters Club (Grande Prairie, AB)

September 11-12, 2014 — Pistol (2 Day) @ Wapiti Shooters Club (Grande Prairie, AB) PHASE LINE GREEN

September 13-14, 2014 — COURSES UNDECIDED, IF YOU HAVE ANY INPUT PLEASE CONTACT PETER @ Wapiti Shooters Club (Grande Prairie, AB) (I would love to see a 2 day carbine course) PHASE LINE GREEN

October 4th, 2014 – 3 Gun Competition, 2 MAN TEAM EVENT @ Peace Country Fish and Game (Peace River, AB) (Requires PRE-REGISTRATION)

 

Here is the most recent report on the Moberly Lake trout rehabilitation project.

Executive Summary

Lake trout declines in Moberly Lake have been a matter of public concern since at least the early 1970’s. A series of standardised habitat assessments completed by Horne (2003) and Anderson (2007a) indicate that habitat quality is excellent, and that the long and varied history of harvest pressures was responsible for lake trout declines.

Lake trout stock assessment and mark-recapture work completed from 2005-2012 indicates that lake trout are at critically low abundance (less than 500 fish ? 35cm) and that a nearly total collapse in recruitment is occurring, the combination of which may lead to extirpation within a ten-year period (Anderson 2009).

The recruitment failures are believed to be the result of cultivation-depensation interactions within the larger fish community, and most likely involve lake whitefish (and/or perhaps slimy sculpins; Anderson 2009).

In collaboration with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC), a series of three rehabilitative stocking efforts have been undertaken in an effort to re-establish the species community balance in Moberly Lake and promote successful recruitment of lake trout to the population. To this end, the first successful egg-take was completed in fall 2010, using Moberly lake trout as brood stock. The progeny were hatchery-reared until release as large yearlings in the spring of 2012. The second egg-take was completed in the fall of 2012, again using native brood stock, with progeny intended for release in the spring of 2014. One last egg collection and subsequent stocking is planned for the fall of 2014 and spring of 2016 respectively.

The main intent of this report is to document the activities completed since the time of last reporting (2010-2012 inclusive), and provide an update on results of the continuing data analyses.

Complete Report

Dawson Creek resident and BCWF Vice President Rick Mayer passed away on February 25, 2014. The North Peace Rod and Gun Club would like to express their sincere condolences to Rick’s family and friends and to express our gratitude for Rick’s many years of dedicated service to the people of British Columbia.

 

The BCWF’s Tribute to Rick Mayor.

March 29, 2014 Canadian Firearms Safety Course

March 30, 2014 Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

See the poster for more information:

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSES poster March 29_30 2014

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