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Summer Classic 3D Shoot

Nanaimo Fish and Game Archery Division
Summer Classic June 9th and 10th.

Adults $25 for single day $40 for two days.
Seniors $20 for single day $35 for two days.
Family $35 per day (parent or parents and 2 children under 18)
Youth $10 per day (12 to 17)
Cubs Free (under 12)

Registration is 8AM to 9AM Saturday and Sunday morning

Safety Meeting at 9:00 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
Shot Gun Start Saturday and Sunday Morning 09:30.

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Free camping available starting at 1 PM Friday.
Breakfast (7AM to 9Am) and lunch (11:30 AM to 1 PM) will be available for purchase in the main clubhouse Saturday and Sunday.

Fun Shoot series 4:30 to 6:00 Saturday afternoon (bring your Flu/Flus)
There will be a Club Hosted Salmon and Oyster/ Pot luck dinner on Saturday evening at 6PM.

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New this year Nanaimo Fish and Game Archer Division is pleased to have a KNOWN 50 Class for the compound shooters.
In this new division for compound shooters (KNOWN 50 Class) the use of RANGE FINDERS will be allowed on the course.
* In the Known 50 Class everyone in the shooting group must be registered in the KNOWN 50 class or at minimum not posting scores in another division.
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St Paddys Day 3D Shoot

March 11 2018, what a glorious day.

The luck of the Irish was certainly with us this day. Sunny and warm almost T-Shirt weather. Walking around the property one would find alligators in the river, moose in the trap field, buffalo in the brush and many more animals (targets) strategically placed to challenge the 109 participants of the Nanaimo Fish and Game Archery Divisions annual St Paddy’s Day 3D shoot. We would like to thank those that gave of their time in setting up the course, taking registration, arranging the draw table, preparing the lunch, the cleanup  and most importantly the 109 registered archers. Undoubtedly the weather leading up to and the day of the event helped bolster the numbers. The enthusiasm of the attendees speaks volumes to the health of archery on the Island.

I never even caught site of a single leprechaun the entire day but they are sly little fellows, not to say they were not around in disguise? A Sunny warm day, good health, meeting old friends, making new acquaintances and shooting arrows …. That was my pot of gold, what could be better?

Those, that for reasons unknown could not attend are most certainly ite ag an ead  (Irish gaelic) or green with envy (English)  for they most certainly missed one of the best shooting days this year so far.

The Nanaimo Fish and Game Archery Division like every other club rely on the greater Vancouver Island archery community’s support to make these events successful.

All of the clubs on the Island need our support so remember, get out there whenever possible, get involved with the operation of your local organization and attend as many shoots as possible, it makes us all stronger.

Don’t rely on the LEPRECHAUNS  to do all the work…..

 

“Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!”       (Happy Saint Patricks day to you)

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…

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.

Scotch Broom Removal

The Nanaimo Fish and Game Executive is looking for assistance to remove Scotch Broom from the Property. Any and all help in this endeavor is greatly appreciated.
Scotch Broom is an invasive species and as such is of great concern to the club and the effect it can have on our property.
A work party is being set up for all those wishing to assist…….

Saturday May 14 2016 at 08:30 AM.
Nanaimo Fish and Game parking lot.
Please bring any tools pruners, loppers, shears etc which you have available.

The Executive of the Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Society would like to thank you in advance for your help in this timely and important work party.

Information on Scotch Broom and its removal can be found at:

http://www.broombusters.org/

Local Businesses Support Archery

Local businesses support  archery at Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Society (NF&G). Last fall The Archery Division of NF&G launched a campaign asking local businesses to participate in a sponsorship/ partnership with NF&G by purchasing a 3D target for use in our archery program. The response was over whelming. We would like to thank all those that have expressed their support by participating and ensuring the longevity of our archery program.Group Shot of 3D Targets

The following local businesses, organizations and individuals stepped up to show their support for the NF&G and more importantly to support sports in the our local community.

Local 8 PPWC-Harmac Union, Copcan Contracting-Gregson Holdings, L’il Nib Lures, Nesvog Meats & Sausage Company, Milner Trucking Excavating & Disposal, Nanaimo Toyota, Nanaimo Wine Shoppe, Mark’s Import Auto, Lairad Wheaton GM, Chinook Scaffolding Systems, Yellow Point Drywall Ltd, Pactow Transport Services, Harbour Chandler Ltd, Inter-Kraft Contracting Ltd, Hub City Paving Ltd, Terrrier Blades, Robinson Rentals and Sales, Woodgrove Chrysler, Grouse Nest Farms, Columbia Fuels Ltd, M Knight Construction Ltd, Baker Auto Supply Ltd, Aurora Roofing Ltd, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters and four anonymous donors.

St. Paddys Day 3D Shoot

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Nanaimo Fish and Game St. Paddys’ 3D shoot
March13 2016

Ron

The buzz around the clubhouse Sunday morning was absolutely infectious, the smiles, laughter and friendly ribbing made everyone feel welcome and happy to be out enjoying the camaraderie. Standing amongst this jubilant crowd one could not imagine anything but a picture perfect day, blue sky, sunshine and warm breezes. The strength and future of Archery in our communities was clearly evident in the number and breakdown of the shooters in attendance. Women, men, seniors and youths, individual attending their first 3d shoot, groups of friends gathering together and entire families all coming together to test their skills in friendly competition. The turnout was more than a pleasant surprise with the final tally coming in at 114 shooters, an impressive number on its own but when you factor in the 14 cubs and 11 juniors it speaks volumes to the health of the archery programs in our communities.
There was a short but informative safety meeting at 9 AM with all being very attentive. The course lay out was explained and the groups were given time to gather their gear and head for their appropriate station for the start. It was at this time that reality set in; it became clear the dress for the day was not going to be sun glasses and coconut tanning oil but rather rubber boots and Gore-Tex. The really chic came in their finest formal attire, a souwester and the ever reliable Black Diamond Tofino Tuxedos. As all headed out the inclement weather did not dampen the mood as all were still expressing their unfaltering optimism for an exceptional days shooting.

 

Obviously Kylearchers are a hardy bunch as demonstrated. To see the contestants arrive in the clubhouse after the first round it was more of the same mood as expressed at the morning registration. Stories of wet feet, water proof hats that are not living up to their billing, cold hands, wet fletching, foggy glasses, water filled peep sights, rumours of flying fish… in no way deterred these hardy outdoorsmen ( women, men or the youth alike).
The afternoon round was lighter in numbers than the morning with an unusually high number of requests for assistance and over looked errands that sadly needed immediate attention. The number of requests for hot tub testers, hot shower inspectors, and dry clothing models were over whelming and took its toll on the afternoon numbers. Archers being a very selfless group by nature many reluctantly withdrew from what was sure to be an enjoyable afternoon to help those in need and fill the voids. We applaud you all for your selfless acts of kindness.
Puddles on the clubhouse floor from dripping clothing and gear emphasized just how wet and dreary the conditions on the trails were the entire day. This was in sharp contrast to the jubilant mood and high spirits of the shooters who fought through the conditions and completed the competition. A constant thread in the conversation amongst the contestant was the praise for a great event and a well laid out course.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all those that came out and supported the efforts of all those that helped stage this event. It is only through the dedication of the volunteers which give freely of their time that is it possible to put on a competitions such as this. The course designers, trail cleaners, registration personnel, kitchen help, clean up helpers and many more need to be acknowledged and thanked.

Nanaimo Fish and Games next 3D Shoot will be the SUMMER CLASSIC June 11 and 12 2016 and this year will be bigger, better and MUCH DRIER…….. Hope to see you there.