Tue 22 Jan 2013
Posted by nprgweb under Announcements, Range, Range Closures
The shooting facilities at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club with be fully or partially closed on the following dates because of special events or caretaker holidays:
May 4, 2013Outdoor Handgun Closed 10 AM – 2 PMCadets
|May 20, 2013
|May 24 (5PM) 25-26, 2013
||PITA Trap Shoot
|June 6, 2013
||Outdoor Handgun 9AM-3PM
|June 7-9, 2013
||Sporting Clays Shoot
|June 12-15, 2013
||Outdoor Handgun Range
|June 29, 2013
|July 11-13, 2013
||Oilmen’s Trap Shoot
|July 27, 2013
||IPSC Fun Shoot
|August 24, 2013
||IPSC Fun Shoot
|Dec 22, 2013-Jan 2, 2014
*****Note the range will be open Monday April 1, 2013 from noon to 8 PM.
The indoor handgun range will also be closed on the evenings of April 15, 18, 19 and all day April 20 because of the kids’ CORE course that will be taking place in the clubhouse.
Sun 13 Jan 2013
Posted by nprgweb under Announcements
The next General Meeting is on January 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
Kids’ Night is on January 28, 2013 starting at 5:30 PM. Parents bring your kids out —there will be hamburgers and hotdogs for a nominal fee and shooting activities and prizes for the kids. Kids’ Night is open for club members and the general public.
Wed 2 Jan 2013
Posted by nprgweb under Announcements
It’s that time of year for the Public Wildlife Count again!
This year’s count will be conducted over the weekend of January 19th and 20th, 2013. Julie Kline will be registering participants when she is back in the office on January 7th and will be able to provide maps to anyone who needs them. If you have participated before and will be re-surveying the same area as last year feel free to use the same maps.
Please encourage young folks to participate and get active in the outdoors this winter! We will once again be drawing prizes for both adults and kids, providing sufficient registration.
Last year there were a few people who were surveying both days of the count and we would just like to remind everyone to please only survey One of the Two possible days to avoid double counting animals. The count was expanded to include an entire weekend so that there was some flexibility if folks had something going on one day, but were free the other. If we continue to have folks counting on both days, we’ll have to go back to a single count date and risk losing some participants.
See the links below to download the documentation that goes along with the count (the poster, the information bulletin, and the data sheet). Maps will be provided on an individual basis as needed.
2013 Public Wildlife Count Info
2013 Public Winter Wildlife Count data sheet
Please contact Julie for more information or to register.
Julie Kline | Wildlife Technician
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
400 10003 110 Ave – Fort St. John, BC
P: (250) 787-3294 F: (250) 787-3490
Fri 21 Dec 2012
Posted by nprgweb under Announcements, Press Releases
The North Peace Rod and Gun Club and other sponsors have supported this contest for a number of years to encourage hunting on the agricultural landscape in the Peace Region. A healthy agricultural sector is essential to the future of wildlife in the area. Our objective in reducing wolf populations by hunting is intended to reduce both agricultural and wildlife losses.
Residents in the Peace Region are routinely seeing packs of 15-25 wolves up here. Wolves are effective and opportunistic predators that have had serious impacts on livestock, on the abundance of wildlife, and on domestic pets near urbanized areas.
We see that both the distribution and abundance of wolves in the region are increasing. It appears wolves are benefiting from large scale landscape alterations that have modified wildlife habitat in some areas. These changes can reduce cover for wildlife and at the same time increase access for wolves due to roads, seismic lines, and other linear developments. This gives the wolves an unnatural advantage. We have noticed that once the wolves have reduced ungulates in an area, they move on to the next easy prey.
This contest operates within rules of provincial legislation and regulations for hunting and gaming. All contestants must have a valid hunting license of which a portion of the fees goes to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation for wildlife habitat restoration and enhancement.
The contest has prizes for the largest and smallest wolf as well as a “hidden category” to encourage contestants to bring in all animals to provide an accurate total of wolves taken under this initiative. The greatest number of wolves taken under the contest in the past has been 13 animals from 45 contestants.
This contest does not jeopardize the sustainability of wolf populations. The objective is to reduce their numbers and predation impacts on domestic and wild animals in our region.
Tue 18 Dec 2012
Posted by nprgweb under Announcements, Courses
CORE: February 8, 9, & 10, 2013
PAL: January 12, 2013
PALR: January 13, 2013
Download the following posters for more information of call any of the people listed below:
Canadian Firearms Safety Courses poster January 12, 13 2013
The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education poster Feb 2013
Contact: Mike Mercanti 250-997-7520
Contact: Chuck Mercanti 250-785-1802
Contact: Tansey O’Connor 250-793-0662
Sat 8 Dec 2012
Posted by nprgweb under Events, Photos, Trophy Banquet
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
Wed 5 Dec 2012
Posted by nprgweb under Announcements, Range
The North Peace Rod and Gun wishes all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The club will be closed starting on Saturday, December 22, 2012 and reopens on Thursday, January 3, 2013
Tue 27 Nov 2012
Posted by nprgweb under Events, Sporting Clays
June 7, 8, and 9, 2012.
Friday, June 8 – Fun Shoot and Burgers
Saturday, June 9 – 120 birds starting at 10 AM
Sunday, June 10 – 120 birds starting at 9 AM
Fri 23 Nov 2012
Posted by nprgweb under Meeting Minutes
Download the minutes of the September 24, 2012 North Peace Rod and Gun Club General Meeting.
General Meeting Minutes September 24, 2012
Wed 24 Oct 2012
Posted by nprgweb under Fishing
Do you catch and retain fish on the Peace River? On behalf of BC Hydro, Golder Associates Ltd. is completing a Human Health Assessment, as a component of the Environmental Assessment for the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project. We are currently gathering information on the amount and type of fish caught and consumed from the Peace River and its tributaries. If you fish on the Peace, would you consider taking this quick 5 minute survey before November 16, 2012? All information we obtain from you today will remain confidential and anonymous. Thanks for your input.
Click here to take survey
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