Turkey Shoot

 

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Gobble !  !      Gobble  !  !

That’s Turkey talk for “It’s Turkey Shoot Time at Nanaimo Fish and Game, and volunteers have been working hard for a month distributing and collecting the popular Turkey Boards, shooting, scoring and checking them and notifying Winners..

Over 270 Turkeys have already been awarded to luck Winners who bought a circle for $ 2.00

Check out the Turkey Shoot  information on the sub link to the    Archery  Division page.

Welcome to Nanaimo Fish and Game

Nanaimo Fish and GameThe Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association offers a safe, learning environment for people and families interested in outdoor skills. Here are some of what our association offers.

Education

We provide qualified volunteer instructors for archery for both adults and kids.

Ranges

We provide safe places for people to practice archery, rifle, pistol, skeet, trap and black powder shooting. We also provide range rentals.

Conservation

Our Association has been working to conserve fish, wildlife & habitat Since 1905 and have a range of projects we are currently working on.

Have questions about our facility, programs and activities? Contact us.

Turkey Shoot

Gobble ! ! Gobble ! !

That’s Turkey talk for “It’s Turkey Shoot Time” at Nanaimo Fish and Game, and volunteers have been working hard for a month distributing and collecting the popular Turkey Boards, shooting, scoring and checking them and notifying Winners..
Over 270 Turkeys have already been awarded to luck Winners who bought a circle for $ 2.00
Check out the Turkey Shoot information on the sub link to the
Archery Division page.

Junior .22 Rifle Program Nov 27

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Juniors : Remember that there will be a drop in session tomorrow on the PPC Range, 1 PM to 3 PM.
This is a good time to sight your rifles for the Junior Squirrel Shoot on Turkey Shoot Weekend, Dec 10-11

Indoor Archery Closure

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The  Nanaimo Fish and Game Indoor Archery Range will be close:

Friday December 23 2016 through January 2 201

All Nanaimo Fish and Game Facilities will be close:

December 24, 25 and 26 2016.

 

Hats for Heads initiative

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Provincial authorities are asking hunters to submit heads from deer, elk and moose for testing. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, in partnership with BCWF clubs, has launched a Hats 4 Heads initiative to encourage hunters to turn in their heads and receive a hat as thanks for participating in important wildlife research.
There are a number of fish and game clubs that currently have the hats; all clubs across the province are encouraged to sign up to bring this program to your community. Currently heads can be exchanged for hats at the following clubs;

Nanaimo Fish and Game Club
Courtenay Fish and Game Club
Victoria Fish and Game Club
North Peace Rod and Gun Club (Fort St. John)

Wildlife health testing is an important program to ensure that chronic wasting disease, recently found 30 kilometres south of Edmonton, does not spread to the province of B.C. Wildlife health scientists will use the heads submitted for research to improve understanding of wildlife populations.
For more information about how to submit your head, please contact the B.C. Wildlife Health Program (250) 751-3219 or visit their website:

www.stopchronicwastingdisease.ca

A good head sample for scientists is:

  • Freshly dead or frozen immediately after death
  • Not shot in the head
  • Hunter contact and location (MU) information
  • One year or older
  • Part of neck still attached as they need lymph nodes in the throat

Anchorage for coal ships off Gabriola Island

The issue of anchorages off Gabriola Island was first brought to our attention by Clyde Wicks in the September October 2015 edition of the club newsletter and posted on this website on Sept. 28/15.

The Pacific Pilotage Authority is proposing five anchorages for coal ships be approved off Gabriola’s north-east side for large vessels bound for Port Vancouver and other locations.  The site for the northern-most anchorage is due east of the homes located at the north end of The Strand/south end of Sandwell Provincial Park.  The sites of the other four anchorages are between the end of Whalebone Drive and Eva Road just northwest of Dragons’ Lodge.

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The following letter was published in Times Colonist June 25, 2016 12:43 AM

Gabriola anchorages being carefully studied

I am writing to assure the residents of Gabriola Island and other concerned individuals that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has heard their concerns about the proposed establishment of five new anchorages for large vessels along the northeast coast of Gabriola. I would also like to clarify DFO’s role in the review of this project.

The proposal was put forward by the Pacific Pilotage Authority, a Crown corporation under the responsibility of the minister of transport. The PPA is conducting an anchorage review, risk assessment, environmental review and public consultation for the project. As part of this process, the PPA has submitted the project to DFO so the department can assess the potential impacts to marine mammals, fish, fish habitat and aquatic species at risk.

