Scout Shoot

IMG_4088 - CopyThe black powder division of Nanaimo Fish and Game will be hosting a morning of shooting muzzle loaders on Saturday morning (Mar 19) from 9:00 am until noon. The rifle range will be in use by us during that time and unavailable for modern centerfire rifles

 

 

Vegas Shoot 2016

IMG_1402The Vegas Shoot, known as the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament in the World, attracts novice to Olympic archers from around the Globe and includes 3-intense days of no error competition. Dates for the tournament this year are January 29-31, 2016. This will mark the 50th Vegas Shoot since 1962, and to help celebrate 50 successful Vegas Shoots, attendance is expected to surpass 3,000 archers with thousands of spectators.
One of those 3000 or more competitors will be Nanaimo Fish and Game Associations very own Ron Tuson . Ron has attended the shoot a number of times in past years and is looking forward to the competition and 50th celebration activities.
The weekend competition includes the traditional 3-spot 20-yard “Vegas Round” that made this tournament famous.

OFFICIAL VEGAS ROUND

Target: All Championship (including Championship Young Adult) Divisions and Flight Divisions will shoot on either the 40 cm, “Vegas” three-spot target face with gold – red– blue (10-9-8-7-6) scoring areas or the 40 cm single spot face with 10 through 1 scoring rings. The x-ring of the 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face will be used for tiebreaks in the Flights divisions and for 4th place or below in the Championship divisions.RonT3
Distance: 20 Yards
Rounds: Each round on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will consist of ten ends; 3 arrows per end.

The Vegas Shoot is the first leg of the 16th Annual 3-Star Tour;
Vegas Shoot January 29-31, Las Vegas Nv.,
NFAA Indoor Nationals March 19-20 Louisville Ky.,
First Dakota Classic June 10-12 Yankton, SD

Start of Season

North West Gun Profile bThe beginning of the year has come and time to start shooting on our trail.  Visitors are welcome.  First trail is Saturday January 23 from 9 am to about 11:30.  We assemble in the traphouse before shooting.  Safety glasses and ear plugs are mandatory and available free before shooters start shooting.  Also people wanting more information on shooting muzzle loaders are welcome to attend out meetings; next one is tonight January 19 at 7 pm in the traphouse.

 

Turkey Shoot 2015

Cub Shooter1The  Nanaimo Fish and Game Annual Turkey Shoot  proved to be a very successful fund raiser.

The Archery Division is very pleased with the participation and contribution to the cause through the 3D shoot. In light of the weather leading up to the event the turnout was nothing short of tremendous. At final count 96 registered shooters came out to brave the elements and support the cause. The work (by dedicated volunteers) on the trail in the days leading up to the shoot showed the care and consideration given to the task. The trail was cleared and twenty targets were placed to challenge the participants. The word from the shooters on the trail spoke volumes as to how well prepared and laid out the trail was.Cub2

The numbers and mix of the shooters is a testament to the strength and future of our sport. Over hearing conversations on the trail and seeing seasoned shooters sharing experience and providing guidance to the young and novice shooters speaks volumes s to how welcoming and open the archery community is.

As this is the last shoot of 2015 hosted by Nanaimo Fish and Game we would be remiss if we did not recognize the efforts and hard work so generously given by our volunteers. It is only with the sacrifice and efforts of these individuals that the Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association is able to bring events like this to you.

In closing The Nanaimo Fish and Game Archery Division would like to;

Wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

 

Big Game Inventory Report now available

Goat photo

An article was published in the July/August 2015 Newsletter about the Big Game Inventory Program carried out annually by the Provincial Wildlife Branch (Big Game Inventory article – June 2015).  A summary report of projects carried out under this program during the 2014/15 fiscal year has now been made public.  Here is a link to that document: Big Game Inventory Fund – 2014-15 Annual Report_Final .

 

Generous donations changes a dream into reality.

Forestry builds new archery facility in Nanaimo

Generous donations from the forest sector are building dreams for a fast growing sport in Nanaimo—ARCHERY.
Four forestry companies based in Nanaimo—Aggressive Timber Falling, Coastland Wood Industries, Dorman Timber and TimberWest—have donated five loads of second growth Douglas fir logs to build a new indoor archery facility over the winter for the Nanaimo Fish And Game Protective Association (NFGPA). Three of these four companies are Truck Logger Association (TLA) members—local small-to-medium sized forestry businesses providing jobs in Nanaimo.
Ted Beutler, President of Aggressive Timber Falling and Chair of the TLA’s Safety, Training and Industrial Relations (STIR) committee, coordinated the donation. “I made this a STIR committee initiative to promote the TLA’s belief that the people who work in our forests should share in the resource’s prosperity,” said Beutler. “Each log load is worth about $5,000. So we’re making a real contribution to sport and recreation in Nanaimo.”

John Noble, a director of NFGPA, explained the design, “The building will consist of fourteen indoor lanes, bathrooms, work space and common room totaling 5600 sq. ft. of floor space plus an outdoor covered area.” He’s particularly proud of the versatility of the building. “This new indoor facility will be used for many functions and sporting events the Nanaimo Fish and Game puts on each year for our members and the community,” said Noble.


This architectural drawing shows what the new facility will look like from the outside.

Clint Parcher, Vice President of Fibre Supply at Coastland and a TLA Director, organized Coastland’s two donated log loads. “As a small company, we’re happy to support a volunteer run organization that many of our employees belong to and enjoy,” said Parcher.
TimberWest has a long history with Nanaimo Fish & Game Protective Association. “We have worked with the NFGPA for many years to promote the responsible and sustainable use of our timberland for recreational purposes,” said Domenico Iannidinardo, Vice-President of Sustainability & Chief Forester at TimberWest. “We are pleased to support this new archery facility.”
Norse Log Homes’ donation is critical to achieving the Nanaimo Fish and Game’s goal of constructing a new indoor archery facility. “We’re donating the use of our construction facilities in Lantzville this winter for approximately four months,” John Dahle, owner of Norse Log Homes. “The archery facility—at 5,600 sq. ft.—is one of the largest footprint buildings ever prefabricated at our site and we’ve been here since 1984! Everyone at Norse Log Homes is proud to be part of this substantial upgrade at the Nanaimo Fish and Games Club.”

United Nations Firearms Marking System

One of the Liberal Party’s Firearms Policies.

One of the firearms policies that the liberals announced in their elections platform was to ‘Immediately implement the imported gun marking regulations that have been repeatedly delayed by Stephen Harper’.

Most of us have heard lots of rumours as to exactly what these regulations are and how they will effect law abiding gun owners.  The Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) has done an analysis of the effects of these regulations. CSSA states that there will be an enormous cost involved in complying with these regulations and in order to stay in business this enormous cost can only be absorbed by being passed on to the consumer, and the cost of a new firearm in Canada will skyrocket, perhaps more than $200 per firearm in the first five years, per CSAAA (Canada’s industry organization) estimates.  This is the average cost applicable to any firearm regardless of retail price.  It also makes the assumption that the importer can withstand the astronomical set up costs and is still in business.

If you are interested read the full article and draw your own conclusions.