Monday, April 29, 2019 (Interviews for new range operator.) Sorry for the inconvenience.

A limited number of tickets are now available for the BC Wildlife Federation’s Awards and Gala Dinner held at the Pomeroy Hotel. Dance to follow the awards and short fundraiser — live music provided by Fort St. John’s popular Sweetwater Band.

Get your tickets at Backcountry or at the Gun Club.

There are also a limited number of tickets available for Fun Night at the Gun Club for $35 by calling the BC Wildlife Federation Office (1-888-881-2293). Fun night starts at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 10 with trap shooting followed by a BBQ dinner and some raffles for great prizes.

BCWF Gala Night 2019 Poster

Hope to see you there.

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club has immediate openings for a Range Operator.  We are also interested in part time Range Operators to cover vacation, other leaves, and special events at the range facility in Charlie Lake.  

Successful applicants will have good communication and computer skills, basic repair & maintenance skills, be 19 years of age or older, and must have or be able to acquire a valid Firearms PAL/RPAL, ATV Safety, Tractor Safety and WHMIS.  “Food Safe” and “Serving it Right” tickets are assets and can be attained at a later date.  

Range Operators are responsible for upkeep of range and club facilities throughout the year and include tasks such as yard and range maintenance, register and orient club members, maintain range equipment, clubhouse scheduling, membership renewal, monitoring of summer student staff, special events, etc.  

For more information please contact Tyler Mikkelson, Club Vice-President at (250) 793-4080. Submit resumes via email at – vicepres@nprg.ca or mail to:

P.O. Box 6435, 

Fort St. John, BC, 

V1J 4H8. 

NOTES:

Full and Part time positions – (pay – $19+/hr).   This is not an overly strenuous position and would be suited to a semi-retired individual.  These positions could be compared to looking after a campsite or RV Park.

Photographs Courtesy of our range operator Mike Lahaye.

The Youth Program of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club hosted the inaugural 22 Rimfire Challenge competition on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Rimfire Challenge is also an introduction to Competition Shooting. 

There were 12 participants in total, including 4 adults and 8 youth of varying ages. Everyone had a good time and those that shot went away with a prize.

Photo of Fundraiser Setup

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club would like to thank all those who attended the 2019 fundraiser who generously made this year’s fundraiser one of the most successful ever. We would also like to thank our sponsors, donors, organizing committee and volunteers without whom the event wouldn’t even be possible. Please take a moment and open the attached files and recognize all those who made the event such a great success.

Donors and Sponsors

Organizing Committee and Volunteers

North Peace Rod and Gun Club

Youth Program Presents

An Introduction to Competitive Shooting

.22 RIMFIRE CHALLENGE

Photo of a Target

Open to all North Peace Rod & Gun Members and their families.

Age Categories: 12-17 and Adults 18 & up

Date: Saturday April 06 2019

Registration: 9:00-9:30 AM

Rules and Safety Briefing: 9:30 AM

Competition Starts at: 10:00 AM

Location: North Peace Rod and Gun Club 

Range: Will depend on the weather Indoor Range or Out Door Small Bore 

Equipment

Rifle: .22LR Semi-Auto Open Sights 5 mags preferable

Handgun:  .22LR Semi-Auto Open Sights 5 mags preferable

Ammunition: .22Cal LR Only (Supplied by North Peace Rod and Gun Club)

Refreshments: provided by the Club

Registration Required by contacting Directors Rick Ekkel 250-794-8532  rke.consulting@gmail.com or Gregg Nicoll gnicoll@shaw.ca, 250-271-0488

Cost: No cost to club members and their families

The Annual General Meeting of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the the clubhouse.

Get Involved!

Election of 2019 Executive and Board of Directors. Come out and let you name stand.

Note that the regular monthly meeting scheduled for March 25, 2019 is cancelled because of spring break.

More Information and Registration Link

May 8-11, 2019 Pomeroy Hotel

It was a positively balmy day of + 8 degrees, which only added to the perfect day at the range. Although it was a bit slippery from the melting snow, our Range Operator Mike Lahaye did an outstanding job by manually shoveling over 3000 lbs. of sand single handedly, after the spreader shaft failed. With more than 125 club members and the general public attending, the range was buzzing.

Outdoors, we were sledding, had a Bon Fire to cook the perfect marshmallow, build your own smores, or just hang out, keep warm by the fire, while waiting to shoot trap.  The sound of shotgun blasts filled the air, as many people tried to improve on their trap scores from the previous year under the tutelage of Dave and Lucas.

Indoors, everyone was kept busy on the Club’s simulator, which has several different programs allowing you to test your skill and dexterity at hunting wild bores, geese, grouse, and deer, as well as several different marksmanship targets. Meanwhile, the younger kids scrambled to win prizes for their marksmanship skills by trying to hit their Hunter Dan spinning bottle targets. After mastering that event, kids moved on to the Face Painting by “Alanis Mooring Face Painting.” This was a big hit for the young and young at heart. On a more serious note, this year we had Search and Rescue attend the event. They were able to provide Adventure Smart ideas on how to survive in the wild, especially for the younger crowd.

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Photo of Moose

Government is reaching out as a reminder regarding their upcoming Public Winter Wildlife Count taking place on February 2nd and 3rd 2019. If you would like to participate, please let Chelsea know what block and date you have chosen.
For those who participated in last year’s count, see the attached 2018 report for your reference with the data you provided. 

If you have already chosen a block, you will be sent an additional satellite image of that specific area.


Please let Chelsea know if you have any questions, and happy counting!  

Ph: 250-787-3560

Chelsea.Sinitsin@gov.bc.ca

Map of Public Wildlife Survey Blocks to Chose From

2018 Public Wildlife Survey Report

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