The conservation and protection of Canada’s marine resources is DFO’s highest priority. We review proposals to ensure proponents avoid, mitigate and offset serious harm to fish, compliant with the Fisheries Act, and provide for the sustainability and ongoing productivity of commercial, recreational and aboriginal fisheries. Fisheries Act authorizations are required for projects that cannot avoid harming fish or fish habitat.

As the proposed anchorages are within the jurisdiction of Transport Canada, general concerns or questions about public consultation opportunities should be directed to Transport Canada through their online comment form tc.gc.ca/eng/ contact-us.htm or by calling 1-866-995-9737.

Rebecca Reid, Regional Director General
Pacific Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Public Access to Wilderness Areas

The BCWF and its members know how important public access to the wilderness is. Allowing more people into the backcountry helps protect it from poachers and vandals but increasingly, outdoor enthusiasts are finding gates across roads that used to be open.

That’s why the BC Wildlife Federation has launched a campaign to press landlowners and government to restore public access to our shrinking wild spaces.

What is called “Right to Roam” is enshrined in many northern European nations,. but in Canada, only Nova Scotia protects the right of people to cross uncultivated private land to reach fishing lakes and streams.

A white paper prepared by the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Victoria. Public Access to Privately Owned Wild Lands is calling for the B.C. government to take action. Meantime, for a good example of the challenges facing backcountry hikers, read Vancouver Sun’s coverage of Spine Trail and public access

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Archery Family/Newcomers Evenings

The Archery Division Family/Newcomers Nights  (Monday and Wednesday 6PM to 8:30PM) will be suspended for the months of July and August.

All Archery Ranges will be open for archers (with their own equipment) during regular posted hours. Please check the calendar for regular hours and special event closures.

Club Facilities Orientation Tour

Every third Saturday of each month the club will hold a brief (approx. 20 minute) tour of our facilities. All members and potential members are encouraged to come out for this informal/informative tour.

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The tour will cover what facilities are available at what times, do’s and don’ts, as well as basic etiquette rules. Everyone is welcome with no need to preregister. The tour will start at 2pm (on designated dates) and will begin at the archery range which is the first structure on the right as you cross the bridge into the property.

“Who You Gonna Call”

NF&G Broom Busters 2016

Many Thanks go out to the Broom Busting Crew for their hard work and dedication in controlling the spread of broom on Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association (NF&G) property.   The function of trying to prevent the NF&G property from being over taken by this stubborn and invasive plant is a long ongoing project. Left unchecked it displaces native and beneficial plants, causing loss of grassland and open forest. It aggressively spreads to form mono-cultures, replacing desirable forage grasses and young trees. Seeds are toxic to livestock and horses. The logging of the property has created an ideal environment for the Broom to propagate and efforts must be made to keep it in check until such time as the forest is re-established.BroomBusters

This project, like many undertaken can only be managed and maintained with the dedication and efforts of member volunteers.  Sad to say but the NF&G like many other organizations is suffering from a lack of volunteers to man the many projects and functions required to ensure the longevity and possibly, future of the association.  Quite simply the annual dues we pay do not cover off all the costs of running and maintaining an organization such as NF&G. Looking at the Broom Busters 2016 photograph, some not in the picture but in the kitchen or behind the camera, the faces are easy to recognize.  You may not know the names but anyone who has been remotely involved with the NF&G may recognize them as – NF&G executives, the kitchen staff, grounds maintenance, painters, political liaison, directors, grant writers, purchasing agents, grant coordinators, function set up crew, range officer, cleanup crew, carpenter, event organizer, rental coordinator, and on and on……. These dedicated few wear many hats.

The average age of the dedicated members in this photo is seventy plus, they have for many years been doing a great deal of the heavy lifting to ensure NF&G remains relevant and recognized as such within the greater community. The need for each of us to help out has never been greater than it is today and unless we as members step up will only become more evident with each passing year. Each member has a certain allegiance to a particular Division under the greater umbrella of the NF&G but must recognize that we are here and benefit greatly because of our affiliation with the greater organization.

NF&G is most certainly more than the sum of the individual parts (Divisions) and as such needs the support of all members. One can volunteer and support a Division but hopefully would set time aside to volunteer in a function or work party, which is in the interest of the greater organization and may not appear to be of direct benefit to the Division.

The Broom Busters and many others with in the NF&G would most certainly appreciate any and all assistance one could give. A great deal of time is not being asked for; quite simply a couple of hours per month on average would go a long way to easing the load and improving the health and ensuring the future of the Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association.