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THE SALMON ARM FISH AND GAME CLUB

 

The Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club consists of individuals and groups interested in the pursuit of outdoor activities, habitat enhancement and conservation. We encourage you to send us your photos, stories, and ideas while we continually update our website. Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. 

2020 - Banquet Report  

 

Did we have a great time!! The food was excellent.  We had amazing  prizes, gifts, silent auction items...….

Click on the button to see the article and SUPPORT our Donors.

Shooting Hours:  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. providing there is adequate light.

 

In order to remain good neighbours, NO SHOOTING after 9 p.m.

BCWF AGM Report.  

In May of this year, two members of the club attended the BCWF AGM in Fort St. John.   This is their report...

News and Updates for the curious mind..

 

Toronto Sun Article of interest -  Missing Firearms from the missing and military agencies...

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-hundreds-of-guns-go-missing-from-the-mounties-military-and-other-departments?fbclid=IwAR2R4suza19vf7NWlHPC1ejVNE9EU2lNrhq8tBh3ztu3zx1v9IGVfm7kQ9U

https://thegunblog.ca/2019/06/21/bill-c-71-is-now-law-after-receiving-royal-assent-will-ban-guns/

Gun Licence Fees to Rise 2.2% in March 2020, RCMP Says

 

29 Aug 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — The price of a gun licence for the 2.2 million Canadian men and women with police permission to have firearms will rise by 2.2% next March to reflect inflation, the federal agency in charge of licensing said today.

If you are interested in what is going on with our federal government and the latest attack on legal firearms owners, there are many sites on the net such as
https://firearmrights.ca/en/home/
https://cssa-cila.org/
https://thegunblog.ca/
Keep advised, write your MP's .

Updates, New and Blogs 

Proposed Changes to Hunting Regulations - follow the link below
 

https://www.saobserver.net/news/scopes-on-crossbows-wireless-trail-cameras-out-in-proposed-changes-to-hunting-regs/

Toronto Shooting Victims File $114m Lawsuit Against Smith & Wesson - follow the link below

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50751903

Privacy breach in Canadian handgun consultations

Minister Bill Blair admits Canadian government recorded IP addresses of Canadians filling out online survey

According to member of Parliament Pierre Paul-Hus, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair has admitted to a privacy breach in an online survey. Paul-Hus states the government recorded the IP addresses of everyone surveyed during the 2018 handgun ban consultations.     Click the button to read more.

Harvard University Study Reveals Astonishing Link Between Firearms, Crime and Gun Control - 
An interesting read for curious minds.

https://www.beliefnet.com/news/articles/harvard-university-study-reveals-astonishing-link.aspx?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=GSP&utm_content=Nov2018

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Notices

SA Fish & Game Club Sponsors

The Salmon Arm Fish and Game Club is cancelling all meetings and gatherings due to the Corona Virus. We are cancelling the following until further notice:

  • Monthly General Meetings starting this Thursday

  • Range Safety Orientations

  • 2020 Membership application and renewals

 

The shooting range will remain open to members who have completed their range safety orientation and purchased their 2020 membership.

 

We will keep you posted as things change.

 

Richard Wale

President

New Gate is Live! 

 

Most of our members have used electronic gates and secure access doors before, so the Club’s new swing gate should be fairly easy to use.

 

The gate provides secure access to our members only Club. With the electronic gate recording members’ time in and out, you no longer need to sign in at the ranges (except for guests).

 

When car pooling, remember to ‘read in’ all members’ fobs at the keypad.

 

Club Members get a Key Fob

The fob is a plastic key with your membership number on the back (the first five tiny digits). When held an inch or two from the keypad, your fob will open and close the gate at the Salmon Arm Fish and Game Club.

 

Your fob gets reactivated each year when you renew your membership. Please report lost or damaged fobs to safgcmembership@gmail.com and buy a replacement.   

 

Safety Pointers

  1. As you approach the gate, the keypad is on the driver’s left. Yield to vehicles exiting Club property as only one vehicle can use the gate at a time.

