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.

B.C. CORE HUNTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

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), and starts Thursday, September 7, 2017. Registration that night is between 6pm and 7pm, and class is held 7pm to 9pm Thereafter, classes are every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm to 9pm, for the next three weeks. After completing the course, and passing a practical firearms handling test and written examination, you will receive your certification.

The course outline is as follows:

  • September   7th: Conservation & Ethics
  • September 12th:  Firearm Safety
  • September 14th:  Big Game Identification
  • September 19th:  Bird Identification
  • September 21st:  Regulations and Laws
  • September 26th:  Survival & First Aid
  • September 28th:  Final Examinations

BONUS**** Everyone who graduates from the Nanaimo Fish & Game CORE program will receive a membership to the club at a discounted price!

To enroll in this class, you must phone and pre-register BEFORE September 7th.
For more information, AND to pre-register, please contact:
Dave Sandhu at 250-714-9807  or  Bob Bennie at 250-585-4090

Archery Family/Newcomers Nights

Family and Newcomers archery:

will be starting up in the basement of the main club house on September 6th. 2017 at 6 PM.

 

 

We will be open every Monday and Wednesday evening

6 PM to 8:30 Pm.

Newcomer (non members) are welcome to one free evening after which regular range fees apply.

Equipment is available for use for those who do not have their own equipment.

 

 

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.

 

 

Summer Classic 3D Shoot

Summer Classic 2017

The summer Classic is now officially in the history file. For those unable to attend all we can say is sorry, you missed a good one.  There was a great deal of trepidation on the part of the organizers this year mainly due to the short time available to pull it all together. With work proceeding on the new building and running in concert with the preparation for the Summer Classic there was a real concern about burning out volunteers. John and Ron did a phenomenal job as always. There is a significant amount of time that goes into laying out the trails and getting a crew out to clear trails and haul out targets. Once that task is accomplished the real work of setting up the shoots begins, position a target, layout pins to ensure the shot is challenging for the seasoned shooter and still enjoyable for the novice shooter. Then ask the questions… is the shot safe, are there any concerns for the taller or shorter shooter, and from the pin is it doable for the left and right shooter… adjust as required?  Once that is all cleared you go off and do it thirty nine more times…minimum.  Set out trail markers, build in safe in and out paths, making up course maps and on and on seems almost endless and is until the first arrow is shot… Many thanks to all that gave their time to help in the many tasked of setting up the course.

The galley crew ( Cathy, Ross and the Larry twins) as always had the early shift each day ensuring the coffee was ready and a hot breakfast available for those that were in need. In addition they were there to set up and prepare lunch each day and work their magic cooking the fish for the potluck Saturday evening.

Registration opened at 8 AM Saturday morning, with seventy nine shooters registering for the day. The numbers were a bit disappointing for the organizers but the attending shooters were a boisterous and enthusiastic bunch. Saturday had a twenty target two arrow round in the morning and a twenty target two arrow round in the afternoon. Comments following the first days rounds were the course were very, very well laid out. Many participants felt it very devilish on the part of the course designer to strategically place various objects (branches, trees, grass, rocks etc) to mess with their head when shooting. In their own defence the course crew was quick to respond “We never placed any of the mentioned objects, we only positioned the targets… that other stuff just happened to be there”.  Saturday evening there was an incredible potluck dinner in the back BBQ pit area. BBQed salmon fried oysters a whole array of salads and desserts. As always there was plenty to eat topped off with a generous helping of fun filled kidding and laughter.

Sunday morning brought out a few more shooters with the final tally coming in at one hundred and thirteen. The morning round was a two arrow round and the afternoon round was a one arrow round.

Awards for the leaders of each division were handed out followed by the prize draws. There was a fabulous draw table with over eighty items to be won.

We would like to thank all those members who came out and help pull this event together. It is only through their generous contribution that these types of events can be delivered.  Finally we would like to send out a special thank you to all that participated and made the shoot a success.

Archery Building Update

Since the last update on the Archery building there has been a beehive of activity onsite.

A great deal of work has progressed on the building with all the trusses being installed and braced as per the engineers outline. This job alone took a significant about of time with focused attention on the accuracy of the placement of each truss. Attention to detail and time  is required to ensure all the trusses are properly spaced, plumbed  and securely braced  to facilitate the application  of the sheeting which is to follow.

Once the trusses had been installed the false fascia was put in place, the gable ends framed to accept the sheeting, blocking for the installation of drywall on the interior of the structure and placing of the false purlins at each gable end.

This is no small feat when one realizes that it has all been accomplished with volunteers and during one of the wettest Aprils on record.

The month is not yet over and should anyone be around the NF&G property this week end you will see another crew working feverishly applying the sheeting to the roof. No easy task when one realizes there are in excess of 300 sheets of plywood to put down.

WOW what a great month……………

Archery Building Update

For any members that have not been around the Nanaimo Fish and Game Property lately you are in for a very pleasant surprise. The first stage of a couple major plans for the property is now under way. The long awaited Archery – multipurpose building is well on its way to completion.

The work under taken and completed over the past week is a testament to what can happen when a few volunteers step up and shoulder the load for the benefit of all. The work and effort expended over the last week (greatly appreciated) is minor in terms of time when measured against the accumulated efforts of a dedicated few who had the vision and determination to get us to this point. This project is still a ways from completion and help in a number of capacities is still needed. Many of us are restricted by other commitments and time restraints which may make it impossible to assist in this project but please do consider giving some time to one or more of the many undertakings on Nanaimo Fish and Game Associations calendar for the year.

Around noon Wednesday March 22nd  this is what things looked like………

placing the first row of logs was time consuming.

 

Tuesday March 28th the space was completely transformed……..

 

Trusses have been ordered and in the coming days will be installed and sheeted in preparation for the metal roofing.

Watch for more updates to follow…

British Columbia to increase investment in wildlife management

The following article was just taken from the BC Government news website:

As part of the Province’s long-standing commitment to healthy wildlife populations, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today that all hunting licence revenue will be re-invested to enhance wildlife management activities.
Based on input from stakeholders over the last few years, the government will form a new agency in fall 2017 with startup funds of $5 million. The agency subsequently would be supported by hunting licence revenues of $9 million to $10 million each year.
Currently, hunting licence revenues support a number of government activities. Hunting licence surcharges totalling more than $2.6 million annually would still be dedicated to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation for its conservation projects.
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