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2020 Archery 3D “No Turkey” Turkey Shoot

UPDATE…

CANCELLED – Due to the COVID-19 Rules in place as of November 19, 2020, the NFG has had to cancel the “No Turkey” Turkey Shoot. Thank you for your understanding.

Let’s all work together to get through this. We all look forward to being able to gather together again when it is safe.  The Club and Executive thanks you for your continued support.

Attention Archers!!

The Nanaimo Fish & Game Annual 2020 Turkey Shoot has been cancelled due to COVID-19. In its place, a 3D archery shoot, the “No Turkey” Turkey Shoot, will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Nanaimo Fish & Game Club.

Changes have been implemented to this 3D Shoot due to COVID-19 Regulations.

Please read all instructions and follow them accordingly.

Round is limited to 45 Archers.

Open to current Nanaimo Fish & Game Members Only until the deadline of Friday, November 20, 2020. If the 45 spots have not filled as of November 20, 2020, registration will then open up to Non-Members as well.

Registration Fee: $20.00 per Archer. We ask registrants to pay the exact amount at Morning Check-in. Change will NOT be given in helping to reduce unnecessary contact with money.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Preregister by emailing Corinne Chrunik at cchrunik18@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Please include your full name, Membership Number, and phone number in your email.

Check-in opens at 8:00a.m. in the new Archery building. Archers Meeting 9:00 a.m. Archers at their starting point on the course for a 9:30 a.m. start.

Participants are required to bring their own snacks, lunch, and beverages as the food booth is closed at this time.

NOTE: Participating Archers Only – Unfortunately spectators, fans, and family members ARE NOT PERMITTED on the 3D Course, nor the NFG property, during the event. COVID-19 Regulations limits the number of people on The Club’s property at any one time.

Please Remember to Respect and Practice Social Distancing during the 3D Shoot.

The Club and the Executive appreciates your cooperation in following the new regulations put before us, and for your continued support.

Volunteers are needed to set up the 3D animals on the course the day before the event, Saturday, December 12, 2020. Please contact Larry at larrymcfarlane53@gmail.com, or Ross at wrossbowen@shaw.ca to volunteer.

 

What to do about the Liberals Gun Ban

GUNPOST

I’m betting that you already know at least something about the recent gun bans in Canada that were done on May 1st.

Main reason for writing you is to give you some solid action items that YOU can take which can heavily impact the government decision.

If we all take action together, it is very likely that we can have this reversed. If we do nothing to challenge this, they will no doubt continue down this road until they prohibit our bolt action rifles, calling them “sniper rifles”.

First, we will just brief you on what happened. Continue Reading →

FIREARMS LICENSE EXPIRING AND RENEWALS

CSSA Special Report   April 23, 2020

April 2020
by Edward L. Burlew LL.B., Firearms Law Specialist

The COVID-19 crisis has created concerns among the many PAL and RPAL holders. The RCMP/CFC stated on March 30, 2020 that the production of firearms license cards is on hold until further notice,
In respect of renewals the RCMP/CFC advised, “ the processing of firearms licence renewal applications submitted by mail is on hold until further notice
We recommend submitting your application to renew your firearms licence via Individual Web Services (/en/firearms/individual-web-services)
Individuals can check the status of their firearms licence application via Individual Web Services (/en/firearms/individual-web-services).”
This does not fully answer all the concerns of PAL and RPAL holders whose licenses are about to expire.

CLICK HERE to see full report.

Court Decision re your right to access lakes and streams.

On Dec.8, 2018 I posted an article on the club website announcing that the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club had won a precedent setting ruling in its case against the Douglas Lake Cattle Company. BC Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Grove rendered his decision that the public should be able to access fishing lakes near Merritt, BC.

The decision is being received as a declaration affirming public rights to access water bodies at a time when private interests are rapidly closing them off.

Despite this there has been very little press coverage and you hardly ever hear anyone in the outdoor recreation community discussing it.

On Jan. 16, 2018 Emily Senger published an article in MACLEANS which provides a good overview of what happened in this case and where it may lead in the future.

To read the full article CLICK HERE.

Club Property open again after storms bring trees down

Hello Club Members. We have had to close all the club facilities twice now because of storms causing trees to come down across the road into the club and on other places on the property. The road is now clear and you can get into the property. Individual ranges may close temporarily – such as the rifle range which currently has two trees that have fallen down from the berm in front of the 200 yard target line. These will be cleared as soon as possible. More storms are supposed to roll in so we may have to close again. With power outages everywhere we may not be able to post these closures right away so be patient and prepared for unexpected closures.

Federal Government to take a serious look at banning handguns

The Globe and Mail
Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief
Ottawa
Published July 26, 2018

In the wake of the recent Toronto shooting a recent Globe and Mail article quoted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he will decide in mid-August whether to pursue a ban on handguns as part of a new legislative agenda he would outline in a fall Throne Speech, a senior official says.
Mr. Trudeau has asked a team of advisers to examine the pros and cons of proroguing Parliament and starting over with a fresh policies and priorities for the period leading to the election in October, 2019. The official said the Prime Minister wants them to report in time for the Liberal cabinet retreat on Aug. 22 in Nanaimo, B.C.
Apparently they don’t think there will be much opposition to this so if they don’t hear from the 2.1 million law abiding Canadians who obey the law and didn’t hurt anyone they just might get away with this.

  • Click here to find your member of parliament – call and write him or her.
  • Join or renew your membership with your favourite shooters’ rights group.

 

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

 

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 →