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.

The BCWF extended personal liability Insurance Policy term runs each year from Dec. 31st – Dec. 31st. Club members are active BCWF Members, and have access to the policy for the duration of your membership. A valid certificate should be carried with your personalized BCWF Member Card as proof of insurance. CLICK HERE for a copy of the current certificate.

Education

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

Ranges

RANGE HOURS: the ranges open at 9:00am. They close at 8:30pm at which time you must stop shooting and clean up. The gate will be closed at 9:00pm. Always check the schedule for upcoming events/rentals and other closures before driving all the way down. Trap and Skeet have regular practice sessions on Wednesday and Sunday mornings except during special events. For safety reasons the outdoor archery range is closed on those days until 2pm.

We provide safe places for people to practice archery, rifle, pistol, skeet, trap and black powder shooting. We also provide range rentals.
ATTENTION HANDGUN SHOOTERS: During certain months of the year the PPC range is rented very frequently. This doesn’t mean you have no place to shoot. There are 5 other ranges on either side of the PPC range that almost always available to you. CLICK HERE to see an aerial view of the range locations.
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).
IPSC Alley #4 (the covered one) is the venue for IPSC training on Saturdays starting in late February and that alley is reserved for that purpose. You need to contact Kevin Wheatcroft by email CLICK HERE 

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.

Vancouver Island Marmot release

On June 26 2018 the Marmot Recovery Foundation released the first 3 marmots of the season.
Born in captivity at the Calgary Zoo, this the first time these marmots have experienced the wild, and the speed with which they made that transition was impressive. Within moments the marmots were exploring the world around their new home, and sampling the local vegetation.
There are still more marmots from the Toronto Zoo to be released, but it is great to see the first ones out adapting so quickly after their release!

 

BC Government creates Wild Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board

With pressures mounting on wild salmon stocks, the British Columbia government is bringing together experts from around the province to develop a strategy for restoring and sustaining B.C.’s salmon populations, announced Premier John Horgan.
The Wild Salmon Advisory Council will provide key insights and guidance on protecting wild salmon and maximizing the value of this important resource for British Columbia. Premier Horgan announced the new council alongside Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. Continue Reading →

Bill C-71: What it Means, How it hurts you.

May 29, 2018 (Canadian Shooting Sports Association) — Two leaders of Canada’s firearm community joined forces to help journalists, policymakers and responsible gun owners understand how Bill C-71, the government’s first proposed firearm legislation in a generation, aims at the wrong target.
The Bill C-71 Book: What It Means, How It Hurts You, and 3 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now to Block It is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read overview of the draft law.

CLICK HERE to download the book.

CLICK HERE to read the submission on Bill C71 by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

 

BCWF letters to Minister Goodale regarding Bill C-71

As most of you are aware BILL C-71 – An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms is working its way through the system to become law. To read the act CLICK HERE .
Victor Skaarup, the Chair of the BCWF Recreational Shooting Sports Committee, recently sent out copies of the letters from the President of the BCWF to Minister Goodale regarding Bill C-71 that relate to the email calls for action sent to BCWF members.
He asks that your continue to encourage people to write the minister with cc’s to their Member of Parliament and to phone/meet with their local MP.
To read all of the letters CLICK HERE.

 

BCWF alleges Breach of Ethics & Conflict of Interest by a member of the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee

Imagine an aviation working group that lacked pilots, or a doctorless task force tackling regulation of health-care providers.
That isn’t far off from the reality of the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee (CFAC), the government-appointed panel charged with advising the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, on changes to Canada’s gun laws.
The Liberals don’t seem too interested in listening to what gun owners have to say, however. Lawful gun owners have first-hand knowledge of the laws’ shortcomings, making us a valuable resource for lawmakers who are serious about enacting change.
Yet, the major organizations representing Canada’s gun owners are conspicuously absent from CFAC.
BCWF has sent a letter alleging a serious conflict of interest and ethics violation by an appointed member of the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee. Continue Reading →

BCWF Vancouver Island Region Association is having its annual Kid’s Outdoors Training Camp

The BCWF Vancouver Island Region Association is having its annual Kid’s Outdoors Training Camp.
The Camp is open to kids (male and female) 10-14 years old. In order to participate, he or she must be a Family member of a Club Member currently associated with Region 1.
The camp will run four days (three nights), July 23-26, 2018.  We are very pleased that Courtenay Fish and Game has generously offered their location for the camp again this year. Continue Reading →

The Canadian Government is attacking our ranges by trying to ban lead ammunition.

