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.
If you are not a member of the club you have to pay a $10 day card fee to use the ranges. The form for that is in the sign in shed when the caretaker is present or the range officer trailer when the caretaker is not present (usually Tuesday and Wednesday).
For members of the club who have chosen not to purchase an Annual Range Pass you have to pay a $5 day card fee to use the ranges and the form for that is in the sign in shed when the caretaker is present or the range officer trailer when the caretaker is not present (usually Tuesday and Wednesday).

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.

B.C. CORE HUNTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Complete the B.C. CORE HUNTER
EDUCATION PROGRAM in Four Evenings,
starting November 2nd

This fall, Nanaimo Fish & Game is proud to offer the CORE (Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Education) Program right at the Club!
B.C. residents who are 18 years old or older, and wish to obtain a hunting licence are required to complete this program. It is also a GREAT class for anyone interested in outdoor recreation.
The program is open to everyone (including non-members). Classes start Thursday, November 2, 2017, and run from 6pm to 9pm. The next three classes are on November 6th, November 9th, and finish on November 13th. After completing the course, and passing a practical firearms handling test and written examination, you will receive your certification.
BONUS**** Everyone who graduates from the Nanaimo Fish & Game CORE program will receive a membership to the club at a discounted price!
For more information, AND to pre-register, please contact:
Dave Sandhu at 250-714-9807 OR
Bob Bennie at 250-585-4090

 

 

60th Annual Turkey shoot.

On December 9th and 10th the club will be hold its 60th annual Turkey Shoot.  This is one of the largest Prize shoots in B.C. – the last five years we have had 800 prizes a year with the Turkey Boards topping the list with 506 prizes last year. The boards will be available at the October membership meeting for distribution to local businesses or on Sundays and Wednesdays from 11:30 to 2:00 where the boards are shot.

This is one of our major fundraisers and if every member sold a 1/2 board that would be 900 boards/prizes.  Most business are happy to sell them as they have been around for years. The prizes are turkeys, Hertels hams, and Hertels bacons.

We have trap shooting, rifle shooting, and handgun shooting on the ranges and a bake & craft sale and games of chance in the clubhouse both days.  Archery has a trail walk and 3D shoot on Sunday.  There will be a concession in the trap building and the clubhouse both days.  We need members to distribute boards, and to work on both days of the event come out and support your club and have some fun.

The Turkey Boards are now out for sale.

Please contact John Noble or call at 250-751-8121 or Rob Clarke or call at 250-802-1672 if you can help sell boards or want on delivered at your place of business.

Province seeking feedback from the public on proposed grizzly bear hunting regulations

  On Aug. 14, 2017, the B.C. government announced that effective Nov. 30, 2017 it will end trophy hunting of grizzly bears and stop all hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest. The public can provide input into two policy documents outlining the proposed regulation changes required to implement the ban. As part of the consultation, input is being sought on:

  • Changes to manage the ban in hunting areas that overlap the Great Bear Rainforest;
  • Changes that will prohibit the possession of “trophy” grizzly bear parts;
  • Changes that will manage prohibited grizzly bear parts;
  • Changes to prohibit the trafficking of grizzly bear parts; and,
  • New reporting requirements for taxidermists.

Members of the public may send comments to the Fish and Wildlife Branch at grizzly.bear@gov.bc.ca. When a comment is sent, the writer will receive an email back confirming that the response has been received. Due to the expected volume of material, individual response will not be possible. The consultation period will conclude on November 2, 2017.

To read BCWF opinion on the grizzly bear trophy hunt ban click HERE

 

 

In Remembrance of Jack Gilmour – August 5, 1936 – August 31, 2017

The Vancouver Island Trap Shooting community, and especially the Nanaimo Fish and Game Trap Division, is sad to announce the sudden passing of Jack Gilmour on August 31, 2017. .

 

Jack began shooting trap in 1967 and never looked back.
Over the years, Jack won numerous trophies, buckles and pins. His most memorable achievements include:

  • Five times at the 27 yard line
  • Forty nine 100 straights
  • Ninety eight 99s
  • Five 200 straights
  • Two 100 straights in doubles
  • He was awarded the achievement award for 250,000 registered targets in 2012
  • PITA All Star 10 times
  • BC All Star 17 times
  • VISL All Star 19 times
  • He was inducted into the PITA Hall of Fame 2013

Jack worked as a commercial fisherman on the West Coast of Vancouver Island for 40 years. He managed to devote time to both family and shooting on his brief times at home. He was a skilled craftsman, hunter, fisher, gardener. He built his own home over a number of years whenever  he returned from fishing.

Jack has been involved in the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club for the past many years. He was instrumental in fund raising, building and maintenance of the club and the trap section.

He will be remembered for his competitive nature, sense of humour and strong personality. He especially enjoyed helping and mentoring new shooters.

His favorite sayings included “Don’t say ‘Hi Jack’ at the airport” and “Only the Shadow Knows”.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Nanaimo Fish and Game Main Clubhouse on October 28, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Club is located at 1325 Nanaimo Lakes Road, Nanaimo. The traphouse will be open at 10:00am for shooters to enjoy a round of trap in honour of Jack.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Trap Division at the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club.

 

Building Clean Up

A huge Thank You needs to go out to the 20 plus volunteers who showed up to clean the new building.

What an awesome morning. Once again, our membership stepped up to help with ongoing club projects. Members from every discipline arrived with their brushes, buckets and hoses in hand to scrub the logs prior to applying stain.

The dry summer months and the endless trucking through club property left the building caked in dust and grime.

It was a pleasure to meet with some of our new members and reacquaint with many of the long term members.

This truly does show the dedication of our membership. Well done and Thank You again.

 

Regards
John Noble

 

Building Update July 31

It has been a couple months since the last building update. Work on the new building is progressing along quite well. As of July 31 the metal roofing is nearly complete and the hope is to have the structure at lock up before the weather deteriorates.

Work is moving forward on a number of fronts including prepping for the soffit installation, interior wall rough in, lighting design, final touch ups to the door and window openings in preparation for installation, placing of the building wrap prior to application of siding on the gable ends and scheduling a general cleaning of the logs just to name a few.

Much of the work is contingent on availability of materials and of course volunteer manpower.

 

 

It would seem there is boom in construction and renovations in the local area which has lead to a shortage of some building materials and extended wait times for delivery.