June 3, 4, and 5, 2016
June 3: fun shoot and burgers
June 4: registered targets
June 5: 120 registered targets
See the poster for more details.
Sat 28 May 2016
Wed 25 May 2016
For those of you who can’t make weekends, this course is scheduled for three weeknights:
June 6-8, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
See the poster for more information.
Tue 17 May 2016
Thursday, May 26
7:00-9:00pm Sitka Elevate Hunting Film Tour at the Lido Theatre – $10/seat
Friday, May 27
Noon-6:00 Vendor Demonstrations & Presentations
Saturday, May 28
9:00-10:00 Vendor Presentations (Sitka, Badlands, Zeiss)
10:10-11:00 Backpacking Know How w/ Backpacking Specialist Jessica Kappel
11:00-12:30 Hide care and Caping Demo w/ Basil Szoo of Peace Taxidermy
12:30-1:15 Surviving a Grizzly Attack w/ Chris & Rob & inReach Satellite Communicator Rep Todd Fitzpatrick
1:15-1:45 Regulation Changes & Hunter Knowledge w/ BC Conservation Officers
1:45-2:30 Sheep Population Discussion w/ Ministry Biologists Chris Addison & Mike Bridger
2:30-5:00 Sheep Hunting Tactics w/ Premier Sheep Hunting Outfitter Clay Lancaster
Sat 7 May 2016
The North Peace Rod and Gun Club property is included in the evacuation alert area of the Beatton Airport Road fire. The club remains open for business as per the usual operating hours. Please check back for updates should the fire situation change.
Sun 10 Apr 2016
May 28 and 29, 2016: Pacific International Trapshooting Association (P.I.T.A.) “Ram Buckle” Trap Shoot
600 P.I.T.A. Targets
May 30, 2016: P.I.T.A. Doubles Fun Shoot
500 P.I.T.A. Targets
See the shoot poster for more details.
Thu 7 Apr 2016
In a scenario that sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, bull trout and other fish will travel in trucks past the Site C dam for 100 years as part of BC Hydro’s strategy to save the threatened fish species from disappearing from the Peace River.
The public hydro provider, which is in the early stages of building the $8.8 billion dam, declined to discuss its fish-saving plans. However, a review of reports filed by the Crown corporation reveals an elaborate and expensive plan that may not work, according to a U.S. fish biologist with bull trout expertise.
Fri 1 Apr 2016
It is now time to renew your North Peace Rod and Gun Club memberships for the April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 period. Purchase your renewal or new membership at the club or at BackCountry. It’s also time to renew your hunting and fishing licence.
Tue 22 Mar 2016
March 19, 2016 Moose Management Open Meeting
Peace-Liard Moose Management Pan (PLMMP) – Raychl Lukie is the Project Manager of the PLMMP for FLNRO, but Chris Addison, Director of Resource Operations was at the club to do the presentation.
The PLMMP process started because there was a need to rethink moose management, which had been mostly lacking in recent times in the Peace-Liard. This fact, a request from Treaty 8 to talk about moose management, and the existence of a Wildlife Collaborative Management Agreement with several first nations got the process started. The initial process deliberately involved only government and First Nations with the exclusion of other stakeholders.
Chris Addison estimates that the annual moose harvest in the region is about 4000 and is split about equally between licensed hunters and First Nations. There is an estimate of 50,000 moose across the region, so a harvest of 4,000 is not seen as an issue. Most of the First Nations harvest occurs outside of the season set by the hunting regulations for licensed hunters. The tracking and reporting of First Nations harvest was brought up in the discussions, but there is no agreement to do that. We indicated that is was time for First Nations, Government and other stakeholders to be at the table at the same time. Chris Addison committed to approaching First Nations about that and suggested that an event at the club might be a good way to start things off.
The population target ratios for moose are 30 bulls/100 cows and 30 calves/100 cows.
First nations generally support predator management (especially wolves).
A question was asked if there was sufficient funding and staffing at this time to make all this happen and the answer was NO.
Sun 20 Mar 2016
The annual general meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the clubhouse. There will be a regular monthly meeting followed by the election of officers.
Note that this date was chosen as the last Monday of the month (March 28) falls on Easter Monday.
Sun 13 Mar 2016
A crowd of around 300 gun club members and interested public attended our public meeting on local issues including threatened access related to potential transfer of land titles to First Nations as part of a compensation package for Site C. Other issues that were discussed were lack of transparency in government, land disturbances in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, and moose management. Jesse Zeman of the BC Wildlife Federation also provided a overview of fish and wildlife issues at the provincial level.
Pat Pimm, our local MLA from the North Peace was in attendance and fielded questions from the crowd and pledged that government was responding to the issues by guarantying access to the backcountry, being more transparent, and developing a provincial moose enhancement strategy. Pat indicated that he has had multiple meetings within government bringing forth our and his concerns. He also said that Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Rustad was working on a stakeholder consultation strategy that would be area based and everyone including ranchers would be involved.
Mike Bernier, Minister of Education, from Dawson Creek, Katrine Conroy, NDP MLA from Kooetany-West, and Karen Goodings and Brad Sperling from the Peace River Regional District were also in attendance.
Check back for further updates.
Google Map showing land earmarked by government for First Nations considerations.
Letter to Ministers Thomson and Rustad on the Peace Moberly Tract Regulation Proposal
Crown land quietly offered to First Nations in return for Site C dam site – Mark Hume Globe and Mail
Rod and Gun Club fears Site C land transfers could cut off backcountry access – Jonny Wakefield Alaska Highway News
Bennett admits ‘legitimate criticisms’ of Site C land transfers – Jonny Wakefield Alaska Highway News
Rod & Gun Club to host public forum at Pomeroy hotel – Montana Cummings Energetic City dot CA
North Peace Rod and Gun Club host public forum – Hugh Smith CJDC TV