Environment Canada (EC) commissioned a company in Vancouver called “ToxEcology – Environmental Consulting Ltd” to gather data regarding lead ammunition.
This is the second time they have launched this initiative. The intent is to gather data to be used by EC to ban the sale of all lead ammunition in Canada, despite the mountains of scientific evidence that shows lead on shooting ranges is not a problem.
THIS IS SERIOUS. Fabricated evidence against the use of lead ammunition has already resulted in the closure of shooting ranges and lead ammunition use in some regions of the world. Most harshly, it affects shotgunners and indoor ranges, despite existing safeguards that work.
Make no mistake on where this is coming from: this is being spearheaded by anti-hunting and anti-firearm groups around the globe.
This study is now complete (CLICK HERE FOR WHOLE REPORT) and the government is asking you to be part of this and future conversations on this subject. You can send your comments by email to ec.produits-products.ec@canada.ca June 1, 2018.
Click here to read the Governments comments on  Moving towards using more lead free ammunition and click here to the governments summary Executive Summary of the issues for 164 page report generated by ToxEcology – Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Click here To see a submission by the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters entitled ‘Moving towards using lead free fishing tackle/Moving towards using lead free ammunition.

We have to let our MPs know we are against this and you need to contact your MP. To find your MP CLICK HERE and call or write (no postage required):

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Telephone: 613-947-1153
Fax: 613-996-9790

Liberal Government posts a ‘NOTICE OF CLOSURE’ on C-71 (More Gun Control) to rush vote through

As you probably have heard, the government has posted a “Notice of closure on C-71 (More Gun Control)” in order to rush it through to a vote as soon as possible.
Writing letters is good, and I strongly endorse that approach. It is particularly important to let your local MP know your thoughts.
However you can also use the telephone.
Please call Mr G Butts Secretary to Prime Minister Trudeau and politely request that bill C-71 bill be subject to full debate or be rescinded.
Mr Butts can be reached at: 1 613 992 4211
Please be polite when speaking to Mr Butts.
Just say: ‘There is no urgency to rush this legislation through and limit debate. I request that bill C-71 be subject to full debate or be rescinded.’
If you wish, you may also politely request that the non-victim, non-violent, administrative Firearms act offenses be removed from the criminal code (Criminal code section 91, and Criminal code section 117.11). Hundreds of non-violent Canadians are charged – each year – with these offences and lose their firearms.
Thank you for considering my request.
BCWF can be a leader in this fight.
If we don’t stand up for ourselves, who will?

Cordially,
Gary Mauser
Chair, BCWF Firearms Committee

On March 20th, 2018, Minister Ralph Goodale tabled Bill C-71 in the House of Commons proposing amendments to the Canadian Firearms Act. This Bill passed second reading March 27, 2018.
Authorizations to transport have been gutted. The only permitted uses are to shooting ranges and Purchase-to-Home, but will still include “all ranges in province”. All currently held ATTs will be cancelled on passage of Bill C-71.
The BCWF feels this provision only impacts law abiding gun owners. We believe that it is unnecessary to eliminate “Transport to/from a Gunsmith” and “Transport to/from a gun store for Appraisal or Sale” and “Transport to/from a Gun Show” and “Transport to/from a Border Point”. There is no evidence these activities have created a public safety issue and therefore should remain in place.
Another reason to make those calls and write those letters.

 

CSSA Talking Points Re. Bill C-71 The Firearms Owner Harassment Act.

Communication is the key to defeating Bill C-71. Firearm owners must voice their displeasure to the House of Commons and the media as soon as possible, and keep the pressure on our elected officials.
CSSA members have asked us for talking points to use in their communications with federal members of Parliament. We are delivering with 35 separate talking points listed below.
Here are three excellent methods to express your opinion to our elected representatives: Continue Reading →