  2. The gate has sensors to prevent it from closing on your vehicle as you drive in or out.

  3. As you leave, note that the gate swings open toward your vehicle. Be patient and give it room to open.

  4. The gate has battery back-up to operate during power outages.

 

Insurance

Drivers of vehicles carrying other members must ‘read in’ all members’ fobs to activate liability coverage by BCWF and the Club’s insurer.

 

Let’s not give our insurers an excuse to cancel coverage because we didn’t follow procedure.

 

 

What if the Gate Doesn’t Work?

  • Did you remember to bring your fob to activate the gate?

  • All fobs worked before they were distributed to members.If your fob is lost or damaged, contact safgcmembership@gmail.com and buy a replacement. 

  • Have you taken the Club’s Range Safety Orientation? Your fob is activated after you take the class.Contact walebrenda@gmail.com to take the class or safgcmembership@gmail.com to report a foul-up.

  • Have you paid for your current year’s membership? All fobs expire at the end of the calendar year and are reactivated once dues are paid.

  • Are you holding your fob an inch or two from the keypad reader? There should be a reassuring beep when you do it right.

  • Is the gate’s motion blocked by snow or mud? Try clearing the problem yourself.

 

If you’ve done everything right, and it still doesn’t work, call Ray Bruneau, RMC Systems Inc. at 250-515-1075.

 

Entry Codes#

Emergency and maintenance vehicles have their own entry codes as well as fobs to operate the gate.  Event and training organizers will arrange for a unique short-term entry code and share it with the participants. To use it, enter the six digit code and the # sign on the keypad.

ORIENTATION COURSES

CALL OR EMAIL BRENDA to be placed on waiting list to take the 90-minute Range Course.

All course have been cancelled due to the Corono Virus.

Taking this safety orientation course is MANDATORY before you can use your 2020 membership and attend the shooting ranges.

Contact Brenda Wale

Phone or Text: 250-686-4837

Land line with voicemail: 778-489-5112

Email: walebrenda@gmail.com

BUY A BOARD

 

The Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club started a major range enhancement project in 2009. After 7 long years, thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer hours, significant upgrades to the Rifle, Archery and Handgun Ranges have been made. 

 

Currently we have shooting positions at the 300 m mark!!  There will be ongoing annual cleanup on the rifle range access road, when the sand sloughs.  Future projects from the wish list will be announced and be ongoing, but the majority of the earthworks project have been completed.  This is a club facility to be proud of. 

 

To help fund these and all future upgrades, we initiated the “buy-a-board” fundraiser.

 

Here's an opportunity to show your support for the club, memorialize a loved one, or demonstrate your business' love for the community. Sponsor a board and an engraved plaque displaying the sponsor's name (or business) will be mounted in the new rifle range building and shown off at the annual Big Game Banquet & Dance.

 

We still sell advertising for the ongoing club renovations and upgrades to the Club facilities that we undertake and we can issue you a receipt, so you can claim it as an expense.

 

Contact the executive if you have any questions or when you are ready to donate to this worthy cause. 

 

Levels of sponsorship are as follows:

Level 1 …………….. $ 100 to $299

Level 2 …………….. $ 300 to $599

Level 3 …………….. $ 600 plus…

 

J & A ROOFING LTD.

Jozsef Holecz

250.835.4578

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RANGE CALIBERS

The range has been permitted.  We have been approved for all rifle cartridges contained in the template groups - .22 Long Rifle, .223, Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Lupua Magnum and .50 Browning Calibre.

 

Please visit the events calendar and watch for range closures before you leave for the Range and are disappointed. 

Procedures

MANDATORY procedures and use of flags is as follows:

Red flag - live shooting

Green flag - cease fire/safe

On a cease-fire, all firearms must be unloaded, actions must be open and rifearms stored in the racks behind the shooting bench/yellow line.  No firearms should be left on the benches on a ceasefire OR be handled.  BE SAFE !