The 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.
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
The 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.
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.
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.
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 .
Forestry builds new archery facility 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.
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.
Before the Oct. 19, 2015 Election BCWF compiled a list of 13 questions that they think candidates in all ridings across BC should answer. The questions touch on issues related to hunting, fishing, trapping, firearms and habitat sustainability, among other things. Only the Liberals and Green Party Responded to this letter.
The Canadian political landscape has changed to a solid Liberal majority for new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Liberals were elected in 184 constituencies; the Conservatives won 99 seats, the NDP 44, the Bloc Quebecois 10, and the Green Party leader held her lone seat on Vancouver Island.
Now that the election is over, we can expect the Liberal government to implement its platform promises. All of the items covered in the 13 questions were things we all want done, but for firearms owners it is important to examine their policies more closely in that area. Continue Reading →